Rafoo Chakkar

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Rafoo Chakkar
रफू चक्कर
Directed by Narender Bedi
Produced by I.A Nadiadwala
Written by Kader Khan (Dialogue)
Screenplay by K. K. Shukla
Story by Jayant Dharmadhikari
Starring Rishi Kapoor
Neetu Singh
Madan Puri
Rajendranath
Paintal
Music by Kalyanji Anandji
Cinematography Peter Pereira
Edited by Babubhai Thakkar
Distributed by Super Cassettes Industries Limited (India, DVD)
Release date
  • 1 October 1975 (1975-10-01)
Country India
Language Hindi

Rafoo Chakkar (Hindi: रफ़ू चक्कर) is a 1975 Indian Hindi movie produced by Nadiadwala and directed by Narender Bedi. The movie was inspired by the American film Some Like It Hot.

The plot follows the general outline of Some Like it Hot. Two out-of-work musicians (Rishi Kapoor and Paintal) witness a murder and are spotted by the villains. In order to save themselves, they decide to disguise themselves as girls and hop on to a train to Kashmir with other girls in a singing band, where they met Neetu Singh, Bindoo and Asrani. The plot twists when a man falls in love with Paintal, and Rishi Kapoor tries to impress Neetu Singh by pretending to be an oil tycoon. At the end of the movie, the musicians' identities are revealed. However, the romantic pairs remain intact by the end credits, including the man and Paintal. The movie ends with the same line as Some Like it Hot: "Nobody's perfect!"

The film was among the first to play with ideas of same-sex love in Hindi films, and is considered important for its light-hearted treatment of themes such as sex and gender.

The movie stars Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh, who were at the height of their popularity as an on-screen couple at the time of this movie's release. Other actors include Paintal, Bindu and Madan Puri, along with Rajindernath, Asrani and Bhagwan. The music was composed by Kalyanji Anandji.

Cast[edit]

Crew[edit]

  • Director - Narendra Bedi
  • Producer - I. A. Nadiadwala
  • Story - Jayant Dharmadhikari
  • Screenplay - K. K. Shukla
  • Dialogue - Kader Khan, Raj Bedi
  • Cinematographer - Peter Pareira
  • Editor - Babubhai Thakkar

Soundtrack[edit]

All lyrics written by Gulshan Bawra; all music composed by Kalyanji Anandji.

Songs
No.TitlePlaybackLength
1."Ae Zamane Tu Kar Le Sitam Pe Sitam"Kanchan 
2."Bhajan Bina Chain Na Aaye"Kanchan, Aziz Nazan Qawwal 
3."Chhuk Chhuk"Usha Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Mahesh Kumar 
4."Dil De Na"Usha Mangeshkar, Kanchan 
5."Kisi Pe Dil Agar Aa Jaye To"Shailender Singh, Asha Bhosle 
6."Title Music" (Rafoo Chakkar) 
7."Tum Ko Mere Dil Ne Pukara""Shailender Singh, Kanchan 

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
1976 Asrani Filmfare Best Comedian Award Nominated

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