Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon
|Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon|
|Directed by||Sooraj R. Barjatya|
|Produced by||Ajit Kumar Barjatya,
Kamal Kumar Barjatya,
|Written by||Sooraj R. Barjatya|
|Music by||Anu Malik|
|Distributed by||Rajshri Productions Pvt. Ltd.|
|Release date(s)||June 27, 2003|
Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon (Hindi: मैं प्रेम की दीवानी हूँ, Urdu: میں پریم کی دیوانی ہیں, English: I'm Crazy For Prem) is a film by Sooraj R. Barjatya and a production by Rajshri. The film features Hrithik Roshan, Kareena Kapoor and Abhishek Bachchan in the lead roles. The movie had a worldwide release on 27 June 2003.
Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon is the story of Sanjana (Kareena Kapoor), a girl of today's generation full of life and vibrant ecstasy. She lives life on her own terms and gets very upset when her mother Susheela (Himani Shivpuri), arranges for her to see a boy leading to a marriage prospect. Roopa, the eldest daughter shows Sanjana's photos to Prem's mother who instantly approves of her. She eventually meets Prem Kishen (Hrithik Roshan).
At first she cannot stand him but eventually both fall in love with each other. Her parents are happy that Sanjana likes him, but suddenly Sanjana's sister Roopa, e-mails them and tells them that Prem could not make it so they sent someone else.
The confused parents later find out that the boy that is here is not in fact the Prem, the rich N.R.I (non resident Indian) whom Sanjana was meant to meet. He is Prem Kishen, an employee in Prem Kumar's company. It gets even worse when the real Prem (played by Abhishek Bachchan) arrives to meet Sanjana. The meddling mother ousts Prem Kishen, though the father (played by Pankaj Kapoor) has reservations about doing so as he sees how much Sanjana and Prem are in love. Prem Kumar likes Sanjana instantly and Sanjana can't believe how much she has in common with Prem Kumar, but Sanjana is now inseparable from Prem Kishen, her true love.
Trouble ensues; a marriage is decided for Sanjana to marry Prem Kumar with Prem Kumar's mothers (Reema Lagoo) blessing. Prem Kishen's loyalty to his boss and his bosses happiness forces him to leave and let the marriage go on. Sanjana finally meets her soul mate when Prem Kumar gets to know the reality and decides to reunite the couple.
The movie was heavily hyped as Hrithik Roshan's comeback movie after a bad year in 2003 with three consecutive flops. The song, despite being heavily criticized by the critics, were topping the charts. The movie was also hyped up with the pairing of Hrithik Roshan and Kareena Kapoor. Another hype for the movie was that the director is returning after two consecutive hits, and one semi hit. The movie was predicted to be a blockbuster.
The film ended up being a big flop, and being touted as one of the worst movies of 2003. The movie heavily criticized Hrithik Roshan. Critics stated that Hrithik was losing his edge for acting and this role is said to be his worst. Kareena Kapoor also got a great deal of criticism. She was said to be repeating the same roles over and is getting more and more unimpressive as the films go on. However, critics also mentioned that she improved as the movie went along. However, it was Abhishiek who got lots of credit, and this film is said to be the film that launched his career. Along with him, Pankaj Kapoor was excellent and the one of two people who made the film tolerable.
- Hrithik Roshan ... Prem Kishen
- Kareena Kapoor ... Sanjana
- Abhishek Bachchan ... Prem Kumar
- Pankaj Kapur ... Satyaprakash
- Shubha Khote ... Mother Fernandes
- Reema Lagoo ... Prem Kumar's mother
- Johnny Lever ... Johnny
- Kusumit Sana ... Shabnam
- Himani Shivpuri ... Susheela
- Tanaaz Currim ... Roopa
- Javed Jaffrey ... Cameo appearance
- Farida Jalal ... Mrs. Kapoor
|Films directed by Sooraj R. Barjatya|
|Vivah • Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon • Hum Saath-Saath Hain: We Stand United • Hum Aapke Hain Kaun • Maine Pyar Kiya|