Coolie No 1 is on Amazon Prime despite of bad reviews

Tapasvi Vibhute
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Varun Dhawan and Sara Ali Khan starred, David Dhawan’s Coolie No 1, received overwhelmingly bad reviews to launch big on Amazon Prime Video.

The movie was watched by over 3,700 netizens in its opening weekend and became the most-watched Christmas release. It was also most searched Amazon Prime Video in 2020.

Varun said, “The experience of recreating a classic film that I grew up watching has been surreal, and it’s humbling to receive so much love and appreciation from viewers. In a year like 2020, we wanted to bring smiles to the audience’s face with a story that would entertain the entire family.”

Producer of the film, Jackky Bhagnani stated, “This is the dawn of the new era for Indiana entertainment. The release of this film has cut across boundaries, and we are happy that viewers across the world are streaming it.”

Coolie No 1 is the remake of the 1995 film of the same name, which starred Govinda and Karishma Kapoor.

Varun Dhawan plays the role of coolie who poses as an super-rich heir who cons the daughter of hotel owner to marry her.
When he is caught, he concots a lie about having an identical twin, leading too much confusion and fun.

Coolie No 1 also featured vetran actors such as Paresh Rawal, Javed Jafferi, Rajpal Yadav, Johny Lever, Shiksha Talsania and Sahil Vaid in key roles.

The film got a direct-to-digital release on Amazon Prime Video when the pandemic put paid to plans of an offline release.