Starring Saif Ali Khan and Rani Mukerji in lead roles, Hum Tum was a movie that was forward of its time. And the way may we overlook the lovely comics that we caught glimpses of in between the movie, that have been so standard. I bear in mind proudly owning this movie on DVD again in 2004, however now 17 years later, I admire the movie greater than I ever did as a teen.
As a result of the spotlight of the movie, was truly the expansion of Saif’s character, Karan. Karan was launched to us as a spoilt wealthy child who takes benefit of his privilege and is a man-child ready to be referred to as out. And but by the tip of the film, he grows on you as a result of he consciously makes an effort to be higher.
Within the first assembly, he’s impolite and obnoxious and kisses her with out consent – which earns him a decent slap from Rhea. And also you hate him, since you’re presupposed to. He’s charming however horrible as an individual, a reality that’s established within the first half-hour of this movie.
And once they meet once more, 3 years later, you see a distinct Karan. He is a man-child now with a finesse for one-night stands and fleeting relationships. However he’s lastly able to respectable conversations and is aware of the best way to take criticism with out throwing a tantrum. And Rhea, being the daring and impartial particular person she is continually places him in his place.
We additionally get an opportunity to see a wishful Karan at Rhea’s marriage ceremony, possibly hoping he had finished higher, or was higher. As a result of this was their ‘the tip’.
However what actually adjustments the narratives is when these two meet in Paris, after the demise of Rhea’s husband. Karan’s garments are completely different, he’s rather more sombre and spends 10 minutes making an attempt to determine the best way to discuss to Rhea about Sameer with out hurting her emotions, an enormous step up for him.
And that is the Karan that wins you over fully. He’s candy, understanding, and sings songs within the park with children to make Rhea really feel higher.
Slowly you start rooting for this unlikely couple. However regardless of Karan and Rhea discussing life and love in the course of the evening and bonding as adults, they do not appear to grasp what their relationship has grown into. Particularly Karan, who even tries to set Rhea up with Mihir, a plot twist that makes you hate him however you additionally perceive it. As a result of he actually held Rhea in such a excessive regard, that he by no means thought that she would go for somebody like him. Somebody whom she has seen grown into an excellent man, however who has had his personal flaws.
As the 2 drift aside once more, and Karan regardless of following her to Paris cannot discover her, you start to empathise with him, particularly after you see him crying within the automotive whereas chasing her.
His progress from an aimless misplaced younger grownup to a profitable and completed comedian artist is so nicely portrayed.
Now elevating a man-child in one thing many movies have tried. From Wake Up Sid to Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, however not all have embraced their flawed characters and given them an opportunity to bloom the best way Hum Tum did.
All pictures are screenshots from Hum Tum on Amazon Prime Video.