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Hero Hiralal
Directed by Ketan Mehta
Produced by Gul Anand
Written by Gul Anand (screenplay),
Ketan Mehta (screenplay),
Hriday Lani (dialogues)
Starring Naseeruddin Shah,
Sanjana Kapoor
Release date(s) 1988
Language Hindi

Hero Hiralal is a 1988 film directed by Ketan Mehta. It is a movie about an auto rickshaw driver who falls in love with a film actress.The movie had some good performances by the lead actors and by Saeed Jaffrey and Satish Shah in their supporting roles.



Naseeruddin Shah is Hero Hiralal, a Hyderabadi Auto-driver, who happens to meet a Newcomer (Played by Sanjana Kapoor) starlet. Becomes a tourist guide to her, and in-turn they fall in love.

Cut the starlet is back in Bombay and Hero wants her and follows her to Bombay, but her family wants him out of her life. She is made to say that she does not like him (but she actually does like). Dejected Hero wants to commit suicide. Saved by a Show Lady who wants Hero to die like a great lover in a greatest show on earth (played by Deepa Sahi). But will he die? Let it be suspense!



  • Direction - Ketan Mehta
  • Producer - Gul Anand
  • Cinematography - Faroukh Mistry, Jehangir Chowdhury
  • Choreography - Chinni Prakash, Jay Borade
  • Action - Ravi Dewan
  • Editor - Sutanu Gupta, Adesh Verma
  • Screenplay - Ketan Mehta, Gul Anand
  • Dialogue - Hridaylani
  • Sound - Jitendra Chaudhary
  • Costume - Bhanu Athaiya


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