Daata (transl. Giver) is a 1989 Indian Hindi-language action drama film directed by Sultan Ahmed, starring Mithun Chakraborty, Shammi Kapoor, Padmini Kolhapure, Suresh Oberoi, Supriya Pathak, Amrish Puri, Ranjeet, Deepak Parashar, Shafi Inamdar, Saeed Jaffrey and Bharat Bhushan. This movie was average in big cities, but in small cities and in north India, it was a big hit. "Daata" remains for Mithun Chakraborty one of his best performances till date.

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Directed bySultan Ahmed
Produced bySultan Ahmed
Written bySultan Ahmed,
M. Akhtar (dialogues)
Screenplay byK. B. Pathak
Story byM. Akhtar
StarringMithun Chakraborty
Shammi Kapoor
Padmini Kolhapure
Suresh Oberoi
Supriya Pathak
Amrish Puri
Deepak Parashar
Saeed Jaffrey
Bharat Bhushan
Music byKalyanji Anandji
CinematographyR. D. Mathur
Edited byMukhtar Ahmed
Sultaan Productions
Release date
  • 1989 (1989)
Running time
135 minutes
BudgetRs 4 Crores


Dinanath is a school-teacher in a small town in India, and lives with his wife, Kamla; daughter, Shanti; and son Kundan. He has published a book called "Daata", in which he has made reference to all major religions of the world, and is honored for this contribution by none other than the President of India through the Education Minister, Raja Suraj Singh. He arranges the marriage of Shanti to the son of Gopaldas; when Gopaldas demands dowry, he is unable to afford this, and states that he has given sufficient gold and jewellery to Shanti. The gold turns out to be fake; as a result, the marriage is cancelled, Shanti kills herself, Dinanath dies of a heart attack. His name is tarnished, no one comes forward to help Kundan or his mother. Kundan decides to avenge his father's death by killing Gopaldas' son; as a result, he becomes a bandit, joins a band of other bandits and is on the look-out to kill Gopaldas. The question remains; is this what Dinanath had foreseen for his son - a life of a bandit, and death at the hands of the police?



Lyrics were written by Anjaan, Indeevar and Asad Bhopali.

  1. "Daata Tere Kai Naam, Koi Pukare Kisi Naam Se Aaye Tu Sabke Kaam" - Mahendra Kapoor, Sadhana Sargam, Manhar Udhas
  2. "Rona Dhona Chhod Chhod De, Hum Se Naata Jodh Jodhde" - Kishore Kumar, Alka Yagnik
  3. "Naach Mere Lala" - Sapna Mukherjee, Nalin Dave
  4. "Holi Khelein Nand Laal, Laal Khele Holi Kanha Ne Mari Aise Pichkari" - Sapna Mukherjee, Nalin Dave
  5. "Teri Meri Yaari Yeh Dosti Hamari, Bhagwan Ko Pasand Hai Aalha Ko Hai Pyari" - Suresh Wadkar, Mohammed Aziz
  6. "Meri Jaan Pyar Karo, Pyar Hi Pyar Karo Pyare" - Asha Bhosle
  7. "Daata Tere Kai Naam, Koi Pukare Kisi Naam Se Aaye Tu Sabke Kaam" (version 2) - Mahendra Kapoor, Sadhana Sargam, Manhar Udhas
  8. "Baabul Ka Yeh Ghar Behana" - Kishore Kumar, Alka Yagnik
  9. "Baabul Kaa Ye Ghar Behana" (Sad) - Kishore Kumar, Alka Yagnik
  10. "Daata Tere Kai Naam, Koi Pukare Kisi Naam Se Aaye Tu Sabke Kaam" (version 2) - Sadhana Sargam, Manhar Udhas

Box officeEdit

The film was a super hit and the fifth highest-grossing movie of 1989.[1]


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