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Humko Deewana Kar Gaye
Director: Raj Kanwar
Akshay Kumar,Katrina Kaif,Bipasha Basu, Bhagyashree and Helen
2hrs 40 mins
Film Information:
Contains mild language and violence
14th April 2006 by UTV, London
12 certcamera
Akshay and Katrina Kaif
Akshay and Katrina Kaif
This film contains all the ingredients of a typical Bollywood masala, appealing to the masses.

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This romantic story is based on Aditya (Akshay Kumar), a simple guy who works as an engineer and test driver for a car manufacturing firm.

There is also Jia (Katrina Kaif), a rich girl who lives a lonely existence. Both these characters are already engaged to someone else.

For various reasons described in the film, they both bump into each other whilst on a short trip to Canada. This happens more than once during which time they become friends and love slowly grows between the two.

Jia has no problem mixing with Aditya's warm hearted family but we do get to learn about her sordid past. This includes how her father used to beat her mum who later died of depression.

But just when things were going their way, a slight misunderstanding causes them to part ways. So will they ever see each other again?

And what about their respective fiancées? Do they get to know about their partner's short Canadian fling? Humko Deewana Kar Gaye reveals all in just under three hours!

Whilst the first half concentrates on light entertainment, the post-intermission deals with all the tear jerking sequences typical of director Raj Kanwar.

The film's major plus point is the casting of Akshay and Katrina. They fit their roles perfectly making their 'love affair' on screen very realistic. You also feel for the characters and that's a sign of a good director behind the helm.

It is also refreshing to see Akshay in a romantic subdued kind of a role as compared to all the comedies he has done of late such as Garam Masala.

Katrina on the other hand looks beautiful and performs well. Bipasha Basu, as Akshay's fiancée plays her part of a career minded woman very well considering she only has a brief role.

Cinematography is brilliant whilst the musical score is already making waves all over with chart busting numbers.

Overall, Humko Deewana Kar Gaye is your typical Bollywood masala with all the ingredients to make you laugh and cry. But most important of all, you come out of the auditorium feeling satisfied!

So no wonder the film grossed a staggering
£219,981 during its Easter weekend release.

Reviewed by Manish Gajjar
BBC Bollywood Correspondent
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