Hum Dono (1961 film)
|Directed by||Amarjeet; Vijay Anand (uncredited)|
|Produced by||Dev Anand|
|Written by||Vijay Anand (Screenplay & Dialogue)
Nirmal Sircar (Story)
- This article is about the 1961 film. For the 1985 film, see Hum Dono (1985 film). For the television series, see Hum Dono (2000 television series)
Hum Dono (Hindi: हम दोनों; Urdu: ہم دونوں; Both of Us) is a 1961 Hindi film produced by Dev Anand and Navketan films. Amarjeet is credited as the film's director, but producer and star Dev Anand claimed that it was his brother Vijay Anand, who directed the film, based on his own script. The film stars Dev Anand in a double role, and also has Nanda, Sadhana and Leela Chitnis. It has been relaunched in colour after exactly 50 years on 4 February 2011. The film is also known for its music by Jaidev and became a box office hit. The film was remade in Telugu as Ramuni Mechina Ramudu with N. T. Rama Rao.
Mahesh Anand and Major Verma have two things in common. Both are in the army and both look alike. When Major Verma is missing in action (MIA) in Burma Campaign during World War II, believed dead (KIA) during the battle, Mahesh is asked to convey this news to his family. Upon arrival, he is mistaken for Major Verma. He meets with Verma's mother, Mrs. Verma, as well as his ailing wife, Ruma. Unable to break the news of Verma's death and shatter their fragile world, Mahesh gets mistaken for Verma and is welcomed home. This creates complications in Mahesh's life as his sweetheart, Meeta, thinks that Mahesh no longer loves her. Then Ruma finds out that her husband is in love with another woman. Mahesh finds himself in a deep quandary, for he is unable to confide to anyone, and the only one who can assist him find his way back to his own life and family - is Major Verma.
- Dev Anand as Capt. Anand / Major. Manohar Lal Verma
- Nanda as Ruma
- Sadhana as Mita
- Lalita Pawar as Major's Mother
- Gajanan Jagirdar as Ruma's Father (as Jagirdar)
- Rashid Khan as John
- Filmfare Nomination for Best Actor-Dev Anand
- Director Amarjeet was nominated for the Golden Bear at the 1962 Berlin International Film Festival.
The film has a superhit song "Mai Zindagi ka saath nibhata chala gaya" by Mohammed Rafi and the Lata solo "Allah tero naam". It also has the evergreen duet "Abhi na jaao chhodkar" by Mohammad Rafi and Asha Bhosle.
A colorized version of the film was released theatrically in 2011.
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