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Shikari, also known as Po Zakonu Dzhungley (По закону джунглей, The Law of the Jungle) in Russian, is a 1991 Indian-Soviet feature film,[1] jointly directed by Umesh Mehra and Latif Faiziyev, mostly shot in Russia, starring Mithun Chakraborty, Irina Kushnareva, Varsha Usgaonkar, Naseeruddin Shah, and Amrish Puri.[2][3][4][5]

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DVD Cover
Directed byUmesh Mehra
Latif Faizev
Produced byParvesh Mehra
Written byVinay Shukla,
Roskov Nikolai,
Ulmas Umerbekov
StarringMithun Chakraborty
Naseeruddin Shah
Varsha Usgaonkar
Irina Kushnareva
Amrish Puri
Music byAnu Malik
CinematographyS. Pappu,
L. Travitsky
Edited byM. S. Shinde
Eagle Films
Release date
  • 12 April 1991 (1991-04-12)
Running time
140 min.
Soviet Union
Budget1.3 crore

The film is an Indo-Soviet co-production, and was jointly presented by Eagle films (India) and Shakfilm (USSR), while technicians from both countries were a part of cast and crew.[6]



Shikari is the story of Shankar (Mithun Chakraborty), who earns his living by doing road shows along with Chanchal. One time Shankar happens to see a circus poster featuring Natasha (Irina Kushnareva), and after this he begins to dream of working with her. By chance Shankar receives an offer to work in a Russian circus troupe where Natasha is also employed.



Film score
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelWeston Musicassettes/Tips Music

The lyrics written by Anand Bakshi to the music composed by Anu Malik.[7]

# Track Singer(s) Length
1 Mere Dost Hindustani Anuradha Paudwal 06:42
2 I Love You Mohammed Aziz, Anuradha Paudwal 06:54
3 Main Hoon Aflatoon Sudesh Bhonsle, Sapna Mukherjee 03:51
4 Duniya Mein Kitne Watan Kavita Krishnamurthy, Mohammed Aziz, Anuradha Paudwal 08:02
5 Koki Koki Koki Anu Malik, Anuradha Paudwal 06:21
6 Duniya O Duniya Sudesh Bhonsle, Sapna Mukherjee 02:25
7 Eena Meena Maeena Mo Mohammed Aziz 04:47
8 Ye Duniya Ek Circus Hai Sudesh Bhonsle 04:37
9 Jo Aata Hai Amrish Puri 01:06


  1. ^ Shikari: The Hunter on IMDb
  2. ^ "Film-Shikari". IBOS. Retrieved 22 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Reviews:Shikari-Good Entertainer". Screen. 1991-04-19.
  4. ^ "Shikari Cast & Crew". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 22 August 2016.
  5. ^ "Shikari VCD". Retrieved 22 August 2016.
  6. ^ "Shikari-The Hunter". YouTube. Retrieved 22 August 2016.
  7. ^ "Shikari Songs". Saavn. Retrieved 22 August 2016.

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