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Here's what celebrities, critics and fans are saying about Coolie No 1, starring Varun Dhawan, Sara Ali Khan, Paresh Rawal and Jaaved Jaaferi.

Written by Kriti Sonali | Bengaluru | Updated: December 25, 2020 4:17:12 pm
Coolie No 1Coolie No 1 is streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

Coolie No 1, starring Varun Dhawan, Sara Ali Khan, Paresh Rawal and Jaaved Jaaferi among others, has released on Amazon Prime Video. The film is the 45th directorial of David Dhawan who also helmed the original. It featured Govinda, Karisma Kapoor and Kader Khan in the lead roles.

The basic premise of the movie revolves around a rich businessman named Rozario (Rawal), Pandit Jai Kishen (Jaaferi) and Raju (Dhawan). After being insulted by Rozario, Jai Kishen plans to teach him a lesson by getting his daughter (Khan) married to Raju – a coolie posing as a millionaire. When Raju’s identity is exposed, he lies about having a filthy rich twin. One lie leads to another, and things start to go out of hand.

Sharing his experience of working on the remake, Varun Dhawan shared with, “It was an extremely special experience. The screenplay of Coolie No 1 was amazing back then and is amazing even today. The story is about a poor boy looking for love. He is very innocent and goes beyond his means to find love. There is a moral to the story as well – that you shouldn’t be greedy for money like Sara’s dad, played by Pareshji, who wants to get his daughters married into wealthy families.”

He added, “Coolie No 1 is just amazing material that you can’t say no to, and as an actor, I was greedy to do it.”

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16:17 (IST)25 Dec 2020
Coolie No 1: Our verdict

"It looks like the filmmakers have forgotten that the world has changed. So has Bollywood. When you see Varun Dhawan, who has channelled Govinda in many of his films much better, tread almost the same path, mouthing almost the same lines, there’s no laughter, only despair," wrote Indian Express film critic Shubhra Gupta in her review. READ THE FULL REVIEW HERE

16:05 (IST)25 Dec 2020
'Varun is just overacting ki dukaan'

@realgattsby tweeted, "Sara ali khan is only reason to watch coolie no1 on Prime. Varun Dhawan is just overacting ki dukaan."

15:54 (IST)25 Dec 2020
'Couldn't bear this movie even for 15 mins'

@Akcentgirl tweeted, "Please bollywood needs to control their mania for remakes! What worked 25 years ago may not necessarily work today as well. Audience has changed and so have our choices. Couldn't bear this movie even for 15 mins💆‍♀️ @Varun_dvn I expect better from you! #CoolieNo1 #VarunDhawan."

15:22 (IST)25 Dec 2020
'Varun seriously needs to work on acting skills'

@Rishi_Panchal94 shared via Twitter, "What a disaster movie #CoolieNo1 @Varun_dvn you seriously need to work on your acting skills brother thankgod i had previous version of coolie no1."

14:37 (IST)25 Dec 2020
'Comedy in this film is not enough'

@BenvalSujeet tweeted, "#CoolieNo1 I think it's good film to watch by one time and good work by, @SirPareshRawal @rajpalofficial And @Varun_dvn and @SaraaliKKhan both of them Look well in this film. Songs was outstanding in this film . Comedy in this film Not enough to see but it's OK with me."

14:26 (IST)25 Dec 2020
'Varun in Coolie No 1 is better than Varun in Judwaa 2'

@Adi_Rukhster06 shared on Twitter, "Watching #CoolieNo1 not on Prime but somewhere else. Honestly: Till now, movie is good. Varun Dhawan is better than Varun Dhawan in Judwaa 2. Sara Ali Khan is also good. Still there is too much overacting. But one can watch for fun. (PS: Don't compare with old one.)"

14:15 (IST)25 Dec 2020
'If You’re A Fan Of Govinda’s Version, Skip It'

@iamCM_Singh wrote on Twitter, "Coolie No. 1 Movie Review: If You’re A Fan Of Govinda’s Version, Skip It & If You Aren’t A Fan Of Govinda’s Version, Watch Govinda’s Version #CoolieNo1@govindaahuja21 @KarismaKapoor."

13:18 (IST)25 Dec 2020
Sara flaunts her 'Coolie' accessories
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Sharing some photos, Sara Ali Khan announced Coolie No 1's release and her customised accessories just cannot be missed.

12:57 (IST)25 Dec 2020
Jaaved Jaaferi shares how David Dhawan made Coolie No 1 keeping in mind today's sensibilities

12:47 (IST)25 Dec 2020
'Varun's comic timing is unbelievable'

@Prateek1017 took to Twitter to post, "#coolieno1 is a mad mad entertainer ! Leave your brain at home and just enjoy these 2 hours . @Varun_dvn comic timing is unbelievable, #SaraAliKhan good in her limited role..A clean family comedy film after ages from Bollywood ! Relish your christmas GIFTTT ..."

12:30 (IST)25 Dec 2020
When Sara introduced 'Varuna Dhawan'
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12:20 (IST)25 Dec 2020
'People needs to stop comparing'

A fan @Risheeka5 tweeted, "People needs to stop comparing one person with another. Every person is different. @govindaahuja21 is a legend, a gem. You are comparing him with @Varun_dvn. When your mom used to compare you with Sharma ji ka beta, tab toh bari jalan hoti thi. #CoolieNo1"

12:04 (IST)25 Dec 2020
Rajpal Yadav is a big fan of David Dhawan and Govinda

11:53 (IST)25 Dec 2020
'A must watch with you family'

"#CoolieNo1 Coolie no 1 is mad entertainer This film make u laugh And best part u will never be bored You will just keep smiling and offocus laugh a lot in this mad entertainer @Varun_dvn @SirPareshRawal is soul of the film. A must watch with ur family My rating 3.5/5," @Rachitmodi7 said via Twitter.

11:30 (IST)25 Dec 2020
Varun Dhawan, Sara Ali Khan shares how Coolie No 1 is an out-and-out family film

11:16 (IST)25 Dec 2020
'Out-and-out mass entertainer'

Taran Adarsh tweered, "#OneWordReview... #CoolieNo1: ENTERTAINING. Rating: Medium starMedium starMedium star½ . Out-and-out mass entertainer... Fun-fest that’s loaded with crazy situations, hilarious moments, witty lines... #VarunDhawan and #PareshRawal excel... Sit back and enjoy the ride. #CoolieNo1Review."

11:02 (IST)25 Dec 2020
Coolie No 1: Our verdict

Indian Express film critic Shubhra Gupta gave the film one star. She wrote in her Coolie No 1 review, "When you see Varun Dhawan, who has channelled Govinda in many of his films much better, tread almost the same path, mouthing almost the same lines, there’s no laughter, only despair." READ FULL REVIEW HERE

10:42 (IST)25 Dec 2020
'Varun Dhawan is amazing at comedy'

@Jaidevvv tweeted, "Coolie No.1 is entertainment guaranteed. A full laugh riot. Would have been a superhit if released in theatres. Loved it 😍 Varun Dhawan is amazing at comedy and Sara Ali Khan never looked this hot 🔥#CoolieNo1."

10:30 (IST)25 Dec 2020
'Focuses on humour and entertainment'

@smartboyroshan_ shared via Twitter, "#OneWordReview…#CoolieNo1 : BLOCKBUSTER.Rating: 4 star⭐No one is looking for logic here... Focusses on humour and entertainment... First half hilarious... Second half could’ve been tighter... Loaded with clean humour... Families and kids should like. #Coolieno1Review."

10:16 (IST)25 Dec 2020
'Santa coolie is here'
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Varun Dhawan asks fans to watch the film with 'friends, family or atleast ur pet.'

Jaaved Jafferi, who essays the role of Jaikishan/Jackson, is sure that the Coolie No 1 won't be a bad remake. He told, "I don’t think it will be a bad remake because it is the same filmmaker. It is his 45th film. David bhai has adapted this film, keeping in mind today’s Indian sensibilities. It’s an Indian film catering to Indian sensibilities specifically. So somebody in the West may not get the film."

Produced by Vashu Bhagnani, Jackky Bhagnani and Deepshikha Deshmukh, Coolie No 1 also stars Johnny Lever, Rajpal Yadav and Shikha Talsania.