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Hero No.1 (1997)

Hero No.1 (1997)

Hero No.1


Genre: Comedy/Drama/Bollywood


Starring: Govinda, Karishma Kapoor, Shakti Kapoor, Kader Khan, Paresh Rawal


It has long been said that Govinda is the Bollywood counter-part of Jim Carrey. The over-the-top senseless humour, slapstick comedy and overtly expressive acting are common to both these actors. Govinda has managed to garner a cult following over the years, either you love him or absolutely hate him. Raju (Govinda) is the son of a rich businessman, Dhanraj Malhotra (Khan), who keeps an eye on Raju with an iron fist. Raju wants to marry Meena (Kapoor) but his father is against the relationship, but after much convincing Dhanraj decides to visits Meena’s father (Rawal). En route, his speeding car flings mud on Meena’s father and an altercation erupts. Both don’t know the identity of each other and when Dhanraj realises that he just abused Meena’s father, the possibility of a marriage is called off. Dejected, but not the one who would give up, Raju hatches a plot where he would gain employment in Meena’s house as a domestic servant and eventually win over Meena’s father and ask her hand in marriage. Although the movie sounds absolutely absurd, it is still an entertaining watch. If you don’t mind the random song and dance sequences, bad acting and slapstick comedy, this movie would do just fine to kill two hours of your life.


Thumbs up: Absurd Govinda comedy

Thumbs down: Unnecessary songs


Rating: 5.7/10

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