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Mawaali (English: Rogue) is a 1983 Indian masala film, produced by G. Hanumantha Rao by Padmalaya Studios banner, presented by Krishna and directed by K. Bapaiah. The film stars Jeetendra, Sridevi, Jaya Prada in the lead roles and music composed by Bappi Lahiri. The film is a remake of Telugu movie Chuttalunnaru Jagratha (1980), starring Krishna, Sridevi, which was later remade in Tamil as Pokkiri Raja (1982) which starred Rajnikanth, Sridevi. Sridevi has replicated her role in Telugu and Tamil adapataions, while Jayaprada has reprised Sridevi's role in Hindi adaptation. Govinda starrer Hathkadi is another unofficial remake that happened in the 90s.

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Directed byK. Bapaiah
Produced byG. Hanumantha Rao
Krishna (Presents)
Screenplay byParuchuri Brothers
Story byM. Balaiah
Based onChuttalunnaru Jagartha (1980)
Jaya Prada
Music byBappi Lahiri
CinematographyP. Devaraj
Edited byK. Gopal Rao
Release date
  • 4 November 1983 (1983-11-04)
Running time
142 minutes
Box office40.7 million (equivalent to 520 million or US$7.5 million in 2018)

Mawaali was a commercial success grossing ₹40.7 million at the box office, becoming the sixth highest grossing Indian film of 1983.


Ramesh (Jeetendra) starts managing the office of an industrialist who strongly suspects his relatives to be looting him. Ramesh finds the culprit and keeps a tight leash on everything happening in the office, thereby earning the wrath of the industrialist's relatives. Ramesh and Nisha (Jaya Prada) the industrialist's daughter initially find themselves at loggerheads, but eventually, fall in love with each other. The industrialist is happy about this development until he sees Ramesh cheating on his daughter. He fires Ramesh the very same day. The industrialist is murdered and Nisha also sees Ramesh in her house that same night. Ramesh is dragged to court and is shortly framed for murder. Nisha is upset, and the ill-intentioned relatives start closing their net around her, forcing her to marry Shakti Kapoor (the son of two of the industrialist's relatives). In the meantime, the grief-stricken Ramesh meets another person named Gangu (also Jeetendra) in jail who looks exactly like him. Together Ramesh and Gangu plan to punish the culprits and set the record straight.



# Title Singer(s)
1 "Baap Ki Kasam" Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle
2 "Rama Rama Re" Kishore Kumar
3 "Jhopdi Mein Charpai" Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle
4 "Ui Ammaa Ui Ammaa Mushkil" Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle
5 "Ek Do Teen Char" Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle

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