|Directed by||C.P. Dixit|
|Produced by||N.N. Sippy|
|Written by||S.M. Abbas|
|Music by||Ravindra Jain|
|Edited by||Waman B. Bhosle|
Fakira is a 1976 Hindi movie produced by N.N. Sippy and directed by C.P. Dixit. The film stars Shashi Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, Asrani, Aruna Irani, Danny Denzongpa, Asit Sen, Ramesh Deo and Madan Puri. The music is by Ravindra Jain. The film became a box office hit. The film's team of producer (N.N. Sippy), cast (Shashi Kapoor, Asrani, Danny Denzongpa, Madan Puri) and music composer (Ravindra Jain) had teamed together before for the box office hit Chor Machaye Shor (1974). Fakira was later remade into the Telugu film Dongalaku Donga (1978), starring Krishna and Jayaprada.
Two small children, who are brothers, lose their parents in a fire. They are harassed by bad men and get separated. They grow up and become criminals. One is played by Shashi Kapoor, while the other is played Danny Denzongpa. They become enemies, not knowing that they are brothers. A policewoman, played by Shabana Azmi, goes undercover in Shashi Kapoor's criminal group, which includes Asrani and Aruna Irani. She and Shashi Kapoor fall in love, but Aruna Irani doesn't trust her as she loves Shashi Kapoor herself. Madan Puri is the villain.
- "Dil Men Tujhe Bithaake, Kar Lungi Main Band Aankhen" - Lata Mangeshkar
- "Fakira Chal Chala Chal (Sunke Teri Pukar)" - Mahendra Kapoor
- "Totaa Mainaa Ki Kahaani To Puraani Puraani Ho Gai" - Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar
- "Akelaa Chal Re Ho Fakiraa Chal Re (Sunke Teri Pukar)" - Hemlata
- "Aadhee Sachhee Aadhee Jhuthee Teree Prem Kahanee" - Mohammed Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar
- "Hum To Jhuk Kar Salam Karte Hai" - Bhushan Mehta, Mahendra Kapoor, Aziz Nazan, Kishore Kumar
- "Ye Mera Jadu Jor Hoke Kabu" - Asha Bhosle
Awards and nominations
- Filmfare Best Art Direction - S. S. Samel
- Filmfare Best Cinematographer Award - Fali Mistry
- Filmfare Nomination for Best Male Playback Singer - Mahendra Kapoor for the song "Sunke Teri Pukar"
- Filmfare Nomination for Best Female Playback Singer - Hemlata for the song "Sunke Teri Pukar"
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