Hero No. 1
|Hero No. 1|
|Directed by||David Dhawan|
|Produced by||Vashu Bhagnani|
|Written by||Rumi Jaffrey|
|Cinematography||K.S. Prakash Rao|
|Edited by||A. Muthu|
|Distributed by||S K Enterprise haslingden LTD|
|21 February 1997|
|Budget||₹6.7 crore (equivalent to ₹24 crore or US$3.6 million in 2016)|
Hero No.1 is a 1997 Bollywood comedy-drama film directed by David Dhawan. It stars Govinda and Karishma Kapoor in lead roles. Most of the film's story is inspired by Bawarchi, a comedy film directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee. It was remade in Telugu as Goppinti Alludu.
Rajesh Malhotra (Govinda) is the son of a wealthy businessman Dhanraj Malhotra (Kader Khan). However, he is not happy at his home since his father does not let him live his life his way. He escapes from his home and reaches Europe. Meena (Karishma Kapoor) is the granddaughter of Dinanath (Paresh Rawal) and has secured a scholarship to study in Europe. She travels to Europe with her aunt Shannu (Himani Shivpuri).
Rajesh and Meena meet and fall in love. Dhanraj Malhotra reaches Europe in search of his son with assistant Sharma (Rakesh Bedi) and discovers his son is in love. They return to India so that Rajesh and Meena can get married. However, destiny has something else in store for them. As Dhanraj is on his way to discuss about his son's marriage, he accidentally splashes sludge on a pedestrian and both end up quarreling. To Dhanraj's surprise, the pedestrian unfortunately turns out to be Dinanath himself, who, raged with the incident, refuses to Dhanraj's proposal of his son's marriage.
Dinanath's house has a problem. They are a joint family and recently the servant Babu (Shakti Kapoor) ran away. They are now in search for a new servant. Rajesh, on realising that his father did a mess up of the meeting with Dinanath, decides to disguise as a servant named Raju and work at Dinanath's home.
Everybody in that home has some problem or the other, which Raju (Govinda) solves through his wit. Dinanath's elder son Vidya Nath (Tiku Talsania) is teacher in a local college, but is always late and bears the College Principal's brunt. Raju helps him when he is about to be transferred. Diannath's second son (Anil Dhawan), is an insurance agent but does not have many customers. Raju helps him by asking all employees in his father's office to open insurance policies with Vidya Nath. The younger son, Pappi (Satish Shah) is a struggling music composer. Raju makes him prepare some good music which he uses as his own and gets a break for a film's music. The elder daughter, Shanno is not in good terms with her husband, so stays away from him in her father's home. Raju makes her meet her husband and unites them again. The younger granddaughter, Dimple (Prachi) is a party animal. Raju one day saves her from few rowdies and she turns into a homely girl.
Dinanath is impressed with Raju's acts but one day he finds some valuables missing from his house. Police arrive and find Dhanraj, in the guise of a Chowkidar (portraying Raju's uncle), hiding behind the fridge. Raju and Dhanraj are insulted by the family members and are about to be taken away when Meena reveals Raju's true identity and the sacrifices he has been through for his love.
Dinanath realises of Meena and Raju's true love for each other. In the last scene, as he is going in his car along with Meena to Dhanraj's place, Dhanraj comes along with Rajesh in their way and nearby sludge comes splashing over Dhanraj, thus completing Dinanath's revenge. Rajesh and Meena get married.
- Govinda....Rajesh 'Raju' Malhotra
- Karisma Kapoor....Meena Nath/Malhotra(After Marrying Rajesh Malhotra)
- Kader Khan....Dhanraj Malhotra, Rajesh's father, big businessman
- Paresh Rawal....Dinanath, Meena's grandfather
- Satish Shah....Pappi
- Tiku Talsania....Vidya Nath
- Himani Shivpuri....Shanno, Meena's aunt
- Shakti Kapoor....Babu (Special Appearance)
- Shashi Kiran....Shanno's husband, Sunil
- Anil Dhawan....Paresh Rawal's Son
- Shagufta Ali....Anil Dhawan's wife
- Rita Bhaduri....Tiku's wife
- Rakesh Bedi....Dhanraj Malhotra's Secretary
- Omkar Kapoor....Anil Dhawan's Son
- Harish Kumar....Meena's prospective husband
Anand-Milind came up with a chart-topping score yet again for a Govinda-David Dhawan film. The music, especially the song, "Sona Kitna Sona Hain", emerged a winner on countdown shows and is remembered till date. The other songs also gained popularity like "Saaton Janam", "Maine Paidal", "Main Tujko Bahga Laya", "Mohobbat Ki Nahi" and "U P Wala". Poornima earned herself a Zee Cine awards nomination for "Sona Kitna Sona Hain" but lost Filmfare to Lata Mangeshkar for Dil To Pagal Hai.
|1||"Maine Paidal Se Ja Raha Tha"||Vinod Rathod, Poornima||05:38|
|2||"Main Tujhko Bhaga Laya"||Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik||05:06|
|3||"Saton Janam Tujko Paate"||Kumar Sanu||05:20|
|4||"Sona Kitna Sona Hai"||Udit Narayan, Poornima||04:52|
|5||"Mohabbat Ki Nahin"||Udit Narayan, Sadhana Sargam||05:50|
|6||"Tum Hum Pe Marte Ho"||Vinod Rathod, Sadhana Sargam||05:14|
|7||"U.P. Wala Thumka Lagaoon"||Sonu Nigam||05:12|