Hero Hiralal

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Hero Hiralal
Vinyl Record Cover
Directed by Ketan Mehta
Produced by Gul Anand
Written by Gul Anand (screenplay),
Ketan Mehta (screenplay),
Hriday Lani (dialogues)
Starring Naseeruddin Shah,
Sanjana Kapoor
Music by Babla
Release dates
Language Hindi

Hero Hiralal is a 1988 film directed by Ketan Mehta. It is a movie about an auto rickshaw driver who falls in love with a film actress. The movie showcased good performances by the lead actors and by Saeed Jaffrey and Satish Shah in their supporting roles.


Naseeruddin Shah is Hero Hiralal, a Hyderabadi Auto-driver, who meets an upcoming Bollywood starlet, Roopa (Sanjana Kapoor) and becomes her tour guide. Soon, the two fall in love.

Work takes Roopa back to Bombay. Hero, pining for his lover follows her and has an encounter with her family members who clearly disapprove of him. Roopa's family tells her to reject Hero's love and move on with her career. Buckling under family pressure, Roopa is compelled to give up her love which causes Hero to fall into depression and attempt suicide. He is saved in time by Rani Sitara Devi, a show lady (Deepa Sahi) who arranges for him to die like a great lover in supposedly the greatest show on earth as directed by her. Fortunately, Hero is saved once again in the nick of time when Roopa arrives in a rush at the last minute to confess her love for him.




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