Main Hoon Na
|Main Hoon Na|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Farah Khan|
|Produced by||Shahrukh Khan
|Screenplay by||Farah Khan
|Story by||Anvita Dutt Guptan|
|Starring||Shah Rukh Khan
|Music by||Anu Malik|
|Editing by||Shirish Kunder|
|Distributed by||Red Chillies Entertainment
|Release dates||30 April 2004|
|Running time||175 mins|
|Budget||250 million (US$3.8 million)|
|Box office||678.2 million (US$10 million)|
Main Hoon Na (translation: I Am Here Now) is a Bollywood action comedy film written and directed by Farah Khan. It is the first film of Shah Rukh Khan's production company Red Chillies Entertainment and Farah Khan's directorial debut film. It was released on 30 April 2004 and was declared a hit in India by Box Office India. It stars Shah Rukh Khan, Sunil Shetty, Sushmita Sen, Zayed Khan, & Amrita Rao in the main cast. Many visual effects were also used in the movie according to the action sequences which were shown.
The Indian army is working on Project Milaap – a project designed to end the long-lasting conflict between Pakistan and India. Indian prisoners will be released from Pakistan and Pakistani prisoners will be released from India, resulting in a friendship between the two countries. General Amar Singh Bakshi (Kabir Bedi) and Brigadier Shekhar Sharma (Naseeruddin Shah) both wish to see Project Milaap turn into a reality. However, dreaded terrorist Raghavan (Sunil Shetty), an ex-army member who lost his place in the army for killing innocent Pakistanis, will do anything to stop this project – he has a grudge against Pakistan ever since his son was murdered in Kashmir. When Raghavan and his men attack the General, they are stopped by Major Ram Prasad Sharma (Shah Rukh Khan), the son of Shekhar Sharma. Shekhar is shot while saving the General. On his deathbed, he tells Ram that he has another son named Lakshman (Zayed Khan), Ram's half-brother, and a wife Madhu (Kirron Kher), both of whom left him when he committed adultery 20 years ago, the result of which was Ram. Shekhar's last wish is for Ram to unite the family and bury his ashes with Lakshman and Madhu.
Raghavan is targeting General Bakshi's daughter Sanjana (Amrita Rao), so he sends Ram to her college in Darjeeling to protect her, having him pose as a student who is returning to complete his unfinished education. Ram agrees, especially when he learns that Madhu and Lakshman live in that town and that Lakshman is also a student at the college. At the college, Lakshman is better known as Lucky, the most popular student; he is best friends with the tomboyish Sanjana, who is in love with him. At first, Ram does not realise that Lucky is in fact, his brother. After Ram learns who Lucky is and saves his life, he earns both Lucky and Sanjana's friendship. Ram also falls in love with the new chemistry teacher, Chandini (Sushmita Sen), who eventually returns his feelings. When Raghavan sends one of his men Khan, to shoot Sanjana's friend, Ram stops Khan and arrests him to interrogate him. Ram begins living at Lucky's house as a paying guest and soon forms a special bond with Lucky and Madhu while hiding his true identity.
When Sanjana changes her tomboy image, Lucky realises he is in love with her. Raghavan invades the college, masquerading as a teacher to get close to Ram and Sanjana. Madhu and Lucky learn about Ram's true identity and throw him out of the house – just as he leaves, he tells them about Shekhar's death. When Ram hears that Raghavan has taken the college students hostage, he confronts Raghavan. Khan realises that Ram was right all along and stands on his side. Ram manages to save everyone, while Raghavan kills Khan when he learns of his betrayal. Ram and Raghavan engage in a lengthy fight, during which Project Milaap successfully takes place. Ram reveals that he has taken the pin out of one of Raghavan's grenades. As Ram escapes with Lucky's help, Raghavan dies in the explosion. Ram reconciles with Lucky and Madhu, and the two brothers grant their late father's final wish. Also, Lucky finally graduates and the end credits take place during the graduation carnival.
- Shah Rukh Khan as Major Ram Prasad Sharma
- Sunil Shetty as Major Raghavan Dutta
- Sushmita Sen as Chandni (Chemistry Teacher)
- Zayed Khan as Lakshman "Lucky" Prasad Sharma
- Amrita Rao as Sanjana "Sanju" Bakshi
- Kabir Bedi as General Amar Singh Bakshi
- Naseeruddin Shah as Brigadier Shekhar Sharma
- Kirron Kher as Mrs. Madhu Sharma
- Bindu as Mrs. Kakkad
- Boman Irani as The Principal
- Satish Shah as Professor Rasai
- Rakhi Sawant as Mini
- Praveen Sirohi as Vivek
- Murali Sharma as Khan
Main Hoon Na was the second highest grossing Indian movie of 2004 behind Veer-Zaara (also a Shahrukh Khan starrer). It made 480 million (US$7.3 million) in India and an additional 198 million (US$3.0 million) in the overseas market. Box Office India declared it a hit in India and a blockbuster overseas.
|Main Hoon Na|
|Soundtrack album by Anu Malik|
|Recorded||YRF Studios (Mumbai)|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|Anu Malik chronology|
|"Main Hoon Na"||Sonu Nigam & Shreya Ghoshal||06:03||Pictured on Shahrukh Khan, Zayed Khan & Amrita Rao;
Sonu Nigam received several award nominations and an MTV Immies Best Male Singer Award
|"Tumse Milke"||Sonu Nigam, Aftab Sabri & Hasim Sabri||06:02||Pictured on Shahrukh Khan, Sushmita Sen, Zayed Khan & Amrita Rao;
Sonu Nigam received several award nominations
|"Tumhe Jo Maine Dekha"||Abhijeet Bhattacharya & Shreya Ghoshal||05:44||Pictured on Shahrukh Khan & Sushmita Sen|
|"Gori Gori"||KK, Anu Malik, Sunidhi Chauhan & Shreya Ghoshal||04:31||Pictured on Shahrukh Khan, Sushmita Sen, Zayed Khan, Amrita Rao, Sunil Shetty, Boman Irani & Bindu|
|"Chale Jaise Hawayein"||KK & Vasundhara Das||05:26||Pictured on Zayed Khan & Amrita Rao|
|"Main Hoon Na (Sad Version)"||Abhijeet Bhattacharya||04:18||Pictured on whole cast without Zayed Khan & Kirron Kher|
|"Yeh Fizayein"||KK & Alka Yagnik||05:19||Pictured on whole cast and crew during end credits|
|"Main Hoon Na" (Remix)||Ranjit Barot||02:31||Not in film|
Main Hoon Na received many awards and nominations. The awards it won are highlighted in bold:
- Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Anu Malik.
- Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Shahrukh Khan.
- Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor – Zayed Khan.
- Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Amrita Rao.
- Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role – Suniel Shetty.
- Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role – Boman Irani.
- Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer – Sonu Nigam.
- Filmfare Award for Best Lyricist – Javed Akhtar.
- Zee Cine Award for Best Director – Farah Khan.
- Zee Cine Award for Best Music Director – Anu Malik.
- Zee Cine Award Best Actor – Shahrukh Khan.
- Zee Cine Award Best Actress – Sushmita Sen.
- Zee Cine Award for Best Film
- Star Screen Award for Best Music – Anu Malik.
- Star Screen Award for Best Male Playback Singer – Sonu Nigam.
- Star Screen Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Zayed Khan.
- Star Screen Award for Best Action – Allan Amin.
- Star Screen Award for Best Background Music – Ranjit Barot.
- Star Screen Award for Best Choreography – Farah Khan.
- Star Screen Award for Best Lyrics – Javed Akhtar.
- Star Screen Award for Publicity Design – Rahul Nanda & Himanshu Nanda.
- Star Screen Award for Best Sound Recording – Shirish Kunder & Rakesh Ranjan.