Himmatwala (1983 film)

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Directed by K. Raghavendra Rao
Produced by G. Hanumantha Rao
Krishna (Presents)
Written by Kadar Khan (dialogues)
Indeevar (lyrics)
Screenplay by K. Raghavendra Rao
Story by Satyanand
Starring Jeetendra
Music by Bappi Lahri
Cinematography K.S.Prakash Rao
Edited by Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao
Release date
  • 25 February 1983 (1983-02-25)
Running time
150 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi
Box office 12 crore (US$1.9 million)

Himmatwala (English: Brave Man) is a 1983 Bollywood comedy drama film produced by G. Hanumantha Rao by Padmalaya Studios, presented by Krishna & directed by K. Raghavendra Rao. Starring Jeetendra, Sridevi in the lead roles and music composed by Bappi Lahri. The film is a remake of Telugu movie Ooriki Monagadu (1981), starring Krishna and Jaya Prada in lead roles.[2] The film recorded as Industry Hit at box office, grossing 12,00,00,000.[3] Himmatwala is one of the biggest blockbusters of the 1980s.


Master Dharam Murti witnesses a murder of a man at the hands of Sher Singh Bandookwala. But Sher Singh with his might, terror and money are set free. In revenge, he places Dharam Murti in an awkward position with a female teacher, Menaka. Dharam Murti ashamed of this vacates his village and abandons his wife & children. His wife Savitri helps her son Ravi (Jeetendra) become an engineer who then resolves to fight against Bandookwala and get his father's spoilt reputation back. Bandookwala has terrorised all the villagers. His daughter Rekha (Sridevi) follows his footsteps and grows into an insensitive woman who tries to harass people. Ravi's sister Padma has to marry Munimji's son Shakti as she is pregnant with his child. After marriage, Shakti and Bandookwala together start harassing Padma. Rekha falls in love with Ravi and decides to play the same trick against the Bandookwala by pretending to be pregnant with Ravi's child. Ravi finds his father as a worker on a dam construction site. Ravi then presents Bandookwala guilty before the panchayat but is freed by Dharam Murti on condition that he should show affection to the poor and treat them well. Finally, Bandookwala becomes a good man and then Ravi marries Rekha.



  • Director : K. Raghavendra Rao
  • Producer : G. A. Sheshagiri Rao
  • Screenplay : K. Raghavendra Rao
  • Dialogue : Kader Khan
  • Cinematographer : K. S. Prakash Rao


# Title Singer(s)
1 "Nainon Mein Sapna" Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar
2 "Ladki Nahi Hai" Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle
3 "Imtehan Imtehan" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
4 "Taki O Taki" Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle
5 "Wah Wah Khel" Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle


A remake of the film starring Ajay Devgn and Tamannaah in lead roles and directed by Sajid Khan, released under the same title on 29 March 2013. The movie opened to negative reviews and was declared a Flop at the Box office.


  1. ^ "Himmatwala (Cast & Crew)". IMDb. 
  2. ^ "Himmatwala". The Hindu. 
  3. ^ "Himmatwala (Record)". Boxoffice India.com. 

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