Rich guys have all the luck!
Just plain illogical is Hum Ho Gaye Aapke.
Neck-deep in clichés, the film introduces Rishi Oberoi (Fardeen Khan) spoilt son of tycoon father (Suresh Oberoi). When Rishi isn't in the arms of some scantily-clad bimbos, he is smoking and drinking like they're fast going out of style.
Then there's the clumsy, cowardly Mohan (Apurva Agnihotri) who, besides being a shameless miser, doesn’t think twice before bursting into tears at the drop of a hat. Mohan happens to work under his college buddy Rishi.
The duo spots Chandni (Reema Sen) at a intercollegiate beauty contest, and they are blown by her beauty.
Rishi offers her an indecent proposal. Sober Mohan, who has been avoiding women like the plague due to his shaky financial condition, miraculously musters up the courage to propose to Chandni. After a lengthy song routine in New Zealand, Chandni chooses Mohan.
Then come misunderstandings. So Chandni gives in to her hysterical and nagging mother’s demands and decides to tie the knot with Dr Shekhar (Mahesh Thakur), only to escape on the D-day.
Follows a series of additional misunderstandings, which also exposes Mohan's inability to honour his commitment. Fed up, Chandni
seeks refuge in Rishi’s mansion for some good old-fashioned TLC.
Like Salman Khan of Jab Pyar Kisise Hota Hai and Aamir Khan of Mann, Casanova Rishi mends his ways, gives up sleeping around, and learns the meaning of true love.
When the big moment arrives and Rishi and Chandni are finally about to unite, big daddy Oberoi intervenes and throws a spoke in the wheel.
I don't need to tell you whether Rishi and Chandni finally get together, do I?
Director Ahathiyan's Hum Ho Gaye Aap Ke is shoddy in that it lacks a good script.
The poor actors are left on their own and it's up to them to salvage the film. In spite of dialogues like "Life ek train hai. Aapka ghar ek compartment. Aap aur aapka beta mere saamne baithe humsafar. Mera station aa gaya hai." (Life is a train. And your house a compartment. You and your son are co-passengers. I think my station has come.)
Nadeem Shravan’s score is no great shakes.
Among the performances, Apurva Agnihotri's relentless hamming gets on your nerves. Debutante Reema Sen looks camera-friendly. And that’s about it. She has the same expression when a man propositions her; when her boyfriend turns out a loser; when the man she has a crush on is dancing with another girl.
Her character, too, is ill-sketched. She's supposedly a self-righteous woman, but she comes across as somene who just lives off Rishi.
Fortunately, Fardeen Khan is a lifesaver. He comes up with a spontaneous performance. Note the scene where he has a silent communication with a servant, or when he declares his love to Chandni or in the climax scenes.
He needs to work on his Anglicised accent, though.
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