Haami

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Haami
Haami poster.jpg
Directed byNandita Roy and Shiboprosad Mukherjee
Written byNandita Roy and Shiboprosad Mukherjee
Screenplay byNandita Roy
Story byNandita Roy
Produced byWindows Production
CinematographySupriyo Dutta
Edited byMoloy Laha
Music byArindam Chatterjee
Anindya Chatterjee
Production
company
Windows Production House
Distributed byWindows Production and Eros International
Release date
  • 11 May 2018 (2018-05-11)
[1]
CountryIndia
LanguageBengali
Budget85 lakhs
Box office7.51crore

Haami is a 2018 Bengali film directed by Nandita Roy and Shiboprosad Mukherjee.[2] The movie is produced by Windows and is distributed regionally by the same. As per the figures provided by trade magazine. Film Companion, it was the highest grosser in Bengali cinema in 2018. Haami is a tale of two friends, Bhutu and Chini, who comes from entirely different backgrounds. Before Haami, Nandita Roy and Shiboprosad Mukherjee came up with Ramdhanu which also dealt with the story of harried parents and what they go through in order to put their children in good schools. Haami could well be considered as a sequel to this, where Laltu and Mitali's characters are played by the same cast i.e. Shiboprosad Mukherjee and Gargi Roy Chowdhury.The Malayalam rights of this movie have been acquired by Rajesh Nair, who made Salt Mango Tree, based on the same film..

Plot[edit]

Laltu Biswas (Shiboprosad Mukherjee) and Mitali Biswas (Gargi Roy Chowdhury) are the parents of Bhutu (Broto Banerjee). Mitali is a homemaker and Laltu is a furniture showroom owner. Their son, Bhutu, studies in one of the top schools of Kolkata, where he meets his best friend, Chini (Tiyasha Pal). Contrary to Bhutu's background, Chini comes from a highly intellectual and sophisticated family where her parents, Srinjoy Sen (Sujan Mukhopadhyay) and Rina Sen (Churni Ganguly), are both academicians. Bhutu being a diehard Salman Khan fan like his father, happens to know all the antics from Salman Khan films. He is the self-proclaimed 'bhaijaan' at school and gets into a scuffle with a classmate because of his antics. Bhutu thinks that he should let Chini know about his feelings towards her and tells her that he loves her and wishes to marry her someday. Chini ends up telling this to her parents. Keeping Chini's involvement in mind the school authorities summon Chini's parents as well which leads to a confrontation between the parents, who end up having a brawl. The Sens decide to change Chini's school and take her away from Bhutu. After getting a good scolding from his mother, Bhutu decides not to speak to Chini anymore and stops sitting beside her at school, which hurts Chini. Soon their sections are also changed. However, after watching someone getting married on TV, Bhutu decides to marry Chini by putting sindoor on her. Meanwhile, another child from the class, stands witness to this plan and reports it to the class teacher, who is again forced to take it up with the principal. Both set of parents are summoned again. Though the parents are miffed with each other and the school, they realise at the end how innocent and pure Bhutu and Chini's bonding is.

Cast and crew[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

The music of the film is directed and composed by Anindya Chatterjee. Bhutu Bhaijan, the song based on Bhutu that became an overnight sensation, has been composed by Arindam Chatterjee. All the other songs of the movie have been sung by children, which is rare in Bengali cinema. Only a promotional song that is not in the film has been sung by Babul Supriyo. Every song of Haami was released on YouTube and other digital platforms and a special album was also released. The music of Haami also earned Mirchi Best Music Award of the Year (2018).

Haami
Soundtrack album by
Released2018
Recorded2018
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelEros International
Producer
  • Windows Production House
Arindam Chatterjee chronology
Dhaka Attack
(2017)
Haami
(2018)
Fidaa
(2018)
Singles from Haami
  1. "Haami Title Track"
    Released: 23 Mar 2018
  2. "Bhutu Bhaijaan"
    Released: 30 Mar 2018
  3. "Khola Tiffin Box (sad)"
    Released: 14 Apr 2018
  4. "Tiffin box ( Happy)"
    Released: 24 Apr 2018
  5. "Chachaji"
    Released: 29 May 2018

All lyrics are written by Anindya Chatterjee.

No.TitleMusicSingerLength
1."Haami Title Track"Anindya ChatterjeeBabul Supriyo, Anindya Chatterjee2:36
2."Bhutu Bhaijaan"Arindam ChatterjeeShreyan Bhattacharya3:24
3."Tiffin Box (Sad)"Anindya ChatterjeeSwamantak Mukherjee, Aruna das4:52
4."Tiffin box ( Happy)"Anindya ChatterjeeShreyan Bhattacharya, Ranita Banerjee2:35
5."Chachaji"Anindya ChatterjeeShreyan Bhattacharya, Ranita Banerjee3:14
6."Haami (Reprise)"Anindya ChatterjeeBabul Supriyo, Anindya Chatterjee 
7."Bhutu Bhaijaan (Reloaded)"Arindam ChatterjeeShreyan Bhattacharya 

Release and screening[edit]

Haami was released on 11 May 2018 and was premiered in Nandan. The film was initially shown in Navina Cinema and a few other halls after it was rejected by seven prime theatres of Kolkata. The movie ran in theatres for 60 consecutive days.[citation needed]

Awards[edit]

  • Most Popular film of the year by WBFJA (2018)
  • Mirchi Best Music Award of the Year(2018)
  • Most watched film all time by Hoichoi
  • Best Music Album of the year
  • Best Music Composer of the year
  • Best  Lyricist – Anindya Chatterjee
  • Best Female Vocalist of the year.- Aruna Das
  • Best Child Actor - Broto Banerjee

Other recognition and achievements[edit]

  • 100 days theatrical Run
  • 60 consecutive days of houseful in Nandan
  • Airborne rights in 6 major airlines
  • Airborne run for 15 months
  • Television Barc Rating 824
  • Available simultaneously in Hotstar, Hoichoi and Star Jalsha
  • Haami Merchandise sponsored by Max Fashion
  • 17 brands associated with single film including Mukhorochok Chanachur, P C Chandra, Priya Gopal Bishoyee, City Style, and Shoppers Stop

Branding and merchandise[edit]

Windows took the trademark on the name and formed Haami Club. 'Haami Films' has also been opened as a sister production house of Windows. Nandita Roy and Shiboprosad Mukherjee have projects under the banner of Windows and Haami films. All these will have children as their lead cast.

Windows and Haami Films have announced the making of Haami 2 and Haami 3. They have also announced that actor Prosenjit Chatterjee will be featuring in Haami 2, along with the same cast of Haami.

References[edit]

  1. ^ সংবাদদাতা, নিজস্ব. "হলের কাঁটায় জেরবার 'হামি'". www.anandabazar.com (in Bengali).
  2. ^ "Haami is the biggest blockbuster of 2018 so far - Times of India". The Times of India.

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