Maharaja (1998 film)
|Directed by||Anil Sharma|
|Produced by||Naraindas Mukhija|
|Written by||Anil Sharma|
|Distributed by||Navchitra Productions|
Maharaja is a 1998 Indian Hindi supernatural adventure 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 but it failed at the box office.
Fearing his death, Ranbir Singh (Salim Ghouse) decides to kill Kohinoor when he is a child, though in vain. 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.
- Govinda as Kohinoor
- Manisha Koirala as Shaili Mathur
- Raj Babbar as Ali
- Salim Ghouse as Ranvir Singh
- Shakti Kapoor as Bhalu Prasad Bihari Orey
- Kulbhushan Kharbanda as Hanuman Baba
- Ishrat Ali as Devkaran
- Aparajita as Kohinoor's mom
- Shanoor Mirza as Tutu, Shaili's younger brother
- Aruna Irani as Amina Bi
- Syed Badr-ul Hasan Khan Bahadur
The music of Maharaja has been composed by Nadeem-Shravan with lyrics by Sameer. Tracks like 'Maharaja ki Kahani' became famous during the release.
|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|
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.
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