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Varun Dhawan steps into Govinda’s shoes in Coolie No. 1: See posters


The film is the remake of filmmaker David Dhawan's own Coolie No. 1 (1995), which starred Govinda, Karisma Kapoor, Kader Khan and Sadashiv Amrapurkar. 

Keyur Seta

Varun Dhawan’s avatar as a coolie in David Dhawan’s Coolie No. 1 is out. The film is the remake of senior Dhawan’s own Coolie No. 1 (1995), which starred Govinda, Karisma Kapoor, Kader Khan and Sadashiv Amrapurkar. 

In the first poster, Varun is wearing the typical red uniform of a coolie. His expression, in which he is yelling out something, indicates that the film will be a madcap comedy. The poster also mentions that this is filmmaker David's 45th film. The second poster sees Varun bonding with his co-star Sara Ali Khan. Both posters were released on Khan's birthday, 12 August, which is also the Eid holiday this year.

A motion poster of the film is also out based on the first poster. It has the tune of the popular song from the original, ‘Main Toh Raste Se Ja Raha Tha.’ This song from the original will likely be recreated in the film. 

The remake is also produced by Vashu Bhagnani’s Pooja Entertainment, just like the original. The film brings back the hit combination of David and Bhagnani after 10 years. Their last film together was Do Knot Disturb (2009) starring Govinda, Sushmita Sen, Sohail Khan, Riteish Deshmukh and Lara Dutta. 

The producer-director combo was known for bringing out a number of hits in the 1990s which include Coolie No. 1, Hero No. 1 (1997), Bade Miyan Chote Miyan (1998) and Biwi No. 1 (1999). 

This is the second time that David is remaking his own film with his son Varun after Judwaa 2 (2017), which was based on his own film Judwaa (1997) starring Salman Khan and Karisma Kapoor. 

Coolie No 1 is due to be released on 1 May 2020.

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