Movie Name : Hero
Year of Release : 1983
Release Date : 15 December 1983
Producer : Subhash Ghai
Director : Subhash Ghai
Cast : Shammi Kapoor, Sanjeev Kumar, Jackie Shroff, Meenakshi Sheshadri, Neeta Mehta, Bindu, Shakti Kapoor, Amrish Puri
Music Director : Laxmikant-Pyarelal
Although Jackie Shroff had already appeared in a couple of Hindi films, he was yet to make a mark for himself. Hero launched Jackie in the big league. The music of the film became superhit.
Meenakshi Seshadri had a second coming with Hero. Her debut film Painter Babu under the baton of Manoj Kumar was a flop. Hero is the story of a criminal transforming and evolving as a good person under the influence of love. Jackie is a baddie with a heart of gold though, who has to settle scores with the area’s ‘Thakur’ and his police officer son Sanjeev Kumar. So he opts for kidnapping their soft spot, Radha, Thakur khandaan’s only daughter. Radha is given to understand that Jackie and his gang are police people who have taken her away to the safety of jungles because their house has been invaded by dacoits. The rest of the story is about the gang’s camaraderie with Radha in sylvan spots and the discovery of truth by Radha.