Pooja Entertainment’s Laughing Riot ‘Hero No. 1 ‘was released on February 21, 1997, and the Govinda and Karisma Kapoor star instantly became one of the biggest blockbusters of the year. 24 years later, Vashu Bhagnani’s # 1 series still puts smiles on the faces of millions of fans. Here are five reasons to revisit the movie and enjoy it all over again.
Govinda’s iconic chemistry with Karisma Kapoor
In the nineties, Govinda and Karisma Kapoor were Kassengold and ‘Hero No 1’ was their most stylish outing. The two complemented each other in both dance and comedy sequences. Govinda’s weird timing in this movie made him an unparalleled mass entertainer, and he was even dubbed “Hero # 1!” Known.
The successful trio – David Dhawan, Vashu Bhagnani and Govinda
This collaboration between Vashu Bhagnani and David Dhawan was also one of Govinda’s greatest and most memorable hits. This was the trio’s second joint film after “Coolie No. 1”. Karisma Kapoor was the common factor, and the hit team redefined the family-friendly musical entertainer in the 1990s.
Fashion from the 90s
Be it Govinda’s booty in his funky outfits or Karisma Kapoor’s casual glamor in Manish Malhotra Minis and Neeta Lulla Churidars, fashion has made a big impression on the boys. The picturesque locations in France, Germany and Switzerland were an additional attraction.
Nothing sums up an entertainer from Vashu Bhagnani and David Dhawan better than a handpicked ensemble of brilliant entertainers like Kader Khan, Paresh Rawal, Satish Shah, Tiku Talsania and Shakti Kapoor. Each actor had his own special place in the film and brought the house to collapse with his unique approach to dialogue and expression.
Anand Milind’s chartbusting music delivered everything from dance numbers to romance to comic vibe. ‘Sona Kitna Sona Hai’ remains an evergreen favorite, and the song ‘Main Tujh Ko Bhaga Laya’ was even sampled by New York-based hip-hop group Non Phixion in their hit ‘We All Bleed’!