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"A musical love story of a criminal."
  • NR
  • 1983
  • 2 hr 54 min
  • 6.7  (949)

Hero is a Bollywood action thriller movie that released in 1983. The film is directed by Subhash Ghai, produced by N.N. Sippy, and stars Sanjeev Kumar, Shammi Kapoor, and Jackie Shroff in the lead roles. The film’s music is composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal, and the lyrics are penned by Anand Bakshi. The film revolves around the story of a criminal named Jaikishan (Jackie Shroff), who is falsely accused of murdering a respected businessman. He is on the run to prove his innocence when he meets a retired police inspector, Ravindra Verma (Sanjeev Kumar), who helps him. Ravindra sees in Jaikishan a reflection of his own son, who had also been accused of a crime he had not committed.

The film is set in the city of Mumbai and portrays the grim realities of the underworld and its nexus with powerful politicians. Shammi Kapoor plays the character of Balwant Kumar, a politician who is in cahoots with the local gangsters. He is responsible for framing Jaikishan and sending him to jail.

The movie is divided into three parts, each telling a different story of Jaikishan's life. The first part shows Jaikishan as a small-time street thug who dreams of becoming a great gangster. He starts working for a criminal named Dharma (Amrish Puri) and soon becomes his trusted lieutenant.

The second part of the movie traces Jaikishan's transformation from a petty criminal to a ruthless gangster. He takes over Dharma's gang and becomes the most feared don in Mumbai. He falls in love with Radha (Meenakshi Sheshadri), a beautiful dancer who works in a bar. However, his past catches up with him, and he gets arrested for a crime he did not commit.

The third part of the movie is about Jaikishan's quest for revenge against Balwant Kumar, who framed him. With the help of his new friend, Ravindra Verma, he seeks to expose the corrupt politician's misdeeds and clear his own name.

The movie's action sequences are well choreographed, and the cinematography captures the gritty realism of the streets of Mumbai. The performances by the lead actors are outstanding, particularly Sanjeev Kumar, whose portrayal of Ravindra Verma is one of the highlights of the film.

The movie's soundtrack is also noteworthy, particularly the songs "Tu Mera Hero Hai" and "Lambi Judai." Both songs are still popular among Bollywood fans today.

Overall, Hero is a movie that stands the test of time. It is a gripping tale of one man's struggle against injustice and corruption, and his eventual redemption. The themes of the movie are still relevant today, and the performances and direction are top-notch. Hero remains a cult classic in the Bollywood pantheon and is a must-watch for fans of the genre.

Hero is a 1983 romance movie with a runtime of 2 hours and 54 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.7.

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    6.7  (949)