Hum Tum

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Hum Tum
Hum Tum (film) poster.jpg
Promotional poster for the film
Directed byKunal Kohli
Written byKunal Kohli
Screenplay bySiddharth Anand
Kunal Kohli
Produced byAditya Chopra
StarringSaif Ali Khan
Rani Mukherjee
CinematographySunil Patel
Edited byRitesh Soni
Music bySongs :
Jatin-Lalit
Background Score:
Salim-Sulaiman
Production
company
Release date
  • 28 May 2004 (2004-05-28)
Running time
143 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi
Budget85 million[1]
Box office426.3 million[1]

Hum Tum (transl. Me and You) is a 2004 Indian Hindi-language romantic comedy film directed by Kunal Kohli. Produced by Aditya Chopra under Yash Raj Films, the film stars Saif Ali Khan and Rani Mukherjee. Hum Tum follows the encounters of two people who run into each other on several occasions under circumstances ranging from friendly to hostile to loving. Along many years and countless run-ins, the two despise each other, befriend each other, and fall in love with each other—in no particular order. The film features several short animation sequences, which were created by Kathaa Animations headed by Prakash Nambiar.[2] The special effects were done by Tata Elxsi.

The film had an above-average opening and did fairly well at the box office, with a gross of 315 million (US$4.4 million). It was the seventh highest-grossing film of that year.[3] It received mixed-to-positive, with praise for its direction and performances,[4][5][6] but criticism for its length and script.[7] Hum Tum received 7 nominations at the 50th Filmfare Awards and won 5 awards, including Best Director (Kohli), Best Actress (Mukherjee), Best Comedian (Khan), Best Female Playback Singer (Alka Yagnik), and Best Scene of the Year. At the 52nd National Film Awards in 2005, Khan was awarded the National Film Award for Best Actor.

Plot[edit]

Karan Kapoor (Saif Ali Khan) is a cartoonist and a self-styled ladies' man. His daily comic, named "Hum Tum," explores the battle of male/female behavior. On a plane from Delhi to New York, he meets Rhea Prakash (Rani Mukherjee) who doesn't seem to be interested in him. His feeble attempts at flirting go nowhere, but when they have a stopover in Amsterdam, she agrees to explore the city with him. Karan quickly learns he has little in common with the feisty but proper Rhea, but he won't give up. He ends their contentious time together with an unwelcome kiss. Outraged, Rhea slaps him, and storms off, but Karan insists they'll meet again. After six months, he spots her in a park in New York, and he makes a scene with his girlfriend Shalini (Shenaz Treasurywala), who turns out to be Rhea's childhood friend, which ends in their break-up.

Three years later, Karan is helping his mother plan a wedding that turns out to be Rhea's. Rhea is marrying Sameer (Abhishek Bachchan). They bicker again, but this time, they part on good terms. Years later in Paris, Karan is visiting his father Arjun (Rishi Kapoor), when he runs into Rhea. He learns from Rhea's mother Parminder "Bobby" Prakash (Kirron Kher) that Sameer has died in a car accident, and he sets out to help her reclaim her positive outlook on life.

Karan returns to Mumbai, and three months later, Rhea and Bobby visit. Sensing that she needs to be with a strait-laced, "boring guy," he conspires with Bobby to fix her up with his shy best friend, Mihir Vora (Jimmy Sheirgill). But eventually Mihir falls in love with a friend of Karan's, Diana Fernandez (Isha Koppikar) and they get engaged. On the engagement night, Rhea learns from drunk Diana about the conspiracy and gets upset with Karan. Mihir makes Rhea realize hers and Karan's love for each other. That night Rhea and Karan consummate their relationship. Karan deems it a mistake and asks Rhea to marry him as he feels he took advantage of her, and that marriage will rectify the mistake. Rhea becomes upset, as she did not consider their actions a mistake; she realizes she loves him but tells Karan that they should not commit one more mistake by marrying for the wrong reasons. Rhea leaves him since Karan projects his confused feelings as guilt rather than love for her. Karan realises his mistake and tries to seek her out but fails.

One year later Karan's cartoon Hum Tum becomes a hit and he writes a book about Hum and Tum. Basically, the story is based on his love story with Rhea, who reads that book and finds him in the press conference. Karan and Rhea reunite again. Karan admits his love for her, and they get married and have a baby girl.

Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 86% based on 5000+ audience reviews and 2 critics reviews.[8]

Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama says that "casting is one of the film's strengths," arguing that "it would be hard to imagine anyone other than Saif as the wisecracking Karan...he makes Karan insufferable and likable at the same time... His arresting performance is sure to skyrocket his fan-following amongst the youngsters." Adarsh also argues that "Rani's effervescent personality infuses Rhea with buoyancy, and, later in the film, she too shows a vulnerable side. Rani takes a giant leap as an actor... her performance is flawless."[9]

Awards[edit]

2005 National Film Awards[edit]

  • Won, National Film Award for Best Actor - Saif Ali Khan

2005 Filmfare Awards[edit]

  • Won, Best Director - Kunal Kohli
  • Won, Best Actress - Rani Mukherjee
  • Won, Best Female Playback Singer - Alka Yagnik for "Hum Tum"
  • Won, Best Performance in a Comic Role - Saif Ali Khan
  • Won, Best Scene of the Year
  • Nominated, Best Film
  • Nominated, Best Actor - Saif Ali Khan

2005 IIFA Awards[edit]

2005 Screen Awards[edit]

2005 Zee Cine Awards[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Nearly all of the songs in the film were composed by Jatin-Lalit and have lyrics written by Prasoon Joshi, with the exception of "U'n'I (Mere Dil Vich Hum Tum)", which was composed by British-Indian producer Rishi Rich. The song "Ladki Kyun" is derived from Andranik Madadian's Royaa song from the album Andy and my Heart. The following are the songs of the film:

# Title Singer(s) Length
1 "Ladki Kyon" Shaan, Saif Ali Khan, Alka Yagnik & Rani Mukherjee 06:18
2 "Chak De" Sonu Nigam & Sadhana Sargam 05:46
3 "Hum Tum" Alka Yagnik & Babul Supriyo 05:29
4 "Gore Gore" Alka Yagnik 04:57
5 "Yaara Yaara" Alka Yagnik & Udit Narayan 04:44
6 "Hum Tum" (Instrumental) Instrumental 03:25
7 "Hum Tum" (Sad Version) Alka Yagnik 02:17
8 "U'n'I" (Mere Dil Vich Hum Tum) Juggy D & Veronica Mehta 03:38

The CD and audio cassette also feature an instrumental version of "Hum Tum" and a deleted song called "Yaara Yaara". This tune was reused in Kunal Kohli's next film, Fanaa, in the songs "Chand Sifarish" and, more noticeably, "Chanda Chamke". The latter has the same tune throughout the entire song. Both the songs are inspired from the song "Samra we betha" by the Iraqi band Miami. The song "Chak de" is inspired from the arabic song "Yalla ya shabab" by Ragheb Alama. According to the Indian trade website Box Office India, with around 1,600,000 units sold, this film's soundtrack album was the year's eighth highest-selling.[11]

Graphic novel[edit]

  • A graphic novel named Hum Tum: The War Begins! was published by Yomics World in 2012.[12]
  • Another graphic novel named Ek Tha Tiger: Caught In The Web was published in 2012 by Yomics World, which also features some Hum Tum characters.[13]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Hum Tum - Movie - Box Office India". boxofficeindia.com.
  2. ^ "Animation Dimensions acquires Katha Animation, scales to 300". Animation Xpress.com. 18 December 2006. Retrieved 16 September 2011.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Boxofficeindia.com". Boxofficeindia.com. Archived from the original on 14 October 2013. Retrieved 15 September 2011.
  4. ^ "Bollywood - Film Review - Hum Tum". web.archive.org. 11 October 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2021.
  5. ^ "Hum Tum Movie Review - Hindi Movie". web.archive.org. 23 March 2012. Retrieved 28 June 2021.
  6. ^ "Hum Tum: a casting coup!". www.rediff.com. Retrieved 28 June 2021.
  7. ^ Hungama, Bollywood. "Latest Bollywood Movies 2021 | Hindi Movie List | Bollywood Movies Online | New Hindi Movie Download - Bollywood Hungama". Retrieved 28 June 2021.
  8. ^ Hum Tum (2004), retrieved 28 June 2021
  9. ^ "Hum Tum : Movie Review by Taran Adarsh". Bollywoodhungama.com. Retrieved 15 September 2011.
  10. ^ "Hum Tum (2004) Awards". IMDB. Retrieved 15 September 2011.
  11. ^ "Music Hits 2000–2009 (Figures in Units)". Box Office India. Archived from the original on 15 February 2008.
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 17 December 2016. Retrieved 14 September 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  13. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 12 November 2016. Retrieved 14 September 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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