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27 years of Hero No. 1: Here are 5 reasons why the Govinda-Karisma Kapoor starrer continues to entertain

en Bollywood News 27 years of Hero No. 1: Here are 5 reasons why the Govinda-Karisma Kapoor starrer continues to entertain

The Govinda and Karisma Kapoor starrer continues to make the audience laugh even after almost three decades.

Filmmaker David Dhawan and actor Govinda were on a roll in the 1990s. Whenever the two joined hands in that era, the result almost always proved to be fruitful. They went onto give a series of hit comedies during that decade. One among those films was Hero No. 1. Along with Govinda, it also starred Karisma Kapoor, Kader Khan, Paresh Rawal, Satish Shah, Tiku Talsania, Himani Shivpuri, among others.

27 years of Hero No. 1: Here are 5 reasons why the Govinda-Karisma Kapoor starrer continues to entertain

Hero No. 1 became a runaway success. The film is remembered fondly even today as it completes 27 years of its release. Here are 5 reasons why Hero No. 1 continues to entertain the audience:


Hero No. 1 belongs to the comedy genre, known for its widespread appeal among Indian audiences. The film offers a blend of situational comedy, slapstick humor, and witty dialogues by Rumy Jaffery, which resonated well with viewers seeking entertainment and laughter.

Govinda factor

Govinda, often referred to as the comedy king of Bollywood, was at the peak of his career during the 1990s. His charismatic screen presence and impeccable comic timing contributed significantly to the film's success. Additionally, Karisma Kapoor, known for her versatile acting skills and on-screen chemistry with Govinda, added further star power to the movie.

Entertaining storyline

Hero No. 1 features a light-hearted and entertaining storyline with elements of romance, humor, and drama. The plot revolves around a man named Rajesh (Govinda) who masquerades as a chef to win the heart of the family of the girl he loves, Meena (Karisma Kapoor). The engaging narrative, filled with humorous situations and comedic misunderstandings, kept audiences engaged throughout the film.


Music was another strong point of David Dhawan’s films of that era. The music of Hero No. 1, composed by Anand-Milind, was well-received by audiences and contributed to its commercial success. Songs like ‘Main Tujhko Bhaga Laya’ and ‘Sona Kitna Sona Hai’ became instant hits and are still remembered fondly by fans of Bollywood music.

David Dhawan stamp

Directed by David Dhawan, a master of comedy films in Bollywood, Hero No. 1 benefited from his expertise in delivering entertaining and commercially successful movies. Dhawan's direction, along with the talented cast and crew, ensured that the film appealed to a wide audience base.

Also Read: “Karisma Kapoor is the only actress I have worked the most with,” says David Dhawan while receiving Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award

More Pages: Hero No.1 Box Office Collection


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