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][better source needed]
Box office817 million[3]

Hum Saath Saath Hain (transl. We are together) is a 1999 Indian Hindi-language drama film written and directed by Sooraj R. Barjatya.[4] The film was produced and distributed by the home production of Sooraj Barjatya, Rajshri Productions. The film stars Salman Khan, Karisma Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Mohnish Bahl in lead roles while Alok Nath, Reema Lagoo, Neelam Kothari, and Mahesh Thakur play supporting roles.Lyricist Raghvendra Singh is the Assistant Director of this film.

The film is a cult classic movie showing family values and relationships, ethics in day to day life and humbleness in prosperity.

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

Earning over 810 million (US$11 million) worldwide, Hum Saath-Saath Hain went on to become the highest-grossing film of the year.[4][5] It received 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 the Zee Cine Awards held in 2000. Mohnish Behl received a Best Supporting Actor nomination at the 45th Filmfare Awards . The film was also dubbed into the Telugu and released with the title Premaanuraagam.[6]

Plot[edit]

Ramkishan Chaturvedi, a rich businessman married a simpleton Mamta Awasthi, after his first wife died leaving him with the 1 year-old Vivek, who also accepted and respects Mamta as his own mother. Later Ramkishan and Mamta have three kids: Prem, Sangeeta and Vinod. Some years earlier while trying to save Vinod in an about to happen accident, Vivek is injured and his right hand is paralyzed.

Back to present, Prem returns from United States after completing his studies and is set to marry his love interest Preeti—daughter of Ramkishan's friend Pritam Shukla. Sangita is married to Anand Tiwari and has a daughter Radhika. Vinod is too engaged to marry his love interest Sapna—daughter of Ramkishan's village neighbor Dharamraj Bajpai. Vivek is still receiving treatment for his hand's repair.

After Ramkishan and Mamta's 25th anniversary celebration, his business associate Adarsh Sharma lends a marriage proposal for Vivek to marry his daughter Sadhna. Scared at first due to his hand, Vivek later agrees and marries Sadhna. Soon Mamta's three friends and Dharamraj fill her head with thoughts as to why Vivek should not be in charge of the family inheritance. This causes Mamta to feel scared about what will happen.

A bitter turn comes when Anand's elder brother Anurag cheats on him from inheritance and share in the family business. This makes Mamta very paranoid and question Ramkishan's decision to make Vivek the head of their family business. She demands that Ramkishan divide the business equally between all sons instead of putting Vivek in charge. Ramkishan disagrees thinking it will divide the family.

Heartbroken after finding out the conversation, Vivek instead decides to choose defusion by telling Mamta that he will move back to their ancestral village Rampur to take care of the new factory recently set up. He asks Ramkishan to put Prem in charge of the family empire and Sadhna supports him. They move to Rampur and Vinod accompanies them.

Upon returning from USA, Prem refuses to replace Vivek as head of the family. Vivek convinces him to go along with the plan in the interest of preventing further conflict within the family. Prem confronts Mamta and tells her that he will not marry if she wants him to replace Vivek. Eventually, Anurag realizes he made a huge mistake in cheating Anand and breaking up his family.

Sangita asks Mamta to bring back Vivek in the house. Mamta realizes her mistakes and visits Rampur along with Ramkishan. In hospital Sadhna delivers a baby boy. Prem marries Preeti and Vinod marries Sapna. Dharamraj apologises realising that manners cannot separate the love in family. Everyone lives happily ever after.

Cast[edit]

  • Salman Khan as Prem Chaturvedi: Mamta and Ramkishan's son; Vivek's half brother; Sangita and Vinod's brother; Preeti's husband
  • Karisma Kapoor as Sapna Bajpai Chaturvedi: Dharamraj's daughter; Durga's granddaughter; Vinod's wife
  • Saif Ali Khan as Vinod Chaturvedi: Mamta and Ramkishan's son; Vivek's half brother; Prem and Sangita's brother; Sapna's husband
  • Tabu as Sadhna Sharma Chaturvedi: Adarsh's daughter; Vivek's wife
  • Sonali Bendre as Dr. Preeti Shukla Chaturvedi: Pritam's daughter; Prem's wife
  • Mohnish Behl as Vivek Chaturvedi: Ramkishan's son; Mamta's step son; Prem, Sangita and Vinod's half brother; Anwar's friend; Sadhna's husband
  • Neelam Kothari as Sangita Chaturvedi Tiwari: Mamta and Ramkishan's daughter; Vivek's half sister; Prem and Vinod's sister; Anand's wife; Radhika's mother
  • Mahesh Thakur as Anand Tiwari: Anurag's brother; Sangita's husband; Radhika's father
  • Reema Lagoo as Mamta Awasthi Chaturvedi: Pranab's sister; Ramkishan's second wife; Vivek's step mother; Prem, Sangita and Vinod's mother; Shanti, Krishna and Armani's friend
  • Alok Nath as Ramkishan Chaturvedi: Mamta's husband; Adarsh's business associate; Pritam's friend; Dharamraj's colleague; Vivek, Prem, Sangita and Vinod's father
  • Ajit Vachhani as Lawyer Pranab Awasthi: Mamta's brother; Neenakshi's husband
  • Himani Shivpuri as Neenakshi Awasthi: Pranab's wife
  • Satish Shah as Pritam Shukla: Ramkishan's friend; Preeti's father
  • Rajeev Verma as Adarsh Sharma: Ramkishan's business associate; Sadhna's father
  • Sadashiv Amrapurkar as Dharamraj Bajpai: Durga's son; Ramkishan's colleague; Sapna's father
  • Shammi as Durga Bajpai: Dharamraj's mother; Sapna's grandmother
  • Shakti Kapoor as Anwar Sheikh: Vivek's friend; Rehana's husband
  • Huma Khan as Rehana Baig Sheikh: Anwar's wife
  • Dilip Dhawan as Anurag Tiwari: Anand's brother; Jyoti's husband; Raju and Bablu's father
  • Sheela Sharma as Jyoti Pandey Tiwari: Anurag's wife; Raju and Bablu's mother
  • Dinesh Hingoo as Raghuveer
  • Kunika as Shanti Ojha: Mamta's friend
  • Jayshree T. as Krishna: Mamta's friend
  • Kalpana Iyer as Armani Mishra: Mamta's friend
  • Jatin Kanakia as Dr. Rajiv Sen
  • Achyut Potdar as Asif Ali Khan
  • Zaki Mukaddam as Rajeev "Raju" Tiwari: Jyoti and Anurag's son; Bablu's brother
  • Hardik Tanna as Bablesh "Bablu" Tiwari: Jyoti and Anurag's son; Raju's brother
  • Zoya Afroz as Radhika Tiwari: Sangita and Anand's daughter[7]

Filming[edit]

The maximum principal photography of Hum Saath-Saath Hain was done in Film City, Mumbai, and left portions were shot in Jodhpur, Rajasthan like the song "Mhare Hiwade Mein Naache Mor".[8]

Casting[edit]

Salman Khan, Mohnish Bahl, Reema Lagoo, Alok Nath, Himani Shivpuri, Satish Shah and Ajit Vachani who all were part of Barjatya's Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! were cast in this film. Among this Salman, Lagoo, Nath, Bahl and Vachani appeared in Barjatya's Maine Pyar Kiya too.

While discussing Bahl's role, it was first offered to Anil Kapoor and Rishi Kapoor but upon their refusal Bahl was cast to play Vivek and prepared it by making a habit of keeping right hand in pocket accordingly the role.

Barjatya initially approached Madhuri Dixit for Sadhna's role, who played the lead actress in Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! but declined owing to her popularity, and then Manisha Koirala got the offer; even she was unable to take it due to filming for Mann, before Tabu was chosen.

Later, the makers talked with Rishi Kapoor again for Anand's role, but his refusal came again as did by Nitish Bhardwaj when offered too, and thus Mahesh Thakur was roped in.

Release[edit]

Hum Saath-Saath Hain had released earlier but the music director Raamlaxman took time to check the soundtrack album for second time to not suffer any mistake. Following all work including post-production, cinematography, choreography and other things was completed followed by promotions, Hum Saath-Saath Hain finally hit the theatre screens on November 2, 1999 during Diwali.

Music[edit]

Raamlaxman composed the music, teaming up with Sooraj Barjatya for the third time. The soundtrack features seven songs and 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). Raamlaxman plagiarised his track "A B C D" from the Spanish singer Jeanette's 1974 song "Porque te vas".[9] 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...".[10]

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

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. Archived from the original on 26 August 2014. Retrieved 26 August 2014.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 18 January 2018. Retrieved 17 January 2018.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) Note: Box Office India includes print and advertising in its budget figures, which are not typically included when considering a film's production budget.
  3. ^ https://boxofficeindia.com/movie.php?movieid=992
  4. ^ a b "Box Office 1999". Box Office India. Archived from the original on 5 May 2012. Retrieved 26 August 2014.
  5. ^ "Hum Saath Saath Hain - Movie - Box Office India". boxofficeindia.com. Archived from the original on 18 January 2018. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  6. ^ "Premaanuraagam". youtube.com. Rajshri Telugu. Archived from the original on 24 April 2014. Retrieved 21 August 2014.
  7. ^ "Then and now – Hum Saath-Saath Hain". filmfare.com. Archived from the original on 7 August 2019. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  8. ^ https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/bollywood/photo-features/silsila34-interesting-facts-about-the-film/photostory/48251603.cms
  9. ^ "The 'ABCD' Song from 'Hum Saath-Saath Hain' is Actually Stolen from a Spanish Song". News18. Archived from the original on 10 October 2016. Retrieved 10 June 2019.
  10. ^ "Rediff On The NeT, Movies: It's not HAHK!". m.rediff.com. Retrieved 12 June 2019.

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