Directed by: Lalit Mohan
Starring: Karanvir Bohra, Priya Banerjee, Sameer Kochar
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Release date: 28 June, 2019
Running Time: 91 Minutes
Hume Tumse Pyaar Kitna is an upcoming romantic thriller film produced by Mahendra Bohra and Belvie Productions. The film is financed by Jitendra Gulati and directed by Lalit Mohan; stars Karanvir Bohra, Priya Banerjee and Sameer Kochar; and follows the limerence of Dhruv (played by Bohra) resulting from an obsessive attraction to Ananya (played by Banerjee). The film is scheduled to be theatrically released in India on 28 June, 2019.
The shooting of the film was wrapped up in April 2018 with last song shot in Mumbai.
The first look poster of Karanvir Bohra from the film was unveiled on 24 May 2019. The teaser of the film was released on 30 May by Saregama Music. The teaser presented the re-rendering of eponymous song “Hume Tumse Pyaar Kitna” by Shreya Ghoshal. The official trailer of the film was released on 3 June 2019 by T-Series.
The film is slated to release on 28 June, 2019.
The film has an eponymous song from 1981 film Kudrat “Hume Tumse Pyaar Kitna”, which has been recreated by Raaj Aashoo with additional lyrics by Shabbir Ahmed and sung by Shreya Ghoshal. The original was sung twice; one by Parveen Sultana and another by Kishore Kumar on composition of R. D. Burman and lyrics by Majrooh Sultanpuri under label of Saregama. Other music composers are Jeet Gannguli, Tony Kakkar, Shabbir Ahmed, DJ EMENES (MB), Toshi Sabri, Background score by Amar Mohile.
Karanvir Bohra’s Obsessive Love Fails To Instill ‘Darr’ In Us!
‘Aksar log pyaar mein logic ko ignore kar dete hain, par mein pyaar mein thode hi hoon?‘, quips a police inspector to his junior while investigating a case. Well, that’s exactly the sentiment which runs through you while watching Karanvir Bohra’s Bollywood debut, ‘Hume Tumse Pyaar Kitna’.
First things first, the film opens in a picturesque hill-station where it’s ‘pyaar ka aghaaz‘ for Dhruv (Karanvir Bohra) when he comes across a hotshot novelist Ananya (Priya Banerjee).
While Dhruv remains in his la-la land for most of the time, in reality, Ananya is in love with a rich industrialist (Sameer Kocchar). As time passes, Dhruv’s love turns into a dark obsession.
Things take an ugly turn when Ananya decides to marry her lover and Dhruv’s infatuation unleashes mayhem in their lives.
After helming many popular TV shows, Lalit Mohan makes his directorial debut in films with ‘Hume Tumse Pyaar Kitna’. But sadly, the impressive things in his first film are just a few counts on the fingertips.
His treatment to the romantic thriller is outdated and the bleak screenplay does no good either. Hume Tumse Pyaar Kitna is more like a step back in time where Bollywood romanticized stories of obsessive lovers who thought love is all about stalking, harassing and doing anything and everything to get the girl.
The plot lacks suspense to keep your eyes glued to the screen. Some of the dialogues have more cheese than your pizza.
Karanvir Bohra who successfully pulled off anti-hero roles on the small screen, gets to tread on a similar path in his Bollywood debut as well and the actor is convincing in his role to a large extent. It’s the mediocre writing and direction which prevents him from rising above his written character.
Priya Banerjee disappoints with her drab act and Sameer Kocchar is forgetable. The rest of the cast barely leaves a mark. Barring the songs, most of the camera work gives you the feel of watching a daily TV soap unfolding on the big screen, where the characters believe in some ‘loud acting’. Only the title track holds your attention, while the rest simply act as mere fillers. Karanvir Bohra’s ‘Hume Tumse Pyaar Kitna’ trips over and fails to maintain a fine balance between romance and thrills. Rajesh Khanna-Hema Malini’s iconic song by the same name from ‘Kudrat‘ deserved a better tribute than this lackluster fare.