Hum Saath-Saath Hain

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Hum Saath Saath Hain
Hum Saath-Saath Hain (1999).jpg
Film Poster
Directed bySooraj R. Barjatya
Produced by
  • Ajit Kumar Barjatya
    Kamal Kumar Barjatya
    Rajkumar Barjatya
Written bySooraj R. Barjatya
Starring
Music byRaamlaxman
Cinematography
  • Rajan Kinagi
Edited by
  • Mukhtar Ahmed
Production
company
Distributed byRajshri Productions
Release date
  • 5 November 1999 (1999-11-05)
Running time
170 minutes[1]
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi
Budget170 million[2]
Box office1.03 billion[2]

Hum Saath Saath Hain (English: We are together) is a 1999 Indian drama film written and directed by Sooraj R. Barjatya.[3] The film was produced and distributed by the home production of Sooraj Barjatya, Rajshri Productions. The film stars Salman Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Mohnish Behl, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Karisma Kapoor, while Alok Nath, Reema Lagoo, Neelam Kothari, and Mahesh Thakur play pivotal supporting roles.

The story centers on a family headed by Ramkishan, and containing his wife Mamta as well as three sons, played by the leading actors. The film was shot in Mumbai's Film City and in the villages of Rajasthan state.

Earning over 1 billion (US$14 million) worldwide, Hum Saath-Saath Hain went on to become the highest-grossing film of the year. The film was declared a blockbuster by Box Office India.[3][4] It received overwhelming response from the audiences and predominantly positive reviews from critics. It was also the first Bollywood film to be played in Canadian theatres, with six screenings in Toronto.

Salman Khan's performance earned him Best Actor nomination at Zee Cine Awards held in 2000. Meanwhile, Mohnish Behl received a Best Supporting Actor nomination at 45th Filmfare Awards for his performance. The film was also dubbed into the Telugu and released with the title Premaanuraagam.[5]

Plot[edit]

The plot revolves around the Chaturvedi Family,the father,Ramkishan Chaturvedi (Alok Nath), a rich businessman, and his second wife Mamta Chaturvedi (Reema Lagoo). Ramkishan has 4 children: Vivek(Mohnish Behl), Prem(Salman Khan), Vinod(Saif Ali Khan) and Sangeeta(Neelam Kothari). The first half explores the love lives of each of the three sons : Vivek with Sadhna(Tabu), the daughter of his father's business associate, Prem with Preeti (Sonali Bendre), the daughter of a family friend and Vinod with Sapna(Karisma Kapoor).

The story takes a bitter turn when Sangita's brother-in-law cheats her husband, Anand(Mahesh Thakur) from the inheritance and his share in the family business. This makes Mamta very paranoid and makes her question her husband's decision to make Vivek, her step son, the head of their family business. She demands that Ramkishan divide the business equally between all the sons instead of putting Vivek in charge. Ramkishan refuses because he thinks this will divide his family. Vivek is heartbroken when he finds out but decides to diffuse the situation by telling his mother that he will move back to their ancestral village Rampur to take care of the new factory that they had recently set up there. In his place he asks his father to put Prem in charge of the family empire. Vivek and Sadhna move to Rampur. Prem flat out refuses to replace his brother as the head of the family. But Vivek convinces him to go along with the plan in the interest of preventing further conflict within the family.

Sangita's brother in law eventually realizes that he made a huge mistake in cheating his brother and breaking up his family. This makes Mamta realize her mistake too and she reunites with Vivek.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Casting[edit]

Anil Kapoor and Rishi Kapoor were the initial choices for Mohnish Behl's role. Rishi Kapoor was also offered Neelam's husband's role but declined it. Nitish Bharadwaj was considered for the role of Neelam's husband in the film next, but Nitish rejected as he was busy with his serial Vishnu Puran during the time. Later the role went to Mahesh Thakur.Madhuri Dixit was the first choice for Tabu's role. Aishwarya Rai was offered a role in this film but wasn't able to fulfill it.[citation needed]

Music[edit]

The Music was composed Raamlaxman, who teamed up with Sooraj Barjatya for the third time. The soundtrack features seven songs. It features playback singers Kumar Sanu (as Prem), Alka Yagnik (as Preeti), Kavita Krishnamurthy (as Sapna) Udit Narayan (as Vinod), Anuradha Paudwal (as Sadhna), Hariharan (as Vivek) and Sonu Nigam (as Anwar). News18 claimed that the track "A B C D" was plagiarised from the spanish singer,Jeanette's song Porque Te Vas from 1974.[7] Savera R Someshwar of Rediff said that "..It is definitely time for Barjatya to look out for a new music director. Even the lyrics -- barring Maare hidwa ma naache mor and Mayya Yashoda -- are banal...".[8]

Hum Saath-Saath Hain track listing
No.TitleSinger(s)Length
1."Hum Saath Saath Hain"Kavita Krishnamurthy, Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik, Hariharan, Anuradha Paudwal, Udit Narayan3:57
2."Yeh To Sach Hai Ki Bhagwan Hai"Hariharan, Pratima Rao, Ghanshyam Vaswani, Santosh Tiwari, Ravinder Rawal6:33
3."Chhote Chhote Bhaiyon Ke"Kavita Krishnamurthy, Udit Narayan, Kumar Sanu4:15
4."Sunoji Dulhan"Kavita Krishnamurthy, Udit Narayan, Sonu Nigam, Roop Kumar Rathod, Pratima Rao12:11
5."A B C D"Udit Narayan, Hariharan, Hema Sardesai, Shankar Mahadevan4:32
6."Mhare Hiwda"Kavita Krishnamurthy, Hariharan, Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik, Udit Narayan, Anuradha Paudwal6:22
7."Maiyya Yashoda"Kavita Krishnamurthy, Alka Yagnik, Anuradha Paudwal6:19
Total length:42:48

Reception[edit]

Savera R Someshwar of Rediff said that "..Barjatya has made a safe decision, but only time will tell if it was a good one....".[8] A spoof review was made by Biswa Kalyan Rath and Kanan Gill on YouTube where they analysed the movie.[9]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Awards Category Recipients and Nominees Results
Filmfare Awards Best Supporting Actor Mohnish Behl Nominated
Zee Cine Awards Best Actor Salman Khan Nominated
International Indian Film Academy Awards Best Makeup Raju Chauhan, Mickey Contractor, Gafoor, Ashok Gavas, Ramkrishna Godse, Jayant, Nassir Khan, Umesh Kumar, Raju Naag, Lakhan Singh Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hum Saath Saath Hain (1999)". British Board of Film Classification. Retrieved 26 August 2014.
  2. ^ a b https://boxofficeindia.com/movie.php?movieid=992
  3. ^ a b "Box Office 1999". Box Office India. Archived from the original on 5 May 2012. Retrieved 26 August 2014.
  4. ^ "Hum Saath Saath Hain - Movie - Box Office India". boxofficeindia.com. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  5. ^ "Premaanuraagam". youtube.com. Rajshri Telugu. Retrieved 21 August 2014.
  6. ^ "Then and now – Hum Saath-Saath Hain". filmfare.com. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  7. ^ "The 'ABCD' Song from 'Hum Saath-Saath Hain' is Actually Stolen from a Spanish Song". News18. Retrieved 10 June 2019.
  8. ^ a b "Rediff On The NeT, Movies: It's not HAHK!". m.rediff.com. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  9. ^ "An Unbelievably Funny Review Of The Most 'Sanskaari' Movie Ever: 'Hum Saath Saath Hain'". www.mensxp.com. Retrieved 10 June 2019.

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