Sikandar or Sikander (Hindi: सिकन्दर, Urdu: سِکندر) is a 1941 Bollywood film directed by Sohrab Modi and starring Prithviraj Kapoor as Sikander.
The film begins after Alexander the Great (Sikander in Hindi/Urdu) conquers Persia and the Kabul valley and approaches the Indian border at Jhelum. Sohrab Modi plays the Indian king Puru (Porus to the Greeks).
The story goes that when Sikander defeated Porus and imprisoned him, he asked Porus how would he like to be treated. Porus replied the same way a defeated king is treated by the winner (meaning killed). Sikander was impressed by his answer and set him free.
Directed by Sohrab Modi
Produced by Sohrab Modi
Written by Sudarshan
Starring Prithviraj Kapoor
Distributed by Esquire Ltd. (Asia)
Release date(s) 1941
Running time 146 min