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.’
Satya is a young man who arrives in Mumbai, hoping to find some work. He is soon able to find a job at a dance bar. However, he soon gets involved in a fight with gangsters, and is falsely accused of a crime and put in jail.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Balraj Chauhan, the devious Chief Minister, challenges Shivaji Rao to run the state for one day. He takes the challenge head on and works hard to bring an end to dishonesty, double-dealing and corruption. After his success, people force him to join politics but things go dirty as Chauhan wants to maintain his ugly ways of running the state.
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.
After his retirement, Brij Gopal Sharma wants to stay relevant, and he decides to explore his culinary interests. But this attracts severe reactions from his family.
Mumbai Meri Jaan is a drama film which revolves around several characters, whose lives are connected by the 2006 train bombings in Mumbai.
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.
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.
Gopal, Lucky, Madhav and Laxman are four friends who con gullible people out of their money. When they are pursued by a criminal, they find refuge in the house of a blind couple, who have been waiting for their grandson Sameer. Gopal decides that he will pretend to be Sameer, while his other friends will stay hidden.
Chachi 420 is a comedy drama film which tells the story of a divorced father, who wants to spend more time with his daughter. Therefore, he disguises himself as an old lady, to get a job as the caretaker for his own daughter.
Vijay Singh Rajput is unceremoniously fired from his bank. In order to take revenge he trains three blind men to carry out an elaborate money heist.
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.
K is a narcissitic chain-smoker whose wife threatens to leave him if he doesn’t quit smoking. Therefore, he is forced to visit Baba Bengali, with the recommendation of a friend. He forces K to pay a huge sum of money in exchange for getting rid of his addiction. He also informs him that he will be aware of the things happening in K’s life, and if he smokes, his family will be killed.
When Shyam, Baburao and Raju get cheated by a fraudster, their lives change completely. Now, they need to repay the loan that they have taken from a gangster but how?
Auro, a witty 13 year old intelligent boy lives with his mother Vidya, a gynaecologist. His father, Amol Arte, is a politician with a mission. The bright boy suffers from progeria, an extremely rare genetic defect that leads to accelerated aging. He tries to know more about his father, but Vidya is adamant and tries not to reveal the truth.
Anjali and Jai, both belonging to two feuding families, pretend to love one another, though their only objective is revenge. Things however get complicated when they actually fall in love, but it seems that bringing their families together is not going to be easy.
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.
Vishal Angihotri is a young man whose sister-in-law is raped and killed. He does everything he can to get justice the legal way, but all the criminals are released with the help of a corrupt public prosecutor. The same criminals attempt to rape his wife as well, which leads her to suicide. With no hope from the justice system, Vishal kills all four criminals by himself. He is sentenced to life imprisonment, but after seven years, he saves a journalist named Roma from being raped during her visit to prison. She learns about his story, and decides to help him get free.
Jeetu is debt-ridden as none of his businesses were successful. He breaks off his engagement and jumps into the sea, hoping that his father can use the insurance money from his death to clear off his debts. However, he is rescued by a fisherman named Gundya, and is mistaken to be mute and deaf. Since Gundya owes money to a businessman named Prabhat, he makes the latter believe that Jeetu is his beloved nephew, and he leaves Jeetu along with Prabhat, as a guarantee that he will return.
Buddhadev Gupta is an arrogant and egocentric 64 year old chef, who owns an Indian restaurant in London. He has never been married, but his life takes a turn when he falls for Nina, a 34 year old software engineer. They eventually decide to get married, but things get complicated when he discovers that her father Omprakash is six years his junior. Omprakash is vehemently opposed to their relationship, and he decides to go on a hunger strike.
Raj Malhotra is a business executive, who is living a happy and successful life. However, things take a turn when his ex-girlfriend Sonia returns into his life after getting married to his much older boss. Although Raj is now married, Sonia desires him but after Raj rejects her sexual advances, she accuses him of rape. With the help of his lawyer wife Priya, Raj decides to sue Sonia.
Champak is the owner of a threatre group who travels to London in order to organize a show along with Bunty and Babla, two of his troupe members. However, their lives turn upside down when a murder occurs and Bunty and Babla are framed for it. Things turn even worse after an actress commits suicide, and it seems that it might be linked to the murder.
This comedy drama film revolves around a father, who is forced to ‘borrow’ a Ferrari, belonging to Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, in order to help his little son fulfill his dreams. The only problem is that he didn’t inform the car’s owner about it.
The lives of Puneet and Munmun, a married couple living in Mumbai, turns upside down when a distant relative of Puneet arrives at their doorstep to live with them for some time. Things get hilarious when he overstays his welcome and begins to interfere in both their personal and professional lives. Therefore, they try to come up with a plan to get rid of him, which leads to hilarious results.
Raja is a slacker who falls for a woman named Shalu, the daughter of a millionaire. However, things get complicated as his lazy lifestyle does not meet with her father’s standards. He insists that Raja begins to work hard and earn money, before he can ask for Shalu’s hand in marriage.
Dr Anmol is a dentist whose life is quite miserable since he feels dominated by his wife. His life gets even worse when he unknowingly gets involved in a mafia rivalry.
Ajay and Ria are two rival TV reporters who are always trying to outdo one another. However, they are forced to team up when they come across a man who is seeking justice for his dead daughter, who was raped by a politician.
Dhruv Sikhar is an entrepreneur who had been orphaned at an early age. He falls for a woman named Aanya Mehra, after meeting her on his App Launch event. However, he is disappointed to learn that she wants to marry a guy who has a sweet family with an adopted dog, since she is an orphan as well. Therefore, in order to win over Aanya, he attempts to find fake parents. He goes in search of Purshottam, a man who used to run a food stall on the highway, where Dhruv had worked years ago.
The sequel to ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ is inspired by true events. Tiger and Zoya, who now lead a secluded life, are summoned to rescue a group of Indian and Pakistani nurses held hostage by militants in Iraq. Joining forces with Zoya’s ISI group, Tiger’s team covertly infiltrates the hospital, survives torture and poison chamber, but succeeds in the rescue operation.
An orphan living on the streets of Mumbai becomes a thug as he grows up. However, his life takes a turn when he meets a girl named Ananya, who makes him realize his true calling: Boxing. He eventually sets off on a journey to reach and win the national level competition.
De Dana Dan is a comedy crime film which tells the story of Nitin and Ram, two friends, who are in need of money, to get married to their respective girlfriends. In order to get rich quickly, Nitin decides to kidnap his boss’s pet dog, whom she loves very dearly. However, things take a hilarious turn when the dog escapes, and it is assumed that Nitin is the one who got kidnapped.
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.
Sagar and Uday are two former gangsters, who have decided to quit the life of crime and lead honest lives. However, when they come to know about their newly discovered sister, they are forced to find a husband for her. Soon, mistaken identities lead to various complications.
Aakash seems to be doing well in his life, but things take a turn when his ex-girlfriend returns to him with a child claiming that the child is his. He tries to get help from his co-worker Anjali, but problems arise because her suspicious husband thinks that she is having an affair with Aakash.
A wicked landlord accuses an innocent temple priest of stealing money, in order to destroy the latter’s reputation. The priest is eventually forced to commit suicide. However, years later, his son comes back to his native village with the mission to take revenge.
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.