Coolie No. 1 (1995 film)

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For Telugu language movie, see Coolie No. 1 (1991 film).
Coolie No. 1
कुली नं. 1
Coolie Hindi Govinda film.jpg
DVD Cover
Directed by David Dhawan
Produced by Vashu Bhagnani
Ramesh Taurani
Written by Rumi Jaffery
Kader Khan
Story by Amma creations
P. Kalaimani (uncredited)
Starring Govinda
Karisma Kapoor
Music by Anand-Milind
Cinematography Rajan Kinagi
Edited by A. Muthu
Puja Films
Release date
30 June 1995
Running time
161 min.
Country India
Language Hindi
Budget 3.5 crore (equivalent to 9.0 crore or US$1.4 million in 2016)[1]
Box office 1.7 billion (US$26 million)[2]

Coolie No. 1 is a 1995 Bollywood comedy film directed by David Dhawan. The film stars Karisma Kapoor, Govinda, Shakti Kapoor, Kadar Khan, Sadashiv Amrapurkar with music by Anand-Milind.[3][4][5][6][7][8][9] This movie was one of the first successful movie of Karisma Kapoor.[10] Actor Govinda received the Star Screen Award Special Jury Award for his role in this movie as 'performer of the decade'.[11][12] Over the years the movie has become a classic in Indian film history and is now considered a cult film.[13] The movie is a remake of a 1993 Tamil film Chinna Mapillai.


Shaadiram Gharjode (Sadashiv Amrapurkar) is once humiliated by Hoshiyar Chand (Kader Khan) when Shaadiram goes to inform him about a family wanting to marry their son to Hoshiyar's daughter. Hoshiyar Chand insults them as he wants both his daughters to marry into the richest family. Gharjode decides to teach Hoshiyar Chand a lesson: He meets a coolie called Raju (Govinda) and they go to Hoshiyar Chand's village pretending to be a rich family. Hoshiyar is impressed and he wants his daughter Malti (Karisma Kapoor) to marry Raju. This leads to humorous situations in the climax.



The music of Coolie No. 1 was a rage when it released. Although producer of Tips films Vashu Bhagnani and director David Dhawan were extremely confident that Husn Hain Suhana rendered by Abhijeet and Chandana Dixit would be the selling factor of the album, it was the song Main To Raste Se Ja Raha Tha that did the trick. The music of Coolie No. 1 strengthened Anand-Milind and Govinda/David Dhawan's track record of coming up with super hit music with each outing.

# Title Singer(s) Length
1 Aa Jaana Aa Jaana Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik 06:22
2 Jeth Ki Dopahri Mein Kumar Sanu, Poornima 05:00
3 Coolie No. 1 Kumar Sanu 05:24
4 Husn Hai Suhana Abhijeet, Chandana Dixit 06:00
5 Tere Pyar Mein Dil Deewana Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik 05:00
6 Kya Majnu Kya Ranjha Kumar Sanu, Sadhna Sargam 06:31
7 Main To Raste Se Jaa Raha Tha Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik 05:18


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  6. ^ "David-Govinda duo returns with Do Knot Disturb". 29 June 2008. Retrieved 21 October 2011. 
  7. ^ "Govinda teams up with David". The Times of India. 2 October 2009. Retrieved 21 October 2011. 
  8. ^ "Journey to Destination Cool". The Hindu. India. 2 May 2003. Retrieved 21 October 2011. 
  9. ^ "Govinda Wapas Aala Re". 31 October 2006. Retrieved 21 October 2011. 
  10. ^ "The blue-eyed baby". The Indian Express. India. 6 February 1998. Retrieved 21 October 2011. 
  11. ^ "8th Annual Asian Paints STAR SCREEN Weekly Awards". Retrieved 21 October 2011. 
  12. ^ "Bollywood Star Govinda – Film Actor Govinda – Govinda Biography – Chichi Govinda Profile". Retrieved 21 October 2011. 
  13. ^ Gulazāra; Govind Nihalani; Saibal Chatterjee (2003). Encyclopaedia of Hindi Cinema. Popular Prakashan. p. 572. ISBN 978-81-7991-066-5. 

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