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Hero No.1 (1997)

  • Release Date1997
  • GenreComedy
  • FormatColor
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time133 min
  • Length3889.56
  • Number of Reels16
  • Gauge35mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate NumberCIL/1/6/97-MUM
  • Certificate Date14/02/1997
  • Shooting LocationMehboob, Kamalistan, Film City, Annapurna (Hyderabad)

"Anand Niwas" is the name of the house where 'Dinanath' (Paresh Rawal) stays alongwith his three sons, Vidyanath, Jeevannath and their wives and children, third son Pappi (Satish Shah) wants to be a musical director. Meena (Karishma Kapoor) the grand daughter of Dinanath also stays with them as her parents are not alive. Dhanraj (Kader Khan) is a man of principles, and he has brought up his son (Govinda) in the same manner, but Raj is unable to abide by his rules and principles. So he runs away to London. Meena gets scholarship from the college to go to London for further studies. Dinanath sends her to London alonwith her daughter her daughter (Himani Shivpuri). Raj and Meena meets each other in London where they fall in love. Dhanraj feels lonely and thinks that his life is incomplete without his son. So he goes to London, where he convinces Raj to live his life in his style. Everyone comes to Mumbai. Dinanath is ready to meet Raj's father Dhanraj. One the way to meet Dinanath, Dhanraj gets in tussle with Dinanath. When Dhanraj comes to Dinanath's place, they found each other opposite again. Here Dinanath disrespects Dhanraj and tells him to leave his house. Raj Disguises himself as a servant to win the heart and love of Dinanath and his family. Meena finds Raj as a servant in her house. She gets astonished and surprised. Raj later becomes the lovable of Dinanathand his family.


[From the official press booklet