Hum Saath-Saath Hain

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Hum Saath Saath Hain
Hum Saath-Saath Hain.jpg
Film poster
Directed bySooraj R. Barjatya
Written bySooraj R. Barjatya
Produced by
Starring
Cinematography
  • Rajan Kinagi
Edited by
  • Mukhtar Ahmed
Music byRaamlaxman
Production
companies
Rajshri Productions
Amber Entertainment
Distributed byRajshri Productions
Amber Entertainment (International)
Release date
  • 5 November 1999 (1999-11-05)
Running time
170 minutes[1]
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi
Budget100 million[2]
Box office817 million[3]

Hum Saath Saath Hain (transl. We are together) is a 1999 Indian Hindi-language family drama film written and directed by Sooraj R. Barjatya, produced and distributed by Rajshri Productions.[4] The film stars Salman Khan, Sonali Bendre, Mohnish Bahl, Tabu, Saif Ali Khan and Karisma Kapoor along with ensemble supporting cast Alok Nath, Reema Lagoo, Neelam Kothari and Mahesh Thakur. The story centers on a joint family its values and togetherness, who grow apart after a misunderstanding.

Hum Saath Saath Hain is the third film to feature Salman Khan with Rajshri Productions. Raamlaxman composed its music while Dev Kohli wrote the lyrics. Principal photography took place in Mumbai and various locations in Rajasthan. The film was released on 5 November 1999, and became one of the biggest commercial successes of the year, With a worldwide gross of 810 million (US$11 million). [4][3] 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.

Khan's performance earned him Best Actor nomination at the Zee Cine Awards held in 2000.[5] Mohnish Behl received a Best Supporting Actor nomination at the 45th Filmfare Awards.[6] The film was also dubbed into Telugu and released with the title Premãnurãgam.[7]

Plot[edit]

In the past Ramkishan Chaturvedi, a rich businessman loses his first wife Lakshmi sadly. They have a 1 year-old son Vivek. Ramkishan remarries the kind Mamta, and Vivek also accepts and respects her as his own mother. Later the two have three kids: Prem, Sangita and Vinod.

7 years later[edit]

While trying to save Prem and Vinod from a probable accident, Vivek is injured leaving him handicapped due to his right hand paralysis.

19 years later[edit]

Prem returns from US after completing his studies. Sangita lives with her husband Anand and daughter Radhika. Vinod is busy in studies. Vivek is still in treatment for his hand. On Ramkishan and Mamta's anniversary function, the four siblings wish them with respect.

Seeing Vivek's love for them, Ramkishan's business associate Adarsh's daughter Sadhna likes him at first sight. Adarsh sends a wedding proposal for her. Vivek agrees and marries Sadhna. Vinod is secretly in love with Sapna (daughter of Ramkishan's colleague Dharamraj Bajpai).

They show the love of Prem and Preeti (daughter of Ramkishan's friend Pritam). Everyone agrees to engage them. Eventually, Prem and Preeti find out about Vinod and Sapna who get engaged too. Ramkishan makes Vivek the managing director of his company.

A bitter turn comes when Anand's brother Anurag cheats on him from inheritance and share in the family business. This incident triggers insecurity in Mamta's mind. Meanwhile her three friends and Dharamraj fill her head with thoughts as to why Vivek should be in charge of the family inheritance. This makes Mamta very paranoid.

She questions Ramkishan's decision, and wants division of the business equally between all sons. He disagrees as it will divide the family. Heartbroken after finding out, Vivek asks Ramkishan to put Prem in charge of family empire and moves back to their ancestral village Rampur with Sadhna. Vinod accompanies them.

Prem refuses to replace Vivek as head of the family. Vivek convinces him to go along with plan in the interest of preventing further conflict within the family. Prem tells Mamta that he won't marry and can't replace Vivek if she wants so. Eventually, Anurag realizes his mistake and unites with Anand.

Sangita asks Mamta to bring back Vivek. Mamta realizes her mistakes and visits Rampur with Ramkishan. In the hospital, Sadhna delivers a boy. Later, Prem and Vinod marry Preeti and Sapna. Dharamraj apologises realising ill-manner cannot end the love in family. All live happily ever after.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

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.

Filming[edit]

The maximum principal photography of the film was done in Film City, Mumbai, and left portions were shot in Jodhpur, Rajasthan like the song "Mhare Hiwade Mein Naache Mor".[9]

During the Jodhpur film schedule, some members of the cast, Salman Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Neelam Kothari, Tabu, and Sonali Bendre, were involved in a case of shooting of an endangered black buck on a hunting expedition.[10][11] The incident generated significant press coverage, and Salman Khan spent a week in Jodhpur jail in 2007, before the court granted him bail.[12] In 2018, the Jodhpur court convicted him and acquitted the others.[13]

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.[9] 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 5, 1999 during Diwali.[14]

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), Sonu Nigam (as Anwar), Hema Sardesai (as Sangita), and Roop Kumar Rathod (as Pranab). Raamlaxman plagiarised his track "A B C D" from the Spanish singer Jeanette's 1974 song "Porque te vas".[15] 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...".[16]

Hum Saath-Saath Hain
Soundtrack album by
Released1999
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length42:48
LanguageHindi
LabelSa Re Ga Ma
ProducerRaamlaxman


No.TitleSinger(s)Length
1."Hum Saath Saath Hain"Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik, Hariharan, Anuradha Paudwal, Udit Narayan, Kavita Krishnamurthy3:57
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[6]
Zee Cine Awards Best Actor Salman Khan Nominated[5]
International Indian Film Academy Awards Best Makeup Jayanti Shevale Won[17]

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. ^ Bamzai, Kaveree (7 July 2003). "Scene change". India Today. Retrieved 22 January 2021.
  3. ^ a b "Hum Saath Saath Hain - Movie - Box Office India". boxofficeindia.com. Archived from the original on 18 January 2018. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Box Office 1999". Box Office India. Archived from the original on 5 May 2012. Retrieved 26 August 2014.
  5. ^ a b "ZCA 2000 - LUX ZEE CINE AWARDS VIEWERS' CHOICE – BEST ACTOR". Archived from the original on 7 November 2020.
  6. ^ a b IndiaFM News Bureau. "The 45th Filmfare Awards 2000 Nominations". Bollywood Hungama. Archived from the original on 19 November 2000. Retrieved 28 July 2021.
  7. ^ "Premaanuraagam". youtube.com. Rajshri Telugu. Archived from the original on 24 April 2014. Retrieved 21 August 2014.
  8. ^ "Then and now – Hum Saath-Saath Hain". filmfare.com. Archived from the original on 7 August 2019. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  9. ^ a b "Hum Saath-Saath Hain: Lesser known facts". indiatimes.com. Retrieved 29 July 2021.
  10. ^ "No one killed the Black Bucks". hardnewsmedia.com. Retrieved 8 April 2018.
  11. ^ "The deer hunter". The Independent. 15 November 1998. Retrieved 8 April 2018.
  12. ^ "Salman Khan acquitted in Arms Act case". Yahoo!. Retrieved 5 April 2018.
  13. ^ "Blackbuck poaching case: Salman Khan gets 5-year jail term". The Economic Times. 5 April 2018. Retrieved 5 April 2018.
  14. ^ "20 Yrs Later, Revisiting 6 Iconic Scenes From Hum Saath-Saath Hain". thequint.com. 5 November 2019. Retrieved 29 July 2021.
  15. ^ "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.
  16. ^ "Rediff On The NeT, Movies: It's not HAHK!". m.rediff.com. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  17. ^ "1st IIFA Awards 2000 London Winners List - Technical Awards 2000". festivalszone.com. Retrieved 29 July 2021.

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