Maharaja (1998)

Genres - Adventure  |   Sub-Genres - Fantasy Adventure  |   Run Time - 174 min.  |   Countries - India   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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The epic, fantasy-tinged Bollywood adventure drama Maharaja commences with an evil man, Ranvir (Salim Ghouse) staging a one-man coup d'etat - he usurps the local king's throne, kicks out the regent's family, and forces his own clan into power. In response, the king's son, Prince Kohinoor (Govinda) - a young man with fantastic magical powers - flees to exile in the jungle, and uses his otherworldly abilities to help the local animals evade hunters' traps. Then, one day, a pretty female broadcast journalist, Shaili (Manisha Koiral) turns up and attempts to woo her; alas, Kohinoor soon discovers the true (base) nature of her motives. Meanwhile, as Ranvir's powers grow broader and more dominant, Kohinoor comes face-to-face with the need to return to his father's kingdom and depose the resident tyrant.



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