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The Hero (2003)

The Hero: Love Story of a Spy (original title)
Arun Khanna is a spy for the Indian government whose aid is enlisted to stop ISI Chief Ishak Khan. Khan is trying to build a nuclear bomb with which he can liberate Kashmir from the Indians... See full summary »

Director:

Anil Sharma

Writer:

Shaktimaan Talwar (as Shaktimaan)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sunny Deol ... Major Arun Khanna / Batra / Wahid
Preity Zinta ... Reshma / Ruksar
Priyanka Chopra ... Shaheen Zakaria
Amrish Puri ... I.S.I Chief Ishak Khan
Kabir Bedi ... Mr. Zakaria
Parvin Dabas ... Salman
Rajpal Yadav ... Major's sidekick
Yvonne Maverick Yvonne Maverick ... Government Agent (as Yvonne Czerny)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rajat Bedi ... Militant
Eva Crawford Eva Crawford ... Child Wedding Dancer
Deep Dhillon Deep Dhillon ... Colonel Hidayatullah
Mike Iorio ... Security Guard
Madhumalti Kapoor ... (as Madhu Malti)
Shahbaaz Khan ... Suleman
Khalid Mohamed Khalid Mohamed ... Militant
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Storyline

Arun Khanna is a spy for the Indian government whose aid is enlisted to stop ISI Chief Ishak Khan. Khan is trying to build a nuclear bomb with which he can liberate Kashmir from the Indians. A battle of wits ensues. When Khan detonates a bomb at Khanna's engagement party to a fellow spy, Khanna's resolve is only strengthened. Now not only does he have to fight Khan, but he also has to track down his missing fiancee. Written by Ace_of_Hearts

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Taglines:

Love story of a spy


Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

10 April 2003 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

The Hero See more »

Filming Locations:

Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

INR 530,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$130,200, 13 April 2003, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,384,747, 14 July 2017
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Time Movies See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Good Movie (except for Political Mishmash)
19 December 2003 | by caesarianSee all my reviews

Sunny does a good job. Politics are the only thing that stand between good and great. Pakistanis are not evil. Muslims are not evil. Kashmir is a land blighted as much by ISI as by the Indian Army.

That said, there were some problems with the plot. However, those used to Deol's fanciful movies will ignore this oversight.


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