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Hero (1983)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Romance | 16 December 1983 (India)
After his friend is imprisoned, a hitman kidnaps the daughter of the police commissioner by telling her that he is a police officer.

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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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

16 December 1983 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

HERO See more »

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Production Co:

Mukta Arts See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color
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Trivia

Meenakshi Sheshadri later appeared in Subash Ghai's next film Meri Jung 1985 with Anil Kapoor which was also a hit. See more »

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Remade as Hero (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Lambi judaii chaar dinaan da pyaar O' Rabba
Sung by Reshma
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Lambi Judai
23 January 2006 | by Ali_AsgarSee all my reviews

This is the movie that shot Jackie Shroff to stardom and for which he still obliges to Subhash Ghai. The movie, in spite of having a simple story line became instant hit owing to its very sensitive touch of direction and great music. 'Ding dong o baby sing song' clicked with the Indian audience after they had already developed a taste for Hindi songs sung in western style - popularly called as Indi pop- introduced by Nazia Hassan . The latter (from the movie 'qurbani') also started a trend of roping in Pakistani singers for Bollywood soundtrack. Hero had Reshma sing the song 'Lambi Judai'. The baritone 'quawwali-like' voice of reshma fascinated the Indian audience so much that two decades later when Ila Arun reproduced the style in 'choli ke peeche kya hai' (again in Ghai's movie Khalnayak) the Indian masses swung to it in a dejavu.

Coming back to the movie, it was also the introduction of the pretty girl Menakshi Sheshadri to the masses (though this was her third movie). The story goes like this, Jaikishan (alias Jackie dada) is henchman with a loyal gang who on the instructions of his master Amrish Puri, kidnaps the pretty daughter of a cop. The rest is the love story where the girl falls in love with her kidnapper and her haughty and dictatorial father, after an initial resistance had to give up to the indomitable love.

Songs are sung when the police raids the gang's jungle hideouts to recover the girl, who is now a cohort of the gang; motorcycle races are won by the protagonist against the other suitor of the girl; high octane emotions in the family to accept a vagabond for son in law; hero's internal conflict of breaching his loyalty(to his godfather) for love etc. etc. Overall a good potpourri and a complete family entertainer which stayed in our early eighties hearts for years. A PERFECT BOLLYWOOD MUSICAL.


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