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Hum Tum (translation: Me You) is an Indian Hindi-language 2004 romantic comedy film directed by Kunal Kohli. Produced by Aditya Chopra under Yash Raj Films, it stars Saif Ali Khan and Rani Mukerji in lead roles. Hum Tum follows the encounters of the two main characters until they, after several years and various meetings, become friends and finally fall in love at the end. The animation was done by Kathaa Animations[2] and the special effects by Tata Elxsi. Hum Tum won five awards at the 50th Filmfare AwardsBest Director (Kohli), Best Actress (Mukerji), Best Comedian (Khan), Best Female Playback Singer (Alka Yagnik) and Best Scene of the Year. At the 52nd National Film Awards on 12 June 2005, Khan was awarded with the National Film Award for Best Actor.

Hum Tum
Hum Tum (film) poster.jpg
Promotional poster for the film
Directed byKunal Kohli
Produced byAditya Chopra
Written bySiddharth Anand
Kunal Kohli
Screenplay byKunal Kohli
StarringSaif Ali Khan
Rani Mukerji
Kirron Kher
Rati Agnihotri
Rishi Kapoor
Music byJatin-Lalit
CinematographySunil Patel
Distributed byYash Raj Films
Release date
  • 28 May 2004 (2004-05-28)
Running time
143 minutes
Budgetest.7.2 crore
Box officeest.42.6 crore[1]


Karan (Saif Ali Khan) is a cartoonist and a self-styled ladies' man. His daily comic, named "Hum Tum," explores the battle of male/female behavior. On a plane from Delhi to New York, he meets Rhea (Rani Mukerji) who doesn't seem to be interested in him. His feeble attempts at flirting go nowhere, but when they have a stop-over in Amsterdam, she agrees to explore the city with him. Karan quickly learns he has little in common with the feisty but proper Rhea, but he won't give up. He ends their contentious time together with an unwelcome kiss. Outraged, Rhea slaps him, and storms off, but Karan insists they'll meet again. After six months, he spots her in a park in New York, and he makes a scene with his girlfriend (Shenaz Treasurywala), who turns out to be Rhea's childhood friend, which ends in their break-up.

Three years later, Karan is helping his mother plan a wedding that turns out to be Rhea's. Rhea is marrying Sameer (Abhishek Bachchan). They bicker again, but this time, they part on good terms. Years later in Paris, Karan is visiting his father (Rishi Kapoor), when he runs into Rhea. He learns from Rhea's mother (Kirron Kher) that Sameer has died in a car accident, and he sets out to help her reclaim her positive outlook on life. Karan returns to Mumbai, and three months later, Rhea and her mother visit. Sensing that she needs to be with a strait-laced, "boring guy," he conspires with Rhea's mother to fix her up with his shy best friend, Mihir (Jimmy Sheirgill). But eventually Mihir falls in love with a friend of Karan's, Diana (Isha Koppikar) and they get engaged. On the engagement night, Rhea learns from drunk Diana about the conspiracy and gets upset with Karan. Mihir makes Rhea realize hers and Karan's love for each other. That night Rhea and Karan consummate their relationship. Karan deems it a mistake and asks Rhea to marry him as he feels he took advantage of her, and that marriage will rectify the mistake. Rhea becomes upset, as she did not consider their actions a mistake; she realizes she loves him but tells Karan that they should not commit one more mistake by marrying for the wrong reasons. Rhea leaves him since Karan projects his confused feelings as guilt rather than a love for her. Karan realises his mistake and seeks her out. One year later Karan's cartoon Hum Tum becomes a hit and he writes a book about Hum and Tum. Basically, the story is based on his love story with Rhea. Rhea reads that book and finds him in the press conference. Karan and Rhea reunite again. Karan admits his love for her, and they get married and have a baby girl.



The film had an above average opening and did fairly well at the Box Office, with a net gross of 305 million (US$4.4 million) (unadjusted for inflation). It was the seventh highest-grossing film of that year.[3]

Critical reception of the film was mixed to positive.[4] The most common form of criticism came from its "simplistic and at times dragging script".[5] While critics were divided amongst their opinions about the film itself, the direction by Kunal Kohli and the performances by its lead and supporting casts were adequately praised.[6][7][8]

Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama says that "casting is one of the film's strengths", arguing that "It would be hard to imagine anyone other than Saif as the wisecracking Karan...he makes Karan insufferable and likable at the same time...His arresting performance is sure to sky-rocket his fan-following amongst the youngsters." Adarsh also argues that "Rani's effervescent personality infuses Rhea with buoyancy, and, later in the film, she too shows a vulnerable side. Rani takes a giant leap as an actor...her performance is flawless."[5]


2005 National Film AwardsEdit

  • Won, National Film Award for Best Actor - Saif Ali Khan

2005 Filmfare AwardsEdit

  • Won, Best Director - Kunal Kohli
  • Won, Best Actress - Rani Mukerji
  • Won, Best Performance in a Comic Role - Saif Ali Khan
  • Won, Best Female Playback Singer - Alka Yagnik
  • Won, Best Scene of the Year
  • Nominated, Best Film
  • Hamid special award

2005 IIFAEdit

2005 Screen AwardsEdit

2005 Zee Cine AwardsEdit


Nearly all of the songs in the film were composed by Jatin Lalit and have lyrics written by Prasoon Joshi, with the exception of "U'n'I (Mere Dil Vich Hum Tum)", which was composed by British-Indian producer Rishi Rich. The following are the songs of the film:

# Title Singer(s) Length
1 "Ladki Kyon" Shaan, Alka Yagnik 06:18
2 "Chak De" Sonu Nigam, Sadhana Sargam 05:46
3 "Hum Tum" Babul Supriyo, Alka Yagnik 05:29
4 "Gore Gore" Alka Yagnik 04:57
5 "Yaara Yaara" Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik 04:44
6 "Hum Tum" (Instrumental) Instrumental 03:25
7 "U'n'I" (Mere Dil Vich Hum Tum) Juggy D and Veronica 03:38

The CD and audio cassette also feature an instrumental version of "Hum Tum" and a deleted song called "Yaara Yaara". This tune was reused in Kunal Kohli's next film, Fanaa, in the songs "Chand Sifarish" and, more noticeably, "Chanda Chamke". The latter has the same tune throughout the entire song. According to the Indian trade website Box Office India, with around 1,600,000 units sold, this film's soundtrack album was the year's eighth highest-selling.[10]

Graphic novelEdit

  • A graphic novel named Hum Tum: The War Begins! has been published by Yomics World in 2012.[11]
  • Another graphic novel named Ek Tha Tiger: Caught In The Web has been published in 2012 by Yomics World, which also features some Hum Tum characters.[12]


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  6. ^ "Bollywood - Film Review - Hum Tum". 28 May 2004. Archived from the original on 11 October 2011. Retrieved 15 September 2011.
  7. ^ "Hum Tum Movie Review - Hindi Movie". Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 15 September 2011.
  8. ^ "Hum Tum: a casting coup!". 29 May 2004. Retrieved 15 September 2011.
  9. ^ "Hum Tum (2004) Awards". IMDB. Retrieved 15 September 2011.
  10. ^ "Music Hits 2000–2009 (Figures in Units)". Box Office India. Archived from the original on 15 February 2008.
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 17 December 2016. Retrieved 14 September 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 12 November 2016. Retrieved 14 September 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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