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Hume Tumse Pyar Kitna Movie Reviews: It Is Darr Remixed

Hume Tumse Pyar Kitna

 Starring Karanvir Bohra,Priya Bannerjee, Sameer Kocchar

Directed by Lalit Mohan

Rating: ***(3 stars)

In a world desperately seeking salvation,stalking  is  a scourge that needs to be addressed  with care and sensitivity.

Hume Tumse Pyar Kitna is commendable  for  bringing up  the theme of  unwanted attention . Television starKaranvir Bohra bravely gives  the role of Dhruv  the stalker   his best shot.Lean, mean and  disoriented ,he  is  reasonably frightening  in his  persistence. His  object  of  adoration is a celebrity-writer  Ananya(Priya Bannerjee) , and their  game of cat-and-mouse has a certain  momentum that is  sustained  till the  end.

 However  the narrative fails to bring up the reason  for  Dhruv’s  obsessive behaviour. Is he  in love or  does he suffer from  delusions of love?

The  film will immediately remind audience  of  Yash Chopra’s Darr where Shah  Rukh Khan gave  a star-making turn as Juhi Chawla’s obsessive  lover. And  to remind us of Darr Ms Chawla herself shows up at one point in the story.

As  a homage to Shah Rukh Khan’s iconic career-defining role Hume Tumse  Pyar Kitna  is a reasonably  engaging re-mix. Thr  title song  originally from  the  classic 1980s film Kudrat is  used in  the way the number Jadu terinazar was  used in Darr. The song is  used effectively  to show  how love can transform into  a toxic destructive force in  the wrong mind.

However it must be mentioned that  the stalked  girl’s boyfriend (Samir Kochhar)’s role is  even sketchier than  Sunny Deol’s role Darr.Secondary characters  swish in and  out of  the  plot like confetti blowing out of a new years eve party.

Hume  Tumse Pyar Kitna   could have done with a  more fleshed-out  characters and a psychological density that is sorely absent  in the  haphazard handling of  the plot’s  crisis line.

Introducing a hardened cynical cop(played  by Mahesh Balraj) with a  thick accent  and thicker volume  of  Hollywood references on  his  sharp tongue’s tip,is hardly a help. It  serves  merely to digress  from the main  plot  and thereby dilute the subject even further.

This one is  for  fans of  Karanvir Bohra who  have waited  to see  him make a smooth  transition from television  to cinema.  His  transition is smooth in spite of  the choppy waters that  the  plot negotiates.

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