Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Saathiyo

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Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Saathiyo
Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Saathiyo.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Anil Sharma
Produced by Akshay Kumar
Screenplay by Shaktimaan Talwar
Story by Shaktimaan Talwar
Starring Amitabh Bachchan
Akshay Kumar
Bobby Deol
Divya Khosla Kumar
Sandali Sinha
Nagma
Music by Anu Malik
Cinematography Kabir Lal
Edited by Ballu Saluja
Distributed by Movie World
Release date(s)
  • December 24, 2004 (2004-12-24)
Running time 193 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi

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 Kumar, 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.[1] The film released to average reviews. Anu Malik is the music director of the film.

Plot[edit]

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. 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 foment communal strife. Will Kunaljeet act accordingly to save some lives, or will his rashness result in more casualties

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

The music is composed by Anu Malik. Lyrics are penned by Sameer.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Singer(s) Length
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

Trivia[edit]

  • 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.

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