Hero No. 1

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"A modern retelling of Bawarchi"
  • NR
  • 1997
  • 6.3  (3,333)

Hero No. 1 is a romantic comedy film directed by David Dhawan, which tells the story of Rajesh Malhotra, a man who is always trying to be a hero in front of his love interest, Meena, daughter of wealthy businessman Dhanraj Malhotra. The film stars Govinda as Rajesh Malhotra, a simple and honest man who pretends to be a wealthy and powerful person in order to impress Meena, played by Karisma Kapoor. Rajesh's alter ego is his friend, a real estate builder named Govind, played by Kader Khan. When Meena discovers Rajesh's true identity, she is furious and breaks up with him.

Desperate to win back Meena's love, Rajesh decides to plead to her father, Dhanraj Malhotra, who is having trouble with his business. Rajesh suggests a plan to help him succeed and to win back Meena's love. He creates a false plan to create a fictitious country called Sunder Nagar, that gains the government's approval of becoming India's 29th state. The plan succeeds, and Rajesh becomes the real hero in front of the Malhotra family, and Meena finally forgives him and decides to marry him.

The film features Govinda's impeccable comic timing, with his dance moves and hilarious expressions, as well as the on-screen chemistry between him and Karisma Kapoor. The supporting cast, including Kader Khan and Paresh Rawal, also delivered their roles with great humor.

The film's music, composed by Anand-Milind, was a hit in the 90s, especially the catchy track 'Tum Humpe Marte Ho' and the romantic song 'Sona Kitna Sona Hai'.

Directed by David Dhawan, the film has the signature style of his comedies, with over-the-top characters and comical situations, making it a laugh riot from beginning to end. The film was a commercial success and went on to become one of the most loved comedies of the 90s.

In summary, Hero No. 1 is a delightful romantic comedy that showcases the great on-screen chemistry between Govinda and Karisma Kapoor. It's a must-watch for fans of 90s Bollywood films and for those who enjoy a good laugh.

Hero No. 1 is a 1997 drama. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.3.

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