Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Saathiyo
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|Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Saathiyo|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Anil Sharma|
|Produced by||Akshay Kumar|
|Screenplay by||Shaktimaan Talwar|
|Story by||Shaktimaan Talwar|
|Music by||Anu Malik|
|Editing by||Ballu Saluja|
|Distributed by||Movie World|
|Running time||192 minutes|
Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Saathiyo is a Bollywood film released on 24 December 2004. Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Bobby Deol (in a dual role), Divya Khosla, Sandali Sinha and Nagma star in the film. Anil Sharma is the director of the film. He earlier directed the blockbuster Gadar: Ek Prem Katha (2001). Despite a huge star cast the film was a box office failure. The film released to average reviews. Anu Malik is the music director of the film.
Major General Amarjeet Singh (Amitabh Bachchan) is a dedicated officer for the Indian army. His son Lieutenant Commander Vikramjeet Singh (Bobby Deol) follows in his footsteps and joins the navy. Amarjeet is extremely proud of Vikramjeet but tragedy strikes when Vikramjeet is killed in action in a torpedo attack by a French made Ghazi class enemy Pakistani sub during the 1971 Indo-Pak conflict. After the defeat of Pakistan and India's victory everything is forgotten but the hatred and rivalry by a captured Pakistani POW remains.
Years later Kunal joins army but has no intentions of remaining there. Amarjeet succeeds in making Kunal do something to honour his deceased father. Kunal comes across a desert party and sees Shweta Bhansali Divya Khosla. It is love at first sight for him but she totally ignores him and does everything to avoid him. However she is doing this for a reason- she was once married. Shweta fell in love and married Major Rajeev Singh (Akshay Kumar), unfortunately he was deployed for action on his wedding day and he had to leave his newly wed bride...
In 1971 during the Indo-Pak war and the formation of Bangladesh, Lt. Commander Vikramjeet Singh has a ship in his command and a regiment of soldiers of the Indian Army, commandeered by his dad, Major General Amarjeet Singh. The ship comes under attack by a submarine of the Pakistani Navy, undergoes damage, and sinks along with Vikramjeet, but not before he courageously rescues about a hundred of trapped army soldiers. Years later, Vikramjeet's son Kunaljeet joins the army as a Captain, but he lacks the values his dad and grandfather had in them about serving the country selflessly. He just wants to be employed with the army for a couple of years, then re-locate to the U.S., run a business, and make lots of money. In order to accomplish this he always makes up excuses of not going to the front. He falls in love with Shweta Bhansali, and decides to stay in the army in order to be close to her. In order to achieve a medal, he fakes heroism; then carelessly jeopardizes a planned attack on terrorists and as a result several terrorist escape to their hideouts. Disciplined and chastised, an injured and humbled Kunaljeet awaits to meet his sweetheart - only to find out that she is in love and married to his senior Officer Major Rajeev Singh,who is assumed to be dead but actually is a prisoner of war. The only thread binding him to the army is broken, and it is then Kunaljeet finds out that the terrorists in collusion with rebel Pakistani officers are planning to bomb the Bhagwan Shivji's Amarnath Temple in Jammu & Kashmir in order to wipe out the Hindu religion and culture once and for all. Will Kunaljeet act accordingly to save some lives, or will his rashness result in more casualties
- Amitabh Bachchan as Major
- Akshay Kumar as Major R
- Bobby Deol as Lt. Commander Vikram
- Nagma as Aarti
- Kapil Sharma as Captain
- Divya Khosla as Shweta
- Sandali Sinha as Sakshi
- Danny Denzongpa as Col. Ashfaque Khan
- Ashutosh Rana as Sikander Khan
- Govind Namdeo as Maqsood Bhat
- Vivek Shauq
- Surendra Pal
- Aarti Chabria as Trilok
- Arif Zakaria
- Rajesh Vivek
- Vishwajeet Pradhan as Subedar Abdul
- Amrish Puri as a Narrator
The music is composed by Anu Malik. Lyrics are penned by Sameer.
|1.||"Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Sathiyo"||Sameer||Alka Yagnik, Kailash Kher, Sonu Nigam, Udit Narayan||7:38|
|2.||"Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Sathiyo - II"||Sameer||Sonu Nigam, Udit Narayan||6:51|
|3.||"Chali Aa Chali Aa"||Sameer||Alka Yagnik, Sonu Nigam||7:12|
|4.||"Dil Rota Hai Baar Baar"||Sameer||Sonu Nigam||4:38|
|5.||"Humein Tumse Hua Hai Pyar"||Sameer||Alka Yagnik, Udit Narayan||6:03|
|6.||"Kurti Malmal Di"||Sameer||Anuradha Paudwal, Kailash Kher, Sneha Pant, Sonu Nigam, Sudesh Bhosle||7:11|
|7.||"Mere Sarpe Dupatta"||Sameer||Alka Yagnik, Jaspinder Narula, Udit Narayan||5:30|
|8.||"Mujhe Pyar Do"||Sameer||Anuradha Paudwal, Karsan Sargathia, Sonu Nigam||6:04|
|9.||"Shivji Satya Hai"||Sameer||Sonu Nigam, Sukhwinder Singh||7:38|
- Akshay Kumar asked director Anil Sharma to give a disabled fan of his a role in the movie. The fan, Puran Chauhan, who lost his leg in a roadside accident at the age of five, was given a small part.
- Akshay Kumar was ready to opt out of the film if he had to mouth anti-Pakistani lines - he didn't want to hurt the feelings of his Pakistani fans. He rejoined the cast when his lines were rewritten.
- Five ships were used for the starting scene and sailed from Vishakapatnam, with shooting happening as far as 200 km from land. Quite a few of the crew were noted to have gotten sea sick.
- The scene where sea water gushes into the ship after being torpedoed, was shot inside the Indian Navy's "Damage Control Simulator" at the land base INS Shivaji.
- Nagma's screen name is never mentioned throughout the whole film.