Humraaz

Humraaz (English: Confidant) is a 2002 Indian Hindi-language romantic thriller film directed by the duo Abbas-Mustan and produced under the Venus Movies banner. Released on 5 July 2002, it stars Bobby Deol, Akshaye Khanna and Ameesha Patel in lead roles. The film is loosely based on the 1998 film A Perfect Murder. The film was remade into Tamil as Girivalam.

Humraaz
Humraaz.jpg
Movie poster for Humraaz
Directed byAbbas-Mustan
Produced byGanesh Jain
Ratan Jain
Champak Jain
Written byShiraz Ahmed
Shyam Goel
StarringBobby Deol
Akshaye Khanna
Ameesha Patel
Narrated byAnil Kapoor
Uday Chopra
Music byHimesh Reshammiya
CinematographyRavi Yadav
Edited byHussain A. Burmawala
Distributed byVenus Movies
Release date
  • 5 July 2002 (2002-07-05)
Running time
174 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi
Budget₹150 million[1][better source needed]
Box office₹297 million[2]

PlotEdit

While leading a dance troupe, Karan and Priya fall in love and eventually get a dancing job on a cruise ship leaving for Malaysia. The ship is owned by a rich businessman, Raj, who is attracted to Priya at first sight. Raj was not aware that Priya and Karan are in love and begins wooing Priya. Raj eventually proposes to Priya and she eagerly agrees to marry him. It is revealed that Priya and Karan have been scheming to have Raj wed her to his get money. Their plot is to have Priya divorce him by saying that the marriage was never consummated due to his impotency and become millionaires from the case.

Meanwhile, another dancer from the troupe gets wind of their plot and starts blackmailing Karan. Karan meets him at the designated place to hand him over the money but instead kills him. Unknown to Karan, just before dying, he calls Raj to reveal the truth. The call goes in the voice mailbox since Raj is not in his office.

Worried with the dilemma of choosing a caring husband over personal ambition, Priya meets with an accident while returning home. Raj showers Priya with all his love and care. Priya is overwhelmed to know Raj has kept a prayer for her fast recovery and fasted for two days. Priya decides to reveal the truth to Raj and tells Karan that she will not go through with the divorce. Karan feels betrayed and decides to get his revenge on Priya and Raj. He feigns a call from his troupe member and acts as if he is been harassed for a bribe. Priya decides to give her jewelry to Karan to save him. However, Karan anonymously calls Raj from a public phone and lies to him that Priya loves Karan and she is giving away the money that she looted from Raj to Karan. Raj follows her and sees that Priya is meeting Karan and handing over her jewelry. Raj misunderstands and plots to punish her.

As per the plan, Raj pays Karan to kill Priya and make it look like a robbery. Raj explains every point of the plan right up to precise time and doors to be used for murder and says that he will call on the landline as he wants to hear Priya scream while she is dying. Priya, unaware of the plan, decides to confess everything to Raj in an audio recording and replace the tape with the music cassette in Raj's car. She knows that Raj has a habit of listening to music while traveling to the office. In the recordings, she mentions that if Raj has forgiven her, he should give her a call. If not, she will leave him forever.

As luck would have it, Raj is traveling with an employee that day and hence, doesn't listen to the tape. Karan enters the house as planned and waits for the call. At the same time, Priya is also waiting for the call from Raj expecting him to forgive her. Raj calls the landline as planned, an excited Priya answers the phone. Karan attacks her at the same time and ensures Raj can hear her screams. Raj listens to the tape as he sits in the car in horror. He rushes to save Priya only to see the police and an ambulance waiting at the house.

It is revealed that Priya is saved and the saviour is none other than Karan; meanwhile, a small-time thug is dead. He blackmails Raj saying he had recorded the meeting with him about the murder and to avoid any complications demands that Raj divorce Priya with large alimony as a part of his ransom plan. Karan reaches Raj's ancestral house and tries to blackmail Raj by pressuring him about the consequence to his extended family members if they find Raj is jailed for planning Priya's murder. Raj goes to meet Karan at a decided spot where he says he is ready to go to jail, but will not give any money to Karan. Both men break out in a fight but stop when Priya arrives. Karan tells her about Raj's plan to kill her, but Priya says she is aware of it and knew Karan was blackmailing Raj. At the end of the movie, Priya kills Karan and reunites with Raj.

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

Before production started, Priyanka Chopra was offered the role of Priya Singhania, but she was not able to fulfill it because she was working on other films at that time and she also took on various other commitments, which is when the role subsequently went to Ameesha Patel.[3]

Box officeEdit

The movie performed well at the box office by having a world-wide gross of ₹29.7 crore against a budget of ₹15 crore. [4]

SoundtrackEdit

Humraaz
Studio album by
Released15 May 2002 (India)
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length48:53
LabelVenus Records & Tapes Ltd.
Himesh Reshammiya chronology
Kyaa Dil Ne Kahaa
(2002)
Humraaz
(2002)
Yeh Hai Jalwa
(2002)

The soundtrack of the film is composed by Himesh Reshammiya with lyrics provided by Sudhakar Sharma. According to the Indian trade website Box Office India, with around 22,00,000 units sold, this film's soundtrack album was the year's highest-selling.[5]

No.TitleSingersLength
1."Dil Ne Kar Liya"Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik05:19
2."Tune Zindagi Mein – Male"Udit Narayan05:11
3."Pyaar Kar"Udit Narayan, Shaan, Kavita Krishnamurthy06:40
4."Bardaasht Nahin Kar Sakta"KK, Sunidhi Chauhan05:36
5."Sanam Mere Humraaz"Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik05:30
6."Life Ban Jaayegi"Sonu Nigam, Jaspinder Narula05:57
7."Tune Zindagi Mein"Alka Yagnik05:12
8."Bardaasht Nahin Kar Sakta– Remix"Sonu Nigam, Sunidhi Chauhan04:53
9."Tune Zindagi Mein – Sad"Alka Yagnik01:48
10."Theme Music"Instrumental02:33

Awards and nominationsEdit

Below is an incomplete list showing the awards and nominations Humraaz received:[6]

Year Presenter Award(s) Result
2003 IIFA Best Actress (Amisha Patel) Nominated
Best Villain (Akshaye Khanna) Won
Filmfare Awards Best Film Nominated
Best Director (Abbas-Mustan) Nominated
Best Actor (Bobby Deol) Nominated
Best Actress (Amisha Patel) Nominated
Best Villain (Akshaye Khanna) Nominated
Best Comedian (Johnny Lever) Nominated
Best Music Director (Himesh Reshammiya) Nominated
Best Lyricist (Sudhakar Sharma) Nominated
Best Male Playback (K K) for Bardaasht Nominated
Best Male Playback (Kumar Sanu) for Sanam Mere Humraaz Nominated
Best Female Playback (Alka Yagnik) for Sanam Mere Humraaz Nominated
Star Screen Awards Best Director (Abbas-Mustan) Nominated
Best Actress (Amisha Patel) Nominated
Best Villain (Akshaye Khanna) Nominated
Zee Cine Awards Best Villain (Akshaye Khanna) Nominated

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.boxofficeindia.com/movie.php?movieid=595
  2. ^ https://www.boxofficeindia.com/movie.php?movieid=595
  3. ^ https://www.rediff.com/entertai/2002/jul/05abbas.htm. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 12 February 2006. Retrieved 12 February 2006.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Music Hits 2000–2009 (Figures in Units)". Box Office India. Archived from the original on 15 February 2008.
  6. ^ "Humraaz : Awards and Nominations". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 17 September 2011.

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