Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Sathiyo

Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Sathiyo (transl. We entrust this nation in you, O countrymen) is a 2004 Indian war film directed by Anil Sharma. The film features an ensemble cast of Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Bobby Deol (in a double role), Divya Khosla Kumar, Danny Denzongpa, Ashutosh Rana, Sandali Sinha, Nagma and Aarti Chabaria.

Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Sathiyo
Theatrical release poster
Directed byAnil Sharma
Screenplay byShaktimaan Talwar
Story byShaktimaan Talwar
Produced byAnil Sharma
StarringAmitabh Bachchan
Akshay Kumar
Bobby Deol
Divya Khosla Kumar
Sandali Sinha
Danny Denzongpa
Ashutosh Rana
Aarti Chabaria
CinematographyKabir Lal
Edited byBallu Saluja
Music byAnu Malik
Release date
  • 24 December 2004 (2004-12-24)
Running time
193 minutes
Budget200 million[1]
Box office191.6 million[1]

Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Sathiyo released worldwide on 24 December 2004, coinciding with the Christmas weekend.[2]



Major General Amarjeet Singh is a dedicated officer for the Indian Army. His son Vikramjeet Singh follows in his footsteps and joins the Navy. In 1971 during the Indo-Pak war and the formation of Bangladesh, Lt. Commander Vikramjeet Singh has a ship in his command and a regiment of soldiers of the Indian Army, commandeered by his dad, Major General Amarjeet Singh. The ship comes under attack by a submarine of the Pakistani Navy, undergoes damage, and sinks along with Vikramjeet, but not before he courageously rescues about a hundred trapped army personnel.

Years later, Vikramjeet's son Kunaljeet joins the army as a captain, but he lacks the values his dad and grandfather had in them about serving the country selflessly. He just wants to be employed with the army for a couple of years, then re-locate to the U.S., run a business, and become rich. In order to accomplish this he always makes up excuses of not going to the front. He falls in love with Shweta Bhansali, and decides to stay in the army in order to be close to her. In order to achieve a medal, he fakes heroism; then carelessly jeopardizes a planned attack on terrorists and as a result many terrorists escape to their hideouts. Disciplined and chastised, an injured and humbled Kunaljeet waits to meet his sweetheart - only to find out that she is in love and married to his senior officer Major Rajeev Kumar Singh, who was assumed to be dead but actually was a prisoner of war. The only thread binding him to the army is broken, and it is then Kunaljeet finds out that the terrorists in collusion with rebel Pakistani officers are planning to bomb the Bhagwan Shivji's Amarnath Temple in Jammu & Kashmir in order to foment communal strife. Kunaljeet saves everyone and wins his grandfather's heart.




Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Saathiyo
Soundtrack album by
GenreFeature film soundtrack

The music is composed by Anu Malik. Lyrics are penned by Sameer.

Track listing

1."Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Sathiyo"Alka Yagnik, Kailash Kher, Sonu Nigam, Udit Narayan7:38
2."Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Sathiyo - II"Sonu Nigam, Udit Narayan6:51
3."Chali Aa Chali Aa"Alka Yagnik, Sonu Nigam7:12
4."Dil Rota Hai Baar Baar"Sonu Nigam4:38
5."Humein Tumse Hua Hai Pyaar"Alka Yagnik, Udit Narayan6:03
6."Kurti Malmal Di"Anuradha Paudwal, Kailash Kher, Sneha Pant, Sonu Nigam, Sudesh Bhosle7:11
7."Mere Sarpe Dupatta"Alka Yagnik, Jaspinder Narula, Udit Narayan5:30
8."Mujhe Pyaar Do"Anuradha Paudwal, Karsan Sargathia, Sonu Nigam6:04
9."Shivji Satya Hai"Sonu Nigam, Sukhwinder Singh7:38



Taran Adarsh of IndiaFM gave the film 2 out of 5, writing "On the whole, AB TUMHARE HAWALE WATAN SATHIYO falls way below expectations. At the box-office, it will meet with mixed reactions. While the masses wouldn't mind it, the classes, especially the family audiences, would give it a cold shoulder."[4] Patcy N of Rediff wrote "The film's music is average. Divya Khosla doesn't have much to so and acts well in a few sequences. Akshay gets the applause, not for his acting but for his well-written shayari. Bobby is good. Amitabh Bachchan is seen far too often in these officer roles and has nothing at all new to offer in this uniformed outing. He has started looking and acting very monotonous."[5]

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Recipient Result Ref.
2005 Bollywood Movie Award Best Female Debut Divya Khosla Kumar Nominated [6]


  1. ^ a b "Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Saathiyo". Box Office India. Archived from the original on 5 October 2018. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  2. ^ "2004 Box Office Figures". Archived from the original on 27 October 2004. Retrieved 6 December 2006.
  3. ^ N, Patcy. "Amitabh: I'm trying to improve". Rediff. Archived from the original on 17 November 2015. Retrieved 30 April 2023.
  4. ^ Adarsh, Taran (24 December 2004). "Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Sathiyo Movie: Review". Archived from the original on 15 June 2024. Retrieved 30 April 2023.
  5. ^ N, Patcy (24 December 2004). "Ab Tumhare Hawale is a muddle!". Rediff.com. Archived from the original on 30 April 2023. Retrieved 30 April 2023.
  6. ^ "Bollywood Music & Fashion Awards". Bollywood Awards. 5 July 2011. Archived from the original on 5 July 2011. Retrieved 14 February 2024.