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Yeh Hai Mumbai Meri Jaan (1999)

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Orphaned Raju Tarachand is cared for by his maternal uncle, Brij, and aunt, Basanti, in Nainital. Raju decides to re-locate to Mumbai to make a name for himself in a firm run by Chaturvedi.... See full summary »

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Raju Tarachand / Husna Bano / David Rathod
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Jasmin Arora
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Chali D'Souza (as Chunkey Pandey)
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Mr. Malhotra 'Chhotey'
Akshay Anand ...
David Rathod / Jo Jo Vaswani
Girish Dhamija ...
M.R. Poplet
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Malhotra's brother 'Papaji'
Sanjeeva Vatsa ...
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Savita Karle
Ramesh Rai
Gautam Saugat
Abbas Ali Moghul ...
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Tanuja Chandra ...
Chachi Chunchi
Sanjay Jha
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Orphaned Raju Tarachand is cared for by his maternal uncle, Brij, and aunt, Basanti, in Nainital. Raju decides to re-locate to Mumbai to make a name for himself in a firm run by Chaturvedi. Upon arrival, he finds out that Chaturvedi's firm has gone bankrupt. He goes job-hunting, ends up having his luggage, wallet, and car stolen by a man named Chali. He locates Chali and forces him to provide accommodation, while he lands himself a job with Malhotra Group of Companies as a lowly Peon. He falls in love with the dress designer, Jasmin Arora, and comes to her assistance as Husn Bano. When he finds out that Malhotra's elder brother, and his associate, M.R. Poplet, are scheming to bring down Mr. Malhotra, he masquerades as David Rathod, an American trouble-shooter. He has Poplet well in check and ready for exposure, as well as has Jasmin eating out of his hand, when another peon by the name of 'God', and the appearance of the real David Rathod virtually turns his life upside down - and ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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In 1996, Vishesh Films were making a film called Mr Aashiq with Saif Ali Khan and Twinkle Khanna, the audio for the film was even released. Later Vishesh Films felt the film was not up to the mark and neither did the cast and felt they were all simply 'wasting their time'. Then they scrapped Mr Aashiq, and with the same cast they rewrote a new story and gave it new title 'Yeh Hai Mumbai Meri Jaan' and re-shot the whole film at the decision of Mahesh Bhatt. At first it was a dramatic love story which later became mad crazy comedy film. The only footage remained from Mr Aashiq was the songs shot placed in 'Yeh Hai Mumbai Meri Jaan' as can be recognized by the looks of the actors during the songs sequences. See more »

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Mr.Aashiq
8 August 2014 | by (India) – See all my reviews

In 1996, Vishesh films were working on a film MR AASHIQ(1996) with Saif, Twinkle and Ashwini Bhave, the audio too was released but then Bhatts lost interest and shelved the film and then after years in late 90s Bhatt decided to use the same cast minus Bhave and restart the film with a different story but use the same songs. Sadly the film didn't even find a distributor and had to release directly on TV. The film is a mad comedy which wasn't liked at that time, it is as over the top, ridiculous as it can get but yet it entertains at most places The cast too was not happening at that time. The film has a decent plot, it's quite funny at many places, we have Saif who enters Mumbai to make it big but ends up as a peon and then he disguises as David Rathod to solve the solution. At times the situations are too farcical and also over the top which does get on the nerves

Mahesh Bhatt is never known for his comedy, his most comedy films except HHRPK, DHKMN were flops especially Duplicate. but here he does handle several scenes well. Music by Jatin Lalit is superb, the best part of the film though the songs do give a little jaded feel. Humko Awaz De, Mera Chand Mujhe, Teri Chaahat ke, all songs are fab The only footage used from Mr Aashiq are the songs, some of the visuals of the songs are from Mr Aashiq which shows in the film as the actors looks vary.

Saif Ali Khan those days was struggling as a lead hero and gave very few hits but he always suited in comedy though at times he overacts yet he does a good job in his role Twinkle Khanna is okay in her role, she too didn't make it too big The best character of the film is Poplet, played by Girish Dhamija who is superb Saurabh Shukla is funny though he tends to overact Chunky Pandey, Akshay Anand provide funny cameos Avtar Gill(Bhatt regular) is superb rest are okay


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