15 Years of Hera Pheri
It’s been 15 years now that the 2000 cult comedy Hear Pheri was released. Right from ‘pressure aagaya’ to ‘Baburao ka style hai’, the movie has indeed given us some really memorable laughable memories. Hera Pheri that featured Akshay Kumar, Sunil Shetty, Tabu and the amazingly talented Paresh Rawal was produced by AG Nadiawala and directed by Priyadarshan. And now, after its 15 years of release, the movie has become a cult classic. It was voted as the best Bollywood comedy film of all time. Paresh Rawal also went on to win the Best Comedian award at Filmfare, IIFA and Star Screen Awards.
Hera Pheri was the first film that Priyadarshan had worked in with Akshay Kumar and Sunil Shetty. The director had already worked with Paresh Rawal in Doli Saja Ke Rakhna. Besides turning out to a classical comedy, the movie marked the beginning of a long association between Priyadarshan and the three actors.
The film did not open well upon its release, but picked up later and became a huge box-office success. Much of the acclaim went to Paresh Rawal for his impeccable comic timing and acting. AG Nadiadwala’s Hera Pheri is indeed a delight to watch for its performances, some songs, and an interesting story line. It has achieved a cult status among Indian audiences and is regarded as one of the best Hindi comedy films ever made.
Bollywood filmmaker AG Nadiawala was involved in the production of Hera Pheri which was both a critical and commercial success, becoming the second top-grossing movie domestically and the top-grossing Bollywood film in the overseas market that year.