Changes between Initial Version and Version 1 of Hum

Jun 28, 2012, 5:22:42 PM (9 years ago)



  • Hum

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     41991 184’ col/scope Hindi 
     5d Mukul S. Anand pc Romesh Films s Ravi 
     6Kapoor, Mohan Kaul dial Kader Khan 
     7lyr Anand Bakshi c W.B. Rao m Laxmikant- 
     9lp Amitabh Bachchan, Kimi Katkar, 
     10Rajnikant, Anupam Kher, Danny Denzongpa, 
     11Kadar Khan, Govinda, Deepa Sahi, Shilpa 
     12Shirodkar, Romesh Sharma, Annu Kapoor 
     15Beginning with silhouetted scenes (cf. Sam 
     16Fuller’s Underworld USA, 1960) in the Bombay 
     17dockyards recalling Deewar (1975) and 
     18ending with the star’s bloodshot eyes 
     19advancing towards the quivering villain, 
     20Mukul Anand’s hit provides a lexicon of 
     21Bachchanalia. Tiger (Bachchan), a petty 
     22collector of protection money, changes sides 
     23when his friend Gonsalves (Sharma) leads the 
     24exploited dockers against Mr Big, Bakhtawar 
     25(Denzongpa). The perfidious Inspector 
     26Giridhar (Kher) and his sidekick (Kapoor) 
     27manipulate the bloody confrontations so that 
     28Bakhtawar is jailed for Gonsalves’ murder, his 
     29family is exterminated and Tiger, together 
     30with his two brothers (Rajnikant and Govinda) 
     31and their families, is banished from the city. 
     32Years later, after idyllic family scenes and a 
     33complicated plot involving high-level scams in 
     34the Indian Army, the Bachchan clan has to go 
     35into action against a bunch of terrorists in 
     36pseudo-hippy costumes and equipped with an 
     37assortment of armaments. The high point of 
     38the film, refurbishing an ageing Bachchan 
     39image, is the big musical number Jumma 
     40chumma (taken from Mori Kante’s Akwaba 
     41Beach album) with Kimi Katkar performing in 
     42a bar filled with sweaty, beer-swilling and 
     43foot-stomping dockers whose collective 
     44ejaculation takes the form of spraying the star 
     45with whatever liquid is available. The scene is 
     46repeated, as the gang-rape connotations are 
     47replaced by those of movie-star mania, when 
     48Katkar becomes a star and both she and 
     49Bachchan are mobbed by crazed fans. The 
     50film received an unprecedented saturation 
     51release in over 400 cinemas.