Maqsad (English: Aim; Hindi: मकसद) is a 1984 Indian masala film produced by D. Rama Naidu under the Suresh Productions banner and directed by K. Bapaiah. The film stars Rajesh Khanna, Jeetendra, Jaya Prada, Sridevi in the lead roles and music composed by Bappi Lahiri. While Shatrughan Sinha, Waheeda Rehman, Prem Chopra, Kader Khan, Shakti Kapoor, Amjad Khan, Shreeram Lagoo are featured in supporting roles.[1]

Theatrical release poster
Directed byK. Bapaiah
Produced byD. Rama Naidu
Written byKader Khan(dialogues)
Indeevar (lyrics)
Screenplay byParuchuri Brothers
Story byParuchuri Brothers
Based onMundadugu (1983)
StarringRajesh Khanna
Jaya Prada
Music byBappi Lahiri
CinematographyA. Venkatesh
Edited byK. A. Marthand
Release date
  • 4 May 1984 (1984-05-04)
Running time
167 minutes
Box office4.25 crore (equivalent to 50 crore or US$7.0 million in 2018)

In the film, Rajeshwar is the only son of a wealthy industrialist, while Tilak hails from a poor family. When Rajeshwar's father is murdered and the blame falls on Tilak, he must strive to prove his innocence. The film is a remake of the Telugu film Mundadugu (1983). The film was a major commercial success upon its release, grossing ₹4.25 crore at the box office, becoming the second highest grossing Indian film of 1984.[2]


Rajeshwar is the only son of Dharamraj, who is an industrialist, and partners with Naglingam Reddy, Nagendra, and Dhanraj. Rajeshwar then meets a girl from a poor family, Bharati, who happens to be his school teacher's daughter and falls in love with her. Bharati's father is Vishnupratap, a schoolteacher, who is really unhappy, for he is unable to earn enough money to feed his family and provide them with basic amenities. He and other teachers work in the school managed by Dharamraj. The fund management headed by Dhanraj has been for years without giving any hike in fees to teachers making them work. When Rajeshwar comes to know of this, he starts confronting each lie of the partners. Bharati has a neighbor, Tilak, who is unemployed, and lives with his mother, Sharda, who works as a maidservant in Dhanraj's house. Later he gets the job of a manager in Dharamraj industries and starts obstructing nearly all the criminal activities carried out by the three partners. Rajeshwar gets impressed with the sincerity of Tilak. Meanwhile, Tilak falls in love with the Dhanraj's daughter, Rani. Dharamraj accidentally meets Sharda and he realizes that Tilak is his long-lost nephew. Dharamraj tells Rajeshwar the history of his family and how Tilak is related to him. Then Dharamraj is killed, and the evidence points towards Tilak and he has to gather evidence to prove his innocence.



# Title Singer(s)
1 " O Devi, O Baby, Tu Ban Jaa Meri Biwi" Kishore Kumar
2 "Gussa Chhod, Dil Naa Tod" Kishore Kumar
3 "Aa Jaao Naagraja Tum Aa Jaao" Kishore Kumar
4 "Haay Haay Haay Garmi Hai" Kishore Kumar, S Janaki
5 "Pyar Tumne Kiya Naa Ho" Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle
6 "Laachaari Ko Majboori Ko" Asha Bhosle
7 "Laachaari Ko Majboori Ko" (Short) Asha Bhosle

Trivia:- Ao Jao Nagraja Tum Ao Jao played back by Kishore Kumar was picturised on Jaya Prada, Sridevi, Rajesh Khanna and Jeetendra as a duet song. Some of the lines sang by Kishore Kumar was recorded twice and mixed together to cater for the heroes to sing together. This is a first song that Kishore Kumar made a duet with himself created by Bappi Lahiri.


Maqsad grossed ₹4.25 crore at the box office, becoming the second highest-grossing film of 1984.[3]


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