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HUM CHAAR – movie review

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hUM CHAAR movie review

Can we imagine our lives without friends? In particular, our college friends? Well, the times have changed but true meaning of friendship hasn’t. Hence the medium has changed too with old pals catching up on FB and other digital mediums. Hum Chaar movie review…

Debutante director Abhishek Dixit’s HUM CHAAR evokes nostalgia at the end of the film that could probably make you pick up the phone to call up your old buddy.

HUM CHAAR is a story of four medical college students who develop a strong bond of friendship in their first year of college. An untoward incident breaks them apart so much that they have to leave their studies mid-way.

It is four years that the friends get a message of one of them being in need of help and so they gather… only to realize that each of them still has that bond of friendship for the other but due to their individual egos they were not in touch.

Set amidst the present times HUM CHAAR is the story of Abeer Khan (Anshuman Malhotra), Manjiri Mishra (Simran Sharma), Namit Gupta (Prit Kamani) and Surjo (Tushar Pandey) developed a strong bonding for each others.

Namit has everything in life but is clueless about what he wants. Manjiri, the lone girl among four friends knows what she wants right from her childhood. Abeer is the understanding and innocent boy… a typical like-able boy, while the funniest of them is Surjo who always comes up with wacky plans.

There are several breezy moments in the first half which also establishes the characters and their background.

Natural performances by the four debutantes who hold a promise in Bollywood. Here are tomorrow’s stars with a special mention about Simran Sharma who isn’t outlandish beautiful yet reminds you of the charming Juhi Chawla and Ayesha Jhulka in their debut films.

While the first half deserves full complements, the film loses its way in the second half with moments which drags and sounds too preachy. Particularly several moments reminding you of the typical ‘family type‘ films of 1980s and 90s which the present generation may not find it realistic.

The film has masti as well as serious moments. It also has light moments and well as serious, intense relationship between friends.

HUM CHAAR is about how the lives of these four friends change and bring them back to the relationship of the gone-by years.


Cast of HUM CHAAR:

Tushar Pandey as Surjo Pandey
Anshuman Malhotra as Abeer Khan
Simran Sharma as Manjari Mishra
Prit Kamani as Namit Gupta


Credits of of HUM CHAAR:

Banner – Rajshri Productions (P) Ltd.
Produced by – Ajit Kumar Barjatya, Kamal Kumar Barjatya, Rajkumar Barjatya, Sooraj R. Barjatya
Directed by Abhishek Dixit
Written by Abhishek Dixit
Music by – George Joseph, Vipin Patwa
Cinematography by Varun Sud
Film Editing by Paresh Manjrekar
Production Design by Pratik Vijay Redij, Shashikant Kotian, Pankaj Kumar, Siddharth Parwana
Music – Raaj Aashoo
Lyrics – Shabbir Ahmed
Background Score – George Joseph