Written and directed by David Dhawan and starring Varun Dhawan and Sara Ali Khan, Coolie No.1 is a new version of the 90s hit film that starred Govinda and Karishma Kapoor. Coolie No. 1 is a romantic comedy that tells the story of a matchmaker, Jai Kishen who upon being insulted by Rosario, a rich businessman decides to teach him a lesson by getting his daughter married to Raju, a Coolie, who poses to be a millionaire. They sense something fishy and Raju’s deceptions are discovered. In an attempt to cover it up, he cooks up a story of having a filthy rich twin. One lie leads to another and things start to go awry culminating in a comedy of errors.
It seems Sara Ali Khan and Varun Dhawan have followed in the dancing steps of Karisma Kapoor and Govinda in Husn Hai Suhana in Coolie No 1, which dropped today. Doubling the dance, glitter and glamour factor, this reimagined version of the 90s chartbuster will get everyone on the floor and shake a leg. Recreated by Tanishk Bagchi, the track has been sung by the original singers Chandana Dixit and Abhijeet, with original lyrics by Sameer. It is nostalgia at its peak as you watch the lead pair Sara Ali Khan and Varun Dhawan dance like no one’s watching, matching steps to the iconic jodi Karisma Kapoor and Govinda, who featured in the original.
Speaking about being a part of one of the most-popular Karisma-Govinda tracks ever made, Sara Ali Khan said, “I genuinely believe that everyone I know has listened to, enjoyed and danced on Husn Hai Suhana. It truly was an overwhelming feeling and a dream come true when I found out I would get to feature in the reprised version of this song!
Now since I know that stepping into Karisma Ma’am’s shoes is an impossible talk, I didn’t try at all to do that. Like most young girls, I too am very inspired by Karisma ma’am and am a huge fan of hers. Nonetheless, for me being part of Husn Hai Suhana was more about getting to dance with Varun Dhawan, enjoying that new chemistry, and being guided by David Ji and Ganesh Sir who truly epitomise commercial masala songs, and for me define the 90’s.”
Prime members across 200 countries and territories can stream the world premiere of Coolie No.1 on December 25 exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.