Hulchul (2004 film)
|Produced by||Ratan Jain
|Written by||K. Saxena (Dialogues)|
|Screenplay by||Neeraj Vora|
|Story by||Neeraj Vora
Kareena Kapoor Khan
|Edited by||Arun Kumar|
|Distributed by||Venus Records & Tapes|
|Box office||₹62.8 crore|
Hulchul (translated: Commotion) is a 2004 Indian Hindi comedy drama film directed by Priyadarshan. The story is adapted from the Malayalam film Godfather. The film has a huge star cast including Akshaye Khanna, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Arshad Warsi, Sunil Shetty, Amrish Puri, Paresh Rawal, Jackie Shroff, Arbaaz Khan, Shakti Kapoor, Farha Naaz, and Laxmi.
Twenty years ago, Angar Chand (Amrish Puri) lived a wealthy lifestyle in a small town in India, along with his wife, Parvati, and four sons - Balram (Jackie Shroff), Kishan (Paresh Rawal), Shakti (Arbaaz Khan) and baby Jai (Akshaye Khanna). Since Balram is of marriageable age, Angar arranges his marriage with the daughter of Laxmi Devi (Laxmi), who opposes this marriage. During the wedding ceremony, Laxmi orders her sons, Surajbhan and Pratap to forcibly remove their sister. In anger, Laxmi's husband takes a gun and shoots at Balram but instead Parvati is hit and killed. Laxmi subsequently marries her daughter to Kashinath (Shakti Kapoor). An enraged Angar hangs Laxmi's husband to death, is arrested and sentenced to 14 years in prison. When he returns, he makes it clear that women will not be permitted in his house, posting a sign on the front gate, and forbids his sons to ever marry.
Anjali (Kareena Kapoor) is Laxmi's granddaughter who is in college with Jai. Angar and his family are informed that Anjali is to be married, and they try to break off the engagement. Jai humiliates Anjali when she returns to college after her failed engagement. Laxmi convinces Anjali to trick Jai into falling in love with her to cause a rift in the family. Jai meets with Anjali who openly admits that she is attracted to him. Jai, at first rejects her, then decides to teach her and her family a lesson. Both feign their love for each other, but subsequently Anjali and Jai admit their agendas. Both go their separate ways, but find that they are indeed in love with each other. In order to marry, Jai must first convince his elder brothers to get married, albeit in vain as none of them even want to consider this option.
Lucky (Arshad Warsi), Jai's friend, finds out that Kishan, a seemingly celibate devotee of Lord Hanuman, is leading a dual life as Murari, who has been married to a woman, Gopi (Farha Naaz), from Gangapur, for 7 years and has two children, a son and a daughter. When Angar finds out he kicks Kishan and Jai out of his house because Jai supports Kishan's marriage.
Anjali's marriage is fixed with Laxmi's advocate's son (Sharad Kelkar). After Jai and Anjali acknowledge their love for each other to her family, Anjali's uncles Pratap and Surajbhan approach Angar, asking him to help them stop Jai from disrupting her fixed marriage. Jai, Kishan, Gopi, and Lucky sneak into the wedding venue with the help of Anjali's uncle Veeru (Sunil Shetty). Jai dresses as the bridegroom and goes through the marriage rituals. Jai is revealed and tells his father he won't go through with the final steps of the wedding without his approval.
Balram, who previously had supported his father's mentality the most, finally tells Jai to place the wedding necklace around Anjali's neck, completing the wedding. Jai is initially prevent from trying to do so, but eventually he and Anjali are married. Anjali asks her grandmother to end the feud and Jai asks his father for forgiveness. Angar leaves the wedding and contemplates all his sons' actions on the way home. All brothers and the two wives arrive at the gate. Angar looks at his sons and takes the sign off the gate and finally welcomes women back into his family.
- Amrish Puri as Angar Chand
- Lakshmi as Laxmi Devi
- Akshaye Khanna as Jai Angar Chand
- Kareena Kapoor Khan as Anjali
- Sunil Shetty as Veer / Veeru
- Paresh Rawal as Kishen Angar Chand / Murari
- Jackie Shroff as Balram Angar Chand / Balli
- Arbaaz Khan as Shakti Angar Chand
- Arshad Warsi as Lucky, Jai's Friend
- Farah Naaz as Gopi, Kishen's wife
- Deep Dhillon as Pratap
- Akhilendra Mishra as Surajbhan / Surya
- Asrani as Advocate Mishra
- Manoj Joshi as Laxmi's Advocate
- Sharad Kelkar as Lawyer's son, whose marriage is fixed with Anjali
- Shakti Kapoor as Kashinath
- Upasana Singh as Mrs. Surya
- Mumaith Khan in a Special Appearance in song, "Lut Gayee"
- Zubein Khan in a Special Appearance in song, "Lut Gayee"
All music composed by Vidyasagar.
|1.||"Dekho Zara Dekho"||Udit Narayan, Kunal Ganjawala||5:47|
|2.||"Hum Dil Ke"||Sadhana Sargam, Shaan||4:56|
|3.||"Ishq Mein Pyar Mein"||Alka Yagnik, Shaan||4:57|
|4.||"Lut Gayee"||Gayatri Iyer, Sayonara Philip, Poornima & Raja Lakshmi||5:18|
|5.||"Lee Humne Thi Kasam"||Hariharan||4:49|
|6.||"Rafta Rafta"||Udit Narayan, Sujatha Mohan||5:17|
- Subhash K. Jha (27 November 2004). "Hulchul - Talented cast overshadows cliched 'Hulchul' plot".
- "Music Hits 2000–2009 (Figures in Units)". Box Office India. Archived from the original on 15 February 2008.