Hum Saath-Saath Hain

Hum Saath Saath Hain (English: We are together) is a 1999 Indian drama film written and directed by Sooraj R. Barjatya.[4] The film was produced and distributed by the home production of Sooraj Barjatya, Rajshri Productions. The film stars Salman Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Mohnish Behl, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Karisma Kapoor, while Alok Nath, Reema Lagoo, Neelam Kothari, and Mahesh Thakur play supporting roles.

Hum Saath Saath Hain
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Film Poster
Directed bySooraj R. Barjatya
Produced by
  • Ajit Kumar Barjatya
    Kamal Kumar Barjatya
    Rajkumar Barjatya
Written bySooraj R. Barjatya
Starring
Music byRaamlaxman
Cinematography
  • Rajan Kinagi
Edited by
  • Mukhtar Ahmed
Production
company
Distributed byRajshri Productions
Release date
  • 5 November 1999 (1999-11-05)
Running time
170 minutes[1]
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi
Budget170 million[2][better source needed]
Box office817 million[3]

The film is a cult classic movie showing family values and relationships, ethics in day to day life and humbleness in prosperity.

The story centers on a family headed by Ramkishan, containing his wife Mamta and three sons. The film was shot in Mumbai's Film City and in the villages of Rajasthan state.

Earning over 810 million (US$11 million) worldwide, Hum Saath-Saath Hain went on to become the highest-grossing film of the year.[4][5] It received predominantly positive reviews from critics. It was also the first Bollywood film to be played in Canadian theatres, with six screenings in Toronto.

Salman Khan's performance earned him Best Actor nomination at the Zee Cine Awards held in 2000. Mohnish Behl received a Best Supporting Actor nomination at the 45th Filmfare Awards . The film was also dubbed into the Telugu and released with the title Premaanuraagam.[6]

PlotEdit

The plot revolves around the Chaturvedi Family, the father, Ramkishan Chaturvedi, a rich businessman, and his second wife Mamta Chaturvedi. Ramkishan has 4 children: Vivek, Prem, Vinod and Sangeeta. The first half explores the love lives of each of the three sons : Vivek with Sadhna, the daughter of his father's business associate, Prem with Preeti, the daughter of a family friend and Vinod with Sapna.

Mamta's 3 best friends along with Sapna's father, fill her head with thoughts as to why Vivek should not be in charge of the family inheritance, as he is the stepson and not Mamta's real son. This causes Mamta to feel scared about what will happen.

The story takes a bitter turn when Sangita's brother-in-law cheats her husband, Anand from the inheritance and his share in the family business. This makes Mamta very paranoid and makes her question her husband's decision to make Vivek, her step son, the head of their family business. She demands that Ramkishan divide the business equally between all the sons instead of putting Vivek in charge. Ramkishan refuses because he thinks this will divide the family. Vivek is heartbroken when he finds out but decides to defuse the situation by telling his mother that he will move back to their ancestral village Rampur to take care of the new factory that they had recently set up there. In his place he asks his father to put Prem in charge of the family empire. His wife, Sadhna supports his decision. Vivek and Sadhna move to Rampur along with Vinod. Prem flat out refuses to replace his brother as the head of the family. But Vivek convinces him to go along with the plan in the interest of preventing further conflict within the family.

Sangita's brother-in-law eventually realizes that he made a huge mistake in cheating his brother and breaking up his family. This makes Mamta realize her mistake too and she reunites with Vivek. Sadhna gives birth to a baby boy.

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

FilmingEdit

The film was shot in Film City and Jodhpur. The shooting finished in July 1999.

CastingEdit

Anil Kapoor and Rishi Kapoor were approached for the role of Vivek; upon their rejection, Mohnish Bahl was cast in the film. Rishi Kapoor was also offered the role of Anand, but after his declination again, Nitish Bharadwaj was approached, but because of being busy shooting Vishnu Puran, he rejected, and the role went to Mahesh Thakur. Madhuri Dixit and Raveena Tandon were offered the roles of Sadhna and Preeti respectively but they declined the offer. Tandon didn't wanted to work in a multi-starrer film. Laxmikant Berde was supposed to play the role of Anwar, but this time Shakti Kapoor was selected for the role. Aishwarya Rai was also approached for a role in the film but rejected it due to date problems.

MusicEdit

The Music was composed Raamlaxman, who teamed up with Sooraj Barjatya for the third time. The soundtrack features seven songs. It features playback singers Kumar Sanu (as Prem), Alka Yagnik (as Preeti), Kavita Krishnamurthy (as Sapna) Udit Narayan (as Vinod), Anuradha Paudwal (as Sadhna), Hariharan (as Vivek) and Sonu Nigam (as Anwar). News18 claimed that the track "A B C D" was plagiarised from the spanish singer,Jeanette's song Porque Te Vas from 1974.[8] Savera R Someshwar of Rediff said that "..It is definitely time for Barjatya to look out for a new music director. Even the lyrics -- barring Maare hidwa ma naache mor and Mayya Yashoda -- are banal...".[9]

Hum Saath-Saath Hain track listing
No.TitleSinger(s)Length
1."Hum Saath Saath Hain"Kavita Krishnamurthy, Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik, Hariharan, Anuradha Paudwal, Udit Narayan3:57
2."Yeh To Sach Hai Ki Bhagwan Hai"Hariharan, Pratima Rao, Ghanshyam Vaswani, Santosh Tiwari, Ravinder Rawal6:33
3."Chhote Chhote Bhaiyon Ke"Kavita Krishnamurthy, Udit Narayan, Kumar Sanu4:15
4."Sunoji Dulhan"Kavita Krishnamurthy, Udit Narayan, Sonu Nigam, Roop Kumar Rathod, Pratima Rao12:11
5."A B C D"Udit Narayan, Hariharan, Hema Sardesai, Shankar Mahadevan4:32
6."Mhare Hiwda"Kavita Krishnamurthy, Hariharan, Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik, Udit Narayan, Anuradha Paudwal6:22
7."Maiyya Yashoda"Kavita Krishnamurthy, Alka Yagnik, Anuradha Paudwal6:19
Total length:42:48

Awards and nominationsEdit

Awards Category Recipients and Nominees Results
Filmfare Awards Best Supporting Actor Mohnish Behl Nominated
Zee Cine Awards Best Actor Salman Khan Nominated
International Indian Film Academy Awards Best Makeup Raju Chauhan, Mickey Contractor, Gafoor, Ashok Gavas, Ramkrishna Godse, Jayant, Nassir Khan, Umesh Kumar, Raju Naag, Lakhan Singh Won

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hum Saath Saath Hain (1999)". British Board of Film Classification. Archived from the original on 26 August 2014. Retrieved 26 August 2014.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 18 January 2018. Retrieved 17 January 2018.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) Note: Box Office India includes print and advertising in its budget figures, which are not typically included when considering a film's production budget.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 18 January 2018. Retrieved 17 January 2018.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ a b "Box Office 1999". Box Office India. Archived from the original on 5 May 2012. Retrieved 26 August 2014.
  5. ^ "Hum Saath Saath Hain - Movie - Box Office India". boxofficeindia.com. Archived from the original on 18 January 2018. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  6. ^ "Premaanuraagam". youtube.com. Rajshri Telugu. Archived from the original on 24 April 2014. Retrieved 21 August 2014.
  7. ^ "Then and now – Hum Saath-Saath Hain". filmfare.com. Archived from the original on 7 August 2019. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  8. ^ "The 'ABCD' Song from 'Hum Saath-Saath Hain' is Actually Stolen from a Spanish Song". News18. Archived from the original on 10 October 2016. Retrieved 10 June 2019.
  9. ^ "Rediff On The NeT, Movies: It's not HAHK!". m.rediff.com. Retrieved 12 June 2019.

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