October 21, 1988 (India)
Action, Comedy, Drama
Ketan Mehta, V.N. Menon
Gul Anand (screenplay), Hriday Lani (dialogue), Ketan Mehta (screenplay), Naushil Mehta (play)
Main Hoon Main Hoon Hero Hiraalaal
Naseeruddin Shah(Hero Hiralal),
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.
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.
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.
- "Sapano Ki Duniya Hai (sad)" - Lata Mangeshkar
- "Main Hoon Hero Hero Hiraalaal" - Amit Kumar
- "Jashna Hai Mohabbat Ka" - Kumar Sanu
ReferencesHero Hiralal Wikipedia
Hero Hiralal IMDb Hero Hiralal themoviedb.org