Varun Dhawan and Sara Ali Khan's Coolie No. 1 is all set to bring in freshness and loads of laughter to the OTT. The trailer of the film was well-received by all and fans are now looking forward to celebrating a Merry Christmas with the rom-com on Amazon Prime Video on December 25. While we can't stop playing the trailer on loop, the original Coolie completed 37 years. One of the iconic films, the Amitabh Bachchan starter action-comedy can't be erased from the history of Indian cinema.
It is a known fact that Coolie, released in 1983, was hailed as the All Time Blockbuster. Going back in time, if we remember the poster of the film, we can see Manmohan Desai and Prayag Raj sharing credits as the director. Did both of them direct the film? Well, no. Today, on Coolie's 37th anniversary, PeepingMoon brings to you an interesting fact related to the film.
Mr. Desai, a top director in the '70s and '80s, gave classics like Amar Akbar Anthony, Dharamveer, Chacha Bhatija and many other superhits. Due to his credibility, he decided to share credit with Mr. Prayag Raj, who was the one who helmed Coolie.
Coolie also starring Rishi Kapoor, Waheeda Rahman, Kadar Khan, Satyendra Kapoor, Rati Agnihotri, Shoma Anand and Amrish Puri made headlines for many reasons. One of them was Mr. Bachchan's near-fatal injury due to a miscalculated jump during a fight scene with Puneet Issar.
After Coolie, David Dhawan gave the title a twist and directed Coolie No.1 with Govinda and Karisma Kapoor. It was released in 1995. 25 years later, Varun and Sara have stepped into their roles in the remake by the same director.