Akele Hum Akele Tum

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Akele Hum Akele Tum
अकेले हम अकेले तुम
Akele Hum Akele Tum 1995 film poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Mansoor Khan
Produced by Ratan Jain
Written by Mansoor Khan
Nasir Hussain (dialogue)
Starring Aamir Khan
Manisha Koirala
Master Adil
Music by Anu Malik
Cinematography Baba Azmi
Edited by Zafar Sultan
Distributed by United Seven Combines
Release date
  • 30 November 1995 (1995-11-30)
Running time
160 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi
Budget 45 million (US$670,000)[1]
Box office 123.7 million (US$1.8 million)[1]

Akele Hum Akele Tum (English: I'm Just Alone, So Are You) is a 1995 Indian Hindi musical drama romance film. It stars Aamir Khan, Manisha Koirala and Master Adil, and was directed by Mansoor Khan. The music is by Anu Malik and the lyrics are by Majrooh Sultanpuri. This movie is a remake of Kannada film Ee Bandha Anubandha (1987) starring Shankar Nag. This itself is partly inspired from the 1979 Hollywood film Kramer vs. Kramer, starring Meryl Streep and Dustin Hoffman.The film was dubbed in Malayalam as Thaane Thaniye. [2]

Plot[edit]

Rohit Kumar (Aamir Khan) is an aspiring playback singer while Kiran (Manisha Koirala) is an ambitious classical singer-in-training. They meet, relate to each other's sentiments, fall in love and get married. When Kiran's parents oppose their marriage, they decide to lead a separate life.

However, after marriage, Kiran's ambitions take a back seat as she feels suppressed by her household responsibilities and looking after her son. Time fails to abate Kiran's frustration until she decides to leave Rohit and start a new life all over again. Now a loner, Rohit is forced to look after both his son and his own falling career. After some obvious teething troubles, Rohit succeeds in creating a separate world for himself and his son, Sunil.

Meanwhile, Kiran becomes a huge film star. She tries to reconcile with Rohit but as luck would have it, Rohit is a proud man and misinterprets her support as her pity and things become worse. A court case is eventually filed for the custody of Sunil.

Rohit faces a tough time preparing for the case as his financial position is not as sound as Kiran's. He sells his best songs at a very low price so that he can fight the custody battle. During the court battle, Kiran's lawyer Bhujbal (Paresh Rawal) uses every possible trick to show that Rohit does not deserve the custody of his child. He even uses the information that Rohit had told Kiran (only because he felt that she had a right to know about her son's life) against him. Rohit instructs his lawyer to fight the case honestly as he does not wish to hurt Kiran and her reputation. In the end the court rules in favor of the mother and Kiran is given custody of the child. During this time, common friends of Rohit and Kiran try to explain to Kiran that Rohit had changed for the better and that he was now very much attached to his son. Kiran also realises that their son would never find happiness only with her. She tells Rohit that she will not take Sonu away and that she wants him to stay at his own home to which Rohit replies that this was Kiran's home as well. Kiran seemingly moves to get out of the house but then closes the door and smiles.

Rohit and Kiran hug each other and their son and the movie ends.

Cast[edit]

Music[edit]

The music is given by Anu Malik. The song "Aisa Zakham Diya Hai" is based on "Child in Time" by Deep Purple.[3]

Title Singer(s) Length
"Aisa Zakham Diya Hai" Udit Narayan, Shankar Mahadevan & Aamir Khan 06.51
"Akele Hum Akele Tum" Udit Narayan & Aditya Narayan 04.48
"Raja Ko Rani Se Pyaar" Udit Narayan & Alka Yagnik 06.12
"Dil Mera Churaya Kyun" Kumar Sanu & Anu Malik 04.38
"Dil Kehta Hai" Kumar Sanu & Alka Yagnik 06.44
"Raja Ko Rani Se Pyaar" Kumar Sanu & Alka Yagnik 05.02

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Akele Hum Akele Tum". Box Office India. Archived from the original on 10 August 2015. Retrieved 16 July 2016. 
  2. ^ Dhawan, M.L. (24 August 2003). "Of NRI love story & tale of riots". The Sunday Tribune. Retrieved 16 July 2016. 
  3. ^ "Chori se Chori se...when copied songs are as good as the original". Daily News and Analysis. Retrieved 14 September 2016. 

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