14 Years of Hum Tum; (28/05/2004)

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Hum Tum is a 2004 romantic comedy film directed by Kunal Kohli and produced by Aditya Chopra and Yash Chopra under their Yash Raj Films banner. The movie stars Saif Ali Khan and Rani Mukerji in the lead roles.

Hum Tum follows the encounters of the two main characters until they, after several years and various meetings, become friends and finally fall in love at the end of the movie. The comic characters Hum and Tum have their own animated sequences in the movie, where they represent the current state of Karan’s and Rhea’s relationship. The animation for this film was done by Kathaa Animations and the Special Effects by Tata Elxsi. The director Kunal Kohli has stated that the film “is inspired from the genre When Harry Met Sally… belongs to.”

The film was generally received well by critics, and special praise went to Khan’s and Mukerji’s performances. It won several Filmfare Awards, including Best Actress (Mukerji), Director (Kohli), and Actor in a Comic Role (Khan). In June 2005, Khan won the National Film Award for Best Actor.

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