S06E8: Muqaddar Ka Sikandar (1978) - Sexy, Angry Amitabh Bachchan

Our special guest, Anshita Koul of Queens Of Comedy fame, joins us today as we talk about Muqaddar Ka Sikandar . It is a 1978 Indian drama film, produced and directed by Prakash Mehra, and written by Kader Khan, Vijay Kaul and Laxmikant Sharma. It stars Amitabh Bachchan, in his fifth of nine films with Prakash Mehra to date, along with Vinod Khanna, Raakhee, Rekha, Amjad Khan, Kader Khan, Mayur Raj Verma and Nirupa Roy. The film tells of the story of Sikandar (played by Verma as a child and Bachchan as an adult), an orphan raised in the slums of Bombay.  (Source:Wikipedia). You can listen and subscribe to our podcast on iTunes / Stitcher / TuneIn or on YouTube. You can also listen to this episode right here on this player below.

Podcast Episode Summary:

  • We talk about how we just  could not get into the world of Muqadda Ka Sikandar
  • We talk about all the one liners that will look great on a T shirt
  • We talk about how songs can elevate a movie and (sort of?) compensate for bad writing?

My first observation was that it is classic case of classism - Anshita

I do not even have Fashion written on my notes - Flo

This one song was a part of our family sangeet always -