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Hero (1983): All you should know about this Blockbuster movie

by Ratan Srivastava
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Subhash Ghai directed Hero, a 1983 Bollywood’s Hindi-language romantic action movie. Jackie Shroff starred in the movie and rose to fame as a result of it. Meenakshi Sheshadri, who was Miss India in 1981 and portrayed the major female part, rose to prominence as a result of this film. Laxmikant Pyarelal composed the music, as well as the melodies, which are still widely popular. At the box office, the film was dubbed a blockbuster.

Hero was remade as Vikram in Telugu and Ranadheera in Kannada. In 2015, Nikhil Advani directed a Hindi version of the film. In terms of box office receipts, the picture came in third place in 1983.

Pasha (Amrish Puri) is brought to prison at the opening of the movie. He writes to his best man, Jackie, to get out of the predicament (Jackie Shroff). Jackie issues a warning to Police Commissioner Shrikanth Mathur (Shammi Kapoor). Shrikanth’s daughter Radha then is kidnapped by him (Meenakshi Sheshadri). He claims to be a cop and the two fall in love; eventually, she discovers that he is a mobster and refuses to leave him, urging him to surrender. Jackie, transformed by real love, surrenders to the authorities and is sentenced to two years in prison.

Radha tells her brother Daamodar (Sanjeev Kumar) the truth when she returns home. To prevent Radha from marrying someone else, he enlists the help of his buddy Jimmy (Shakti Kapoor) to stage a romance between Radha and Jimmy. Jimmy misreads the situation and develops feelings for Radha. When Jackie returns, he goes to work at a garage and tries to change his ways. Regardless, Shrikanth dismisses him from his life. Daamodar discovers Jimmy is a drug dealer after a series of days and incidents. Pasha wants vengeance on both Shrikanth and Jackie after his release from prison, so he kidnaps Radha, Shrikanth, and Daamodar. Jackie appears at the last possible minute and frees them all. Shrikanth finally agrees to let Radha marry Jackie.

The movie was a “blockbuster” in India, featuring Shroff and Sheshadri acquiring celebrities following its release. Hero was a 750-day run in several Indian towns. Following the film’s success, both actors had been in high demand, and they began a lengthy relationship with Ghai. The performances were well-received by younger audiences, as well as critics praised Ghai for bringing in new talent at a time when Amitabh Bachchan was Bollywood’s biggest star. This film strongly promotes the Yamaha Rajdoot 350 motorcycle.

Anuradha Paudwal was nominated for Best Female Playback Singer at the 31st Filmfare Awards for “Tu Mera Hero Hai.”

Also Read: Hero (2015): All you need to know about this Bollywood movie

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