Taaqatwar is a 1989 Bollywood action film directed by David Dhawan and starring Sanjay Dutt, Govinda, Neelam Kothari and Anita Raj. It was a boxoffice success. Govinda worked with David Dhawan for the first time in Taaqatwar. He then formed a successful collaboration with David Dhawan and went on to act in 17 movies directed by him, most of which were comedy films and were successful. David Dhawan paired actor Sanjay Dutt and Govinda together for a further three successful films much later on in his career.