Hum Kisise Kum Nahin
Critic's Rating: 17/5
Friday 31 May 2002
Hum Kisise Kum Nahin
Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt, Ajay Devgan, Ash
Rating: * * *
After long comes a comedy from a director who is best known for his light films. David Dhawan?s HKKN is a desi copy of Analyze This , a Hollywood flick, but the director has made this version apt for the Indian audiences.
The film is a light-hearted look at a comedy of errors. Munnabhai (Sanjay Dutt ) is a don with a heart of gold. One day, he chances upon Komal (Aishwarya Rai ) while in a brawl and immediately falls head over heels in love with her. He becomes so obsessed with this beauty that every day he keeps visualizing her in everything he does. Fed up of his strange behavior, his henchmen (Anu Kapoor and Satish Kaushik ) decide to take him to a shrink to cure this mystery illness. The doctor happens to be Dr. Rastogi (Amitabh Bachchan ), who advises Munnabhai to woo the girl without realizing that she happens to be his own sister, Komal. But there is a problem- Raja (Ajay Devgan ), the man Komal loves. Director David Dhawan has treated the subject with immaturity at most times but then he has always been known for illogical conclusions in most of his films. When Komal realizes that Munna will hound her to death, she and Raja take off for Malaysia but even there they find no respite. Even though her brother wants to get her engaged with someone else, she refuses to agree and has her way. And eventually, her love triumphs in a way that is sure to have the audience holding the tummy with laughter.
The best part about HKKN is the on-screen rapport between Sanjay Dutt and Amitabh Bachchan, the scenes where he keeps hounding the latter at his clinic are truly hilarious. Their love-hate relationship has been very well captured by the director. This entertaining film though having many clich?d plots, will do well. Just when things start slowing down, comes another truly funny and absurd situation. All the performances in the film, especially those of Sanjay Dutt and Amitabh Bachchan are flawless. Both have given effortless comic portrayals that are sure to be loved by the masses. Aishwarya looks picture perfect and does her part well too. Ajay Devgan too shows brilliance with his comic timing at times. Paresh Rawal, Anu Kapoor and Satish Kaushik too are hilarious. Technically, Anu Malik``s music is another plus point. Manmohan Singh?s cinematography is good and Malaysia has never looked better before. Rumi Jaffrey?s one-liners are excellent and add a lot to the film. Overall, the film is sure to be a winner at the BO thanks to the excellent star cast, quick paced direction, brilliant performances and truly good comedy. Even though it seems absurd at most times, HKKN is sure to have the audiences gripped in its web of laughter and light moments. The film is a laugh riot all the way!