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Anari No. 1 (1999)

A waiter and his girlfriend devise a plan to kidnap a rich man who is his look-alike. But things go awry when they get trapped in their own plan.


Kuku Kohli


Kader Khan (dialogue), Kuku Kohli
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Govinda ... Raja / Rahul Saxena
Raveena Tandon ... Sapna
Simran ... Sona
Aruna Irani ... Mrs. Sharda Saxena (as Aroona Irani)
Kader Khan ... K.K. (as Kadar Khan)
Satish Shah ... Sattar
Satyendra Kapoor ... Dhanraj Saxena (as Satyen Kappu)
Himani Shivpuri ... Rahul's Aunt (Chachi) (as Hemani Shivpuri)
Prem Chopra ... Rahul's Uncle (Chacha)
Master Frank Anthony Master Frank Anthony ... Bunty - child artist
Ghanshyam Rohera ... Hotel manager (as Ghanshyam)
Raj Ahuja Raj Ahuja ... (as Raaj Ahuja)
Sayed Sajid Sayed Sajid
Shaukat Hussain Shaukat Hussain ... (as Shaukat Hussain)
Shatru Shatru


Naive Raja is employed as a lowly waiter in a hotel. One day he serves and looks after a wealthy businessman K.K., who lends him a suit, and gives him some money, so that he could find a rich woman to woo and marry. Raja thinks Sapna is wealthy and successfully woos her and wins her heart, only to find out that she too is on the lookout for a rich prince charming. She thought Raja was the rich, debonair, and eligible bachelor Rahul Saxena. With the help of garage owner, Sattarbhai all three of them concoct a plot to kidnap Rahul Saxena, hold him for ransom, while Raja takes his place. After kidnapping him, Raja does take his place with Rahul's family, his stepmom, Sharda, dad Dhanraj, uncle, aunt, and sweetheart Sona. Sona happens to be the daughter of Raja's mentor K.K., and this arouses anger with K.K. when he finds out that Raja has chosen Sona to seduce. Then things start to go wrong as Raja himself gets kidnapped, as he is mistaken for Rahul. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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The film was directed by Kuku Kohli who is Aruna Irani's husband, her brother Adi Irani played the main villain. See more »


Le Aaya Hoon Car Yaar (Chaloji)
Sung by Kumar Sanu & Preeti Uttam Singh
Music by Dilip Sen & Sameer Sen
Lyrics by Dev Kohli
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Fun movie..!!
16 December 2018 | by Tejas_Vinda_AITSSee all my reviews

A typical 90s govinda movie..!! Surely one time watch n can enjoy the comedy..!

Govinda, kader khan, johny lever, satish shah, razaak khan.. all r fun to watch..!!

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9 April 1999 (India) See more »

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