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Gopi Kishan is 1994 Indian Hindi action comedy movie directed by Deepak Shivdasani starring Sunil Shetty in a double role, supported by Shilpa Shirodkar and Karishma Kapoor. Other cast includes Suresh Oberoi, Aruna Irani, Mohan Joshi, Shammi, Satyendra Kagoor and Mushtaq Khan.[1] The film is a remake of K. Bhagyaraj's hit Tamil film Avasara Police 100.

Gopi Kishan
गोपी किशन
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Promotional Poster
Directed byDeepak Shivdasani
Produced byMukesh Duggal
Written byAnees Bazmee
StarringSunil Shetty
Shilpa Shirodkar
Karishma Kapoor
Music byAnand-Milind
CinematographyAkram Khan
Edited byA. Muthu
Release date
  • 2 December 1994 (1994-12-02) (India)
Running time
161 mins



Kishan (Sunil Shetty) is a hardened criminal who is in search of his father, after finding out that his father is still alive. Suraj Malhotra (Suresh Oberoi), a dreaded gangster, is supposedly the father of Kishan, whom Kishen wants to avenge for deserting his mother.

Gopi, on the other hand, is a cop who cannot even shoot a bullet straight. Other than their faces (and the fact that none of them knows about the existence of other), he and Kishan have nothing in common. But when Kishan learns about Gopi, he decides to use Gopi's identity to his advantage. This results in Gopi suddenly becoming promoted and famous. But the stories of Gopi and Kishen are going to merge in a way that none of them would have ever imagined.


Kishan, is a hardened criminal who returns home after completing 14 years imprisonment for murder. Kishan had killed a man in his childhood, when the latter tried to molest his mother. Kishan thinks his father is dead, but he soon learns that his mother has kept the truth under wraps. He learns that his father Suraj Malhotra was a jeweller who killed his partner and ran away with some precious jewels. She tells Kishan that she never saw Suraj after that, and now he is a dreaded gangster in the underworld.

Kishan decides to avenge his father for all his wrongdoings. He singles out Sawant, a powerful man of Suraj and decides to strike on him. Meanwhile, Gopi, a doppelgänger of Kishan, works as a constable in the police force. Gopi has a doting mother, a wife and a kid, but isn't taken seriously as he lacks the guts to become anything worthwhile. Kishan spots Gopi and decides to use him for his purposes. Kishan starts bumping off the goons, while Gopi starts getting the credit.

Soon, Gopi's fortune changes, while Kishan succeeds in furthering his motives. Sadly, Seema, the Commissioner's daughter, falls in love with Gopi, unaware of his marital status. One day, Kishan manages to sneak into Malhotra's lair. He holds Malhotra at gunpoint and shows him the photo of his mother. He learns that Sawant is the kingpin and Suraj the pawn, rather than other way around. Suraj tells Kishan that Sawant's men killed Suraj's partner for the jewels. Suraj somehow scooted off with the money and hid it in the basement of a construction site.

Sawant caught Suraj and told him that the latter has been convicted for the former's crimes. Sawant also tells him that his wife has committed suicide and his son would be killed too, if Suraj does not tell the location of the jewels. Suraj does not tell the location, but to save the infant from death, takes the blame on himself. Upon this, Kishan reveals his true identity. Both realize that Sawant passed some other child as Suraj's child. Kishan learns that the place the money was hidden is the police headquarters.

Kishan decides to retrieve the loot, but both Gopi and Seema realize the truth. Now, Gopi starts hunting for Kishan. Meanwhile, Kishan has infuriated Sawant too by killing some of his goons. Kishan's mother, whom Kishan had left to find his father, comes to find him. She runs into Gopi, mistaking him for Kishan. Gopi tricks her and abducts her. But Gopi is in for a surprise when Kishan's mother and Gopi's mother turn out to be acquaintances.

Gopi's mother reveals that when Kishan's mother was in labour, she delivered twins. Gopi's mother was actually childless, so she took one of the kids. Gopi is in a quandary as he cannot arrest his newfound brother, but decides that he has to do this, one way or other. Meanwhile, Kishan has revealed the truth to Seema, who agrees to help him in retrieving the score. Sawant succeeds in nabbing Kishan. Unable to see his son tortured, Suraj spills the beans.

Now, Gopi enters the den and pretends to be Kishan, claiming that Sawant has actually kidnapped the gullible Gopi. One by one, all the villains are unmasked. Suraj is delighted to meet his wife, while both Gopi and Kishan start bringing Sawant's empire to dust. After killing Sawant's son, which provides poetic justice in this case, all the goons are rounded off. Suraj is finally united with his extended family in the end.



Anand-Milind and Sameer teamed up after Baaghi and Pehchaan, to deliver another hit musical score. Songs like "Hai Huku", "Yeh Ishq Hai Kya" and "Batti Na Bujha" topped the countdowns and the music topped the charts when released. It was among the best selling albums of 1994.[2]

# Title Singer(s)
1 "Yeh Ishq Hai Kya" Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik
2 "Haye Hukku Haye Hukku Haaye Haaye" Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik, Poornima
3 "Chhatri Na Khol Barsaat Mein" Kumar Sanu, Poornima
4 "Mera Mehboob Aayega" Arun Bakshi, Poornima
5 "I Love You" Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik
6 "Batti Na Bujha" Poornima


  • This is the first double role project of Sunil Shetty, one an action role and the other, a comic role.
  • One of the famous dialogues by the villain was "Sharad kaana... Sabse Shaanaa" (Sharad the one-eyed is smarter than everyone).
  • This is the first time Sunil Shetty did a comic role before his teaming with Priyadarshan.
  • The film was a box office success of 1994.


  1. ^ "Gopi Kishen". ebay. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
  2. ^ "Gopi Kishan among most sold music albums of 1994". Archived from the original on 14 June 2012.

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