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Raja Babu (1994)

Raja Babu (Govinda) is a poor orphan adopted by a wealthy village couple (Kadar Khan and Aruna Irani). He is a typical country bumpkin, good-hearted but lacking in urban manners. He falls ... See full summary »

Director:

David Dhawan

Writers:

Anees Bazmee (dialogue), Bhagyaraj (screenplay) (as K. Bhagyaraj) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Govinda ... Raja Singh
Karisma Kapoor ... Madhubala (as Karishma Kapoor)
Shakti Kapoor ... Nandu / Veeru
Aruna Irani ... Mrs. Janki Singh (Raja's mom)
Gulshan Grover ... Banke
Prem Chopra ... Lakhan
Kader Khan ... Kishan Singh (as Kadar Khan)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sameer Khakhar ... Amavas
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Storyline

Raja Babu (Govinda) is a poor orphan adopted by a wealthy village couple (Kadar Khan and Aruna Irani). He is a typical country bumpkin, good-hearted but lacking in urban manners. He falls for Madhu (Karishma Kapoor) when he sees her photograph in a studio and chases her on his bike decorated with plastic flowers with his sidekick, played by Shakti Kapoor. Taken in by his smart appearance and impressive talks, she reciprocates his love but walks out on him with all villagers watching when she learns that he is no match to her urbane, well-educated self. It was particularly humilitating for his father as it happened in front of villagers who respected him highly. The movies takes several twists with a typical Bollywoodesque happy ending. Villains are nabbed by police but not before being beaten black and blue by the hero, boy gets his girl and parents are reunited with their son. Written by gavin@sunny_deol2009@yahoo.com

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Genres:

Action | Comedy | Drama

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Details

Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

10 January 1994 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Раджа Бабу See more »

Filming Locations:

India

Company Credits

Production Co:

Sapna Arts See more »
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Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Trivia

This was the first of 4 back to back Govinda/Karisma releases in early 1994. Only Raja babu was a superhit, rest remained average grossers. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Hero No. 1 (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Ho Sarkaaye Leyo Khatiya Jaada Lage
Sung by Kumar Sanu & Sushma Shreshta
Music by Anand Chitragupth & Milind Chitragupth
Lyrics by Sameer
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Nandu "sabka bandhu"
8 March 2005 | by akanshimaSee all my reviews

This film could be one of the most underrated film of Bollywood history.This 1994 blockbuster had all of it good performances,music and direction.I remember I was in Allahabad when this movie was running and it was somewhere in March at Holi time , the people there were playing its song "Ooe Amma" at their loudspeakers in highest volume. If someone who likes to watch Some Like It Hot and drools over Marilyn Monroe he should see this movie.Thumbs Up to Govinda.How many of you know that this film was shot in South of India and after Sholay could be one of the very few blockbuter to hit Silver Screen.With films like these Indian comedy could never be dead.


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