Hum Ko Deewana Kar Gaye
Producer: Raj Kanwar, Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar
Director: Raj Kanwar
Cast: Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif, Bipasha Basu, Anil Kapoor
Music Directors: Anu Malik, Himesh Reshammiya
Cinematography: Vikas Shivraman
Hum Ko Deewana Kar Gaye is inspired by director Bronwen Hughe's Ben Affleck-Sandra Bullock starrer FORCES OF NATURE . Aditya [Akshay Kumar, an automobile engineer, is engaged to Sonia [Bipasha Basu], a fashion designer. As individuals, Aditya and Sonia are not on the same wavelength. For Sonia, career comes first. And as much as Aditya tries to overlook those facts, they keep coming in the way.
Though the marriage date is fixed, Aditya has to leave for Canada to learn about the technique of a new car model, to be launched in India; while Sonia has to leave for Paris for a fashion show. Aditya arrives in Canada where his sister Simran [Bhagyashree] lives. He bumps into Jia [Katrina Kaif] more than once. Jia, daughter of business tycoon Yashwardhan, has come to Canada to shop for her wedding. Her marriage has been fixed with business giant Karan Oberoi [Anil Kapoor].
Jia is a simple girl with simple needs. Jia is not very happy in her relationship because the man her father has chosen for her hardly has any time for her. Aditya and Jia manage to spend time with each other and as time passes, the friendship thickens. However, a misunderstanding with Aditya makes Jia return to India to get married to Karan. Aditya also returns to India to get married to Sonia and does not attempt to meet Jia ever again. But fate makes them meet for the last time -- at Jia's wedding!
The film has a very stale story line. The first half is very slow which makes the audience restless in their seats. At the intermission point, with Anil Kapoor making a dramatic entry, you expect some movement in the story. However, nothing happens. The climax is a complete letdown. Anu Malik's music is decent. Himesh Reshammiya has once again given a hit music score. Cinematography [Vikas Shivraman] is magnificent.
Akshay Kumar does reasonably well, although he looks too mature for these lovey-dovey characters. Katrina Kaif is a complete revelation. She gives a wonderful performance and has really matured as an actor. Anil Kapoor is okay but should do something about his getup. Bipasha is wasted. Bhagyashree is up to the mark. Helen is wasted. Rest of the cast lend able support. Overall Hum Ko Deewana Kar Gaye is not a very entertaining film and you can give it a miss.