Johnny Lever made his film debut in the 1982 film 'Dard ka Rishta' where he played the role of ‘Joseph.’ The film was a box office hit. He next starred in films like ‘Main Balwaan’ (1986), ‘Jalwa’ (1987), ‘Hatya’ (1988), ‘Hero Hiralal’ (1988), ‘Jaadugar’ (1989), ‘Kala Bazar’ (1989), ‘Raeeszada’ (1990), ‘Narsimha’ (1991), and ‘Khiladi’ (1992). In 1993, he played the role of ‘Babulal’ in the Hindi language romantic thriller ‘Baazigar’ directed by Abbas-Mustan. The film was a major financial success and was one of the highest-grossing Indian films of 1993. Lever’s performance in the movie earned him a ‘Filmfare Award’ nomination.
In 1995, he was seen playing the role of ‘Linghaiyya Tripuri’ in the Hindi-language fantasy action film ‘Karan Arjun’ which earned him his second ‘Filmfare Award’ nomination. The film was applauded by critics and emerged as a blockbuster hit, grossing over ₹45 crores against a budget of ₹5.50 crores. The following year, he starred as ‘Balvant Singh’ in the Hindi-language romantic drama film ‘Raja Hindustani’ directed by Dharmesh Darshan. Lever bagged a ‘Screen Award’ for his performance in the film. He received a ‘Filmfare Award’ for his performance as ‘Ghafoor’ in the 1997 Hindi romantic comedy film ‘Deewana Mastana’ directed by David Dhawan. In the 2008 Hindi comedy ‘Dulhe Raja’ Lever played the role of ‘Baankey.’ The film was a moderate box office success.
In the new millennium, Johnny Lever went on to star in films like ‘Kunwara’ (2000), ‘Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani’ (2000), ‘Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega’ (2001), ‘Humraaz’ (2002), ‘Koi Mil Gaya’ (2003), ‘Deewane Huye Paagal’ (2005), ‘Phir Hera Pheri’ (2006), ‘De Dana Dan’ (2009), ‘Golmaal 3’ (2010), ‘Boss’ (2013), ‘Santa Banta Pvt Ltd’ (2016), and ‘Housefull 4’ (2019). In 2021, Lever made a cameo appearance in the 2021 Hindi-language romantic comedy film ‘Hungama 2.’ The film was a spiritual successor of the 2003 film ‘Hungama.’
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During their college years, Anjali was in love with Rahul, her best-friend, but Rahul loved another girl, Tina, whom he eventually marries. Years later, the daughter of the now-deceased Tina, tries to reunite her widowed father with his true love, Anjali, after reading the letters her mother had written for her.
Rahul, an adopted son of a rich couple, is disowned by his father, when the former chooses to marry a woman from a middle-class background. He eventually moves to London in order to build a new life. Years later, his younger brother sets out on a mission to find him and rebuild the family again.
Sanjay Mehra is a scientist trying to communicate with extra terrestrials from outer space. However, before his work shows any results, he passes away due to a fatal accident. Years later, his son Rohit, who has a mental disability, befriends an alien. The police tries to capture it, so that it can be used for research purposes, but Rohit tries his best to protect his friend.
Yes Boss is a romantic comedy musical drama film which tells the story of Rahul, whose boss is a womanizer. His boss blackmails him into helping him win a woman named Seema, but things take a turn when Rahul himself falls for Seema.
Raj is a small-time private investigator who wants to make it big someday. He is hired for a case but he is mistaken for an agent of the Central Bureau of Investigation, and he soon gets drawn into a political conspiracy.
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Durga's twin son - Karan and Arjun are murdered by their evil uncle. Durga is sure that her prayers will be answered and God Kali will bring back her sons so that they can take revenge from their uncle. Her prayer is answered seventeen years later, when the two are reincarnated and return to the town to bring justice.
Ranjit and Harbans are two wealthy businessmen, who want their children Ajay and Madhu to get married to each other. However, Ajay falls for Kajal, a girl from a poor family, while Madhu falls for Raja, Ajay’s childhood friend, who is also from a poor background. However, their wealthy fathers try to stop the relationshps by hook or by crook.
Asoka is an epic historical action war drama film based on the life of Emperor Asoka, of the Maurya dynasty, who had ruled over a large part of the Indian subcontinent in the 3rd century BCE. After an assassination attempt by his half brother Susima, Asoka is forced to fight him, which leads to his temporary exile. Disguised as an ordinary traveler, he rides to the south, where he meets a lovely maiden and falls for her.
Raj, who owns a truck company, falls for a young woman named Priya, a fashion designer. Eventually the two get married. However, differences between them lead to a separation, and it threatens to destroy their relationship.
Ranvir and Rajiv are two stepbrothers who own a huge farm and a horse racing business. When Ranvir learns that Rajiv has feelings for Sonia, the woman he is dating, he decides to leave her so that Rajiv can marry her. After they get married, Rajiv reveals to Sonia that he is planning to kill Ranvir, so that he can get the insurance money of $ 100 million.
Raj and Priya, a newly married couple, move to Switzerland and become friends with their new neighbors Vicky and Sonia. Things get complicated when one day, Sonia is murdered all of a sudden and Raj finds himself accused of the murder. He is forced to go on the run and meanwhile, he tries to prove his innocence as well.
Gauri is a village girl who agrees to a marriage to a king after he sends her a photograph of himself. However, she eventually learns that the man in the photograph is actually Shankar, the king’s good-looking but mute servant. Gauri eventually falls in love with Shankar instead, and decides that she will be with him, no matter what.
Boss is an action comedy drama film which tells the story of Surya, a boy disowned by his father. However, he is adopted by a businessman, who raises him like his own son. Surya soon becomes a transport businessman who fights for the justice of the deprived sections of society. One day, his biological father approaches him for help, when his younger son falls prey to a corrupt police officer.
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