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Govinda Naam Mera

The very charming Govinda Waghmare juggles his time and love between his wife Mrs. Waghmare and his girlfriend in this dose of chaos, confusion, and laughter.

Govinda Naam Mera
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Official Release Poster Disney+Hotstar
Directed by Shashank Khaitan
Written by Shashank Khaitan
Produced by Karan Johar
Hiroo Yash Johar
Apoorva Mehta
Shashank Khaitan
Cinematography Vidhushi Tiwari
Edited by Charu Shree Roy
Music by John Stewart Eduri
Distributed by Disney+ Hotstar
Release date
  • 16 December 2022
Running time
131 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi

Govinda Naam Mera (transl. Govinda is My Name) is a 2022 Indian Hindi-language comedy thriller film written and directed by Shashank Khaitan and produced by Karan Johar, Apoorva Mehta and Shashank Khaitan under the banner Dharma Productions, in association with Viacom18 Studios.The film stars Vicky KaushalBhumi Pednekar and Kiara Advani. It was premiered on 16 December 2022 on Disney+ Hotstar.


Govind “Govinda” Waghmare aka Govya/Govindya, works as a backup dancer for films in Mumbai, and wishes to be a choreographer someday. He has a bitter relationship with his wife Gauri, and wants to divorce her, to be with his girlfriend Suku who is also a dancer. Gauri demands that in order to divorce her, he would first have to pay her ₹2 crores, returning the amount paid to him in dowry at the time of their marriage. Gauri has a boyfriend named Baldev, who is an insurance agent.

Govinda’s father, Gopi Vishwakarma, was a famous action director and his mother, Asha Waghmare, was a backup dancer. They fell in love while working together in films and got married. When Govinda was little, Gopi died in an accident and Charulata and Vishu Vishwakarma, Gopi’s wife and son from his first marriage, claim that they are the rightful owner of the bungalow which Gopi had left for Govinda and Asha in his will. The Vishwakarma family claim that Gopi’s marriage with Asha was a sham and was just part of a film shooting. It has led to a long running legal dispute between the two families over ownership of the bungalow. Asha has been pretending to be paralyzed in order to gain sympathy and move the case in their favour.

Govinda thinks of killing Gauri and takes a gun from Inspector Javed, an old friend of Gopi’s, but he cannot muster the courage to kill her. Javed demands ₹2 lakhs for the gun but Govinda is unable to pay him and gets threatened by him regularly. Govinda and Suku get an opportunity to choreograph a music video for the rich producer Ajit Dharkar’s drug-addicted son Sandeep aka Sandy. The music video is made, but Govinda and Suku have more screen time in it compared to Sandy, which angers Ajit and he demands that they repay him ₹30 lakhs, which was the amount spent in making the song.

Sometime later, Govinda finds Sandy injured in his car post an accident. With him being unconscious, Govinda finds and steals drugs from his car, which are worth crores of rupees and Suku suggests they sell them. They both go to Govinda’s house and are shocked to find Gauri lying dead on the floor, seemingly murdered. They are clueless as to who may have killed her, and bury her in the garden outside the house, removing all other evidence. The next morning, Manju, the maidservant discovers a piece of broken glass on the floor with blood stains on it. She suspects Govinda for killing Gauri and reports it to Inspector Javed.

It is revealed that Suku had been working for Vishnu and passing on information to him which would help him in the case regarding the bungalow. Baldev confronts Govinda and says that he suspects him for killing Gauri as he knows that she had made a life insurance worth ₹2 crores with Govinda as the nominee, and he says that he knew nothing about it. On their lawyer Kaustabh’s suggestion, Govinda and Asha decide to sell the bungalow to the Vishwakarma family for ₹2 crores and settle somewhere else. Meanwhile, Sandy is shocked to find the drugs missing from his car. Ajit receives an anonymous tip that Govinda has the drugs, and has him detained by the police, along with everyone else who knows him.

The police search for the drugs at his house, but cannot find them. On being questioned, Suku says that Govinda has murdered Gauri and buried her. The police dig up the ground outside the house but cannot find Gauri’s body, which leaves Suku shocked. Moreover, Govinda unexpectedly claims that him and Gauri are already divorced and he doesn’t know of her whereabouts. Some of the drugs are surprisingly found at Inspector Javed’s house, leading the police to believe that he had stolen it. The Vishwakarma family, after acquiring the bungalow, finds out that Gopi had illegally acquired the land in which it was built and that a school will be built there. This creates problems for them as they have already sold the bungalow to a real estate developer for ₹150 crores. A raid is conducted at Ajit’s house and on finding more drugs in his possession, the police detain him.

Six months later, Suku, Vishnu and Charulata receive a call from Govinda to come and meet him in Thailand. On reaching there, they are shocked to find Govinda living a luxurious life, along with Asha and Gauri, who is alive. Govinda reveals that he had found out that Suku had betrayed him and was working for Vishnu. He, along with Gauri and Asha, had made an elaborate plan in which they would fake Gauri’s death to get the insurance money, steal and sell the drugs from Sandy by framing Inspector Javed, and sell the bungalow for a hefty sum, fully aware that it was illegally acquired. Baldev and Kaustabh were also in on the plan and had received their respective shares. The film ends with Suku, Vishnu and Charulata falling unconscious as their drinks were drugged, and Govinda and the others walking off, laughing.


  • Vicky Kaushal as Govind “Govinda” “Govindya” “Govya” Waghmare, Gauri’s husband and Suku’s boyfriend
  • Kiara Advani as Suku, Govinda’s girlfriend
  • Bhumi Pednekar as Gauri Waghmare, Govinda’s wife
  • Sayaji Shinde as Ajit Dharkar
  • Renuka Shahane as Asha Waghmare, Govinda’s mother and Gopi’s second wife
  • Dayanand Shetty as Inspector Javed
  • Amey Wagh as Kaustubh Godbole, Govinda’s cousin
  • Girish Oak as ACP Sunil Kulkarni
  • Jeeva Ranjeet as Sandeep Dharkar aka Sandy, Ajit’s son
  • Viraj Ghelani as Baldev Chaddha aka Ballu, Gauri’s boyfriend
  • Wilson Tiger as Gopi Vishwakarma
  • Veenah Naair as Charulata Vishwakarma, Gopi’s first wife and Govinda’s step-mother
  • Akshay Gunawat as Vishnu Vishwakarma, Gopi’s elder son and Govinda’s step-brother
  • Trupti Khamkar as Manju
  • Umedh Singh as Inspector Satish Bhosle
  • Ranbir Kapoor as himself (special appearance in the song “Bijli”)
  • Amy Aela (special appearance in the song “Bijli”)
  • Ganesh Acharya as cameo “choreographer”
  • Shashank Khaitan as Anand Joshi, builder



It was announced in January 2020 that Karan Johar and Shashank Khaitan were set to come together again after several collaborations for a spy comedy titled Mr. Lele starring Varun DhawanBhumi Pednekar and Janhvi Kapoor.[1][2] A first look poster was later released featuring Dhawan.[1] However, the project was shelved a few months later due to the COVID-19 pandemic in India.[3] In January 2021, the film was revived with Pednekar rejoining the cast, Vicky Kaushal replacing Dhawan and Kiara Advani replacing Kapoor.[2]


Principal photography of the film begun in Mumbai in March 2021.[4] Filming was halted for several weeks in April when both Kaushal and Pednekar tested positive for COVID-19 in the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic.[5] Shoot resumed in June 2021. A song from the film was shot during the end of August 2021 on board the Roll-on/roll-off to Alibaug. Several scenes featuring Kaushal and Advani were also filmed in Pondicherry.[6][7]


Govinda Naam Mera
Soundtrack album by

Released 16 December 2022[8]
Recorded 2021-2022
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length 32:14
Language Hindi
Label Sony Music India

The music of the film is composed by Meet BrosTanishk BagchiB PraakSachin–Jigar and Rochak Kohli.

The song “Kyaa Baat Haii 2.0” was recreated from the 2018 track Kya Baat Ay which was sung by Harrdy Sandhu, written by Jaani and composed by B Praak.[9]

Track listing
No. Title Lyrics Music Singer(s) Length
1. “Bijli” Vayu Sachin-Jigar Mika SinghNeha Kakkar, Sachin-Jigar 2:54
2. “Bana Sharabi” Tanishk Bagchi Tanishk Bagchi Jubin Nautiyal 3:48
3. “Kyaa Baat Haii 2.0” Jaani Tanishk Bagchi, B Praak Harrdy SandhuNikhita Gandhi 2:56
4. “Pappi Jhappi” Kumaar Meet Bros Meet Bros, Harry Arora 2:58
5. “Hello” Gurpreet Saini Rochak Kohli Rochak Kohli 3:53
6. “Bijli” (Remix) Vayu Sachin-Jigar Sachin-Jigar, Dj Chetas, Mika Singh, Neha Kakkar 2:54
7. “Kyaa Baat Haii 2.0” (Remix) Jaani Tanishk Bagchi, B Praak, Kimera Tanishk Bagchi, B Praak, Kimera, Harrdy Sandhu, Nikhita Gandhi 2:45
8. “Bana Sharabi” (Female Version) Tanishk Bagchi Tanishk Bagchi Tanishk Bagchi, Neeti Mohan 3:49
9. “Bana Sharabi” (Reprise) Tanishk Bagchi Tanishk Bagchi Tanishk Bagchi, Lakshay Kapoor 2:29
10. “Bana Sharabi” (Instrumental) Tanishk Bagchi Tanishk Bagchi Instrumental 3:48
Total length: 32:14

Marketing and release[edit]

In November 2021, Karan Johar announced the film with the new current title as well as three character posters which introduced Kaushal as Govinda Waghmare, Pednekar as his wife and Advani as his girlfriend.[10][11] In August 2022, it was announced that the film was heading for a streaming release on Disney+ Hotstar sometime in November 2022, with the film’s digital rights being sold for ₹62 crores.[12] The film was premiered on 16 December 2022 on Disney+ Hotstar.[13]

Govinda Naam Meraगोविंदा नाम मेरा



An abusive wife, a hot girlfriend and a court case, Govinda Waghmare is just not able to catch a break. The icing on top of that horrible cake - a murder.




Vicky Kaushal

Bhumi Pednekar

Kiara Advani

Trupti Khamkar

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Dayanand Shetty

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Viraj Ghelani

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Akshay Gunawat

Sayaji Shinde

Amey Wagh

Renuka Shahane

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Veena Nair

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Aseem Hattangadi

Ranbir Kapoor



Karan Johar

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Hiroo Johar

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Apoorva Mehta


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Sohel Sanwari

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Ganesh Acharya

Mukesh Chhabra

Rochak Kohli

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Sachin Sanghvi

Jigar Saraiya

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Meet Bros Anjjan

Shashank Khaitan

Shashank Khaitan

Shashank Khaitan

Ajit Andhare

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Amit Ray

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Subrata Chakraborty

Tushar Kalia

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Sheetal Sharma

Tanishk Bagchi

Tanishk Bagchi

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John Stewart Eduri

Gurpreet Saini

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Charu Shree Roy

Harrdy Sandhu

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Somesh Shivraj

Mika Singh


Neha Kakkar

Jubin Nautiyal

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Punit Kumar

Nikhita Gandhi

B Praak

Neeti Mohan


Altamash Faridi

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Vidushi Tiwari

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Harry Arora

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Lakshay Kapoor

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