Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!

Released : 5 August 1994
Director : Sooraj R. Barjatya
Produced by : Ajit Kumar Barjatya, Kamal Kumar Barjatya, Rajkumar Barjatya
Genre : Musical romantic-comedy
Music : Raamlaxman
Star Cast : Madhuri Dixit, Salman Khan, Mohnish Bahl, Renuka Shahane, Anupam Kher, Reema Lagoo, Alok Nath

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Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! (HAHK) is a 1994 Indian musical romantic-comedy film, written and directed by Sooraj R. Barjatya, and produced by Rajshri Productions. It celebrates Indian wedding traditions by relating to the story of a married couple and the relationship between their families, a story about sacrificing ones love for ones family. It is a remake of the studio's own film Nadiya Ke Paar (1982). It was the first Hindi film to gross over Rs. 1 billion, and when adjusted for inflation, it is still one of the highest-earning Bollywood films ever. Box Office India described it as "the biggest blockbuster of the modern era." HAHK won five Filmfare Awards, including Best Film, Best Director, and Best Actress, as well as winning the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment. It made a lasting impact on wedding celebrations in India, which often include songs and games from the film.

So Filmyfolks enlist lesser known facts about the film that you may have not known even after watching the movie numerous times...

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1. The film was a huge hit as it is about family relationships, and it is suitable for the entire family to watch. The film is not about the two leads, but about the family, an ideal family.

2. Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! influenced many subsequent Hindi films. The film was released at a time when most Hindi films contained violent plots. The film was also a trendsetter for glamorous family dramas and NRI-related films and started Bollywood's "big-fat-wedding-film" trend.

3. A lot of us have had a bitter experience in love. But Salman Khan (aka Prem) and Madhuri Dixit's (aka Nisha) perfect love makes us fall in love with love all over again. They undoubtedly make the most romantic pair of Bollywood. Salman Khan's childlike innocence coupled with Madhuri Dixit's captivating beauty makes us fall head over heels in love with the duo.

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4. The soundtrack for Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! was composed by Raamlaxman, with lyrics penned by Ravinder Rawal and Dev Kohli. The finished soundtrack included an unusually large number of songs at 14, plus the song "Hasta Hua Noorani Chehra", that was used when the characters play a game. The track "Didi Tera Devar Deewana" song became one of the most popular film songs ever, and was on the charts for over a year. The soundtrack was very successful upon release, becoming the best selling Bollywood soundtrack of the year.

5. Who wouldn't like to see the Alok Nath in action during his prime days. Movies like Hum Aapke Hain Koun were the breeding ground of Sanskars for the veteran actor Alok Nath. The recent rage among the youth on social media, is surely a reason to watch the Sanskari Babuji actually showering his blessings.

6. It is a known fact that a dog is a man's best friend. But, HAHK made us look at dogs with a whole new perception where the dog can even be an umpire and a wedding planner (of Salman-Madhuri) as well. Tuffy's sequence in the song 'Joote Do Paise Lo' was a treat to watch then. And in the end, it's Tuffy who saves the day for Salman and Madhuri!

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7. Pehle Pehla Pyar Hai Song : This was probably the first Bollywood film with 'contemporary' dancing. Salman and Madhuri in Pehle Pehla Pyar Hai were so much loving.

8. As per a report, Madhuri was paid a salary of Rs. 27,535,729 for the role of Nisha. Madhuri Dixit won the Filmfare Award for Best Actress in a leading role. This made Madhuri highest paid actress back then.

9. Lata Mangeshkar sang more than 10 songs in the movie. She accepted the Filmfare Special Award that year for "Didi Tera Devar Deewana" on public demand.


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