Hum Bhi Akele Tum Bhi Akele

Hum Bhi Akele Tum Bhi Akele (transl. We both are alone) is a 2021 Indian Hindi-language film written and directed by Harish Vyas and produced under the banner of First Ray Films.[1] The film stars Anshuman Jha, Zareen Khan along with Ravi Khanvilkar, Gurfateh Pirzada and Nitin Sharma in supporting roles.[2][3][4] The film was released on 9 May 2021 on Hotstar.[5] It received generally mixed reviews, with praise for its performances and LGBT themes, but criticism for its screenplay and 2nd half.

Hum Bhi Akele Tum Bhi Akele
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Official poster
Directed byHarish Vyas
Written bySusan Fernandes
Harish Vyas
Produced byFirst Ray Films
StarringZareen Khan
Anshuman Jha
CinematographyFaroukh Mistry
Rakesh Rawat
Edited bySuresh Pai
Music byOni-Adil
Production
company
First Ray Films
Distributed byHotstar
Release date
  • 9 May 2021 (2021-05-09)
Running time
117 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi

PlotEdit

The film explores friendship between Veer Pratap Randhawa, a gay man and Mansi Dubey, a lesbian woman on a road trip.[1][6]

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

The principal photography of the film started in mid-June 2019.[9][10]

ReleaseEdit

The film had its World Premiere at the HBO South Asian International Film Festival & had a successful festival run.[11] Originally the film was scheduled for theatrical release in March 2020 but due to pandemic it observed delays in release and finally the film was released on 9 May 2021 on Hotstar.[12]

SoundtrackEdit

Hum Bhi Akele Tum Bhi Akele
Soundtrack album by
Oni-Adil
Released5 May 2021[13]
Recorded2020
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length22:36
LanguageHindi
LabelZee Music Company
Official audio
Hum Bhi Akele Tum Bhi Akele - Full Album on YouTube

The film's music was composed by Oni-Adil while lyrics written by Bulleh Shah, Sourabh Negi and Pratyush Prakash.

Track listing
No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Bullah Ki Jaana"Bulleh ShahAdil Rasheed4:16
2."Mashhoor Hai Tu"Sourabh NegiAdil Rasheed3:59
3."Nazdeekiyan"Sourabh NegiAdil Rasheed4:48
4."Hai Nahin"Pratyush PrakashAdil Rasheed3:40
5."Nazdeekiyan" (Female version)Sourabh NegiParul Mishra5:23
Total length:22:36

ReceptionEdit

Sana Farzeen of The Indian Express wrote: "Hum Bhi Akele Tum Bhi Akele started on a promising note. However, it soon faltered with the makers wanting to add too many twists to the tale."[14] Udita Jhunjhunwala in her review for Firstpost rated the film 2/5 and appreciated the performances of Khan and Zha but criticized its slow narration. "Hum Bhi Akele Tum Bhi Akele has some freshness, but its the mawkish climax that rids the story of any realism," Jhunjhunwala added.[15]

Cinema Express critic Shilajit Mitra, who also rated the film 2/5, stated: "The film is pleasantly shot, in sync with its chilled-out score, but its need to verbalise everything ruins all intimacy."[16]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Zareen Khan and Anshuman Jha's 'Hum Bhi Akele, Tum Bhi Akele' gets U/A certificate | Hindi Movie News - Times of India". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 16 December 2020. Retrieved 3 May 2021.
  2. ^ "Zareen Khan and Anshuman Jha starrer Hum Bhi Akele, Tum Bhi Akele to release on Disney+ Hotstar VIP : Bollywood News". Bollywood Hungama. 29 April 2021. Retrieved 3 May 2021.
  3. ^ "Hum Bhi Akele, Tum Bhi Akele trailer: Zareen Khan, Anshuman Jha find love beyond gender binaries | Entertainment News,The Indian Express". Indianexpress.com. 3 May 2021. Retrieved 3 May 2021.
  4. ^ Sahu, Sushri (4 May 2021). "'Hum Bhi Akele, Tum Bhi Akele': Zareen Khan, Anshuman Jha Are On a Journey Of Acceptance In Film About LGBTQ Relationshi". Mashable India. Retrieved 12 May 2021.
  5. ^ shweta keshri. "Hum Bhi Akele, Tum Bhi Akele trailer out. Zareen Khan-starrer out on May 9 - Movies News". Indiatoday.in. Retrieved 3 May 2021.
  6. ^ "Hauz Khas fun for Zareen Khan, Anshuman Jha". Retrieved 12 May 2021.
  7. ^ "Zareen Khan opens up on being judged as 'another pretty face', says didn't get opportunity to showcase talent". Dnaindia.com. 27 April 2021. Retrieved 3 May 2021.
  8. ^ "Entertainment news: Zareen Khan-starrer LGBTQ+ themed film to release on OTT | Movies News | Zee News". Zeenews.india.com. 3 June 2020. Retrieved 3 May 2021.
  9. ^ "Zareen Khan to Play a Lesbian in Her Next Film Titled Hum Bhi Akele Tum Bhi Akele | LatestLY". Latestly.com. 17 June 2019. Retrieved 3 May 2021.
  10. ^ "Anshuman Jha and Zarine Khan to play homosexual characters in 'Hum Bhi Akele, Tum Bhi Akele'". Catch News. Retrieved 3 May 2021.
  11. ^ IANS, 20 October 2020 https://www.indiatvnews.com/entertainment/news/anshuman-jha-zareen-khan-starrer-hum-bhi-akele-tum-bhi-akele-at-melbourne-fest-659054]. India TV. Retrieved 20 July 2021.
  12. ^ "Trailer of 'Hum Bhi Akele, Tum Bhi Akele' is out". National Herald. 3 May 2021. Retrieved 3 May 2021.
  13. ^ "Hum Bhi Akele Tum Bhi Akele – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack". Jio Saavn.
  14. ^ "Hum Bhi Akele, Tum Bhi Akele review: Of finding soulmates and 'love beyond gender'". The Indian Express. 10 May 2021. Retrieved 15 May 2021.
  15. ^ "Hum Bhi Akele Tum Bhi Akele movie review: Zareen Khan, Anshuman Jha's sincere performances get lost in slow narrative". Firstpost. 9 May 2021. Retrieved 15 May 2021.
  16. ^ "Hum Bhi Akele Tum Bhi Akele Movie Review: Queer road movie loses its way". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 15 May 2021.

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