Hero (1983 film)

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Hero

Theatrical poster
Directed bySubhash Ghai
Produced bySubhash Ghai
Written byMukta Ghai
Subhash Ghai
Ram Kelkar
StarringJackie Shroff
Meenakshi Sheshadri
Music byLaxmikant-Pyarelal
CinematographyKamalakar Rao
Editing byWaman Bhonsle
Gurudutt Shirali
Distributed byMukta Arts Ltd.
Release date(s)
  • 1983 (1983)
Running time173 mins
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi
Box officeINR12,50,00,000 [1]
 
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Hero

Theatrical poster
Directed bySubhash Ghai
Produced bySubhash Ghai
Written byMukta Ghai
Subhash Ghai
Ram Kelkar
StarringJackie Shroff
Meenakshi Sheshadri
Music byLaxmikant-Pyarelal
CinematographyKamalakar Rao
Editing byWaman Bhonsle
Gurudutt Shirali
Distributed byMukta Arts Ltd.
Release date(s)
  • 1983 (1983)
Running time173 mins
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi
Box officeINR12,50,00,000 [1]

Hero is a 1983 Indian Hindi film directed by Subhash Ghai. Jackie Shroff played the lead role, also called "Jackie", and achieved stardom through this film. Actress Meenakshi Sheshadri, who had been crowned Miss India in 1981 and played the lead female role in the film also gained popularity through this movie.

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Plot

The film starts off with Pasha (Amrish Puri) being taken to prison. To get out of the situation, he writes to his best man, Jackie (Jackie Shroff). Jackie goes to Shrikanth Mathur (Shammi Kapoor) and warns him. He then kidnaps Shrikanth's daughter Radha (Meenakshi Sheshadri). He tells her that he is a police officer and they fall in love; however, she finds out that he is a goon. Nevertheless, she does not leave him but urges him to surrender. Transformed by true love, Jackie surrenders himself to the police and is imprisoned for two years. Back home, Radha tells her brother Daamodar (Sanjeev Kumar) the whole truth. To keep Radha from getting married to somebody else, he calls his friend Jimmy (Shakti Kapoor) to put on a show that Radha and Jimmy love each other. Jimmy misunderstands the situations and actually falls in love with Radha. When Jackie comes back, he starts working in a garage and tries to reform himself. Despite everything, Shrikanth kicks him out of his life. After many days and events that follow, Daamodar finds out that Jimmy is a drug smuggler. After getting released from prison, Pasha desires revenge against both Shrikanth and Jackie, so he kidnaps Radha, Shrikanth and Daamodar. Jackie comes at the last moment and frees all of them. As a happy ending, Shrikanth lets Radha marry Jackie.

Cast

Reception

The film was declared "Super Hit" on Indian Box Office,[1] with Jackie Shroff and Meenakshi Sheshadri becoming huge stars after the release of the film. Both actors became in demand after the film's release and thus began a long association with Subhash Ghai. The younger audiences enjoyed the performances, and critics applauded Ghai for using fresh faces at a time when Amitabh Bachchan was the dominant star in Bollywood.

Tracks list

Composed by the musical duo Laxmikant Pyarelal the lyrics of the songs are penned by Anand Bakshi.

No.TitleSinger(s)Length
1."Ding Dong"  Anuradha Paudwal, Manhar Udhas 
2."Lambi Judai"  Reshma 
3."Nindya Se Jaagi Bahaar"  Lata Mangeshkar 
4."Pyar Karne Wale Kabhi Darte Nahi"  Lata Mangeshkar, Manhar Udhas 
5."Tu Mera Hero"  Anuradha Paudwal, Manhar Udhas 

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