Inspector Shiv Nath is a honest and diligent police officer in Bombay, and lives with his wife, Radha, and a young son, Arjun. While making several arrests in connection with counterfeit money and drugs, he comes to know that his close friend, Karamchand is also involved in this racket. Before he could take any action, he himself is arrested by the police for possession of fake money and drugs, and sentenced to a jail term, but he escapes and his whereabouts are unknown. Radha loses her mind and is institutionalized, while Arjun takes to petty crime and on reaching adult-hood is the Don of the area known and feared as "Dus Numbri". He meets with and falls in love with a petty thief and card-sharp, Rosemary Fernandes. When Radha accidentally meets with Rosemary, she thinks it is Sundari, Karamchand's wife, and then Radha starts to regain her sanity. But not for long, as Arjun, Radha, and Rosemary will soon be enmeshed in a plot that may well rid them of their senses, that is if it does not kill them first.
- Genre: Action
- Runtime: 155 Minutes
Dus Numbri is a 1976 Hindi film. Produced and directed by Madan Mohla it stars Manoj Kumar, Hema Malini, Pran, Premnath, Bindu, Kamini Kaushal and Om Shivpuri. The music is by Laxmikant Pyarelal. The film was later remade into the Telugu film KD No. 1 (1978) starring N. T. Rama Rao and Jayasudha.
The film was the top hit of 1976. The film ranked #9 for the 1970s decade and is also ranked #47 of all time hits.
Dus Numbri refers to a person whose record is maintained in No. 10 register prescribed under the rules made under the Police Act, 1861. Such person (a habitual notorious criminal or recidivist) is required by law to report at regular intervals to the local police station.