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Hum Tum aur Ghost
Hum Tum Aur Ghost (poster).jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Kabeer Kaushik
Produced by Arshad Warsi
Maria Goretti
Screenplay by Arshad Warsi
Story by Arshad Warsi
Anand Kumar
Starring Arshad Warsi
Dia Mirza
Boman Irani
Sandhya Mridul
Music by Songs:
Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
Background Score:
Julius Packiam
Cinematography Ashok Mehta
Edited by Steven H. Bernard
Distributed by Shooting Star Films
Viacom 18 Motion Pictures
Release date
  • 26 March 2010 (2010-03-26)
Running time
135 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi
Budget 13.5 crore (US$2.1 million)
Box office 4.90 crore (US$750,000)[1]

Hum Tum Aur Ghost (earlier titled as Kaun Bola?! ) is a 2010 Indian Hindi supernatural comedy-drama film directed by Kabeer Kaushik and produced by Arshad Warsi, starring Arshad Warsi and Dia Mirza in the lead roles. This unofficial remake of Ghost Town was filmed in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, the film was released on 26 March 2010. The film was also inspired by the Hollywood film, The Sixth Sense and Heart and Souls (1993).

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PlotEdit

In the world of Armaan (Arshad Warsi) and his girlfriend Gehna (Dia Mirza), life is truly beautiful, yet it's like walking on a tightrope. For Armaan, a debonair fashion photographer who is a charmer to the core and loved by all around him, life only gets better when he dates Gehna, a high-profile fashion magazine editor. Life is picture perfect and mash; a doting girlfriend and a job where his expertise makes him the most-wanted photographer in the London fashion world! Armaan has learnt that his chronic insomnia is, however, not a function of any sleeping disorder. The truth is that he hears voices; voices that torture him; voices that are disturbing him. More importantly, voices that nobody else can hear! Life is less than picture perfect now!

While his friends sympathize with his problems, his girlfriend Gehna is irritated with his weird behavior. Add to that her father Sinha (Javed Sheikh) constantly berates him for his fondness for the bottle. No one seems to understand his predicament. What puzzles them is that he talks to himself… or, rather, he talks to people who no one can see simply because they don't live. Soon, Armaan becomes aware of his special ability to connect with the souls that haven't crossed over. Equipped with a will to fulfill the wishes of these spirits who hound him, Armaan sets out on a mission to help out two souls: an old man, Mr. Virender Kapoor (Boman Irani), and a young woman, Carol (Zehra Naqvi). In this ensuing journey, Armaan discovers the lives of his two special companions and ends up frustrating Gehna. Yet, Armaan is on a journey where he discovers a lot about his own self and his own life.

After he fulfils Kapoor's wish, he goes to find Carol's son Danny. He realizes that he is Danny but, when he tries to explain this to Gehna, she gets fed up and leaves him. She is then involved in a car crash and sadly dies. When Armaan finds out, he sees her as a ghost, and once he pleads to God, Gehna comes back to life. The two then get married and, straight after the marriage, Armaan's problem of seeing/hearing ghosts is freed.

CastEdit

ReceptionEdit

Critical responseEdit

Hum Tum Aur Ghost received generally mixed reviews from critics, though mostly negative. Mayank Shekhar of the Hindustan Times rated the film 1.5 out of 5, and said that "Playing a girl-magnet, designer-wear, slick hair NRI hero in an artificial, romantic setup, just pales his coolness no end. But then again, ambition is such a b****."[2] Taran Adarsh of the Bollywood Hungama website, who rated it 2.5/5, wrote that "Hum Tum Aur Ghost is a terrible waste of a terrific idea. Disappointing!"[3]

Box officeEdit

Hum Tum Aur Ghost had a below average opening and collected only Rs. 4.90 crore during its theatrical run. Eventually, it was elevated to disaster status by Box Office India.[1]

SoundtrackEdit

Hum Tum Aur Ghost
Soundtrack album by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
Released 11 March 2010 (2010-03-11)
Genre Film soundtrack
Label T-Series
Producer Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy chronology
Karthik Calling Karthik
(2009)Karthik Calling Karthik2009
Hum Tum Aur Ghost
(2010)
Housefull
(2010)Housefull2010

The music was composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and Julius Packiam, with the former composing the songs and the latter composing the film score. The lyrics for the songs were written by Javed Akhtar.

Song Singer(s) Duration
Dekho Raste Mein KK & Shreya Ghosal 5:09
Kal Tum The Yahan Caralisa Monteiro, Shankar Mahadevan, Dominique Cerejo & Clinton Cerejo 4:44
Hum Tum Aur Ghost Shankar Mahadevan, Vishal Dadlani & Arun Ingle 4:09
Banware Se Pooche Banwariya Shaan, Sunidhi Chauhan, Maria Goretti, Loy Mendonsa, Raman Mahadevan, Anusha Mani & Rahul Saxena 4:38
Dekho Raste Mein (Remix) KK & Shreya Ghosal 4:46
Hum Tum Aur Ghost (Remix) Shankar Mahadevan, Vishal Dadlani & Arun Ingle 2:52
Kal Tum The Yahan (Remix) Caralisa Monteiro & Shankar Mahadevan 4:43

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "All India 2010 (Figures in INR Crore)". Box Office India. Archived from the original on 9 December 2013. Retrieved 22 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Mayank Shekhar's Review: Hum, Tum Aur Ghost". Hindustan Times. 26 March 2010. Archived from the original on 5 August 2011. Retrieved 23 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Hum Tum Aur Ghost: Movie Review by Taran Adarsh". Bollywood Hungama. 26 March 2010. Retrieved 2011-07-23. 

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