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Hero (1983)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Romance | 16 December 1983 (India)
After the death of his parents; Kishan is taken in by notorious criminal, Pasha, who teaches him to further their ends. Years later Pasha gets arrested as a result of the testimony of ... See full summary »

Director:

Subhash Ghai

Writers:

Mukta Ghai (story) (as Mrs. Mukta Ghai), Subhash Ghai | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sanjeev Kumar ... Damodar Mathur
Shammi Kapoor ... Retd. IGP Shrikanth Mathur
Jackie Shroff ... Jackie Dada / Jaikishan
Meenakshi Sheshadri ... Radha Mathur
Amrish Puri ... Pasha
Madan Puri ... Bharat
Ranjeet
Bindu ... Jamuna (Radha's widowed aunt)
Bharat Bhushan ... Ramu (Jaikishan's Father)
Shakti Kapoor ... Jimmy Thapa
Urmila Bhatt ... Sandhya Mathur
Manhar Udhas Manhar Udhas ... Singer
Jamal Jamal
Rehman Khan Rehman Khan
Saifee Khan Saifee Khan
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Storyline

After the death of his parents; Kishan is taken in by notorious criminal, Pasha, who teaches him to further their ends. Years later Pasha gets arrested as a result of the testimony of Retired IGP Shrikanth Mathur. Pasha then instructs Kishan whose name is now Jackie to threaten Shrikanth with death thus to revoke his testimony but Shrikanth fails to comply resulting in Jackie abducting his only daughter, Radha. Jackie feigns innocence in Radha's eyes to prove that he is her protector against all odds where-by they both fall in love. Eventually Jackie's reality comes to light with Radha asking him to surrender to the law which he does and is sentence to a long jail term. In the meanwhile Pasha escapes police custody and after his release from jail Jackie must now rescue Radha, her dad, Shrikanth and Jamuna from the clutches of Pasha who is holding them captive. Written by gavin (racktoo@hotmail.com)

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police | revenge | criminal | prison | love | See All (25) »

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Action | Drama | Romance

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

16 December 1983 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

HERO (1983年の映画) See more »

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Mukta Arts See more »
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Mono

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Color
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Danny Denzongpa was signed for Shakti Kapoor' s role and shot for it for a few days. Danny was upset with the role as he did not know it was going to be a comical villain. He expressed his frustration with Subash Ghai saying what was narrated to him was not being shot. Subhash and Danny agreed to not work together. See more »

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Referenced in Sapne Saajan Ke (1992) See more »

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Lambi judaii chaar dinaan da pyaar O' Rabba
Sung by Reshma
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Simple and Sweet
24 December 2006 | by eureqaSee all my reviews

Subhash Ghai's Hero is a perfect example of a simple yet sweet film, something that is difficult to comprehend in this era of artificial films. A typical story of love winning against all the odds, the movie strikes a chord mainly because of good direction and a super musical score -- "Ding Dong" and "Tu mera janoo hai" are just two of the melodious numbers that still remain hummable even after all these years. There's a certain degree of simplicity in this movie that makes watching it a memorable experience. Performance wise it is Sanjeev Kumar -- in an interesting comic role -- and Meenakshi Seshadri -- her innocent face and somewhat gullible, somewhat strong character remains in the mind long after the movies is over -- who deserve all the praise. Jackie Shroff, in the title role is good but watching the movie one cannot help but think that Mr Ghai should have stuck to his first choice for the lead -- Sanjay Dutt. Sanju was the best man for this role and, moreover, after all these years he still is a successful "HERO" unlike Jackie. All in all a simple, sweet musical love story and one of Subhash Ghai's best works.


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