Apne

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Apne
Theatrical release poster
Directed byAnil Sharma
Screenplay byNeeraj Pathak
Story byNeeraj Pathak
Produced bySangeeta Ahir[1]
StarringDharmendra
Sunny Deol
Bobby Deol
Katrina Kaif
Shilpa Shetty
Kirron Kher
Kunal Rajbhatt
CinematographyKabir Lal
Edited byAshfaque Makrani
Music bySongs:
Himesh Reshammiya
Background Score:
Monty Sharma
Distributed byVijayta Films
Release date
  • 29 June 2007 (2007-06-29)
Running time
174 mins
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi
Budget₹20 Crore[2]
Box office₹39.28 Crore[2]

Apne (transl.Ours) is a 2007 Indian Hindi-language sports drama film directed by Anil Sharma. It is the first film to feature Dharmendra and his real-life sons Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol together. Previously Sunny and Bobby had worked together in Dillagi (1999) and Dharmendra and Sunny had also appeared together in Sultanat (1986) and Kshatriya (1993). Katrina Kaif, Shilpa Shetty and Kirron Kher play the female leads. The film opened to an excellent response across India and emerged a commercial success at the box office.

Dharmendra plays the role of a disgraced ex-boxer Baldev Chaudhary who tries to wash a stain in his boxing career through his sons Angad and Karan (Sunny & Bobby Deol). Dharmendra had earlier played the role of a boxer in the film Main Intequam Loonga (1982). Footage from that film is used as flashback scenes in this film to show Baldev's career as a boxer.

Plot[edit]

Olympic medallist boxer Karen Choudhary is disgraced while competing for the World Heavy weight championship when a betting syndicate falsely accuses him of drug doping. He tries to erase this stain upon his honour by training up his son, Angad, but financial difficulties keep them from achieving his dream, straining their relationship with each other. Baldev's younger son Karan, an aspiring musician with a paralyzed arm, has just launched his first music album. Baldev trains a local boy to get into a media hyped TV boxing show, but is dropped for a better coach at the last minute. Baldev, very upset at this, is consoled by Karan, who overcomes his paralysis in a moment of emotional intensity. Realising his father is depressed, Karan gives up his own dream of a musical career to become a boxer and please his father. Karan persists with training and wins a series of fights, thinking that victory will bring his family together. The final match is with the current world heavy weight champion; Karan is tricked, and he ends up paralysed in a hospital bed. Baldev, who wanted to wash a stigma, is now about to lose his son. When Karan reveals the world heavy weight champion cheated, Angad decides to return to boxing and win the title for his father. Although Angad is also badly injured in boxing match but somehow survives and wins the match. Meanwhile, Karan suffers liver damage and requires a liver to survive. A pang of guilt stricken Baldev pleads with the doctors to use his liver, but the doctors reject the idea. In a stroke of luck, a liver is given to Karan through an unknown donor. In the end, Baldev, who was going to give up his life for Karan, is instead alive and happy with his family.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Apne
Soundtrack album by
Himesh Reshammiya
Released22 May 2007
GenreFilm soundtrack
LabelT-Series
ProducerHimesh Reshammiya
Himesh Reshammiya chronology
Fool N Final
(2007)
Apne
(2007)
Aap Kaa Surroor
(2007)

The Soundtrack of the movie was composed by Himesh Reshammiya. Apne was the last film in which Reshammiya and Sonu Nigam worked together due to the issues between them both.

  1. "Mehfooz Rakhta Hoon" – Himesh Reshammiya
  2. "Dekhoon Tujhe" – Himesh Reshammiya, Akriti Kakkar
  3. "Apne To Apne Hote Hain" – Jaspinder Narula, Sonu Nigam, Jayesh Gandhi
  4. "Ankh Vich Chehra Pyaar Da" – Shaan, Kunal Ganjawala, Amrita Kak, Himesh Reshammiya (replaced in the movie by Zubeen Garg)
  5. "Bulls Eye" – Shaan, Earl D'Souza
  6. "Tere Sang" – Jaspinder Narula, Sonu Nigam
  7. "Mehfooz" (Remix) – Himesh Reshammiya
  8. "Ankh Vich Chehra Pyaar Da" (Remix) – Shaan, Amrita Kak, Himesh Reshammiya, Kunal Ganjawala
  9. "Dekhoon Tujhe To Pyaar Aaye" (Remix) – Himesh Reshammiya, Akriti Kakkar

Reception[edit]

Box office[edit]

Apne opened to a good response throughout the country especially in the Northern territories most notably Punjab where it had a mammoth opening becoming a gigantic blockbuster in the long run.[3] The rest of the country saw a good opening for the film.

The film has been declared an "average" grosser in India and a "hit" in overseas.[4]

Reviews[edit]

Taran Adarsh in his review stated that "Apne is rich in emotions and has the potential to strike a chord with families. Those who love emotional fares are bound to take a liking for its theme."[5] The movie was also dubbed into Punjabi.

Sequel[edit]

A sequel named Apne 2 was officially announced on 30 November 2020, and will star Dharmendra, Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol and Sunny's son Karan Deol. It goes on floors in March 2021 and has been scheduled for a theatrical release on 5 November 2021, coinciding with Diwali. Delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sangeetha Ahir". IMDb. Archived from the original on 22 June 2023. Retrieved 28 June 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Apne – Movie – Box Office India". boxofficeindia.com. Archived from the original on 16 May 2021. Retrieved 1 June 2021.
  3. ^ "Overwhelming response in Punjab". Box Office India. Archived from the original on 15 July 2007. Retrieved 24 July 2007.
  4. ^ "boxofficeindia.com". Apne's verdict. Archived from the original on 8 August 2007. Retrieved 24 July 2007.
  5. ^ Adarsh, Taran. "Apne: Movie Review". Bollywood Hungama. Archived from the original on 6 March 2008. Retrieved 7 April 2011.
  6. ^ "Apne 2: Karan Deol joins family franchise with Dharmendra, Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol, see motion poster". Hindustan Times. 1 December 2020. Archived from the original on 30 November 2020. Retrieved 30 November 2020.

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