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Promotional Poster
Directed byK. Raghavendra Rao[1]
Produced byR.C. Prakash
Written byK. Bhagyaraj
Kader Khan
Story byK. Bhagyaraj
StarringRajesh Khanna
Anita Raj
Kader Khan
Shakti Kapoor
Aruna Irani
Om Shivpuri
Jayshree Gadkar
Music byBappi Lahiri
CinematographyK. S. Prakash Rao
Edited byV.R. Kotagiri
Release date
  • 31 May 1985 (1985-05-31)
Box office7.77 crore (equivalent to 86 crore or US$12 million in 2018)

Masterji is a 1985 Indian comedy-drama film directed by K. Raghavendra Rao and written by K. Bhagyaraj. The film stars Rajesh Khanna and Sridevi in the lead roles. It was the remake of Tamil film Mundhanai Mudichu (1984), directed by and starring Bhagyaraj.

In the film; Radha falls in love with the new teacher employed in the village school. Being a widower with a son, he snubs her. Enraged, she publicly accuses him of having an affair with her. The film was released theatrically on 30 August 1985 and was a commercial success grossing, 7.77 crores, becoming one of the highest grossing Indian films of 1985.


Radha (Sridevi) is a notorious prankster creating a variety of mischiefs along with her gang, which often end up in the village court. Masterji (Rajesh Khanna) enters the village with his infant child to take up the vacant teacher post in the local school, but isn't spared from Radha's pranks upon his arrival. He takes up the job with one hand holding the book, and the other rocking the cradle in the classroom much to the amusement of local folk in the village. Radha's playful nature transforms into love when she learns that he's a widower. She tries many ways to win the teacher's heart, but fails every time. The teacher believes that a stepmother would not take care of his child, and thus even rejects the offer to marry his dead wife's sister. As a last hope to attain him, Radha blames the teacher for molesting her and even swears on it by crossing over his child in front of the village court. Petrified, and with the whole village surrounded, he is left with very little option than to marry her. But vows never to touch her and remain in celibacy. But Radha doesn't give. She relentlessly tries to seduce him by unconventional methods that prove to be testing times for the teacher. With the chances of winning him slowly decreasing, Radha comes to a conclusion once and for all.



Box office[edit]

Masterji was a box office success, grossing 7.77cr


  1. ^ "MASTERJI - Film / Movie". Retrieved 1 December 2016.

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