Hum Ho Gaye
Venus Records & Tapes Ltd.'s HUM HO GAYE AAP KE,
written-directed by Ahathian, is a remake of the
Tamil hit GOKULATHIL SEETHAI, which was also
made in Kannada as KRISHNA LEELE.
HUM HO GAYE AAP KE tells the story of Rishi (Fardeen
Khan), son of billionaire Oberoi (Suresh Oberoi),
who doesn't believe in love or the institution
of marriage and feels that money can buy
everything in the world. Till one day, when he
realises that one thing that can never be bought
Mohan (Apoorva Agnihotri) is Rishi's college
friend. Hailing from a middle class family, he
is employed in Rishi's office. Mohan is a strict
believer in love and is looking forward for the
Enters Chandni (Reema Sen), a beautiful middle
class girl, who believes in love, traditional
values and morals. Both Rishi and Mohan are
never the same again.
Chandni's entry causes upheaval in their lives.
But who wins her hand in the end?
The plot is waferthin and has been witnessed
umpteen times on the screen earlier. A rich,
spoilt brat falling in love with a simple,
middle class girl, has been presented in a new
avtaar this time.
But HUM HO GAYE AAP KE does not rise beyond the
ordinary because what could've been conveyed in
14 reels has been needlessly stretched to 17
reels. The impact of the most delicate
sequences, therefore, gets diluted.
On the script level, the film has so many
loopholes that it is difficult to fathom how the
film did remarkable business when made in two
regional languages before.
To cite instances, when the heroine runs away
from her marriage mandap, no effort is made by
her mother to trace her or find out her
whereabouts. Even the groom (Mahesh Thakur)
conveniently agrees to let the bride unite with
her lover and suggests that he would marry her
sister instead. This looks absolutely
Prior to that, the romance between Apoorva
Agnihotri and Reema Sen looks abrupt. In his
very first meeting, he proposes marriage to her
and surprisingly, she doesn't rule out the
Coming back to the marriage scene, when Reema
spots Fardeen driving the car, she reacts with a
smile, although she should've been aghast to see
Fardeen there, since, prior to this sequence,
Fardeen had directly told her that he would have
her in his bed one day.
In the post-interval portions, Reema's love for
Fardeen is not well defined. In the pre-climax,
Suresh Oberoi's somersault takes the viewer by
surprise. It adds to the length of the film and
makes the goings-on dreary.
Even the climax in the train is hardly
sensitive. For, the heroine suddenly breaks down
and admits her fault. A more appropriate ending
could've been thought of.
Director Ahathian has handled certain moments
with aplomb, but as a writer, he relies too
heavily on the tried-and-tested formula to
convey the story. Though a few individual
sequences are well treated, the outcome is
cumbersome due to the excessive length.
In the second half specially, a majority of
songs come up without a valid situation. Even
otherwise, the second half is lengthy and can do
with some trimming.
Nadeem-Shravan's musical score is the only
redeeming aspect. The film has lilting numbers
that are strikingly picturised as well. Those
that stand out are 'Pehli Baar Dil Yu', 'Love Me
Just For The Day', 'Dekho Ye Deewana Maara Gaya'
and the title track (surprisingly, the song is
picturised on two dancers!).
The picturisation of a couple of songs at the
lush locales of New Zealand enhances the visual
appeal of the film. Cinematography (Ravi Yadav)
is first-rate. Dialogues (Sunil Kumar Agarwal)
Fardeen Khan is an absolute miscast in the role
of a casanova. The role required an actor of
calibre and though Fardeen tries hard, he does
not succeed. In the first half specially, he
looks awkward and ill-at-ease. Reema Sen looks
pretty and does a decent job. Apoorva Agnihotri
does not impress.
On the whole, HUM HO GAYE AAP KE is a mediocre
film that will face an uphill task at the ticket