Humraaz

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Humraaz
Humraaz.jpg
Movie poster for Humraaz
Directed by Abbas-Mustan
Produced by Ganesh Jain
Ratan Jain
Written by Shiraz Ahmed
Shyam Goel
Starring Bobby Deol
Akshaye Khanna
Amisha Patel
Music by Himesh Reshammiya
Cinematography Ravi Yadav
Edited by Hussain A. Burmawala
Distributed by Venus Movies
Release dates
5 July 2002
Running time
174 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi

Humraaz (Hindi: हमराज़, English: Confidant) is a 2002 Bollywood romantic thriller film directed by duo Abbas-Mustan and produced under Venus Movies banner. Released on 5 July 2002, it stars Bobby Deol, Akshaye Khanna and Amisha Patel in lead roles.

The film performed very well at box office and was declared as a 'Hit'. The film was nominated for several Filmfare Awards including the Best Film, Abbas-Mustan for Filmfare Best Director Award and Akshaye Khanna for the Filmfare Best Villain Award. It is inspired thematically in bits from a movie "Dial M For Murder".

Plot[edit]

Karan (Akshaye Khanna) and Priya (Amisha Patel) are the lead pair of a dance troupe & in love with each other. They land a gig on a cruise ship (destined for Malaysia) owned by a rich businessman named Raj (Bobby Deol). Raj, who is attracted to Priya at first sight, doesn't know that Priya and Karan are in love. Raj quickly falls for Priya and she is totally swept off her feet. While Karan is unaware, Raj continues to romance and woo Priya. Eventually Raj proposes to Priya and she eagerly agrees to marry him.

The story takes a twist when we find out that Priya and Karan have been scheming and plotting all along to take Raj's money. So begins a treacherous love triangle, where greed, ambition and love cause turmoil in their lives. So they plan to get a divorce from Raj and become millionaires with the share Priya gets from divorce. But Raj loves Priya very dearly. Priya goes to Karan for the next plan for divorce. Karan instructs her not to be stressed. He would manage the divorce papers. She just needs to say that Raj never consummated the marriage because he is impotent.

But, Priya meets with an accident while returning home. Raj showers Priya with all his love and care. Priya is overwhelmed to know Raj has kept a prayer for Priya's fast recovery and is not eating anything. Priya decides to reveal the truth to Raj and hence tells Karan that she will not go through with the divorce. Karan feels betrayed and decides to get his revenge on Priya and Raj. He calls Priya to meet one last time and lies to her saying he is being blackmailed by another dancer from the troupe, someone who knows the truth. Priya decides to give her jewellery to Karan in order to save him. However Karan has called Raj secretly and he sees Priya meeting Karan. Raj misunderstands and plots to punish her.

As per the plan, Raj has paid Karan to kill Priya and make it look like a robbery. Raj explains each and every point of the plan and says that he will call on the landline as he wants to hear Priya scream while she is dying.

Priya unbeknownst, decides to confess everything to Raj in an audio recording and leaves it in his car. She knew Raj has habit of hearing music while travelling to office. In the recordings she mentions that if raj has forgiven her, he should give a call. If not she will leave him forever.

As luck would have it, Raj is traveling with an employee that day and hence doesn't listen to the tape. Karan enters the house as planned and waits for the call. At the same time Priya is also waiting for the call from Raj expecting him to forgive her. Raj calls the landline as planned, an excited Priya answers the phone. Karan attacks her at the same time and ensures Raj is able to hear her screams. Raj listens to the tape as he sits in the car in horror. He rushes to save Priya only to see the police and an ambulance waiting at the the house.

It is revealed that Priya is saved and the saviour is none other than Karan. He then blackmails Raj saying he had recorded the meeting with him about the murder and to avoid any complications Raj pays the ransom. Karan reaches Raj's ancestral house and tries to blackmail Raj even more. Raj goes to meet Karan at a decided spot where he says he is ready to go to jail, but will not give any money to Karan. Both men break out in a fight, but stop when Priya arrives. Karan tells her about Rajs' plan to kill her, but Priya says she is aware of it and knew Karan was blackmailing Raj. In the End Priya Kills Karan.



Cast[edit]

Actor/Actress Role
Bobby Deol Raj Singhania
Akshaye Khanna Karan Malhotra
Amisha Patel Priya

Box office[edit]

The movie performed very well at Box Office by earning life time gross of 650 million. The movie made a big profit since the whole production cost and marketing cost is just 150 million.This movie was Amisha patel's back to back hit film after Kaho Na... Pyar Hai and Gadar.

Soundtrack[edit]

Humraaz
Humraaz albumcover.jpg
Studio album by Himesh Reshammiya
Released 15 May 2002 (India)
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length 48:53
Label Venus Records & Tapes Ltd.
Producer Reviews = Bollywood Hungama
Himesh Reshammiya chronology
Kyaa Dil Ne Kahaa
(2002)
Humraaz
(2002)
Yeh Hai Jalwa
(2002)

The soundtrack of the film is composed by Himesh Reshammiya with lyrics provided by Sudhakar Sharma.

No. Title Singers Length
1. "Dil Ne Kar Liya"   Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik 05:19
2. "Tune Zindagi Mein"   Udit Narayan 05:11
3. "Pyaar Kar"   Udit Narayan, Shaan, Kavita Krishnamurthy 06:40
4. "Bardaasht"   KK, Sunidhi Chauhan 05:36
5. "Sanam Mere Humraaz"   Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik 05:30
6. "Life Ban Jaayegi"   Sonu Nigam, Jaspinder Narula 05:57
7. "Tune Zindagi Mein"   Alka Yagnik 05:12
8. "Bardaasht – Remix"   Sonu Nigam, Sunidhi Chauhan 04:53
9. "Tune Zindagi Mein – Sad"   Alka Yagnik 01:48
10. "Theme Music"   Instrumental 02:33

Awards and nominations[edit]

Below is an incomplete list showing the awards and nominations Humraaz received:[1]

Year Presenter Award(s) Result
2003 IIFA Best Actress (Amisha Patel) Nominated
Best Villain (Akshaye Khanna) Won
Filmfare Awards Best Film Nominated
Best Director (Abbas-Mustan) Nominated
Best Actor (Bobby Deol) Nominated
Best Actress (Amisha Patel) Nominated
Best Villain (Akshaye Khanna) Nominated
Best Comedian (Johnny Lever) Nominated
Best Music Director (Himesh Reshammiya) Nominated
Best Lyricist (Sudhakar Sharma) Nominated
Best Male Playback (K K) for Bardaasht Nominated
Best Male Playback (Kumar Sanu) for Sanam Mere Humraaz Nominated
Best Female Playback (Alka Yagnik) for Sanam Mere Humraaz Nominated
Star Screen Awards Best Director (Abbas-Mustan) Nominated
Best Actress (Amisha Patel) Nominated
Best Villain (Akshaye Khanna) Nominated
Zee Cine Awards Best Villain (Akshaye Khanna) Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Humraaz : Awards and Nominations". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 17 September 2011. 

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