Paresh Rawal made his debut in the 1982 Gujarati film ‘Naseeb Ni Balihari’ where he played the role of ‘Devaa.’ In 1984, he starred in the Indian coming-of-age drama film ‘Holi’ directed by Ketan Mehta. The following year, he joined the cast of the Indian Hindi-language action film ‘Arjun’ directed by Rahul Rawail. The film earned praise from critics. He went on to star in films like ‘Bhagwaan Dada’ (1986), ‘Mirch Masala’ (1987), ‘Dacait’ (1987), ‘Marte Dam Tak’ (1987), ‘Khatron Ke Khiladi’ (1988), ‘Aakhri Adaalat’ (1988), and ‘Sone Pe Suhaaga’ (1988). The year 1989 saw the release of the Indian Hindi-language masala film ‘Ram Lakhan’ where Rawal was seen playing the role of ‘Bhanu Nath.’ The film opened to critical acclaim and was a major box office success, becoming the second highest-grossing Bollywood film of 1989.
In 1990, he starred as ‘Awasthi’ in the Indian Bollywood action film ‘Kroadh’ directed by Shashilal K. Nair. The film failed to achieve success at the box office. Rawal made his Telugu film debut in the 1991 Indian Telugu-language road thriller film ‘Kshana Kshanam.’ The film saw positive reviews upon release with critics praising the performance of the cast. In 1993, Rawal was awarded the National Film Award and Filmfare Award for his performance as ‘Veljibhai’ in the Indian Hindi-language romantic drama film ‘Sir.’ That same year, he also starred in the action-comedy film ‘Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja’ which was a box office bomb. He was next seen in films like ‘Aag Aur Chingari’ (1994), ‘Laadla’ (1994), ‘Andaz Apna Apna’ (1994), ‘Krantiveer’ (1994), ‘Nishana’ (1995), ‘Baazi’ (1995), ‘Nirbhay’ (1996), ‘Hero No. 1’ (1997), ‘Mr. and Mrs. Khiladi’ (1997), and ‘Chachi 420’ (1997).
Rawal starred as ‘Police Commissioner Amod Shukla’ in the 1998 Indian Hindi-language gangster action crime film ‘Satya’ directed by Ram Gopal Varma. The film was a massive critical and commercial success and gained a strong cult following in the subsequent years. The following year, he appeared in the Indian Hindi-language action crime film ‘Vaastav: The Reality’ which was a major commercial success, grossing over ₹41.3 crores against a budget of ₹5.3 crores. In 2000, he got his breakthrough role as ‘Baburao Ganpatrao Apte’ in the Indian Hindi-language comedy film ‘Hera Pheri’ directed by Priyadarshan. The film was a remake of the 1989 Malayalam film ‘Ramji Rao Speaking.’ The film did well at the box office and acquired a cult status in the coming years. Rawal also won the ‘Filmfare Award’ for his performance in the film.
He continued to star in films like ‘Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega’ (2001), ‘Aankhen’ (2002), ‘Awara Paagal Deewana’ (2002), ‘Hungama’ (2003), ‘Aitraaz’ (2004), ‘Garam Masala’ (2005), ‘Malamaal Weekly’ (2006), ‘Phir Hera Pheri’ (2006), ‘Welcome’ (2007), ‘Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!’ (2008), ‘Ready’ (2011), and ‘OMG – Oh My God!’ (2012). In 2013, he starred as ‘Abdul Razaq Khan’ in the Indian thriller film ‘Table No. 21’ directed by Aditya Datt. The film received mostly positive reviews from critics and was a moderate box office success. In 2014, he joined the cast of the Indian erotic drama film ‘Rang Rasiya.’ The film was to be released in 2008 but was delayed by the Censor Board due to its certain bold scenes.
He next appeared in movies like ‘Welcome Back’ (2015), ‘Guest Iin London’ (2017), ‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’ (2019), ‘Coolie No. 1’ (2020), and ‘Hum Do Hamare Do’ (2021). He is all set to appear in the upcoming film ‘Aankh Micholi.’
Major Vihaan Singh Shergill is at the head of an Indian Army operation against a militant group that attacked a base in Uri, Kashmir. The military-action film is a dramatised version of the real-life Uri Attack in 2016.
This is a Hindi language biopic based on the life of actor Sanjay Dutt. Born into a legendary cinematic family, he is introduced to the industry early in his life by his illustrious father and reaches a dazzling height. But along with that he also has to battle numerous addictions, court cases and jail term; but comes out victorious.
Hera Pheri is an Indian comedy film, revolving around three men who are quite desperate for money. They get an opportunity when they chance upon a ransom call due to a cross connection, and plan to claim the ransom for themselves.
Andaz Apna Apna is a cult film that stars A-listers from the Hindi film industry of the 1990s. It follows the story of two friends on the quest to get rich by marrying heiresses.
Middle-class antique shop owner Kanji Lalji Mehta is an atheist whose shop alone gets destroyed in a low-intensity earthquake. When insurance claim is denied citing it as ‘Act of God,’ Kanji decides to sue the God. But Lord Krishna supports him through his case and helps him unmask the religious heads who exploit people in God’s name; thus restoring Kanji’s faith in God.
This crime drama comedy film revolves around Lovinder Singh, a thief now in custody facing trial, after committing robberies from several rich and wealthy people. After getting caught, he starts to reflect on his life of crime.
Jai and Aditi are best friends and seem to be a perfect couple, but refuse to consider a romantic relationship as they are convinced that they are not in love. They soon start dating other people and then they realize that they actually might be in love.
Raj Malhotra and his wife Pooja do their best to ensure that their sons can lead a happy life. When they grow old, they wish that their sons will also care for them. However, the children become selfish and begin to treat their parents with disrespect.
Despite the warnings that it is possessed by spirits, Siddharth, after returning from the US, decides to stay in their ancestral house. Soon, due to strange occurrences, he is forced to call a psychiatrist.
Uday and Majnu are gangsters but they want to get Uday’s half-sister Sanjana married to a decent family. However, they are unsuccessful since no one wants to be associated with a crime family. Meanwhile Dr Ghunghroo has also been trying to look for a match for his nephew Rajiv. However, his condition is that the alliance must be to a purely decent family. Things get complicated when Rajiv and Sanjana fall for each other.
Souten is a romantic drama film which tells the story of a middle class man, who falls for the daughter of a millionaire, and the two get married, despite opposition from her family. However, their relationship starts deteriorating as she doesn’t want to have children early.
After meeting Sanjana at the airport, Prem mistakenly believes that she is the girl his dad has chosen for him. He soon learns that her mafia uncles are after her, to usurp her of her huge inheritance.
After being insulted by a wealthy businessman, Pandit Jai Kishen decides to teach him a lesson by getting his daughter married to Raju, a laborer who is posing as a millionaire. However, when Raju’s real identity is revealed, he cooks up a story of having a rich twin.