Loafer (1973 film)

Loafer is a 1973 Bollywood film directed by A. Bhimsingh. The film stars Dharmendra, Mumtaz, Om Prakash, Premnath & K. N. Singh. The music for the film was composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal.

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Directed byA. Bhimsingh
Written byJagdish Kanwal
Screenplay byNabendu Ghosh
Story byVijay
Produced byR. C. Kumar
Om Prakash
K. N. Singh
CinematographyRajendra Malone
Edited byA. Paul Durai Singham
Music byLaxmikant–Pyarelal
Century Films
Distributed byCentury Films
Release date
  • 12 March 1973 (1973-03-12)
Running time
135 mins
Box office4,50,00,000[1]

The film was a "Hit" at the box office and ranked 7th in top grossers on 1973.[1] With Yaadon Ki Baaraat, Jheel Ke Us Paar, Kahani Kismat Ki, Keemat and Blackmail, Loafer became the 7th hit for Dharmendra in 1973 and thus removing Rajesh Khanna from the top spot. Dharmendra and Mumtaz were appreciated by the critics for their performance. The evergreen song "Aaj Mausam bada beiman hai" became a chart buster and was used in the 2001 film Monsoon Wedding


Ranjit is a shiftless loafer and pickpocket working for a gang. He falls in love with Anju, but does not know she is spying on him for the leader of a rival gang. The gang leader tries to set a trap for Ranjit, but Anju warns him and he escapes. Ranjit also tries to help his friend, an apple vendor, pretend to be rich because he has lied to his daughter and said that he is a wealthy businessman. Meanwhile, Ranjit must steal some jewels before the other gang steals them first. With the aid of a walking dog toy he tries to steal the jewels and Anju tells the gang leader that she will no longer spy on Ranjit since she has fallen in love with him too.



Laxmikant Pyarelal has composed the music and Anand Bakshi has penned the lyrics. The songs "Koi Shehri Babu", "Motiyon Ki Ladi Hoon Main", "Aaj Mausam Bada Be-imaan Hai" became evergreen till date.

Song Singer
"Main Tere Ishq Mein" Lata Mangeshkar
"Koi Shehri Babu" Asha Bhosle
"Kahan Hai Woh Deewana" Asha Bhosle
"Motiyon Ki Ladi Hoon Main" Asha Bhosle
"Aaj Mausam Bada Be-imaan Hai" Mohammed Rafi
"Duniya Mein Tera Hai Bada Naam" Mahendra Kapoor


  1. ^ a b "Box office 1973". Boxofficeindia.com. Archived from the original on 20 October 2013. Retrieved 9 June 2012.

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