Raja Babu

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  • 1998
  • 2 hr 41 min
  • 6.3  (3,128)

Raja Babu is a 1994 Bollywood movie that stars Govinda, Karisma Kapoor, and Shakti Kapoor in lead roles. The film is directed by David Dhawan and produced by Nandu Tolani. It is a romantic comedy that tells the story of a young man named Raja Babu, who is raised by a wealthy family after being orphaned at a young age. Raja (Govinda) is a carefree, simple-minded, and fun-loving boy who lives with his adoptive mother, Dadima (aristocratic grandmother). He spends his days teasing and troubling his cronies, but his world turns upside down when Madhu (Karisma Kapoor) enters his life. Madhu is a well-educated and sophisticated young woman who comes from a wealthy family.

Madhu is invited to stay at Raja's home by Dadima, and Raja is smitten by her at the first sight. He tries to impress her with his goofy antics, but things don't go as planned. Madhu is disgusted by Raja's childishness and ignorance and scolds him for his behavior. However, Raja doesn't give up and decides to win her heart by any means.

As time passes, Raja and Madhu's interactions become increasingly frequent, and gradually, Madhu starts to soften towards Raja. She realizes that behind his silly facade, lies a selfless and kind-hearted person who will do anything to keep his loved ones happy. Raja, too, falls deeply in love with Madhu and decides to ask for her hand in marriage.

The couple's happiness is short-lived when Madhu's uncle, Lakhan Singh (Shakti Kapoor), arrives at Raja's home. Lakhan is a notorious gangster who tries to make trouble in Raja's life, but his plans are foiled by Raja's ingeniousness. In the end, Raja and Madhu manage to overcome all obstacles and get married.

Raja Babu has all the ingredients of a classic Bollywood movie: romance, comedy, action, and drama. The movie is especially known for its comic scenes and Govinda's impeccable comic timing. Govinda delivers a stellar performance as Raja, and his chemistry with Karisma Kapoor is endearing. Karisma Kapoor too, shines as Madhu, and delivers a great portrayal of a strong-headed yet sensitive woman.

The supporting cast of the film includes Kader Khan, Aruna Irani, and Prem Chopra, who add to the charm of the movie. The film's music, composed by Anand-Milind, is peppy and catchy, and the songs like "Aaja Aaja Yaad Sataye" and "Pak Chik Pak Raja Babu" are still popular among movie lovers.

Overall, Raja Babu is a feel-good movie that is perfect for a lazy afternoon with family and friends. The movie is known for its lightheartedness and is a great reminder of the kind of movies that used to grace our screens in the 90s.

Raja Babu is a 1998 comedy with a runtime of 2 hours and 41 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.3.

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    2 hr 41 min
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    6.3  (3,128)