Go-Go-Govinda! Govinda At His best : Decoding the Govinda Era

Govinda and Varun Sharma’s FryDay is the latest talk of the tinsel town. After a long break from the silver screen, Govinda has teamed up with Varun Sharma for his upcoming comedy movie FryDay. And...Raja Babu is back!

By Ankita Mohanty

Jul 4, 2018

Bollywood`s Chi Chi Govinda is back from his sabbatical to tickle your funny bones. The 52-year-old actor who gave Bollywood the equation for nonstop entertainment along with David Dhawan would be back soon with his upcoming movie FryDay. Winning two Stardust Awards for Best Supporting Actor in Kill Dil and Happy Ending, Govinda proved that he never goes out of style.




Making a debut with Ilzaam (1986), the superstar made a gradual shift from action to comedy quoting "comedy came easily to him". And then there was no stopping him. Hit after hit, the actor/comedian/politician ( a.k.a package!!) had everyone tapping their feet to his..errr... rather unconventional dance steps. Raja Babu (1994) Bade Miyan Chote Miyan (1998) Hero No. 1 (1997) Coolie No. 1 (1995), the actor pocketed a number of blockbusters in a matter of few years.


Here is our list of Top 10 `Govinda` movies you might want to binge watch:


Shola Aur Shabnam (1992)-




Karan (Govinda) and Divya (Divya Bharti) are madly in love with each other. The soon-to-be-married couple land up in Bali`s (Karan`s batch-mate) burn book who tries hard to separate the couple. They decide to run away and are chased by Yashpal`s men who apparently is Divya`s father. As mundane as it may sound, the movie had its own naive charm that won our hearts.


Raja Babu (1994)-




A well-off couple decides to adopt an orphan Raja (Govinda) and raise him as their own. Raja grows up to be a naive semi-spoiled brat and falls in love with a Madhu (Karishma Kapoor), a girl from the city. Coming to know of his village origins and hillbilly nature, Madhu decides to give him a pass. Raja changes his ways in a pursuit of acceptance and love.


Hero No. 1 (1997)-




Rajesh (Govinda) and Meena (Karishma Kapoor) meet, while on a Europe trip. After a few bittersweet moments, they fall in love and decide to get married. Back in India, their parents are not of the same opinion. Meena`s father straightaway refuses to marry his daughter to this rich brat. Rajesh enters Meena`s already troubled household as a servant and wins everyone`s heart.


Coolie No. 1 (1995)-




Vindictive matchmaker Shaadiram in an effort to avenge his insult plans a plot against Hoshiarchand Choudhary, a rich industrialist. He convinces Raju (Govinda), a coolie to act as a wealthy businessman, and marry Malti (Karisma Kapoor). The couple gets married but...not without strings attached. Raju struggles to maintain his fake persona as his dad-in-law keeps a close watch.


Saajan Chale Sasural (1996)-




Simple-minded Shyam (Govinda) is struggling singer, trying to hit the jackpot in the city, while getting used to it. He crosses path with Divya (Tabu) who finds his naive ways irresistible and coerces him into matrimony. Unaware of the fact that his first wife Pooja (Karisma Kapoor)  is still alive, Shyam reluctantly agrees to marry Divya. Guess who`s back from the dead? Pooja comes back into his life only to create more confusion.


Bade Miyan Chote Miyan (1998)-




Notorious doppelgangers  Bade Miyan (Amitabh Bachchan) and Chote Miyan (Govinda)  create a riot with their crimes and police officers Pyare Mohan (Amitabh Bachchan) and Arjun (Govinda) are framed. Comedy ensues as the honest cops try to catch hold of these two sweet criminals and their married life.


Jodi No.1 (2001)-




Con men Jai (Sanjay Dutt) and Veeru (Govinda) accidentally kill a gangster`s sibling and land up in hot soup. Driven with rage the dons tries to trace the duo relentlessly, who have him chasing his own tail. Meanwhile, they take refuge at Rai Bahadur`s residence and help the troubled old man solve his family issues.


Akhiyon Se Goli Maare (2002)-




Lovebirds Raj (Govinda) and Sulekha (Raveena Tandon) are in deep trouble as Sulekha`s father, an antique store owner (who runs an illegal business) wants her to marry an infamous gangster. Comedy ensues as sweet-tempered Raj Oberoi tries to adapt to gangsta ways, to win his lady love.


Partner (2007)-




Salman Khan (Prem)  in this comedy-drama plays the archetypical love guru who thinks he knows more about women than the average man. Bhaskar (Govinda), who wants to woo his wealthy boss, Priya (Katrina Kaif) comes to Prem for advice. While helping Bhaskar, Prem falls for Naina (Lara Dutta), a journalist who seriously doubts his matchmaking skills mistakes him for a con man. The movie is believed to be a remake of the Hollywood flick `Hitch`.


Life Partner (2009)-




Divorce specialist Jeet Oberoi (Govinda) is skeptical regarding the idea of marriage. His close friends pay no heed to his advice and marry against his counsel. Not being able to deal with marital issues, they seek his help. Jeet`s occasional one-liners and unconventional advice, are sure to crack u up. A role that got him into nomination for IIFA Best Comedian Award.


Govinda was spotted on the sets of Dance Deewane shaking a leg with contestants and dancing diva Madhuri herself. The actor was really impressed by Dancing Uncle`s recreation of his legendary steps and was all praises for the internet sensation.




For his upcoming movie FryDay the Govinda has teamed up with Fukrey fame Varun Sharma to brew a quirky comedy. Produced under the banner of  Inbox Pictures, FryDay is a movie to look forward to. Although the posters do not give away too much, "Jhoot Becho" is enough for the audience to understand that the movie would be based on a web of cons and lies. After the epic failure of Aa Gaya Hero, let`s hope this one fares well for the superstar.


Good luck Chi-Chi!!


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