Producer: Sahara Manoranjan Creation
Cast: Salman Khan, Shilpa Shetty and Abhishek Bachchan
Music: Shankar-Ehsan-Loy, Nikhil-Vinay and Bhavatha Raja
Lyrics: Prasoon Joshi and Sameer
Tamanna (Shilpa Shetty) works in an advertising agency. Her fresh, innovative ideas have resulted in the agency bagging the prized campaigns. She has a younger sister, Tanya, a radio jockey. Rohit (Salman Khan) is a relaxed, laid-back type of person. During a school reunion, Rohit meets Tamanna (Shilpa Shetty) and they fall in love. After a few months Tamanna tests HIV positive. Naturally she's completely shocked and realises she caught HIV from Rohit, since that's been her only sexual experience. She tries to get in touch with Rohit but he is gone. Tamanna, loses her job, which seems completely unfair because she's worked hard for the company and played a large part in its success. She vows to return to work and also wants to find Rohit to discover how he's dealing with HIV. She meets Tarun (Abhishek Bachchan), a dynamic lawyer who takes on her case and fights for Tamanna's rights. Will Tamanna find Rohit? Will Tamanna set her life back in order? The film heavily relies on director Jonathan Demme's much-acclaimed Hollywood flick PHILADELPHIA (1993, Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington). But what the writer fails to show is that medical fraternity has made tremendous progress and the situation has definately changed since 1993. Another problem in the film is that it prefers to use English as a medium of communication. If this Hindi film had to reach out to the masses, it needed much more conversation in Hindi and it is a pity that it doesn't. Salman Khan has a role not more than a few minutes in the film, which may shock his fans, considering how the film has been promoted. Shilpa Shetty gives a top performance. But it is Abhishek Bachchan who steals the show. Director Revathy certainly deserves a pat for dealing with a sensitive issue like AIDS. But it's evident that she hasn't done complete research and updated herself on the issue. The cinematography is interestingly done, but the music doesn't go with the flow of the film. On the whole Phir Milenge fails to move the audience.