Himmatwala
Himmatwala

Himmatwala (1983 film)

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Himmatwala (transl. Brave Man) is a 1983 Indian Hindi-language action comedy film, produced by G.A. Sheshagiri Rao under the Padmalaya Studios banner, presented by Krishna and directed by K. Raghavendra Rao. It stars Jeetendra, Sridevi in the lead roles and music composed by Bappi Lahri.

 

Himmatwala

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Theatrical release poster

Directed by

K. Raghavendra Rao

Produced by

G.A. Sheshagiri Rao

Krishna (Presents)

Written by

Kadar Khan (dialogues)

Indeevar (lyrics)

Screenplay by

K. Raghavendra Rao

Story by

Satyanand

Based on

Ooruki Monagadu (1981)

Starring

Jeetendra

Sridevi

Music by

Bappi Lahri

Cinematography

K.S.Prakash Rao

Edited by

Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao

Production

company

Padmalaya Studios[1]

Release date

25 February 1983

Running time

150 minutes

Country

India

Language

Hindi

Box office

₹5 crore (equivalent to ₹68 crore or US$9.6 million in 2019)[2]

The film is a remake of the Telugu film Ooruki Monagadu (1981).[3] The film proved to be a breakthrough for Sridevi in Bollywood and launched her to stardom. Himmatwala on release was a giant commercial success, grossing ₹50 million, becoming the highest grossing Indian film of 1983 as well as one of the ten highest grossing Indian film of 1980s.[4]

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