22 January, 2021

Hum Tum

A conversational film that comes riding on some witty lines and starry performances

Hum Tum
Starring: Saif Ali Khan, Rani Mukherjee, Jimmy Shergill, Kiron Kher
Director: Kunal Kohli
Rating: **

Ok, first some interesting information. Hum Tum has a heroine who sleeps with the hero before so much as thinking of a holy matrimonial alliance. What's more— when the "guilty" hero proposes marriage in return for the night out, she refuses staunchly. Premarital sex, well, ho hum! The hero, in turn, spends a good amount of screentime trying to fix a match for her and both actively think of love (for each other) only in the last few reels before The End. Incidentally, the two also happen to come from broken yet normal and quite happy families. Now doesn't that make for a hatke film? It could have. However, much of the presumed progressiveness goes nowhere because Hum Tum, ultimately celebrates the same old virtues—getting married, having kids and living happily ever after. There can be no other alternatives in life. It pretends to mark a radical departure without really straying...



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