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 office817 million[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 Saif Ali Khan, Salman Khan, Mohnish Behl,Mudit jain, 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 280 million (US$3.9 million), the film went on to become the highest-grossing film of the year. The film was declared a blockbuster by Box Office India.[3] 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.[4]

Plot[edit]

Hum Saath Saath Hain is a story of Ramkishan (Alok Nath), a popular businessman in Uttar Pradesh. He runs his company in the name of his wife Mamta (Reema Lagoo). Ramkishan has 4 children, 3 sons and a daughter. The elder son, Vivek (Mohnish Behl) is the stepson of Mamta but she considers him as her own child as well. He is disabled in his right arm due to an accident many years ago in which he saved his brothers. Vivek is tasked with the care of his father's business. Mamta's first biological son is Prem (Salman Khan). Prem is pursuing his master's degree from US. He has much respect for his elder brother Vivek and considers him as a role model. He is often scolded for having his nose in a book at all times. Prem's sister is Sangita (Neelam Kothari). Sangita is married to a Computer Engineer, Anand (Mahesh Thakur) and they have a daughter, Radhika (Zoya Afroz).

She also considers Anand's elder brother, Anuraag (Dhilip Dhawan), and his wife, Jyoti (Shilpa Sharma), and their children, Bablu (Hardik Tanna) and Raju (Zaki Mukkadam), as her own as well. Then, they have Vinod (Saif Ali Khan). He is the youngest and energetic son in the family and an easy-go-lucky guy. He is lazy at times, but he helps out Vivek at the office. Preeti (Sonali Bendre) is a beautiful girl, doctor by profession and the daughter of Pritam (Satish Shah), a close relative to Ramkishan's, and she has feelings for Prem. Prem too has feelings for her and it is obvious to the family that they love each other since childhood, yet their feelings remain unspoken. Vivek's disability keeps away suitable brides for himself. On the 25th wedding anniversary party for Ramkishan and Mamta, a business tycoon, Adharsh (Rajeev Verma) comes with his only daughter, Sadhna (Tabu).

It is then revealed that Adharsh had thoughts of getting Sadhana married to Vivek. Ramkishan and Mamta happily accept the proposal. Wedding bells ring in the mansion while Vinod is happy that Sapna (Karisma Kapoor) is there with them. Sapna is also a close relative to the family, and just like Prem and Preeti, Vinod and Sapna also have crushes on each other. Prem returns from the US after a long time for his parent's anniversary, but just to get caught in a hustle of his younger brother and sister by teasing him with Preeti. Eventually, this leads to their engagement soon after Vivek and Sadhna's wedding reception. Between these moments, Mamta's three ladies club friends (Kunika, Jayshree T. and Kalpana Iyer) who constantly irritates Mamta's sister-in-law (Himani Shivpuri), always try to turn her against Vivek. Sapna's father, Dharamraj (Sadashiv Amrapurkar) also joins with them in order to get his daughter's life better by getting her married to Vinod, which is not known by Sapna at all. They try to convince Mamta to ask her husband to separate the shares between the 3 sons equally. Later, when speaking of a honeymoon for Vivek and Sadhna, Vivek suggests that everyone should come and its a holiday and not a honeymoon.

Everyone reluctantly agrees and gets ready to go to Rampur as per Sadhna's wish. Vinod, who is deeply in love with Sapna, is excited to meet her and confess his love. They reach the mansion in Rampur. Ramkishan feels that he can give the business administration to his sons and retire. He decides to give the Managing Directing post to Vivek, who is the most experienced in his 3 sons. After sometime, Vinod and Sapna get engaged, much to Dharamraj's relief. Yet he tries to change Pritam's mind because he is giving Preeti's hand to Prem. But Pritam turns against him and everything goes smoothly until Sangita calls up her brother. It is revealed that Anand gets cheated by Anuraag and they are chased out to find a new job and home. They go to Bangalore and do a small living. Buying the chance, Mamta's friends and Dharamraj poison her mind saying that the brothers will face issues like Anuraag and Anand and also that the 3 daughters-in-law would not get along well in future. Mamta is already confused and this leads to Vivek and Sadhna leaving the house. Prem is not around and Vinod is upset with his mother for her decision. Vinod goes with Vivek and Sadhna to Rampur and takes care of their factory that is being built, which brings electricity to the village. Prem comes to India and goes straight to Rampur. Much to his surprise, it's revealed that Vivek and Sadhna are expecting their first child. Prem agrees to sit as the Managing Director, much to Vivek's insistence, but not before telling him that he is always the leader, firmly. Prem goes home and sees that his things are vacated from his room and shifted to Vivek's room upstairs.

When Mamta says that Prem and Preeti must stay with them after marriage, Prem gets infuriated. They get into a heated argument in which Prem tries to make his mother realize her mistake by pointing out that if not for Vivek, he and Vinod won't be alive. Prem also accuses his mother that she is showing her true face of being a step-mother. This leads to Mamta slapping him, which indicates that she still loves Vivek. Prem ends his conversation by swearing on his most beloved sister-in-law, Sadhna, whom Mamta brought home with love, that if he and Preeti take the place of Vinod and Sadhna after getting married, he won't marry Preeti unless the both of them come home. Mamta gets dumbfounded. Prem goes to Preeti's house and tells her father. Pritam tells Prem that he is aware that he would end up in this decision and already told Preeti and assures him that she respects his decision. Prem meets Preeti and she tells him that she also respects Vivek and Sadhna just like he does and that they won't get married until they return. She also tells him that she will take care of Sadhna's delivery.

Meanwhile, Anuraag faces difficulties in his company without Anand and at home, Bablu and Raju fall ill due to the absence of Anand's family. This ends up in Jyoti calling them and Anuraag realizes his mistake. He comes to Ramkishan's home and apologies to everyone. Sangita tells her mother to bring Vivek and Sadhna back. Mamta makes up her mind and all of them go to Rampur just in time for Sadhna to deliver a baby boy. Mamta unites with Vivek and Sadhna. Sadhna asks Prem and Preeti to get ready for their wedding. In the end, everything gets solved and Prem-Preeti and Vinod-Sapna get married on the same day. The three daughters-in-laws open the new factory. Dharamraj comes and apologizes to Mamta that his love for his daughter and the fear for her future made him like that. All of them forgive him and says that such things happen. After everything, Vivek becomes the MD of Ramkishan's business with Mamta's blessings. Her three ladies club friends come there and much to their shock, Mamta throws them out, which indicates that nothing can break her bond with her sons and daughters-in-laws. In the last minutes, it shows that Vivek's hand is recovering.

Cast[edit]

  • Mohnish Behl as Vivek: the eldest son of Ramkishan and step-son of Mamta. He is soft-spoken, has great respect for his parents and is tasked with the care of his father's business. He is disabled in his right arm due to an accident many years ago in which he saved his brothers. This keeps away potential brides. He is married to Sadhana, and together they have a son.
  • Tabu as Sadhana: daughter of Adharsh. She is shy, and cares deeply for her husband, Vivek. She is the first daughter-in-law introduced to the Ramkishan family. She has a son.
  • Salman Khan as Prem: the second Eldest son of Ramkishan and the first biological son of Mamta. He pursued his master's degree in US, in hopes to continue in his father's business. He has much respect for his brother Vivek and considers him as a role model. He is also deeply troubled about the poverty that plagues his father's village. He is often scolded for having his nose in a book at all times. Prem is madly in love with Preeti. He is engaged to her. At the end, he marries her.
  • Sonali Bendre as Preeti: daughter of Pritam. She is a doctor by profession and Prem's fiancé. Madly in love with Prem.She is incredibly shy when it comes to showing her affection to Prem. She is the childhood friend of Sangita. At the end of the film,Preeti marries Prem.
  • Saif Ali Khan as Vinod: the youngest son of Ramkishan and Mamta. He is the energetic son in the family and an easy-go-lucky guy. He is lazy at times, but he helps out Vivek at the office. He teases Prem and Preeti about their feelings for each other. He is engaged to his love interest, Sapna with whom he shares a playful relationship. At the end, the got married.
  • Karisma Kapoor as Sapna: daughter of Dharamraj. She is very out-going and not afraid to show her wild side in front of her family. She maintains a playful relationship with Vinod and is eventually engaged to him.
  • Alok Nath as Ramkishan: the father of Vivek, Prem, Vinod and Sangita. He is the patriarchal figure of the family and is very kind and generous. He is a popular business man in Uttar Pradesh. He runs his company in the name of his wife Mamta. He does not forget his upbringing in the poverty-stricken village of Rampur and wishes to give back to his village by opening a factory that would generate electricity.
  • Reema Lagoo as Mamta: the mother of Vivek, Prem, Vinod and Sangita. She loves all her children and is often portrayed as the matriarchal of the household.
  • Neelam Kothari as Sangita: the only daughter of Ramkishan and Mamta. She is married to Anand and together have a daughter. She maintains a close relationship with her family and is shown to be quite 'Westernized' in her attire.
  • Mahesh Thakur as Anand: Sangita's husband, and a computer engineer. He too has a close relationship with the Ramkishan family and is shown to be very loving towards his wife. Together with his wife, he has a daughter.
  • Ajit Vachhani as Vakil: Mamta's brother and a successful lawyer. He is married to Bhabhi.
  • Himani Shivpuri as Vakil's wife and Mamta's sister-in-law. She is incredibly loving towards Ramkishan and Mamta's children and does not approve of Mamta's three friends who often flirts with her husband.
  • Satish Shah as Pritam: Preeti's father, and a close relative to Ramkishan. He is often always eating unhealthy which causes him to be overweight. He has a very close relationship with Anand.
  • Sadashiv Amrapurkar as Dharamraj: Sapna's father and very religious. He is often seen giving offerings to the idols. He maintains close relations with the Ramkishan family and hopes to see his daughter marry Vinod.
  • Shammi (actress) as Durga Mausi: Sapna's grandmother and Ramkishen's neighbour in his village. Despite living in a village, she is quite wealthy.
  • Rajeev Verma as Adarsh: Sadhna's Father and a successful business tycoon. He worked once with Ramkishan and hopes to marry his daughter with Vivek.
  • Shakti Kapoor as Anwar: a close friend of Vivek and maintains close relations with all the members of the family. He is a jolly Muslim man.
  • Dinesh Hingoo as Raghuveer: the caretaker of Ramkishen's mansion in his village. He has watched all of Ramkishan's children grow up.
  • Dilip Dhawan as Anurag: the older brother of Anand and husband of Jyoti. Together, they have two sons who Sangita views as her own. He is the owner of his own company.
  • Sheela Sharma as Jyoti: the wife of Anuraag and the sister-in-law of Anand. Together with her husband, she has two sons.
  • Kunika as Shanti: friend of Mamta who does little work, likes to party in clubs and flirt with Vakil.
  • Jayshree T. as Krishna: friend of Mamta who does little work, likes to party in clubs.
  • Kalpana Iyer as Mamta's Snobbish Friend
  • Huma Khan as Rehana: a secretary at Ramkishan's office and Anwar's love interest
  • Jatin Kanakia as Dr. Sen: Preeti's boss and Vivek's personal doctor
  • Achyut Potdar as Khan Saheb: Employee at Ramkishan's office
  • Zaki Mukaddam as Raju: the eldest son (child) of Anuraag who spends most of his time with the Ramkishan family.
  • Hardik Tanna as Babloo: the youngest son (child) of Anuraag who spends most of his time with the Ramkishan family.
  • Zoya Afroz as Radhika: the only daughter of Sangita and Anand. She is incredibly loved by her parents and family members.

Trivia[edit]

Anil Kapoor and Rishi Kapoor were the initial choices for Mohnish Behl's role. Rishi Kapoor was offered Neelam's husband's role but declined it. 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. Nitish Bharadwaj was considered for the role of Neelam's husband in the film after Rishi Kapoor declined but Nitish rejected as he was busy with his serial Vishnu Puran those days. Later the role went to Mahesh Thakur.

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).

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]

45th Filmfare Awards

Nominated

Zee Cine Awards

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. ^ "Premaanuraagam". youtube.com. Rajshri Telugu. Retrieved 21 August 2014.

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