Main Hoon Na

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Main Hoon Na
Poster mainhoonna.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Farah Khan
Produced by Shahrukh Khan
Gauri Khan
Written by Abbas Tyrewala
(dialogue)
Screenplay by Farah Khan
Abbas Tyrewala
Rajesh Saathi
Story by Farah Khan
Starring Shah Rukh Khan
Sunil Shetty
Sushmita Sen
Zayed Khan
Amrita Rao
Music by Anu Malik
Cinematography V. Manikandan
Edited by Shirish Kunder
Distributed by Red Chillies Entertainment
Eros International
Release dates 30 April 2004
Running time 173 mins
Country India
Language Hindi
Budget INR250 million (US$4.1 million)[1]
Box office INR678.2 million (US$11 million)[2]

Main Hoon Na (translation: I Am Here Now) is a Bollywood action comedy film co-written and directed by Farah Khan. The screenplay was written by Farah Khan and Abbas Tyrewala based on the story Anvita Dutt Guptan. It stars Shah Rukh Khan, Sunil Shetty, Sushmita Sen, Zayed Khan and Amrita Rao in the main cast. It was remade into Tamil as Aegan starring Ajith Kumar, Nayantara, Pia Bajpai.

The film is the story of Indian army Major Ram Prasad Sharma (Shah Rukh Khan) who becomes embroiled in the events to ensure that "Project Milap" - the releasing of civilian captives on either side of the borders of India and Pakistan - can take place as a sign of trust and peace between the two nations.[3] Main Hoon Na is one of the most successful Indian films discussing the Indo-Pakistani conflict from a neutral point of view. The film was shot at St. Paul's school, Darjeeling.

It is the first film of Shah Rukh Khan's production company Red Chillies Entertainment and choreographer Farah Khan's directorial debut film. It was released on 30 April 2004 and was declared a hit in India by Box Office India.

Plot[edit]

The movie is about the relationship between India and Pakistan. The governments of India and Pakistan have launched, "Project Milaap", where both the governments will release the POVs from the previous wars. Raghavan, a deranged ex-army man-turned-militant does not want the peaceful operation to turn to reality and makes an attempt on Gen. Amarjeet Bakshi's life. While trying to rescue Gen. Bakshi, Brigadier Shekhar Sharma falls prey to a stray bullet. While on deathbed he confesses to his son Major Ram Prasad Sharma that his wife and son had left him many years ago due to his infidelity. He tells Ram his last wish: his family be reunited under one roof, and dies. Meanwhile, Gen. Bakshi tells Ram that his teenage daughter Sanjana's life is in danger, and asks him to go undercover to Darjeeling and pose as a student in Sanjana's class . As the fate would have it, Ram learns that his younger brother Laxman "Lucky" is studying at the same college. So Maj. Ram starts off on his dual mission: personal and national.

Cast[edit]

Release[edit]

Jamie Russell wrote in his review in the BBC, "A bonkers 'masala' movie, Main Hoon Na could be the mutant offspring of Grease and The Matrix. Part thriller, part high school comedy and all Bollywood musical, it's the directorial debut of Farah Khan."[4]

Box office[edit]

Main Hoon Na was the second highest grossing Indian movie of 2004 behind Veer-Zaara (also a Shahrukh Khan starrer).[5] It made INR480 million (US$7.9 million) in India and an additional INR198 million (US$3.2 million) in the overseas market. Box Office India declared it a hit in India and a blockbuster overseas.[2]

Satellite Rights[edit]

Currently Star India owns the rights to Main Hoon Na which is televised on Star Gold many times throughout the year

Music[edit]

Main Hoon Na
Soundtrack album by Anu Malik
Recorded YRF Studios (Mumbai)
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length 40:25
Language Hindi
English
Label T-Series
Producer Anu Malik
Anu Malik chronology
Murder
(2004)
Main Hoon Na
(2004)
Fida
(2004)

The music was composed by Anu Malik and for this, he won his third Filmfare award. The lyrics were provided by Javed Akhtar.

Song Singer(s) Duration Notes
"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

Awards[edit]

Main Hoon Na received many awards and nominations. The awards it won are highlighted in bold:[6]

Filmfare Awards[edit]

Zee Cine Award[edit]

Star Screen Award[edit]

  • 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 ActionAllan Amin.
  • Star Screen Award for Best Background MusicRanjit 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Main Hoon Na". IBOS Network. Retrieved 25 December 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Top Lifetime Grossers Worldwide". Boxofficeindia.com. Retrieved 25 December 2010. 
  3. ^ Rajinder Dudrah, Rajinder Kumar Dudrah Bollywood Travels: Culture, Diaspora and Border Crossings in Popular Hindi Cinema Routledge (2012) p. 18
  4. ^ Jamie Russell Main Hoon Na (2004) 28 April 2004 BBC Movies
  5. ^ "Box Office 2004". Boxofficeindia.com. Retrieved 2011-08-13. 
  6. ^ "Awards for MHN 2004". BollywoodHungama.com. Retrieved 2005. 

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