Director Anil Sharma
Release date September 4, 1998 (India)
Genre Family, Adventure, Fantasy
|Writer Anil Sharma, Shyam Goel|
Release date 4 September 1998
Music director Nadeemâ€“Shravan, Shravan Rathod, Nadeem Saifee
Songs Thero To Sahi Socho To
Cast Govinda (Kohinoor Karan), Manisha Koirala (Shaili Mathur), Salim Ghouse (Ranvir Singh), Raj Babbar (Ali), Shakti Kapoor (Bhalu Prasad Bihari Orey)
Maharaja is a 1998 Indian Hindi supernatural adventure film directed by Anil Sharma. It stars Govinda and Manisha Koirala in the title roles. It is about the struggle of a prince with supernatural powers to get his kingdom back. After the surprise big hit of Mr. India as a superhero movie, Maharaja came out with a bigger budget film in the same genre. Maharaja is considered to be a pioneer in Hindi superhero films.
Fearing his death, Ranbir Singh (Salim Ghouse) decides to kill Kohinoor when he is a child, in vain though. After 20 years Kohinoor (Govinda) returns to claim his rightful place in the kingdom. He has developed advanced powers over matter and animals, which he uses to his advance to free his nanny, Ameenabi (Aruna Irani) who is being held by Ranbir and his associates. Kohinoor must pass numerous tests, including being exploited by a television reporter, Shaili Mathur (Manisha Koirala), who claims that she loves him; and fight hungry, blinded, man-eating lions.
Although the film wasn't received positively by all the critics, the actors were praised for their performance. The film was a major success in some parts of the country.
ReferencesMaharaja (1998 film) Wikipedia
Maharaja (1998 film) IMDb Maharaja (1998 film) themoviedb.org