Hum Dono (We Both) is a 1985 Hindi film directed by B.S. Glaad and starring Rajesh Khanna, Hema Malini and Reena Roy. The film is a remake of the 1961 film of the same name, which was based on a Bengali novel by Nihar Ranjan Gupta.
The film revolves around Raja (Khanna), a poor singer who discovers that he has an identical look-alike, Dr. Shekhar (also Khanna), a wealthy and successful doctor in Bombay. Raja decides to impersonate Dr. Shekhar and enjoy his luxurious life, but soon realizes that the doctor has his own troubles, such as a strained marriage with Anita (Malini) and a secret affair with Shobha (Roy). Raja also falls in love with Anita, while Dr. Shekhar tries to escape from his enemies who want to kill him for his involvement in a drug racket.
Hum Dono is a classic Bollywood drama that explores the themes of identity, love, deception and morality. The film features some memorable songs composed by R.D. Burman and sung by Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhosle, such as \"Abhi Na Jao Chhod Kar\", \"Main Zindagi Ka Saath Nibhata Chala Gaya\" and \"Allah Tero Naam\". The film was a moderate success at the box office, but received critical acclaim for its performances, especially by Khanna in a double role.The film received positive reviews from critics and audiences, who praised Khanna's performance in a double role, as well as the music and the comedy. The film was also appreciated for its remake of the classic 1961 film, which starred Dev Anand, Sadhana and Nanda. Some of the reviewers wrote:
\"If you want to see a clean movie and have a good laugh- see this movie of the Super Star Rajesh Khanna. Maybe the movie got delayed and was not publicized well or else it would have been a run away hit as it has comedy, romance, action. It has good songs by R D Burman and Kishore Kumar has sung them well. Rajesh Khanna puts is a great show in the double role and shows his flair for comedy. It is a must see.\"[^2^]
\"Village vs town anno mid eigties translates to 'city life is civilisation and therefore better' (ie you can learn to brush your teeth with a toothbrush and paste not a twig) but we will dream about and fancy the heck out of village women who are distinguishable from their urban sisters mostly by their dress (but also considerably stronger because they crack coconuts for a living). Rajesh Khanna plays both roles with ease and charm.\"[^3^]
The film was also nominated for several awards, such as the Filmfare Award for Best Actor (Khanna), Best Actress (Malini), Best Music Director (Burman) and Best Lyricist (Sahir Ludhianvi).The film was a moderate success at the box office, collecting Rs. 4.5 crore in 1985[^1^]. It was one of the highest-grossing Hindi films of that year, along with Ram Teri Ganga Maili, Mard, Meri Jung and Ghulami. The film was also appreciated by the overseas audiences, especially in the Soviet Union, where it was released as ÐÐÐÐµ (Two). The film ran for 25 weeks at many centers across India and abroad. aa16f39245