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Main Aisa Hi Hoon (2005)

 -  Musical | Drama  -  6 May 2005 (India)
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Autistic Indraneel Thakur, who works for a living as a waiter in a Café in India, has a body of a grown man and mind of a seven year old. One day while closing the café, a young woman named... See full summary »



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Cast overview:
Indraneel "Neel" Thakur
Sushmita Sen ...
Advocate Niti Sinha
Esha Deol ...
Maya D. Trivedi
Dayanath Trivedi
Rucha Vaidya ...
Gungun (as Baby Rucha Vaidya)
Raj Gokani ...
(as Master Raj Gokani)
Anjan Srivastav ...
Divesh Mathur (Owner of Cafe)
Vikram Gokhale ...
Trivedi's advocate
Naresh Suri ...
Dinesh Lamba
Sanjay Sood
Kaveri Ghosh
Rita Puri
Dhara Saraswati


Autistic Indraneel Thakur, who works for a living as a waiter in a Café in India, has a body of a grown man and mind of a seven year old. One day while closing the café, a young woman named Maya Trivedi, asks for his assistance as she has missed the last bus. Indraneel assists her, takes her home, finds out that she is pregnant, helps her give birth, agrees to take care of the child, Gungun, and thereafter Maya leaves, never to return. Years later, Gungun has grown up, attends school, and believes that Indraneel is her dad. Then their world is changed upside down when Maya's dad, Dayanath Trivedi, arrives from London, Britain, to take custody of his grandchild, if necessary through the courts. Indraneel refuses to part with Gungun, and as a result a case is filed in Court. The Judge initially hears this case, finds Indraneel incompetent to be a responsible father and tentatively puts Gungun in the Court's custody. Now a date is set when Indraneel must take up the gargantuan task of ... Written by rAjOo (

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Ajay and Rucha's Commendable Performance in a Mediocre Movie
15 May 2005 | by (South Africa) – See all my reviews

Admittedly, this movie bears very striking resemblance to the 2001 film "I am Sam". However, Bollywood maintains the innocence of the storyline with typical twists to conform to a critical Indo-audience now accustomed with modern dramatisations of human behaviour while still expecting good over evil victories at the end of every story.

Ajay Devgan and Baby Rucha Vaidya complement each other beautifully, with the latter debut artist performing with just the correct amount of cuteness while demonstrating mature drama portrayal within a multi-star environment. This is typical in the dramatisation of the sentimental song "Papa Mere Papa" in which Gungun, her character, plays tribute to her dad to force Sushmita Sen's character, Niti, "the best lawyer" to realise he dad deserves to maintain custody of Gungun from her maternal grandfather.

Devgan's role as a autistic gentlemen Indraneel Thakur, loved by all while maintaining responsible, honest and forgiving qualities is typically brilliant when one considers the diaspora of roles he is considered for. He convinces Sen that she needs to show her son more respect and overcome her workaholic attributes to prevent herself from losing her son as she has her husband. Neel's relative charm is apparent as his associations with the clients at the café at which he works seven days-a-week are shown as they urge him to share his musical talent with them, as in the song "Just Walk into my Life" Anupham Kher plays irresponsible and business tycoon father to Maya Tridevi (Esha Deol), who is Gungun's mother. Maya is forced to leave UK from her non-responsive father and return to India where she becomes a nomad and drug-addict before she is inspired that life can be positively lived with Neel, his friends and carer, Ritu, played by Lillete Dubey. She is overwhelmed with the power of love, and becomes scared of this emotion, therefore leaving the family once she gives birth to their daughter.

The storyline culminates with Tridevi senior returning to India to legally claim back his daughter from Thakur, hereby breaking the fragile Neel's personality. There are challenges in the life of Gungun and Neel, with the former trying very hard not to outsmart her dad, but eventually learning that to love him, she must become the strong and intellectual member of their small family.

The performances are sterling, however, one feels that the film-makers took the Bollywood license to generate a happy-ending a bit too cloistral. This film has a strong storyline, yet the producers do not balance time spent at specific plot points, such as Esha's exit or at the climax.

This said, however, we must admit that the music is beautiful from Himesh Reshammiya and lyricist Sameer, and the overall effort is great from the actors, young, old and young-minded. Understand the nature of Bollywood cinema, and home it becomes more bold in future en devours, but do not judge these efforts without value to the social upliftment producers seek. The audience of Bollywood is certainly intelligent and understand the critique of performance and have ability to share commentary on world matters and contribute significantly to global advancement.

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