20 years of Hum Aapke Hain Koun : 2oth anniversary of one of the biggest movies of all time in Bollywood was celebrated by Salman Khan and Sooraj Barjatya.
5TH August, 1994 saw the release of one of the biggest blockbuster movie called Hum Aapke Hain Koun. Even though 20 years has passed on since the film released, the scenes and dialogues from the movie are still fresh in our minds. Director Sooraj Barjatya celebrated the 20th anniversary of HAHK with Salman Khan on the sets of his upcoming film Prem Ratan Dhan Payo.
HAHK was the intense family movie of the 90’s and the first movie to garner 1 crore at the Box Office. The romantic Prem-Nisha (Salman-Madhuri) jodi was an instant hit. The movie had over 14 songs which unlike other Bollywood movies. However, the songs from the movie were all hit nubers and even after 20 years are the part of our family and marriage functions. Didi tera dewar deewana and Joote do paise lo are the wedding functions anthem while Pehla Pehla Pyaar Hai is a soothing passionate romantic song for every madly-in-love couple. The song album emerged as the top selling album of the year.
HAHK had a huge star cast in Salman Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Anupam Kher, Mohnish Behl, Renuka Shahane, Reema Lagoo and Alok Nath. The traditional family values, the romantic first love of Prem-Nisha, the drama and the songs were the elements which made the movie a runway hit. It was Sooraj Barjatya’s second movie with Salman Khan after Maine Pyaar Kiya which launched Khan in Bollywood and was a superhit. The hit director-actor duo Sooraj-Salman also worked together in Hum Saath Hain which was also a huge hit.
According to Indian Express, Madhuri was paid a salary of Rs. 27,535,729 for the role of Nisha in HAHK. It was the first Hindi film to have made a collection of over 1crore at the box office. Box Office India described it as “the biggest blockbuster of the modern era.” It won a Filmfare Award for the Best Film. Sooraj Barjatya bagged Best Director award that year. Madhuri Dixit won the Filmfare Award for Best Actress in a leading role. The film also won the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment.
Sooraj-Salman have teamed up again for their upcoming family drama Prem Ratan Dhan Payo with Sonam Kapoor as the leading actress. The team is currently shooting in Karjat and have apparently celebrated the 20 years anniversary of HAHK there.
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