Hum Saath-Saath Hain
|Hum Saath Saath Hain|
|Directed by||Sooraj R. Barjatya|
|Written by||Sooraj R. Barjatya|
|Distributed by||Rajshri Productions|
Amber Entertainment (International)
|Box office||₹817 million|
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. 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).  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. Mohnish Behl received a Best Supporting Actor nomination at the 45th Filmfare Awards. The film was also dubbed into Telugu and released with the title Premãnurãgam.
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
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
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.
- Mohnish Bahl as Vivek Chaturvedi
- Salman Khan as Prem Chaturvedi
- Saif Ali Khan as Vinod Chaturvedi
- Tabu as Sadhna Sharma Chaturvedi
- Sonali Bendre as Dr. Preeti Shukla Chaturvedi
- Karisma Kapoor as Sapna Bajpai Chaturvedi
- Neelam Kothari as Sangita Chaturvedi Pandey
- Mahesh Thakur as Anand Pandey
- Reema Lagoo as Mamta Awasthi Chaturvedi
- Alok Nath as Ramkishan Chaturvedi
- Ajit Vachani as Lawyer Pranab Awasthi
- Himani Shivpuri as Neenakshi Awasthi
- Satish Shah as Pritam Shukla
- Rajeev Verma as Adarsh Sharma
- Sadashiv Amrapurkar as Dharamraj Bajpai
- Shammi as Durga Bajpai
- Shakti Kapoor as Anwar Sheikh
- Huma Khan as Rehana Baig Sheikh
- Dilip Dhawan as Anurag Pandey
- Sheela Sharma as Jyoti Pandey
- Dinesh Hingoo as Raghuveer Singh
- Kunika as Shanti Ojha
- Jayshree T. as Krishna
- Kalpana Iyer as Shobha Mishra
- Jatin Kanakia as Dr. Rajiv Sen
- Achyut Potdar as Asif Ali Khan
- Zaki Mukaddam as Rajesh "Raju" Pandey
- Hardik Tanna as Bablesh "Bablu" Pandey: Jyoti and Anurag's son
- Zoya Afroz as Radhika Pandey
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.
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. The incident generated significant press coverage, and Salman Khan spent a week in Jodhpur jail in 2007, before the court granted him bail. In 2018, the Jodhpur court convicted him and acquitted the others.
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 5, 1999 during Diwali.
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". 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...".
|Hum Saath-Saath Hain|
|Soundtrack album by|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|Label||Sa Re Ga Ma|
|1.||"Hum Saath Saath Hain"||Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik, Hariharan, Anuradha Paudwal, Udit Narayan, Kavita Krishnamurthy||3:57|
|2.||"Yeh To Sach Hai Ki Bhagwan Hai"||Hariharan, Pratima Rao, Ghanshyam Vaswani, Santosh Tiwari, Ravinder Rawal||6:33|
|3.||"Chhote Chhote Bhaiyon Ke"||Kavita Krishnamurthy, Udit Narayan, Kumar Sanu||4:15|
|4.||"Sunoji Dulhan"||Kavita Krishnamurthy, Udit Narayan, Sonu Nigam, Roop Kumar Rathod, Pratima Rao||12:11|
|5.||"A B C D"||Udit Narayan, Hariharan, Hema Sardesai, Shankar Mahadevan||4:32|
|6.||"Mhare Hiwda"||Kavita Krishnamurthy, Hariharan, Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik, Udit Narayan, Anuradha Paudwal||6:22|
|7.||"Maiyya Yashoda"||Kavita Krishnamurthy, Alka Yagnik, Anuradha Paudwal||6:19|
Awards and nominations
|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||Jayanti Shevale||Won|
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