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Directed byDavid Dhawan
Produced byAllu Aravind
Ramesh S. Taurani
Mukesh Udeshi
Written byRumi Jaffery
Nagendra Babu
Yunus Sajawal
Urmila Matondkar
Music byAadesh Shrivastava
CinematographyChota K. Naidu
Edited bySachin Adurkar
K. Raul Kumar
Distributed byGeetha Arts
Release date
  • 21 July 2000 (2000-07-21)
Running time
134 min
Budget9 crore[1]
Box office20 crore (equivalent to 66 crore or US$9.3 million in 2019)[1]

Kunwara (Bachelor) is a 2000 Indian Hindi comedy film directed by David Dhawan, with cinematography by Chota K. Naidu, and was released on 14 July 2000. This film opened with negative reviews from critics, but the craze of Govinda's films carried positive word of mouth and the film became successful at the box office. The film stars Govinda, Urmila Matondkar, Nagma, Om Puri, Kader Khan and Johnny Lever in lead roles. The film is a remake of the Telugu film Bavagaru Bagunnara?, which itself was based on the movie A Walk in the Clouds.[2]


Raju (Govinda) and Urmila (Urmila Matondkar) meet in New Zealand and fall in love. They plan to meet again very soon in India. On the way, Raju meets a woman named Sharmila (Nagma), a heartbroken, suicidal pregnant woman who tells Raju of her cruel boyfriend. In order to save her respect, Raju decides to play her husband role and they return together Sharmila's home, where he meets her family. However, soon enough, Raju finds out that Urmila is none other than Sharmila's sister.


Reception and awards[edit]

Kunwara received mostly negative reviews from critics, although some of the performances were received well. Sukanya Verma from Rediff.com wrote, "Don't ask any questions. Don't look for any kind of logic. Go with the flow. Otherwise, you're not ready for this David Dhawan-Govinda flick."[3] Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama criticised the film, concluding, "Kunwara has the super-successful David Dhawan-Govinda combination as its strong point, but the film pales in comparison to the hits the two have delivered earlier. The film may start off well, but it lacks a good script to sustain after the initial curiosity subsides."[4]

Kunwara was nominated for two awards in the same category at the annual Filmfare Awards:


Studio album by
2000 (India)
GenreFeature film soundtrack
ProducerAadesh Shrivastava

The soundtrack of the film contains 8 songs. The music is composed by Aadesh Shrivastava, with lyrics authored by Sameer. According to the Indian trade website Box Office India, with around 13,00,000 units sold, this film's soundtrack album was the year's fourteenth highest-selling.[5]

# Song Singer(s) Length
1 "Jab Ladka Ho Kunwara" Sonu Nigam, Alka Yagnik 04:43
2 "Main Kunwara Aa Gaya" Sonu Nigam 03:24
3 "Mehndi Lagake" Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik 05:55
4 "Meri Chamak Chalo" Sonu Nigam, Alka Yagnik 05:10
5 "Na Heera Na Moti" Sonu Nigam, Hema Sardesai 05:00
6 "Sun Mere Sasure Main" Vinod Rathod, Sonu Nigam 03:33
7 "Urmila Re Urmila" Sonu Nigam, Alka Yagnik 04:50
8 "Yeh Ladki Jawaan" Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik 04:38


  1. ^ a b "Kunwara". boxofficeindia.com. BoxOfficeIndia. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  2. ^ https://www.freepressjournal.in/entertainment/cinemascope-david-dhawan-govinda-and-their-world-of-remakes
  3. ^ Verma, Sukanya (21 July 2000). "Grin and bear it". Rediff.com. Retrieved 23 February 2011.
  4. ^ Adarsh, Taran (15 December 2000). "Kunwara". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 23 February 2011.
  5. ^ "Music Hits 2000–2009 (Figures in Units)". Box Office India. Archived from the original on 15 February 2008. Retrieved 12 July 2017.

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