MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 57,014 this week

Hero Hiralal (1988)

6.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 177 users  
Reviews: 5 user

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 »

Directors:

,

Writers:

(screenplay), (dialogue), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: February

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in February.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 901 titles
created 17 Apr 2012
 
a list of 57 titles
created 23 Apr 2012
 
a list of 1765 titles
created 04 May 2012
 
a list of 71 titles
created 04 Jun 2012
 
a list of 171 titles
created 01 Jul 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Hero Hiralal" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Hero Hiralal (1988)

Hero Hiralal (1988) on IMDb 6.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Hero Hiralal.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Trimurti (1995)
Action | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Entrapped by notorious gangster, Khokha Singh; an honest police inspector Satyadevi Singh gets a life sentence in jail. She hopes to get her three sons, Shakti, Anand and Romi to avenge ... See full summary »

Director: Mukul Anand
Stars: Mohan Agashe, Tinnu Anand, Gautami
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A police officer adopts the son and sole survivor of a family he has massacred while pursuing a terrorist. After some time the foster son finds out what the stepfather did.

Director: Vidhu Vinod Chopra
Stars: Sanjay Dutt, Hrithik Roshan, Preity Zinta
Action | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A young man and young woman fall in love against their feuding fathers' wishes; Romeo and Juliet set in contemporary India.

Director: Mansoor Khan
Stars: Aamir Khan, Juhi Chawla, Goga Kapoor
Kareeb (1998)
Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Birju is a young man who lives with his mom, dad, sister, and a younger brother in an upper middle class home. His father would like him to work as well as accept some responsibility, but ... See full summary »

Director: Vidhu Vinod Chopra
Stars: Bobby Deol, Neha, Abhay Chopra
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Based on the life and times of Mangal Pandey, 1857: The Rising is a film about the leader of the 1857 mutiny and his fight against the British rule.

Director: Ketan Mehta
Stars: Aamir Khan, Rani Mukerji, Toby Stephens
Comedy | Thriller | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Police Inspector Ghote lives a middle-class life in Bombay along with his wife, Pratima. He has been employed with the Bombay Police for many years. His wife is generally disgruntled and ... See full summary »

Director: Zafar Hai
Stars: Naseeruddin Shah, Stellan Skarsgård, Amjad Khan
Saaransh (1984)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

An old couple lend a room on rent after recent death of the bread earner of the family, their only son. A budding actress starts living with them, who is in love with a local politician's only son. The movie shows what later ensues.

Director: Mahesh Bhatt
Stars: Rohini Hattangadi, Anupam Kher, Soni Razdan
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Ketan Mehta
Mr. Yogi (TV Series 1989)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

It is a story of an USA settled Indian boy trying to arrange his marriage in India.

Stars: Mohan Gokhale, Pallavi Joshi, Om Puri
Tarnetar Fair (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Ketan Mehta
Nanban (2012)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Three friends and the successes achieved in their afterlife, due to one of their extraordinary friend.

Director: S. Shankar
Stars: Vijay, Jiiva, Srikanth
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Joy Augustine
Stars: Tom Alter, Abha Dhulia, Ashutosh Gowariker
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Hero Hiralal
Sanjana Kapoor ...
Roopa (as Sanjna Kapoor)
Deepa Sahi ...
Sitara Devi
Kiran Kumar ...
Prem Kumar
Rohini Hattangadi ...
Roopa's mom (as Rohini Hattangady)
...
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 ...
Compere
Edit

Storyline

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)

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

21 October 1988 (India)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

Main Sadkon Ka Shehzada
Performed by Amit Kumar
Lyrics by Hriday Lani
Composed by Babla
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Hero Shah
23 October 2010 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

For a long time I wanted to watch Ketan Mehta's Hero Hiralal. While seeing it I managed to understand why it's liked by some and why in turn it's not a very famous movie today. The movie is quite entertaining and unusual but its second half really lets it down and is close to being pathetic. The film is about Hiralal, a young auto rickshaw driver who has been an avid movie watcher since childhood and whose behaviour is pretty much like of a movie hero. He calls himself Hero Hiralal and that's how people use to refer to him. The movie follows his story, how he falls for a young and beautiful movie star named Rupa and how far he is willing to go in order to prove his love to her. The movie is really enjoyable in the first half and the relationship between Hiralal and Rupa is portrayed effectively. The main reason the movie makes an impact is undoubtedly the presence of Naseeruddin Shah, a great actor who makes an exception in this film by portraying a very naive and innocent young man whose behaviour is at times laughable but mostly makes him a likable guy whose sincerity is really unbelievable. Shah is an actor who is unafraid to make fun of himself on-screen, and that's what he does. Sanjana Kapoor is beautiful and graceful. Too bad the second half of the film was so unrealistic and unclear with Hiralal's weird decision to die a hero's death. Having said that, the movie is nice and it gives the viewer a nice glimpse into the world of cinema. Not the best of Ketan Mehta, an ordinary movie from the general point of view, but still a watchable and different movie which is worth seeing at least once.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Hero Hiralal (1988) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?