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Coolie No. 1

1995 143’ col/scope Hindi d David Dhawan pc Puja Films p Vashu Bhagnani st Amma Creations sc Rumi Jaffrey dial Kadar Khan lyr Sameer c Rajan Kinagi m Anand-Milind, Shyam-Surender lp Govinda, Karishma Kapoor, Harish, Kanchan, Kadar Khan, Shakti Kapoor, Sadashiv Amrapurkar, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Mahesh Anand, Vikas Anand, Mahavir Shah, Tiku Talsania, Shammi

Slapstick comedy by the same director-star team responsible for Raja Babu (1994). Govinda plays Raju, a coolie who falls for the rich Malti (K. Kapoor). Shadiram Gharjode (Amrapurkar), a marriage fixer, sees this as an opportunity to take revenge on Malti’s father Hoshiyar Singh (Khan). Raju masquerades as Kunwar Mahendra Pratap, the son of a Bombay-based millionaire (Kharbanda), and marries Malti under false pretences. The rest of the film interweaves Raju’s desperate efforts to maintain the masquerade, which includes having to invent a twin brother, with the millionaire’s evil son’s efforts to kill his father. In the end, the millionaire, saved in hospital by Raju (disguised as a woman), disowns his son and makes Raju his heir. Numerous songs and a large number of stock characters of the by now familiar Dhawan-Govinda genre include comedians Shakti Kapoor as Malti’s Uncle who speaks with a lisp and Tiku Talsania as the cop who unravels the whole mystery.