Banner: Rajshri Productions
Producers: Kamal Kumar Barjatya, Rajkumar Barjatya, Ajit Kumar Barjatya
Director: Abhishek Dixit
Cast: Prit Kamani, Simran Sharma, Tushar Pandey, Anshuman Malhotra, Himanshu Ashok Malhotra
Writer: Abhishek Dixit
Music: Shabbir Ahmed, Raaj Aashoo, Vipin Patwa, George Joseph
Namit Gupta, Abeer Khan and Surjo Pandey are friends who are studying at Noida Medical College. When Manjiri Mishra comes into their lives, the trio becomes ‘Hum Chaar’. But like all bromances that take a toss when a women enters the equation, the same happens with these three. Namit, Abeer and Surjo fall in love with Manjiri. Each one in their own way tries to impress her with messages and then comes the most important day, Manjiri’s birthday. All three of them plan to throw a party for her and it is indeed an evening to remember. Manjiri is overwhelmed by the love shown by her three friends.
Since she is too drunk to go back to her hostel, the boys decide to let her stay in their room. Surjo suggests that since she is drunk, this is the right time to find out who she is love with. The three of them bombard her with questions about this, but her only reply is that she loves all three of them. In her drunken state, she expresses her gratitude to them for being such amazing friends. This confession from her makes the three of them realise how wrong they were and they feel ashamed.
Thankfully, the next day, Manjiri remembers nothing and the boys also think that things are back to normal. But there is a storm lurking and before they know it, their lives take a drastic turn.
Four years later, circumstances bring all four of them face to face. Namit is a General Manager in his father’s hospital; Abeer is a medical representative; Surjo is married and runs a medical store; and Manjiri is married to Aarambh Sharma. Why did none of them become doctors? What could have shattered their friendship? What brought the four of them together again? The answers to these questions take the story forward.
The film is a true-blue Rajshri film, sweet and innocent with ample drama and one that celebrates friendship. The writing may be a little old fashioned and dated, but there is nothing wrong with that. At times, we are subjected to crass story-telling, unnecessary item songs and more in our films, and Hum Chaar is a welcome change. If anything, the film is a good watch and it could have been even better had it been edited crisply. At 143 minutes, it is a lengthy watch. The film has been shot beautifully and the songs are also pleasant.
Performance-wise, the lead cast has done a commendable job. Prit Kamani as Namit is extremely lovable. Simran Sharma as Manjiri delivers a strong performance. Tushar Pandey as Surjo and Anshuman Malhotra as Abeer add the humour factor. Himanshu Ashok Malhotra as Aarambh is dignified. The rest of the cast doesn’t have much to do, but lend able support.
Verdict: Worth watching!