Muqaddar Ka Sikandar (1978) - Plot Summary Poster


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  • As an orphan on the streets in Shimla, young Sikandar (Amitabh Batchchan) has no one to care of him. For a short while he works for Mr. Ramnath, Little Kamna Ramnath (Rakhee Gulzar) gives Sikandar the kind of consideration and friendship no one has ever before given him. After that Ramnath leave Shimla for Bombay, Sikandar follows them there. Eventually Fatima, a young widow who works for Ramnath, adopts Sikandar. At Kamna's birthday party Ramnath mistakes Sikandar for a thief and has him thrown out. Little Kamna turns against Sikandar and wants to have nothing further to do with him. At Fatima's grave, a Darvesh (Kader Khan) advice young Sikandar how to deal with the realities of life. Young Sikandar works hard and grows up to be a wealthy and respected young man. Kamna, who stills wants to have nothing to do with Sikandar, is unaware that he has been helping her all along by paying for her handicapped father's medical bills. Sikandar meets a dancing girl, Zohra Bai (Rekha) who falls in love with him at first sight, but Sikandar still loves Kamna. Dilawar (Amjad Khan), a vengeful lover of Zohra, declares Sikandar to be his enemy. When a young lawyer, Vishaul (Vinod Khanna) saves Sikandar's life, Sikandar takes him in to his home and treats him more than a brother. Vishaul who knows nothing of Sikandar's feeling for Kamna. Becomes Ramnath's assistant and falls in love with Kamna. Before Sikandar can declare his love to Kamna, his life long dream is shattered when he see her in Vishaul's arm. Sikandar feels he has been betrayed by his best friend and by his love.

  • A homeless and orphaned young boy roams the streets of Simla; studying where his next meal will come from. He gets employed by a multi-millionaire Ramanath and is fascinated by his daughter, Kaamna who treats him with love and tender care but this does not last long as the family decides to migrate to Bombay throwing the lad's life back to square one. He is then adopted by a poor woman, Fatima who provides him with a name Sikandar, food, shelter and a sister, Mehroo. Shortly after Sikandar gets to find out the where-about of the family he once worked for and goes to their house to get united with them only to be thrown out and accused of theft. Then Fatima passes away leaving Sikandar with the responsibility of raising Mehroo. Years later Sikandar and Mehroo has matured; Sikandar amasses wealth by assisting the police in arresting smugglers. He still remembers Kaamna from his childhood and in order to stay close to her he buys a mansion opposite her house. An attempt to try and meet her proves fertile since he is belittled and shunned by her forcing Sikandar to take to alcohol. He starts to frequent a brothel and catches the eyes of a prostitute, Zohrabai; he also meets and befriend an advocate, Vishal Anand who with his help he manages to write and pen a love-letter to Kaamna. Unfortunately for Sikandar his world comes crushing down when he find Kaamna in the arms of Vishal. He then looks forward for his last hope Zohrabai but as faith have it he find out that she had committed suicide.

  • Orphaned and abused at a very young age, a young boy faces the harsh side of life as he struggles to make a living by slaving day and night. He gets empathy from a little girl, Kaamna, in whose house he works. Her dad, Ramnath, does not like him, and asks him to leave. He is adopted by a Muslim woman, Fatima, who decides to name him Sikander. Shortly thereafter, Fatima dies, leaving young Sikander with the responsibility of looking after her daughter, Mehroo. Years later, Sikander has grown up and amassed a fortune by turning in smuggled goods to the police, and getting generous rewards. He has still not forgotten Kaamna from his childhood. He finds out where she lives, and buys the house right opposite hers. He meets her, but she rejects him. He starts to drink and frequent a prostitute by the name of Zohrabai. With the help of his friend, Advocate Vishal, Sikander writes a love letter to Kaamna. Sikander finds out that she has received the letter, and has acknowledged his love. He is delighted. When he goes to meet her, he finds her in Vishal's arms, and again his world is shattered. He turns his attention to Zohrabai, only to find that she has killed herself. Sikander must now decide to end Vishal's life or kill himself in order to forget Kaamna


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