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Hero Hiralal

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Release date  October 21, 1988 (India)
Language  Hindi
6.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Action, Comedy, Drama
Running time  2h 34m
Hero Hiralal movie poster
Director  Ketan Mehta, V.N. Menon
Release date  1989
Writer  Gul Anand (screenplay), Hriday Lani (dialogue), Ketan Mehta (screenplay), Naushil Mehta (play)
Songs  Main Hoon Main Hoon Hero Hiraalaal
Cast  Naseeruddin Shah (Hero Hiralal), Sanjana Kapoor (Roopa), Deepa Sahi (Sitara Devi), Kiran Kumar (Prem Kumar), Rohini Hattangadi (Roopa's Mother)

Hero Hiralal is a 1988 film directed by Ketan Mehta and starring Naseeruddin Shah and Sanjana Kapoor in leading roles. It is a movie about an auto rickshaw driver who falls in love with a film actress. The movie showcased good performances by the lead actors and by Saeed Jaffrey and Satish Shah in their supporting roles. This marked Sanjana Kapoor's first leading role in a Bollywood film.


Hero Hiralal Part 0113 Cult Classic Blockbuster Romantic Movie


Main Hoon Hero Hero Hiralal Superhit Classic Bollywood Song

Naseeruddin Shah is Hero Hiralal, a Hyderabadi Auto-driver who meets an upcoming Bollywood starlet, Roopa (Sanjana Kapoor) and becomes her tour guide. Soon, the two fall in love.

Hero Hiralal Part 0213 Cult Classic Blockbuster Romantic Movie

Work takes Roopa back to Bombay. Hero, pining for his lover follows her and has an encounter with her family members who clearly disapprove of him. Roopa's family tells her to reject Hero's love and move on with her career. Buckling under family pressure, Roopa is compelled to abandon her love, which causes Hero to fall into depression and attempt suicide. He is saved in time by Rani Sitara Devi, a show lady (Deepa Sahi) who arranges for him to die like a great lover in supposedly the greatest show on earth as directed by her. Fortunately, Hero is saved once again in the nick of time when Roopa arrives in a rush at the last minute to confess her love for him.


  • Naseeruddin Shah - Hero Hiralal
  • Sanjana Kapoor - Roopa
  • Deepa Sahi - Rani Sitara Devi
  • Kiran Kumar - Prem Kumar
  • Rohini Hattangadi - Roopa's step-mom
  • Saeed Jaffrey - Aziz Bhai
  • Satish Shah - Bhagwan
  • Mohan Gokhale - Rangeela Paintal
  • Johnny Lever - Police constable
  • Dilip Dhawan
  • Deepak Qazir - Dukhilal
  • Ahmad Khan
  • Rahul Chowdhary
  • Hosi Vasunia
  • Benjamin Gilani
  • Amitabh Bachchan (Spl. Appearance)
  • Music

    1. "Sapano Ki Duniya Hai (sad)" - Lata Mangeshkar
    2. "Main Hoon Hero Hero Hiraalaal" - Amit Kumar
    3. "Jashna Hai Mohabbat Ka" - Kumar Sanu


  • Direction - Ketan Mehta
  • Producer - Gul Anand
  • Cinematography - Faroukh Mistry, Jehangir Chowdhury
  • Choreography - Chinni Prakash, Jay Borade
  • Action - Ravi Dewan
  • Editor - Sutanu Gupta, Adesh Verma
  • Screenplay - Ketan Mehta, Gul Anand
  • Dialogue - Hridaylani
  • Sound - Jitendra Chaudhary
  • Costume - Bhanu Athaiya
  • Music - Babla
  • References

    Hero Hiralal Wikipedia
    Hero Hiralal IMDb Hero Hiralal

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