Coolie No. 1

Coolie No. 1
Coolie No. 1 (Hindi)
Directed by David Dhawan
Produced by Vashu Bhagnani
Ramesh Sadhuram Taurani
Written by Rumi Jaffery
Kader Khan
Starring Govinda
Karisma Kapoor
Music by Anand-Milind
Cinematography Rajan Kinagi
Editing by A. Muthu
Distributed by Puja Films
Release date(s) 30 June 1995
Running time 161 min
Country India
Language Hindi
Box office

INR28.25 crore (US$5.73 million)Original

INR71.03 crore (US$14.4 million)Adjusted[1]

Coolie No. 1 is a 1995 Hindi language movie directed by David Dhawan.

The film stars Karisma Kapoor, Govinda, Shakti Kapoor, Kadar Khan, Sadashiv Amrapurkar with music by Anand-Milind.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8] This movie was one of the first successful movie of Karisma Kapoor.[9] Actor Govinda got Star Screen Award Special Jury Award for his role in this movie as 'performer of the decade'.[10][11] The movie was remaked from the Tamil 1993 movie titled "Chinna Mappillai"



Shaadikar Gharjode is once humiliated by Hoshiyar Chand when Shaadikar 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 and they go to Hoshiyar Chand's village pretending to be a rich family. Hoshiyar is impressed and he wants both his daughters to marry Raju. This leads to humorous situations in the climax.


Karisma Kapoor....Malathi
Kader Khan....Hoshiyar Chand
Sadashiv Amrapurkar....Pandit Shadiram Gharjode
Javed Khan....Taxi Driver
Kulbhushan Kharbanda....
Shakti Kapoor....Mama
Harish Kumar....Deepak


# Title Singer(s) Length
1 Aa Jaana Aa Jaana Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik 06:22
2 Jeth Ki Dopahri Mein Kumar Sanu, Poornima 05:00
3 Coolie No. 1 Kumar Sanu 05:24
4 Husn Hai Suhana Abhijeet, Chandana Dixit 06:00
5 Tere Pyar Mein Dil Deewana Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik 05:00
6 Kya Majnu Kya Ranjha Kumar Sanu, Sadhna Sargam 06:31
7 Main To Raste Se Jaa Raha Tha Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik 05:18


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  2. ^ "The Hindu News Update Service". The Hindu. India. 18 July 2009. Retrieved 21 October 2011. 
  3. ^ "David Dhawan has acting dreams, and Govinda's in them!". 19 September 2009. Retrieved 21 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "Govinda, the actor or the politician? – Bollywood Movie News". IndiaGlitz. Retrieved 21 October 2011. 
  5. ^ "David-Govinda duo returns with Do Knot Disturb". 29 June 2008. Retrieved 21 October 2011. 
  6. ^ "Govinda teams up with David – Times Of India". Retrieved 21 October 2011. 
  7. ^ "Journey to Destination Cool". The Hindu. India. 2 May 2003. Retrieved 21 October 2011. 
  8. ^ "Govinda Wapas Aala Re". 31 October 2006. Retrieved 21 October 2011. 
  9. ^ "The blue-eyed baby". The Indian Express. India. 6 February 1998. Retrieved 21 October 2011. 
  10. ^ "8th Annual Asian Paints STAR SCREEN Weekly Awards". Retrieved 21 October 2011. 
  11. ^ "Bollywood Star Govinda – Film Actor Govinda – Govinda Biography – Chichi Govinda Profile". Retrieved 21 October 2011. 

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