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The Hero: Love Story of a Spy (2003)

Unrated | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 10 April 2003 (India)
Arun is an Indian undercover agent enlisted to stop ISI chief Ishaq Khan. The village girl Reshma helps him but endangers her own life.

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 ... 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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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:

INR530,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$130,200, 13 April 2003

Gross USA:

$285,394

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,835,846
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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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Trivia

Sunny Deol jumped from a height of 11000 ft himself without using any body double in an action sequence in this film . See more »

Alternate Versions

UK version was edited for violence (sight of strong and bloody bullet impacts to man's head and to man's arm, clear sight of headbutt) to secure a 12A rating. An uncut 15 was available. See more »

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Deol proves himself!!!
9 September 2006 | by Menancing_NinjaSee all my reviews

This movie is said to be the most expensive film till date made by an Indian filmmaker.Anil Sharma is quite an old film maker who has experienced many things in his life and has thought of how to make his movies.Casting Sunny Deol was the first right decision he made as no other actor could have taken his place for such a role.It was a difficult role which needed lots of emotional and action packed activities.Sunny performs amazingly.It is said that he actually jumped the final jump in the movie from the top of the mountain.That's incredible. The movie is a love story of a spy as the name suggests.If you can imagine Sunny looking different in his make ups, then you might understand on what basis the movie has been made.Pritey Zinta delivers a good performance.The rest of the cast gives in their hard work and Amrish Puri yet again proves that he is the best Villain there is.

Songs are average while the action sequences(especially with the wrestler in the lab in Canada is rocking!!!)are just too good.Allan Amin yet again proves his modern mind and his outlook. Overall, it is fun movie and a great time pass.


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