Plot: After being insulted by a rich businessman named Rosario, Pandit Jai Kishen teaches him a lesson by getting his daughter married to Raju – a Coolie posing as a millionaire. Soon Raju’s real identity is exposed but he cooks up a story of having a filthy rich twin. One lie leads to another and things start to go out of hand.
Coolie No. 1 is a comedy film directed by David Dhawan and produced by Vashu Bhagnani. A remake of the 1995 film of the same name which itself is a remake of the 1993 Tamil film Chinna Mapillai. The film was set to be theatrically released in India on 1st May 2020 but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Later, it was rescheduled to release during Christmas on Amazon Prime Video
Varun Dhawan as Raju Coolie / Kunwar Raj Pratap Singh
Sara Ali Khan as Sarah Rozario
Paresh Rawal as Jeffery Rozario
Javed Jaffrey as Jai Kishen/ Jackson
Rajpal Yadav as Mama
Johnny Lever as Inspector Jagjit Godbole
Sahil Vaid as Deepak
Shikha Talsania as Anju Rozario
Vikas Verma as Mahesh
Manoj Joshi as Manager
Anil Dhawan as Mahendra Pratap Singh
Bharati Achrekar as Dadi
MOVIE REVIEW: An awful remake of the original. David Dhawan’s latest directorial Coolie No. 1 turns out to be one of his weakest works. The makers have failed miserably in recreating the magic of the 1995 Superhit film. Few sequences in the film look forced and the writing is too mediocre. Dialogues are terrible and the screenplay doesn’t offer any engaging sequences.
Varun Dhawan is known for his impeccable comic timing but here he misses the opportunity and delivers an unsatisfactory performance. Sara Ali Khan also delivers poor performance. The lead pair lacks in showing vibrant chemistry.
All the potential star cast Javed Jaffrey, Rajpal Yadav, and Johnny Lever are simply wasted. Among all the supporting casts only Paresh Rawal manages to give comic relief. Sahil Vaid and Shikha Talsania fail to gather a single laugh.
Coolie No.1 Movie Rating:
Overall Hit ya Flop Rating: 1.7 out of 5 Stars (Not Watchable)
Not Recommended 👎🏻