Monday, January 3, 2011

Hum Tum (2004)

Karan (Saif Ali Khan) meets Rhea (Rani Mukherji) in a flight to New York. Rhea is all too uninterested in Karan Casanova Kapoor everytime they bump into each other, then or later [be it three months hence in New York or three years later in Delhi]. Karan, though disgusted with Rhea's absurd mannerisms, leaves no opportunity to hit on her. After (and despite) the intial hiccups and uneasiness, the two get hooked. Hum Tum is a fun-filled romcom you won't mind picking up more than once.

Besides Rhea and Karan's applaudable performances, the vivacious Kiron Kher and Rishi Kapoor hold the fort in the film. Their onscreen presence is loud enough to camouflage the lead actors.

The music is pretty average. Apart from the title track, one number that's catchy is ladki kyu na jaane kyu (we can relate to the lyrics all too well - Jaane kaun kaun se din vo tumko yaad dilaaye, pyaar ko chaahe bhool bhi jaae, tarikhei na bhulaye (*.*)
Besides the sometimes offputting ek ladka aur ek ladki kabhi dost nahi ban sakte cartoonish rhetoric, Hum Tum makes for a pretty decent watch.
[Titbit - the film won 13 awards for the year]