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I'm Always Here (2004)

Main Hoon Na (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Drama | 30 April 2004 (India)
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An army major goes undercover as a college student. His mission is both professional and personal: to protect his general's daughter from a radical militant, and to find his estranged half-brother.

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Farah Khan

Writers:

Farah Khan (story), Abbas Tyrewala (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shah Rukh Khan ... Maj. Ram Prasad Sharma
Sushmita Sen ... Chandni Chopra
Sunil Shetty ... Raghavan Datta
Zayed Khan ... Laxman Prasad Sharma
Amrita Rao ... Sanjana Bakshi
Kabir Bedi ... Gen. Amarjeet Bakshi
Naseeruddin Shah ... Brig. Shekhar Sharma
Boman Irani ... Principal
Bindu ... Miss Kaker
Satish Shah ... Prof. Rasai
Kiron Kher ... Madhu Sharma
Nassar Abdulla ... Project Milaap TV Host
Kunal Kumar Kunal Kumar ... Shastri
Rajiv Panjabi Rajiv Panjabi ... Percy
Rakhi Sawant ... Mini
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Storyline

When India and Pakistan decide to end their hostilities, there is one army person in India who is unhappy, because of his son's death in the Indo-Pak war. He decides to launch terror attacks and bring an end to peace, and for this purpose he shoots and gravelly injures an Indian army officer. After the death of this officer, Raghavan then decides to do away with the army officer's daughter, Sanjana, who is studying in hostel. Raghavan and his men descend on the hostel and hold over 100 students hostage. There is only one student who can save them, and his name is Ram, he claims he is a student, but is here on a mission - a mission that when told will reveal his real identity and two plans which he must carry out simultaneously. Written by Sumitra (corrected by Iqbal)

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Don't be afraid......Main Hoon Na. See more »


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Official Sites:

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

30 April 2004 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Trust Me, I'm Here See more »

Filming Locations:

Darjeeling, West Bengal, India See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$840,000, 7 May 2004

Gross USA:

$1,722,450
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Farah Khan wanted Naseeruddin Shah to play Raghavan, but due to his commitment to The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003) he was not able to take on such a large role at that point of time. Hence, his special appearance as Shah Rukh Khan's father. For the role of Raghavan, Farah Khan subsequently approached Kamal Haasan, who couldn't give dates either. Then, Nana Patekar was approached, who demanded certain changes to the story of the film, which Farah Khan was not willing to do. Only then Sunil Shetty was approached. See more »

Goofs

During the T.V interview scene, the anchor introduces the character played by Kabir Bedi as "Commander in Chief" of the Indian Army. The "Commander in chief" of the Indian Army is always the President of India. The character played by Kabir Bedi is more likely to be the "Chief of Army Staff". See more »

Quotes

Project Milaap TV Host: Do you really think that by "project milap "there will be friendship between india & pakistan?
Gen. Amarjeet Bakshi: It's not so simple.it's an enmity for 55 years,releasing of 50 captives is not the solution of this matter.
Project Milaap TV Host: Then why project milap?
Gen. Amarjeet Bakshi: Because,no matter how long the distance is,it starts from one footstep.
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Crazy Credits

The whole crew of the movie appears as a cameo in the song Ye Fizayen at the end as a part of closing credits. See more »

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Soundtracks

Gori Gori
Music by Anu Malik
Lyrics by Javed Akhtar
Performed by Anu Malik, K.K, Shreya Ghoshal, Sunidha Chauhan
© 2004 Venus Records and Tapes (India) Pvt. Ltd
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Smart, funny and best of all - Entertaining!
14 March 2012 | by eh5963-297-967354See all my reviews

Amar Akbar Anthony, Naseeb, Sholay etc. Why do we love all these films? Yes, they are extremely entertaining but more so because they have action, romance, comedy, drama - EVERYTHING! In today's time, we don't get films with all that together. Farah Khan's Main Hoon Na doesn't ask you, but tells you to chill, have some popcorn and cola and have the time of your life for the next 3 hours.

Major Ram Prasad Sharma is a tough army officer who plays no games and is very serious about his work. He and his father have a dream, project Milap - to set free all Pakistani prisoners of war to put forward a hand of harmony and friendship towards Pakistan. Due to circumstances, Ram's father Shekhar is killed but before dying, he tells him that he's not his only son and he wants him to re-unite with his family. Ram asks for a temporary leave to fulfill his father's wishes, alongside that, he is asked by General Bakshi to protect his daughter who goes to the same college as Ram's brother. He wants him to protect him from Indian terrorist Raghvan.

So then starts Major Ramm's mission. To find his long lost mother and half brother, to protect Sanjana from Raghvan and to complete Project Milap which is opposed by Raghvan.

The best part of Main Hoon Na is the story, It's refreshing and unique. The viewer knows that Ram will win in the end but the going-ons in the movie are extremely entertaining. Farah Khan, Abbas Tyrewala and group have come up with an excellent plot.

Main Hoon Na has everything in the right place in terms of plot. Thee's action at the right time, songs do not stop the plot, the comedy is perfect.

The film does dip a bit in the second half but that's hardly noticeable. In fact, this is one of the few Indian movies that does not slip completely in the second half. Indian filmmakers usually put so much energy in the first half that the second half starts to fade. Not this time.

As mentioned before, the writing is nearly flawless. Screenplay keeps you awake and dialogues are first rate. Production values, sets, locales etc. All perfect.

The music is out of this world. Anu Malik's best work. All the songs are brilliant and beautifully picturised.

Farah Khan's direction is top stuff. Hard to believe this was her first film and her best. Sorry to say, I liked Om Shanti Om and hated Tees Maar Khan but I do not think Farah will make a better film than this.

Main Hoon Na would be incomplete without Shah Rukh Khan. SRK puts the right energy into the role and is perfect in every frame. The scenes with Kirron Khere, the scenes with Sunil Shetty are all terrific. Even the light scenes are excellent. A superior act!

Another actor that stands out is Sunil Shetty. He's first rate as the baddie. Zayed Khan can't act better than this, seriously. Sushmita Sen, Amrita Rao don't do as much but are efficient. Kirron Kher is terrific. Satish Shah and Boman Irani are hilarious. Kabir Bedi is good. Naseer makes a significant appearance.

On the whole, Main Hoon Na is fun, crazy, and most of all - it isn't the type of film that asks you to lave your brain at home, bring it with you. Recommended!


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