Maharaja (1998 film)

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Maharaja
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Directed by Anil Sharma
Produced by Naraindas Mukhija
Written by Anil Sharma
Shyam Goel[1]
Starring Govinda
Manisha Koirala
Raj Babbar
Shakti Kapoor
Music by Nadeem-Shravan
Cinematography maharajacinama
Distributed by Navchitra Productions
Release date
4 September 1998[2]
Country India
Language Hindi

Maharaja is a 1998 bollywood supernatural superhero film directed by Anil Sharma. It stars Govinda and Manisha Koirala in the title roles. It is about the struggle of a prince with supernatural powers to get his kingdom back. After the surprise big hit of Mr. India as a superhero movie, Maharaja came out with a bigger budget film in the same genre. Maharaja is considered to be a pioneer in Hindi superhero films.

Plot[edit]

Fearing his death, Ranbir Singh (Salim Ghouse) decides to kill Kohinoor when he is a child, in vain though. After 20 years Kohinoor (Govinda) returns to claim his rightful place in the kingdom. He has developed advanced powers over matter and animals, which he uses to his advance to free his nanny, Ameenabi (Aruna Irani) who is being held by Ranbir and his associates. Kohinoor must pass numerous tests, including being exploited by a television reporter, Shaili Mathur (Manisha Koirala), who claims that she loves him; and fight hungry, blinded, man-eating lions.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

# Title Singer(s)
1 "Maharaja Maharaja" Udit Narayan, Kavita Krishnamurthy
2 "Jab Tum Aa Jaate Ho" Sonu Nigam, Kavita Krishnamurthy
3 "Thero To Sahi Socho To" Sonu Nigam
4 "Hai Ajnabi" Sonu Nigam
5 "Maharaja Ki Kahani" Udit Narayan, Kavita Krishnamurthy
6 "Ishq Mohabbat" Kavita Krishnamurthy
7 "Mera Pyara Mukhda" Kavita Krishnamurthy, Shankar Mahadevan

Reception[edit]

Although the film wasn't received positively by all the critics, the actors were praised for their performance. The film was a major success in some parts of the country.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Maharaja (1998)". BFI Film & TV Database
  2. ^ "Review at Planet Bollywood

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