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Phir Hera Pheri turns 18! Look back at Akshay Kumar, Suniel Shetty, Paresh Rawal's humour, hijinks, heart

Phir Hera Pheri, starring Akshay Kumar, Suniel Shetty and Paresh Rawal, is celebrating 18 years of timeless humour, continuing to bring laughter across generations.

Phir Hera Pheri turns 18! Look back at Akshay Kumar, Suniel Shetty, Paresh Rawal's humour, hijinks, heart
Phir Hera Pheri

Last Updated: 01.26 PM, Jun 09, 2024


Phir Hera Pheri has become an adult! Well, 18 years have passed since the film's release, and the fan base continues to grow for the highly anticipated sequel. The 2006 release is the second installment in the Hera Pheri franchise, which came six years after the original film. It follows on the heels of the first film, and returning from the last installment are Akshay Kumar, Suniel Shetty, and Paresh Rawal; Bipasha Basu, Rimi Sen, Johnny Lever, and Rajpal Yadav round out the cast. As the film completes 18 years of its release, you can revisit the cult classic on Prime Video, ShemarooMe (OTTplay Premium), and Lionsgate Play (OTTplay Premium).

Plot overview of Phir Hera Pheri

Neeraj Vora wrote and directed the comedy film Phir Hera Pheri in 2006. In the sequel to the previous film, Anuradha (Bipasha), a con artist, tricks Raju (Akshay), Shyam (Suneil), and Baburao (Paresh) into believing a falsehood that alters their lives in an unforeseen manner. They borrowed money from an infamous criminal named Tiwari, and now they need to figure out a way to pay it back.


Raju discovers a brilliant plan that will multiply his wealth. He encounters a bank manager who turns out to be a con artist. She persuades Baburao and Shyam to make additional investments. She convinced Baburao and Shyam to sell their home in order to increase their investment beyond the initial sum. Raju also persuades a small-time goon named Pappu (Rajpal) to invest. The three of them broke up after discovering, weeks later, that it was all a hoax. Pappu finds out that a Parsi gun collector now owns the trio's bungalow when he goes there to claim his portion. After taking out a loan from the murderous criminal Tiwari (Sharat Saxena), Pappu goes completely insane. If the three of them do not return Tiwari's money, he will murder them. How on earth are the three of them going to come up with that much money in so little time?

After its debut on June 9, 2006, the film became the eighth top earner of that year and was a huge financial success.

Financial success and cult status of the film

The film's supporting cast, which includes Rawal, Lever, and Yadav, together with Akshay Kumar's comic timing, has helped propel it to cult status and garner a large number of fans across generations. Often regarded as the top sequel of all time, it marked a significant milestone in the history of comedy films. 

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