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15 out of 19 people found the following review useful:

A Jewel in the Rough

Author: Debbie (dmul53) from USA
18 April 2003

Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam is a jewel of a film in many ways. Shahrukh Khan and Madhuri Dixit turn in a couple of really fine performances. Salman Khan, in spite of having a good chemistry with both Dixit and the other Khan, fails to excite me much, however. He was competent, but I felt that his musical numbers were an unwelcome intrusion into what is otherwise a very mature, realistic look at a married relationship. As in real relationships, it is often the little misunderstandings that fester until they threaten to destroy lives.

In this case, the husband Gopal (Shahrukh), although devotedly in love with his new bride Rhada (Madhuri) is self-centered and short-tempered, and misinterprets the fond affection she feels for her childhood friend Suraj (Salman) as romantic love. In their turn, Suraj and Rhada are too immature and blind to realize how their relationship is tormenting Gopal. Gopal, instead of being honest with Rhada and expressing his frustrations, remains silent until it is nearly too late to save the marriage.

I think this is one of the best performances of Shahrukh Khan's career. Not generally known for restrained performances, he shows here that in the hands of a competent director he is a wonderful actor with a huge range; he goes from subtle to frantic to silly without ever losing the honesty of the character. His performance as Gopal is mature and finely nuanced with a depth of layers not generally common to Hindi films. Madhuri is wonderful, as always.

The two Khans always share a good screen chemistry, in spite of Salman's stilted acting talents, and they share one really well-acted scene together when Gopal, nearly mad with frustration, presses a gun into Suraj's hand and invites Suraj to shoot him, shouting "Don't you know I die each day because of you?"

It's a shame that this film didn't get more attention, but admittedly it has some problems. The sets are often shabby and cheap looking, the story doesn't always flow well, and as mentioned before, Salman's dance numbers are overblown and out of place. On the plus side, however, is the hauntingly beautiful title song, beautifully picturised with Sharukh and Madhuri. But on the whole, the film doesn't quite measure up to the callibre of Shahrukh Khan and Madhuri Dixit's performances.

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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful:

I'm yours, baby! An outdated yet enjoyable dramedy with good performances.

7/10
Author: Peter Young from Earth
22 February 2010

Many people seem to dislike 'Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam', but according to me it was a very entertaining and watchable picture. The film deals with such themes as marriage, friendship, crisis, envy, ego and separation. I cannot say these issues were dealt with in a very realistic way, neither can I say the writing was at its best, but the film was generally well-made and the issues did provoke some thoughts in my mind despite the uneven execution.

This is the story of a newly married couple - Gopal and Radha. Radha is very close to Suraj, a childhood friend and a popular singer at present, and this is the film's main conflict. Gopal is increasingly more suspicious of his wife's continuing friendship with Suraj, whom she actually treats like a brother, but this leads to tensions and makes Gopal's life miserable. The story follows this conflict, Gopal's frustration, and looks at this triangle from many angles, letting the viewer have mixed feelings about the situation.

I liked the story and the concept was quite efficient. The dialogues ranged from poor to good to amazing, and the film, though fairly outdated, remains thoroughly enjoyable and engaging. Although towards the second half the proceedings become more intense, it for the most part works as a dramedy. The editing could have been better, but the music was excellent, especially the title song "Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam", which was a pleasure to the ears and which was well pictured on-screen. Another beautiful song is "Sab Kuchh Bhula Diya", sung by Sapna Awasthi and Sonu Nigam.

Where acting goes, the film is dominated by Shahrukh Khan who steals the show with his hilarious yet relatable character of a suspicious and principled husband. He is sincere, witty, sharp, uninhibited and impulsive here, and that's what makes his performance so entertaining and moving. Madhuri Dixit is as always very compelling and beautiful, while Salman Khan plays the golden-hearted pop star with restraint. Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam has many nice moments, and though it may not be an extraordinary film, it should definitely be a worthy watch for lovers of this genre and of Hindi films in general.

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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful:

Good plot, bad direction

Author: pranil from Singapore
9 August 2002

I have a mixed feeling about this movie. The plot itself was refreshing, and performance by the actors were fairly decent, though it seems to have suffered because of the prolonged production time. The movie sort of fits little bit in the mid-90's feel (if it was made today, the title song would probably have been shot in Switzerland or some other scenic location rather than in some dry grassland in India - this was disappointing). The songs list could have been lot better as there is was a good selection on the CD but unfortunately some really bad numbers made it to the movie instead. Nevertheless, it's enjoyable if you don't set your expectations too high. Should provide for some interesting debates for newly weds!

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8 out of 13 people found the following review useful:

Not like the taste of viewer

5/10
Author: mohsin ali khan from Pakistan
22 December 2002

The script of the movie was not as bad as it is directed. Shahrukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit and Salman Khan all acted very well but the scenes and situations are not like the taste of viewers. The music by Bappi Lehri was also disturbing. One song by Nikhil Vinay "sub kuch bhula diya' was nice. Salman and Madhuri looked as if they does not know the inner feelings of Shahrukh Khan about their relationship but even a fool can determine how a husband will feel if his wife is so close with someone else.

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful:

Long in Making

4/10
Author: silvan-desouza from India
16 July 2013

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When a film takes many years in making, it looses it's freshness and many times comes late in a day when the theme has already become outdated. Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam was started in 1995 fresh after the success of Hum Aapke Hai Kaun(the initial title was Hum Aapke Hai Sanam) In fact when the promos hit the air, All were surprised as there was hardly any buzz of the film, It was the first film after Karan Arjun(1995) that brought Srk and Salman together(though they had worked in kuch Kuch Hota Hai), even Salman and Madhuri didn't work much after Hum Aapke Hai Kaun.The film also has Atul Agnihotri who hardly appeared in films post 2000. The film has an interesting concept but due to it's delay in making it comes across regressive. In fact the problem of the film is lack of continuity not only the looks of the actors keep changing but also the narrative which had scope for dramatic scenes. There are several well handled scenes like Srk's jealous nature but the story telling and direction is very old fashioned. Yet several scenes are well handled like the scene when Srk and Salman fight, Srk's drunk scene but the second half does begin to drag.Even the climax looks too sudden. As the film has been in making for 6-7 years, several scenes do surprise you, One being Salman Khan's dance numbers(In one song Salman looks straight out of his Judwaa days). Another thing is just before the title song we are shown Srk fighting that he wont go to Switzerland but suddenly the title song comes which is shot in Switzerland(perhaps before the release). Also several scenes do look outdated especially some comic scenes. The back story of Alok Nath and Aruna Irani which is wrapped up quickly in initial scenes itself looks straight out of 80's films. Even Madhuri's character is shown too naive which doesn't suit for a 2002 production. There are several scenes which are tough to be taken seriously too typical in films made by South directors.Like for e.g. the song Gale Main Laal Tie which is very redundant. One funny aspect of the film is that throughout the film, the scenes shift from the ones shot during 1996-1997 to the scenes shot in 2001. Like in several scenes Salman Khan looks straight out of his Judwaa days with long hair,enthusiastic and over the top yet lively and in some scenes he looks straight out of his post 2000 days when he started acting very dull also his hairlength reduced. Even Srk alternates between his Koyla days to his 2000 days while Madhuri too aged in between.

Direction by KS Abdiyaman is outdated, though he does handle several scenes well, the delay in making does hamper the prospects. In fact his next film Shaadi karke Phas Gaya Yaar(2006) too was stuck in cans for 4 years. Music by various directors Nikhil-Vinay, Daboo Malik, Bali Brahmabhatt, Nadeem Shravan.etc is average, several songs sound outdated as there were recorded many years before. The title song(Nikhil Vinay) is a typical love song and it's okay(perhaps added later). Khoye Khoye Din(Daboo Malik) the best song of the film is not in the film. Taaron Ka Chamakhta(Nadeem Shravan) is a superb song while Aa Gaya sounds dated yet is good, Dil Thod Aaya(Sajid Wajid) is typical.Gale Mein lal Tie by Bappi Lahiri is terrible. Sab Kuch Bhula Diya by Bali Brahmabhatt is good

Amongst actors Srk is the best part of the film, the film was in making in the days when Srk had become a superstar but normally he hammed it up in several films yet he controls his act here and gives a believable performance. Salman Khan's act alternates between his lively, loud 1997 days to his dull 2002 days and the inconsistency shows throughout, also it's evident how Salman has changed his acting style during the period. His change of hairstyle throughout does do harm. Madhuri gets a typical heroine role and she does do well in dramatic portions yet her act is hardly memorable. Also her role is very stupid She too has several scenes where she looks aged while young in some. Amongst rest Atul Agnihotri who was hardly seen post 2000 is annoying with his Amitabh fan role. Suman Ragnathan another name which was slowly dissapearing is also okay. Laxmikant Berde is as usual, Alok Nath is typecast, Dinesh Hingoo is okay Aruna Irani is hardly there, Aishwarya Rai makes an appearance in the end(Another aspect that hints the film's delay as Aish didn't work with Salman after HDDCS due to personal problem). rest are okay.

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful:

Good movie !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

8/10
Author: Terror_Eyes from United States
16 August 2007

pretty good movie. nice songs especially the title . great performances from everybody but SRK tops everyone. kind of weird with the appearances of stars as it took eight years to make, some times too young or 90's look but other than that great. I would recommend at least one time if you are big SRK fan or even Sallu's fan. The only thing ruins the movie is special appearance by Aishwarya Rai. It was totally unnecessary and even worse her character is blind. I wonder what the director was thinking. There are some sequences which need to be badly edited. One thing you have to keep in mind when you watch this movie don't except lavish background sets like Devdas just deal with it. Worth a Watch.***

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful:

New concept in Hindi movies, portrayed well by the actors and actress.

6/10
Author: emailkirri from San Jose, California
13 June 2002

I was not so sure of how the movie would be when I rented it, but maybe my low expectations caused me to be pleasantly surprised and kept me in my seat and watch the movie completely. The idea is good...the actors/actresses did Ok, but it could have been much better handled by the director. Still, kudos for such a "brave" project.

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful:

Nice film, but the finished product offers no hint as to why it took so long to be released!

5/10
Author: Sherazade from United States
5 February 2006

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The chemistry between Madhuri Dixit and Shah Rukh Khan continues in this not so new story of a man who marries a woman who he has reason to believe is having an affair with her best-friend (who happens to be a man) SRK is the husband, Madhuri is the wife and Salman Khan plays the popular superstar best-friend. Girlfriend-at-the-time Aishwarya Rai makes a 'blink and you'll miss it' cameo as the blind fiancé of Salman's character, who finally sets SRK on the right note and back to his senses in time to save his wife from making the most drastic sacrifice of all. Nice songs, great chemistry is shared amongst the 3 leading stars, colourful sets and costumes but the story is a tad bit weak and old.

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful:

Anachronistic plot saved by good performances

Author: Rudra from Mumbai, India
20 June 2002

Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam is a total misfit in the age of Lagaan and Dil Chahta Hai or even Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai. Gopal (Shahrukh Khan) gets married to Radha (Madhuri Dixit) whose childhood friend is Suraj (Salman Khan). Gopal is suspicious of Radha's continuing friendship with Suraj which leads to tensions between the married couple. That's about it! Other than that, the movie consists of long, boring and regressive monologues from Gopal on his ideas of an ideal wife and marriage. And how poor Radha suffers as a result of her husband's archaic beliefs. Paradoxically, the saving grace is Shahrukh Khan himself who incredibly manages to pull off each scene quite convincingly. However the movie is interspersed with light moments which provide relief from the hi-pitched drama. Madhuri expectedly looks quite old in some scenes (the movie took 8 years to complete) but delivers a reasonably good performance. Salman Khan, as always appears comfortable with his happy-go-lucky role. Aishwarya Rai in a guest appearance is completely wasted. The songs have the feel of the eighties (sample the 'khatiya' song making a comeback!), except for the hummable title song. On the whole the movie is just about watchable. But, if you have something else to do, give it a pass.

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Great film

2/10
Author: kokovyas from United States
13 April 2016

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Many people seem to dislike 'Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam', but according to me it was a very entertaining and watchable picture. The film deals with such themes as marriage, friendship, crisis, envy, ego and separation. I cannot say these issues were dealt with in a very realistic way, neither can I say the writing was at its best, but the film was generally well-made and the issues did provoke some thoughts in my mind despite the uneven execution.

This is the story of a newly married couple - Gopal and Radha. Radha is very close to Suraj, a childhood friend and a popular singer at present, and this is the film's main conflict. Gopal is increasingly more suspicious of his wife's continuing friendship with Suraj, whom she actually treats like a brother, but this leads to tensions and makes Gopal's life miserable. The story follows this conflict, Gopal's frustration, and looks at this triangle from many angles, letting the viewer have mixed feelings about the situation.

I liked the story and the concept was quite efficient. The dialogues ranged from poor to good to amazing, and the film, though fairly outdated, remains thoroughly enjoyable and engaging. Although towards the second half the proceedings become more intense, it for the most part works as a dramedy. The editing could have been better, but the music was excellent, especially the title song "Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam", which was a pleasure to the ears and which was well pictured on-screen. Another beautiful song is "Sab Kuchh Bhula Diya", sung by Sapna Awasthi and Sonu Nigam.

Where acting goes, the film is dominated by Shahrukh Khan who steals the show with his hilarious yet relatable character of a suspicious and principled husband. He is sincere, witty, sharp, uninhibited and impulsive here, and that's what makes his performance so entertaining and moving. Madhuri Dixit is as always very compelling and beautiful, while Salman Khan plays the golden-hearted pop star with restraint. Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam has many nice moments, and though it may not be an extraordinary film, it should definitely be a worthy watch for lovers of this genre and of Hindi films in general.

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