|Directed by||Subhash Ghai|
|Produced by||N. N. Sippy|
|Written by||Jainendra Jain|
|Music by||Kalyanji Anandji|
|Cinematography||K. K. Mahajan|
|7 February 1976|
Kalicharan is a 1976 Indian action drama film directed by Subhash Ghai, starring Shatrughan Sinha, Reena Roy, Ajit Khan, Danny Denzongpa, Madan Puri and Premnath. The film became a box office hit. The film was the directorial debut of Subhash Ghai and was the breakthrough role for stars Shatrughan Sinha and Reena Roy. It was later remade into the Telugu film Khaidi Kalidasu (1977), the Kannada film Kaalinga (1980), the Tamil film Sangili, (1982) and the Malayalam film Pathamudayam (1985).
The movie starts with Din Dayal (Ajit), who is supposedly an honest rich man and a clean-hearted guy. However, all this is a facade as he is a terror called LION in the world of crime. He is the man under whom black-marketing, smuggling and robberies flourish. No one has an idea about his evil deeds. Not even his close friend IG P.N. Khanna (Prem Nath). Khanna is very worried at the sorry state of affairs in the city and state. He requests the government to bring back Inspector Prabhakar (Shatrughan Sinha) to the city as he is an honest and fearless cop. Prabhakar comes to town and starts cracking on the criminals with an iron hand. Prabhakar is a widower who has 2 small children. Besides them, IG Khanna loves him like his own son and treats the children as his grandchildren. After making substantial raids, Prabhakar comes to know that Din Dayal is a corrupt man and a demon for society. He plans to spill the beans in front of everyone, but is killed by Din Dayal's men. Before dying, he leaves a typical clue for the police to nab the criminal, but nobody is able to understand what the clue says.
Khanna is heartbroken and he loses hope in life. Due to a friend, he comes to know that there is a ferocious prisoner Kalicharan (Shatrughan Sinha) in a jail who resembles Prabhakar. Khanna visits him, but finds him a beastly figure. Still, in an attempt to trace the criminals, he gets him released and takes him to a hill station where he attempts to transform him. But Kalicharan is a tough nut to crack. However, after some time it is Prabhakar's sister who wins the heart of the fugitive. Kalicharan was in prison as he had murdered the people who had raped his sister. He was still in search of the main culprit Shetty, who was a fellow shooter with Kalicharan in a circus, but wanted to rope in his talent in the killing of a man. Kalicharan makes peace with Khanna and slowly but steadily transforms into a police inspector. He manages to win the heart of Sapna (Reena Roy) and even the kids of Prabhakar accept him as their father. He finds the truth behind Prabhakar's murder and brings Din Dayal to the hands of law. In the process, he manages to win friends like Shaaka (Danny Denzongpa) and eliminate his old enemy Shetty.
- Shatrughan Sinha as Prabhakar / Kalicharan
- Reena Roy as Sapna
- Premnath as I.G. Khanna
- Ajit as Dindayal / Lion
- Madan Puri as Jagir Singh
- Danny Denzongpa as Shaaka
- Alka as Anju
- Viju Khote as Hawaldar Kishan
- David Abraham Cheulkar as Jailor David
- Dinesh Thakur as Manav
- Krishan Dhawan as Avtar Seth
All the songs were composed by Kalyanji-Anandji.
|1||"Jaa Re Jaa O Harjaai"||Lata Mangeshkar|
|2||"Ek Bata Do, Do Bate Chaar"||Anuradha Paudwal, Kanchan|
|3||"Yeh Pal Chanchal Kho Na Dena"||Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle|
|4||"Tum Jaano Ya Hum Jaane"||Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle|