Akele Hum Akele Tum
Akele Hum Akele Tum (I'm Alone, You Are Alone) is a 1995 Indian Hindi-language romantic drama film starring Aamir Khan, Manisha Koirala and Master Adil, and directed by Mansoor Khan. The music is by Anu Malik and the lyrics are by Majrooh Sultanpuri. The film is loosely based on the 1979 American film Kramer vs. Kramer. Both Aamir and Manisha's performance were acclaimed, the latter also received a nomination under the Best Actress category at the Filmfare Awards.
|Akele Hum Akele Tum|
|Directed by||Mansoor Khan|
|Produced by||Ratan Jain|
|Written by||Mansoor Khan|
Nasir Hussain (dialogue)
|Based on||Kramer vs. Kramer|
|Music by||Anu Malik|
|Edited by||Zafar Sultan|
|Distributed by||United Seven Combines|
|Budget||₹45 million (US$630,000)|
|Box office||₹123.7 million (US$1.7 million)|
Rohit Kumar (Aamir Khan) is an aspiring playback singer while Kiran (Manisha Koirala) is an ambitious classical singer-in-training. They meet, relate to each other's sentiments, fall in love and get married prematurely. When Kiran's parents oppose their marriage, they decide to lead a separate life.
However, after marriage, Kiran's ambitions take a back seat as she feels suppressed by her household responsibilities and looking after her son. Time fails to abate Kiran's frustration until she decides to leave Rohit and start a new life all over again. Now a loner, Rohit is forced to look after both his son and his own failing career. After some obvious teething troubles, Rohit succeeds in creating a separate world for himself and his son, Sunil.
Meanwhile, Kiran becomes a huge film star. She tries to reconcile with Rohit but as luck would have it, Rohit is a proud man and misinterprets her support as her pity and things become worse. A court case is eventually filed for the custody of Sunil.
Rohit faces a tough time preparing for the case as his financial position is not as sound as Kiran's. He sells his best songs at a very low price so that he can fight the custody battle. During the court battle, Kiran's lawyer Bhujbal (Paresh Rawal) uses every possible trick to show that Rohit does not deserve the custody of his child. He even uses the information that Rohit had told Kiran only because he felt that she had a right to know about her son's life against him. Rohit instructs his lawyer to fight the case honestly as he does not wish to hurt Kiran and her reputation. In the end, the court rules in favor of the mother and Kiran is given custody of the child. During this time, common friends of Rohit and Kiran try to explain to Kiran that Rohit had changed for the better and that he was now very much attached to his son. Kiran also realises that their son would never find happiness only with her. She tells Rohit that she will not take Sonu away and that she wants him to stay at his own home to which Rohit replies that this was Kiran's home as well. Kiran seemingly moves to get out of the house but then closes the door and smiles.
Rohit and Kiran hug each other and their son and the movie ends.
- Aamir Khan as Rohit Kumar
- Manisha Koirala as Kiran Kumar
- Adil Rizvi as Sunil "Sonu" Kumar
- Deven Verma as Kanhaiya
- Tanvi Azmi as Farida
- Rohini Hattangadi as Mrs. Dayal
- Paresh Rawal as Advocate Bhujbal
- Aanjjan Srivastav as Ram Dayal
- Rakesh Roshan as Paresh Kapoor
- Shafi Inamdar as Kaushik
- Satish Shah as Gulbadan Kumar
- Harish Patel as Amar
- Navneet Nishan as Sunita (Kiran's Friend)
- Neeraj Vora as Moolchand (Grocer)
- Mushtaq Khan as Mr. Bhatija (Rohit's Lawyer)
- Veeru Krishnan
- Dinesh Hingoo as Jamshed, Hotel Owner
- Anant Mahadevan
- Shashi Kiran as Ravinder Kapoor
- Suresh Bhagwat as Prakash (Tailor)
- Razzak Khan as Babulal
- Hiralal as Hira Lal
- Viju Khote (actor playing role of an NRI)
- Ayesha Jhulka as award presenter
- Yunus Parvez as Mehra, Restaurant and Disco bar owner(uncredited)
- Ghanshyam (actor playing role to insult an NRI)
- Jennifer Winget as young girl
The music is given by Anu Malik and the lyrics were penned by Majrooh Sultanpuri. For this, he received a nomination for Filmfare Best Music Director Award. Tracks like "Raja Ko Rani Se Pyaar", "Dil Mera Churaya Kyun", "Akele Hum Akele Tum" and "Dil Kehta Hai" became immensely popular. The song "Raja Ko Rani se" is borrowed from The Godfather theme. The song Aisa Zakham Diya Hai sampled the famous 70s psychedelic rock song "Child In Time", performed by the English rock band Deep Purple, while Dil Mera Churaya Kyun is inspired from "Last Christmas" by Wham!. In existence is an unreleased version of the soundtrack, 'Dil Mera Churaya Kyun', sung by Udit Narayan, but never made it to the original soundtrack nor motion picture.
|"Aisa Zakham Diya Hai"||Udit Narayan, Shankar Mahadevan & Aamir Khan||06:51|
|"Akele Hum Akele Tum"||Udit Narayan & Aditya Narayan||04:48|
|"Raja Ko Rani Se Pyaar" (Version I)||Udit Narayan & Alka Yagnik||06:12|
|"Dil Mera Churaya Kyun"||Kumar Sanu & Anu Malik||04:38|
|"Raja Ko Rani Se Pyaar" (Version II)||Kumar Sanu & Anu Malik||06:14|
|"Dil Kehta Hai"||Kumar Sanu & Alka Yagnik||06:44|
- "Akele Hum Akele Tum". Box Office India. Archived from the original on 10 August 2015. Retrieved 16 July 2016.
- Encyclopedia Britannica (2003). Encyclopaedia of Hindi Cinema. Popular Prakashan. p. 437. ISBN 978-81-7991-066-5.
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