blast from the past

That time when Hrithik Roshan played Rajinikanth’s son 30 years ago

The actors met on the sets of the film ‘Bhagwaan Dada’ in 1986 and bonded as a crime fighting father-son duo.

Where else could Hrithik Roshan have learnt the superhero skills that he displayed in Krrish? From the 1986 film Bhagwaan Dada, of course, in which Roshan plays Rajinikanth’s 12-year-old adopted son.

The film was an in-house affair – it was produced by Rakesh Roshan and directed by his father-in-law J Om Prakash. Roshan Sr also acted in the movie, and the score was composed by Rajesh Roshan. The cast included Sridevi, Tina Munim, Danny Denzongpa – and Roshan Jr.

Rajinikanth plays a reformed criminal named Bhagwaan, who transforms a crime-infested slum into a peaceful neighbourhood called Shantinagar. His efforts earn him the honorific title of a benevolent Dada (brother). He adopts the orphan Govinda (Hrithik Roshan), who takes after his father.

A fan-made montage of scenes captures some of the highlights of the father-son relationship in the movie. Roshan displays his penchant for dance and fights the goons in gravity-defying stunts, traits he shares with his on-screen dad.

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Montage video of ‘Bhagwaan Dada’ .
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