Hum Kisi Se
Kam Nahin Movie
Take a gangster, make him fall in love, and then
send him to see a shrink. Director David Dhawan
takes a simple but refreshingly different plot
and goes a step ahead by casting Sanjay Dutt as
the gangster, and Amitabh Bachchan as the
hapless and harried doctor.
The result: Laughter. Fun. Paisa-vasool
Like his previous attempts, David Dhawan, the
badshaah of masala flicks, once again spins
a yarn that defies logic, but is funny,
hilarious, full of great lines and comically
And like his previous efforts, this one is
not aimed at pleasing the critics, but the
Shabbo Arts' HUM KISISE KUM NAHIN, directed by
David Dhawan, is inspired by the English flick
ANALYZE THIS (Robert De Niro, Billy Crystal).
Munnabhai (Sanjay Dutt) is a dreaded but
good-hearted don of Mumbai. While beating up one
of his foes, Pillai (Ashish Vidyarthi), he sees
Komal (Aishwarya Rai) and falls in love with
her. So much so that Munnabhai starts visulising
her wherever he goes or in whatever he does.
Munnabhai's henchmen (Satish Kaushik, Annu
Kapoor) cannot understand the sudden change in
Munnabhai's behaviour and they decide to take
him to Dr. Rastogi (Amitabh Bachchan).
The doctor realises that Munnabhai is in love
and advices him to woo the girl, not realising
that the girl is his own sister Komal. Munnabhai
starts wooing Komal, but she's in love with Raja
(Ajay Devgan), who works in a bowling alley as
What happens next?
Like David Dhawan's earlier works, the script of
HUM KISISE KUM NAHIN is punctuated by a number
of illogical sequences and while the plot relies
on clich? the deft and snappy execution makes
you overlook the flaws.
The initial reels set the ball rolling. The
sequences between Bachchan and Sanjay Dutt ? the
latter hounding Bachchan time and again in his
clinic ? are uproarious. Prior to that,
Bachchan's introduction (with Rajpal Yadav) is
But the goings-on tend to get mediocre as the
drama shifts to Malaysia. The pace drops and the
The film could've easily done without the
villains' track (Ashish Vidyarthi, Mukesh Rishi,
Shahbaaz Khan). For that matter, the engagement
portion ? Amitabh finalising Ash's engagement
with Navin Nischol's son ? has been stretched
too much and are lacklustre.
The film gathers momentum again towards the
pre-climax, when Sanju challenges Bachchan that
he will marry Ash on a stipulated date. The
sequences thereafter, right till the end, are
interesting and absorbing.
Director David Dhawan has yet again relied too
heavily on gags and punches to move the story
ahead, with the result that the proceedings tend
to get amateurish at times. But the pace of the
flick being swift, by the time you realise
what's happening, a new development arrests your
attention instantaneously. That's where David
scores ? not letting the viewer use their brains
or blink an eyelid!
Anu Maliik's music is a plus point. The tracks
are hummable and come easy on the lips. 'O Sapno
Ke Saudagar Ik Sapna De De', 'Ye Kya Ho Raha
Hain' and 'Peeche Baraati Aage Band Baaja' can
be singled out. The choreography of 'O Sapno Ke
Saudagar' stands out and deserves special
Cinematography (Manmohan Singh) is up to the
mark. The lavish expenses and the striking
locales of Malaysia have been captured with ?n
on celluloid. Dialogues (Rumi Jafry) are
excellent. Actually, the one-liners heighten the
impact of several sequences. However, one wishes
the editing was crisper, mainly towards the
The drama gets a little more amusing thanks to
the great chemistry between Amitabh Bachchan and
Sanjay Dutt. It is difficult to imagine another
pair of actors pulling it off as well. Bachchan
plays to the gallery, making the unbelievable
look believable. Dutt is superb as the don. This
is amongst his finest performances.
Ajay Devgan looks ill at ease in light scenes.
Also, he looks pale at places. Aishwarya Rai
looks gorgeous and delivers a freewheeling
Satish Kaushik excels. Annu Kapoor matches him
at every step. Paresh Rawal has a small role,
which he handles well.
On the whole, HUM KISISE KUM NAHIN is assuredly
a crowd-pleasing effort with its brisk pacing,
frequently funny situations, and top-notch comic
performances. It certainly achieves what it sets
out to do ? give the viewer non-stop
entertainment. Also, its excellent opening will
prove advantageous for its investors.