Pardesi Babu (1998)
(Certified: Oct 23, 1998)
Raju Pardesi (Govinda) lives a poor lifestyle in a village with his cruel step-mother, and decides to re-locate to Mumbai to better his life. Upon arrival he is received by his friend, Happy Singh (Satish Kaushik), who arranges for his accommodation with a stern landlady named Mai (Shashikala). Raju likes to help people, so much so that he wrestles and even loses to a professional wrestler so that he can use the money to help others. One day he returns to his room and finds it occupied by a runaway bride, Chinni Chopra (Shilpa Shetty), who refuses to marry Narendra (Mohnish Bahl), the man her dad has chosen for her. Eventually Raju and Chinni fall in love with each other, much to the chagrin of Mr. Chopra (Rajeev Verma), who does meet with Raju and asks him to accumulate one Crore rupees in one year and then only can he marry Chinni. Raju accepts the challenge and leaves. Nearing the year's end Chinni receives Raju's letter that he has been able to accumulate the stipulated amount and he is returning to Mumbai for their marriage. But Raju does not arrive and she does not hear from him again. She decides to travel to Darjeeling to find out the whereabouts of Raju - just in time to see Raju getting married to a woman named Karuna (Raveena Tandon). Chinni will also find out that Raju did not earn this money - but the money was stolen. Mr. Chopra will also arrive subsequently and accuse Raju of using Chinni to steal 5 Crore rupees from him. The question remains: where did Raju get the money from, and why is he getting married to Karuna?