Sunday, October 19, 2008

Hum Aapke Hain Koun (1994)

A beautiful directed film with plenty of good Bollywood dancing and singing. Over half of the film was over before the happiness had to be interrupted. I was thinking at the time that most Indian films have to have a moral dilemma for the main actors as well as some tragedy that spans this problem. And sure enough someone has to die to create this dilemma. We also get the problems presented for widowers and the lives of "bhabhi{s}". That is sister in laws on the brother's sides, the family that is the receiver of the bride in the marriage.

A huge hit when released in India in 1994, director Sooraj Barjatiya's affecting family drama started a notable trend towards more family friendly fare in a time when violence was the predominant attraction of Bollywood films. As Prem's (Salman Khan) brother prepares for his marriage to Nisha's (Madhuri Dixit) sister, the single siblings slowly fall in love with one another. Following the death of Nisha's sister Pooja, Nisha is obligated to marry Prem's brother Rajesh since Rajesh's child is familiar with Nisha. As Nisha and Rajesh prepare for their wedding, Rajesh finds a note that Nisha has written to Prem and insists that she follow her heart and marry her true love. ~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide

Theatrical Feature Running Time: 205 mins
Hum Aapke Hain Koun (1994)
Most movie reviews only give details of the first half of film but the one above is basically telling the whole story.

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