Release date30 June 1995 WriterRumi Jaffery (screenplay), Kader Khan (dialogue) SongsAa Jana Aa Jana CastGovinda (Raju), Karisma Kapoor (Malathi), Kader Khan (Hoshiyar Chand), Sadashiv Amrapurkar (Pandit Shadiram Gharjode), Javed Khan (Taxi Driver), Shakti Kapoor (Mama)
Coolie No. 1 is a 1995 Indian Hindi comedy film directed by David Dhawan. The film stars Karisma Kapoor, Govinda, Shakti Kapoor, Kadar Khan, Sadashiv Amrapurkar with music by Anand-Milind. This movie was one of the first successful movie of Karisma Kapoor. Actor Govinda received the Star Screen Award Special Jury Award for his role in this movie as 'performer of the decade'. Over the years the movie has become a classic in Indian film history and is now considered a cult film. The movie is a remake of a 1993 Tamil film Chinna Mapillai.
Shaadiram Gharjode (Sadashiv Amrapurkar) is once humiliated by Hoshiyar Chand (Kader Khan) when Shaadiram goes to inform him about a family wanting to marry their son to Hoshiyar's daughter. Hoshiyar Chand insults them as he wants both his daughters to marry into the richest family. Gharjode decides to teach Hoshiyar Chand a lesson: He meets a coolie called Raju (Govinda) and they go to Hoshiyar Chand's village pretending to be a rich family. Hoshiyar is impressed and he wants his daughter Malti (Karisma Kapoor) to marry Raju. This leads to humorous situations in the climax.
Kader Khan....Hoshiyar Chand
Shakti Kapoor....Goverdhan Mama
Sadashiv Amrapurkar....Pandit Shadiram Gharjode
Javed Khan Amrohi ... Taxi Driver
The music of Coolie No. 1 was a rage when it released. Although producer of Tips films Vashu Bhagnani and director David Dhawan were extremely confident that Husn Hain Suhana rendered by Abhijeet and Chandana Dixit would be the selling factor of the album, it was the song Main To Raste Se Ja Raha Tha that did the trick. The music of Coolie No. 1 strengthened Anand-Milind and Govinda/David Dhawan's track record of coming up with super hit music with each outing.