Rafoo Chakkar

Rafoo Chakkar, India, 02 January 1975

  • Genre: Romantic
  • Runtime: 141 Minutes
  • Director: Narendra Bedi


Rafoo Chakkar (Hindi: रफ़ू चक्कर) is a 1975 Indian Hindi movie produced by Nadiadwala and directed by Narender Bedi. The movie was inspired by the American film Some Like It Hot. Rafoo Chakkar was a hit.

The plot begins with two out-of-work musicians (Rishi Kapoor and Paintal) who witness a murder and are spotted by the villains. In order to save themselves, they decide to disguise themselves as girls and hop on to a train to Kashmir with other girls in a singing band, where they met Neetu Singh, Bindoo and Asrani. The plot twists when a man falls in love with Paintal, and Rishi Kapoor tries to impress Neetu Singh by pretending to be an oil tycoon. Eventually the villains find them and the lies are revealed, but the lovers are finally together... even Paintal and Rajindernath.

The film is important because it was the first exposure to same-sex love in Hindi films and it was taken on a light-hearted manner, and the ideas of sex and gender became quite confused; in the end the final conclusion was "Nobody's perfect!" and love was all there was, it did not matter what one's gender was.

The movie stars Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh, who were at the height of their popularity as an on screen couple at the time of this movie's release, it had Paintal, Bindu and Madan Puri along with Rajindernath, Asrani and Bhagwan The music was given by Kalyanji Anandji.