Hum Tum

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Hum Tum
Hum Tum (film) poster.jpg
Promotional poster for the film
Directed by Kunal Kohli
Produced by Aditya Chopra
Written by Siddharth Anand
Kunal Kohli
Starring Saif Ali Khan
Rani Mukerji
Kirron Kher
Rati Agnihotri
Rishi Kapoor
Music by Jatin-Lalit
Cinematography Sunil Patel
Distributed by Yash Raj Films
Release date(s)
  • 28 May 2004 (2004-05-28)
Running time 143 mins
Country India
Language Hindi

Hum Tum (translation: Me and You) is a Bollywood romantic comedy movie, released in India on 28 May 2004, directed by Kunal Kohli and produced by Aditya Chopra and Yash Chopra under the Yash Raj Films banner. The movie stars Saif Ali Khan and Rani Mukerji in the lead roles. The film itsself is losely based on the 1989 romantic comedy When Harry met Sally.

Hum Tum follows the encounters of the two main characters until they, after several years and various meetings, become friends and finally fall in love at the end of the movie. The comic characters Hum and Tum have their own animated sequences in the movie, where they represent the current state of Karan's and Rhea's relationship. The animation for this film was done by Kathaa Animations[1] and the Special Effects by Tata Elxsi. The director Kunal Kohli has stated that the film "is inspired from the genre When Harry Met Sally... belongs to."[2]

The film was generally received well by critics,[3] and special praise went to Khan's and Mukerji's performances. It won several Filmfare Awards, including Best Actress (Mukerji), Director (Kohli), and Actor in a Comic Role (Khan). In June 2005, Khan won the National Film Award for Best Actor.

Synopsis[edit]

Karan (Saif Ali Khan) is a cartoonist and a self-styled ladies' man. His daily comic, named "Hum Tum," explores the battle of stereotypical male/female behavior. On a plane from Delhi to New York, he meets Rhea (Rani Mukerji) who doesn't seem to be interested in him. His feeble attempts at flirting go nowhere, but when they have a stop-over in Amsterdam, she agrees to explore the city with him. Karan quickly learns he has little in common with the feisty but proper Rhea, but he won't give up. He ends their contentious time together with an unwelcome kiss. Outraged, Rhea slaps him, and storms off, but Karan insists they'll meet again. After a few months he spots her in a park in New York, and she makes a scene with his girlfriend (Shenaz Treasurywala), who turns out to be Rhea's friend, which ends in their break-up.

Three years later, Karan is helping his mother plan a wedding that turns out to be Rhea's. Rhea is marrying Sameer (Abhishek Bachchan). They bicker again, but this time, they part on good terms. Years later in Paris, Karan is visiting his father (Rishi Kapoor), when he runs into Rhea. He learns from Rhea's mother (Kirron Kher) that Sameer has died in a car accident, and he sets out to help her reclaim her positive outlook on life. Karan returns to Mumbai, and three months later, Rhea and her mother visit. Sensing that she needs to be with a straight-laced, "boring guy," he conspires with Rhea's mother to fix her up with his shy best friend, Mihir (Jimmy Shergill). But eventually Mihir falls in love with a friend of Karan's, Diana (Isha Koppikar) and they get engaged. On the engagement night Rhea learns from drunk Diana about the conspiracy. Mihir makes Rhea realize hers and Karan's love for each other. That night Rhea and Karan consummate their relationship. Karan deems it a mistake and asks Rhea to marry him as he feels he took advantage of her, and that marriage will rectify the mistake. Rhea becomes upset, as she did not consider their actions a mistake; she realizes she loves him but tells Karan that they should not commit one more mistake by marrying for the wrong reasons. Rhea leaves him since Karan projects his confused feelings as guilt rather than as love for her. Karan realises his mistake, and goes out to find her. One year later, Karan and Rhea reunite again. Karan admits his love for her, and they get married and have a baby girl.

Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

The film had an above average opening and did fairly well at the Box Office, with a net gross of INR305 million (US$5.1 million) (unadjusted for inflation). It was the seventh highest grossing film of that year.[4]

Critical reception of the film was mixed to positive.[3] The most common form of criticism came from its "simplistic and at times dragging script".[5] While critics were divided amongst their opinions about the film itself, the direction by Kunal Kohli and the performances by its lead and supporting casts were adequately praised.[6][7][8]

Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama says that "casting is one of the film's strengths", arguing that "It would be hard to imagine anyone other than Saif as the wisecracking Karan...he makes Karan insufferable and likable at the same time...His arresting performance is sure to sky-rocket his fan-following amongst the youngsters." Adarsh also argues that "Rani's effervescent personality infuses Rhea with buoyancy, and, later in the film, she too shows a vulnerable side. Rani takes a giant leap as an actor...her performance is flawless."[5]

Awards[edit]

2005 National Film Awards[edit]

  • Won, National Film Award for Best Actor - Saif Ali Khan

2005 Filmfare Awards[edit]

  • Won, Best Director - Kunal Kohli
  • Won, Best Actress - Rani Mukerji
  • Won, Best Performance in a Comic Role - Saif Ali Khan
  • Won, Best Female Playback Singer - Alka Yagnik
  • Won, Best Scene of the Year
  • Nominated, Best Film
  • Hamid special award

2005 IIFA[edit]

2005 Screen Awards[edit]

2005 Zee Cine Awards[edit]

Music[edit]

Music of the film was given by Jatin Lalit and lyrics by Prasoon Joshi. The following are the songs of the film:-

# Title Singer(s) Length
1 "Hum Tum" Babul Supriyo, Alka Yagnik 05:34
2 "Ladki Kyon Na Jane Kyon" Shaan, Alka Yagnik 06:21
3 "Gore Gore Se" Alka Yagnik 05:02
4 "Yaara Yaara" Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik 04:06
5 "Chak De" Sonu Nigam, Sadhana Sargam 05:51
6 "Mere Dil Vich Hum Tum" Rishi Rich, Veronica, Juggy D 03:45
7 "Hum Tum (Instrumental)" 03:28

The CD and audio cassette also feature an instrumental version of "Hum Tum" and a deleted song called "Yaara Yaara". This tune was reused in Kunal Kohli's next film, Fanaa, in the songs "Chand Sifarish" and, more noticeably, "Chanda Chamke". The latter has the same tune throughout the entire song.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Animation Dimensions acquires Katha Animation, scales to 300". Animation Xpress.com. 18 December 2006. Retrieved 2011-09-16. 
  2. ^ "Pehli nazar mein pehla pyaar is crap!". Rediff.com. Retrieved 2011-09-16. 
  3. ^ a b "Hum Tum". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2011-09-15. 
  4. ^ "Boxofficeindia.com". Boxofficeindia.com. Retrieved 2011-09-15. 
  5. ^ a b "Hum Tum : Movie Review by Taran Adarsh". Bollywoodhungama.com. Retrieved 2011-09-15. 
  6. ^ "Bollywood - Film Review - Hum Tum". Planetbollywood.com. 28 May 2004. Retrieved 2011-09-15. 
  7. ^ "Hum Tum Movie Review - Hindi Movie". Apunkachoice.com. Retrieved 2011-09-15. 
  8. ^ "Hum Tum: a casting coup!". Rediff.com. 29 May 2004. Retrieved 2011-09-15. 
  9. ^ "Hum Tum (2004) Awards". IMDB. Retrieved 2011-09-15. 

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