Reviewer's Rating 2 out of 5  
Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam (2002)

Madhuri Dixit, Shahrukh Khan, and Salman Khan - three of the biggest Indian box office stars of the past decade in a movie together? This has to be a must-see, or so you'd think. However the huge gaps in narrative and continuity really eat away at any enjoyment this simple love story may have to offer.

"Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam" took six years to make, with huge sabbaticals in between shoots due to unending production problems. These difficulties are evident on screen as jumps in continuity, some very out-dated choreography, and garishly loud costumes all distract you from the narrative.

Of the cast, only Shahrukh Khan manages to excel as a frustrated newlywed who views his existence as incidental; his witty one liners and comparatively subtle performance make the film partly watchable. By comparison, Salman Khan is particularly cringe worthy, thanks to his now typical boisterous and over the top acting, especially in the the foil wrapped dance sequences at the beginning of this musical.

Director KS Adiyaman does little to move the story on, his overly simplistic direction lacking both pace and creativity. A more committed display from the helmer may have got more committed performances from people around him, instead of accepting unrealised potential.

In Hindi.

End Credits

Director: KS Adiyaman


Stars: Madhuri Dixit, Shahrukh Khan, Salman Khan, Aruna Irani, Alok Nath

Genre: Bollywood, Musical, Romance, World Cinema

Length: 174 minutes

Cinema: May 2002

Country: UK

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