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Hero Hiralal (1988)

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Hyderabadi Hiralal, who is also referred to as 'Hero' due to his obsession with Bollywood movies, drives an auto-rickshaw and often gets into fisticuffs. Things change when he meets with ... See full summary »

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Hero Hiralal
Sanjana Kapoor ...
Roopa (as Sanjna Kapoor)
Deepa Sahi ...
Sitara Devi
Kiran Kumar ...
Prem Kumar
Rohini Hattangadi ...
Roopa's mom (as Rohini Hattangady)
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Aziz
Satish Shah ...
Bhagwan - Hawa Hawai Productions
Mohan Gokhale ...
Rangila (as Mohan Gokhle)
Johnny Lever ...
Havaldar (as Johny Lever)
Dilip Dhawan ...
Robin - Autorickshaw driver
Deepak Qazir ...
Dukhilal - Watchman
Ahmad Khan
Rahul Chowdhary ...
(as Rahul Choudhary)
Hosi Vasunia
Benjamin Gilani ...
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Hyderabadi Hiralal, who is also referred to as 'Hero' due to his obsession with Bollywood movies, drives an auto-rickshaw and often gets into fisticuffs. Things change when he meets with actress, Roopa, shows her around, and falls head-over-heels in love with her - so much so - when the unit leaves, he drives all the way to Bombay to be close to her. It is here that he will come to know that she has no similar feelings for him - and he will be thrown into contact with beautiful and manipulative actress, Sitara Devi, who has new and different role for him - one that will change his life forever. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Yeh Sapnon Ki Duniya Hai
Performed by Kanchan, Babla
Lyrics by Hriday Lani
Composed by Babla
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Lot of Bright Moments
17 March 2004 | by (Amsterdam, Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Naseeruddin Shah is Hero Hiralal, a Hyderabadi Auto-driver, who happens to meet a Newcomer (Played by Sanjana Kapoor) starlet. Becomes a tourist guide to her, and in-turn they fall in love.

Cut the starlet is back in Bombay and Hero wants her and follows her to Bombay, but her family wants him out of her life. She is made to say that she does not like him (but she actually does like). Dejected Hero wants to commit suicide. Saved by a Show Lady who wants Hero to die like a great lover in a greatest show on earth (played by Deepa Sahi). But will he die? Let it be suspense!

Amitabh Bachchan has made a special appearance as himself. The movie has brilliant moments and the first half is very good, second pales in comparison (but is still worth watching). Naseeruddin Shah is dramatic, but good. Sanjana Kapoor (the first Kapoor daughter on screen - her niece Karishma is latecomer by over half a dozen years) is charming and has underplayed her role. Deepa Sahi in small role is good.

Overall a movie worth watching!


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