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|Directed by||Mukul S. Anand|
|Produced by||Romesh Sharma|
|Screenplay by||Ravi Kapoor
|Story by||Ravi Kapoor
Kader Khan (Dialogue)
|Cinematography||W. B. Rao|
|Edited by||Kuldeep Mehan
K. Ravi Kumar
|Distributed by||Dharma Productions|
|Box office||₹16.75 crore|
Hum (English: We) is a 1991 Indian Hindi-language action crime film directed by Mukul S. Anand. It stars Amitabh Bachchan, Rajinikanth, Govinda, Kimi Katkar, Deepa Sahi, Shilpa Shirodkar, Danny Denzongpa, Anupam Kher and Kader Khan. This was the most successful film for the famous super star Bachchan in the early '90s before he announced his temporary retirement (for five years) immediately after its release. He also won the Filmfare Best Actor Award for it in 1992. The film was second highest-grossing Indian film of 1991 at the box office and was a blockbuster. The core plotline of the movie was used in the 1995 Tamil movie Baashha starring Rajinikanth in the lead which went on to be remade in Kannada in 2001 as Kotigobba , in Bengali in 2003 as Guru and in Bangladeshi in 2001 as Sultan starring Mannna. Dilwale(2015) also was inspired from this film.
Plot [ edit ]
Bhaktawar (Danny Denzongpa) rules over the docks in Mumbai, treating his workers like slaves. Despite his general dissatisfaction with this regime, Tiger (Amitabh Bachchan) extorts money from the dock workers for his father Pratap (Deepak Shirke), who in turn works as an enforcer for Bhaktawar.
Tiger is in love with his best friend Gonsalves (Romesh Sharma)'s sister Jumma (Kimi Katkar). Gonsalves is against Bhaktawar's policies and is killed by Bhaktawar and in the subsequent fall-out, Tiger's father and stepmother also die, leaving two young half-brothers, Kumar and Vijay, with Tiger.
Tiger immediately sets out to kill Bhaktawar but is stopped by Inspector Girdhar (Anupam Kher). Girdhar reminds Tiger to fullfil his dying stepmother's wish and take care of his brothers while leaving the police to deal with Bhaktawar. Girdhar and his faithful sidekick Havaldar Arjun Singh (Annu Kapoor) steal money from Bhaktawar's safe and set fire to Bhaktawar's house to destroy any evidence, murdering Bhaktawar's wife and his daughter. Police later arrest Bhaktawar for killing Tiger's family and sends him to jail. Tiger escapes in a train and Jumma refuses to leave with Tiger, as his brothers should be his priority. Jumma and Tiger promise to reunite in the future. Girdhar bombs the train carrying Tiger and his brothers to eliminate any possible witnesses of his crime, but they escape.
Years later, Tiger has renamed himself Shekhar and is a respectable farmer and timber merchant in Ooty. Kumar (Rajnikanth) is a police officer married to Aarti (Deepa Sahi), and they have a young daughter Jyoti (Sanjana). The youngest brother, Vijay (Govinda), is a college student. Vijay is in love with Anita (Shilpa Shirodkar), daughter of General Rana Pratap Singh (Kader Khan), who wants his daughter to marry a military officer. Shekhar and his brothers lead a happy family life. Neither of the two youngest brothers seems to have any memory of their time in Mumbai and both regard Shekhar as their elder brother. Jumma is now a successful actress, while Girdhar and Havaldar are leading a luxurious life off the money they stole from Bhaktawar.
Bhaktawar is released from jail and is manipulated by Giridhar into believing that Tiger killed Bhaktawar's family. To seek revenge, Bhaktawar tracks down Tiger in Ooty. He kidnaps Aarti and Jyothi and tells them the truth about Shekhar. Meanwhile, Kumar also learns Shekhar's true identity and blames him for his wife and child's kidnapping. However, all misunderstandings are cleared by Jumma when she explains Vijay and Kumar about their past and the sacrifices made by Shekhar for them to lead a respectable life.
Later Tiger, along with Kumar and Vijay, rescue Aarti and Jyoti and explain to Bhaktawar that it was Giridhar who had murdered his family. Bhaktawar then ties himself along with Giridhar to a bomb and they both die due to the explosion. The film ends with the family happily united.
Cast [ edit ]
- Amitabh Bachchan as Tiger / Shekhar Malhotra
- Rajinikanth as Kumar Malhotra
- Govinda as Vijay Malhotra
- Kimi Katkar as Jumalina Gonsalves (Jumma)
- Deepa Sahi as Aarti Kumar Malhotra (Kumar's wife)
- Shilpa Shirodkar as Anita Pratap Sinha
- Sanjana as Jyoti Kumar Malhotra (Kumar's daughter)
- Danny Denzongpa as Bhaktawar
- Anupam Kher as Inspector Giridhar
- Kader Khan as General Chittorai Pratap Sinha / Satrangi
- Romesh Sharma as Gonsalves
- Annu Kapoor as Havaldar Arjun Singh
- Deepak Shirke as Pratap (Tiger's Father)
- Shiva Rindani as Captain Zatach (Captain Attack)
- Amardeep Jha as Tiger's Stepmother
- Guddi Maruti as Tomatoes Seller
- Viju Khote as a College Principal
- Shammi as Aarti's mother
Production [ edit ]
Hum was shot in various locations including Mumbai, Ooty, and Mauritius. Mukul S. Anand had considered and discussed a potential scene for this film with Rajinikanth, where Amitabh Bachchan's character would help Govinda get a seat in the Police Academy. Anand discarded the scene, because he did not find it suitable. But Rajinikanth felt the scene had the potential to develop into a script for a possible feature film, which resulted into the 1995 Tamil film Baashha.
Music [ edit ]
|Soundtrack album by|
|Released||1 February 1991|
|Genre||Film soundtrack, Bollywood music|
The soundtrack was composed by Laxmikant–Pyarelal. Two songs were inspired by Guinean singer Mory Kanté's 1987 album Akwaba Beach, with "Jumma Chumma De De" being based on Kante's "Tama", while "Ek Doosre Se" was based on Kanté's "Inch Allah".
|1.||"Ek Doosre Se Karte Hain Pyaar Hum"||Alka Yagnik, Udit Narayan, Mohammad Aziz, Sudesh Bhosle & Sonali Vajpayee||04:43|
|2.||"General Sahab Karo Tayari"||Alka Yagnik, Sudesh Bhonsle & Vinay Mandke||03:03|
|3.||"Is Pyaar Ki Hum Pehchan Denge"||Alka Yagnik, Mohammad Aziz, Sudesh Bhonsle & Vinay Mandke||02:17|
|4.||"Jumma Chumma De De"||Kavita Krishnamurthy & Sudesh Bhonsle||08:25|
|5.||"Kagaz Kalam Davaat"||Mohammad Aziz & Shobha Joshi||05:59|
|6.||"Le Le Chumma Le Le"||Kavita Krishnamurthy||03:37|
|7.||"Sanam Mere Sanam"||Alka Yagnik & Amit Kumar||06:36|
Box office [ edit ]
The film grossed ₹16.75 crore (equivalent to ₹108 crore or US$16 million in 2018) in India, including a net income of ₹9.25 crore. It was the year's second highest-grossing film at the Indian box office.
Accolades [ edit ]
|Award||Category||Recipients and Nominees||Results|
|Filmfare Awards||Best Actor||Amitabh Bachchan||Won|
|Best Art Director||R. Verman Shetty|
|Best Choreographer||Chinni Prakash|
|Best Supporting Actress||Deepa Sahi||Nominated|
|Best Comedian||Kader Khan|
|Best Villain||Danny Denzongpa|
|Best Male Playback Singer||Sudesh Bhosle for "Jumma Chumma De De"|
References [ edit ]
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- "Mauritius pulls out all stops for Jumma Chumma megastar Amitabh Bachchan". India Today. 15 September 1990. Retrieved 10 April 2018.
- Krissna, Suresh; Rangarajan, Malathi (2012). My Days with Baasha. Westland Ltd. p. 132. ISBN 978-93-8162-629-0.
- Srinivasan, Karthik (16 October 2018). "How Guinean Singer Mory Kanté's Music Was Lifted To Create 'Tamma Tamma Loge' and 'Jumma Chumma De De'". Film Companion. Archived from the original on 16 October 2018. Retrieved 16 October 2018.
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- "Official exchange rate (LCU per US$, period average)". World Bank. 1990. Retrieved 9 December 2018.