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The Hero: Love Story of a Spy (2003)

Unrated | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 10 April 2003 (India)
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 »

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Cast

Credited cast:
... Major Arun Khanna / Batra / Wahid
... Reshma / Ruksar
... Shaheen Zakaria
... I.S.I Chief Ishak Khan
... Mr. Zakaria
... Salman
... Major's sidekick
Yvonne Maverick ... Government Agent (as Yvonne Czerny)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
... Militant
Eva Crawford ... Child Wedding Dancer
Deep Dhillon ... Colonel Hidayatullah
... Security Guard
... (as Madhu Malti)
... Suleman
Khalid Mohamed ... Militant
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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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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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Sunny Deol jumped off an 11,000 feet tall peak for an action sequence in this film without using stunt double. See more »

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Tons of money don't make a good film!
25 August 2009 | by See all my reviews

This dreadful film is a classic proof that a big-budget and innovative stunts cannot save a poor script. A director who just tries to collect many clichéd moments from different films in history cannot make a film good enough. A film cannot look new and fresh with advanced film-making when the dialogues are so ancient. A title like "The Most Expensive Indian Film Ever" cannot draw audiences to cinemas. This film was evidently treated like a good lure to make money. But happily it didn't work out. Sunny Deol stands there with no expressions. Preity Zinta may be the film's saving grace. She looks amazingly beautiful and manages to do the best of the otherwise bland role she was given. There is hardly a chemistry between Sunny and Preity, by the way. Priyanka Chopra cannot act to save her life in her debut role (thankfully she would later improve). The result is a disastrous, pretentious flick for children, who too will get bored at some point. Avoid.


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