Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! (1994)

Prem (Salman Khan), a top student, is learning the ropes of business under his elder brother Rajesh and his uncle Kailashnath, a big industrialist. In another town, Nisha (Madhuri Dixit) is studying computer science and is the darling of her elder sister, Pooja, and her parents, Professor Choudhry and Kamladevi. Fate brings the two families together and this results in the the betrothal of Rajesh and Pooja. At the wedding, Prem meets Nisha and falls in love with this carefree woman. With Pooja as the woman of the house, joy knows no bounds in Prem’s family. Months pass by and Pooja becomes pregnant. Nisha is invited to come and stay with her sister and attend the traditional function before the child’s birth. Nisha’s arrival is like a dream come true for Prem. Nisha stays there until the birth of the child, taking over the household chores, and becoming very much a part of the family. In soft whispers, Prem and Nisha commit their love for each other and secretly dream of spending a lifetime together. Then fate strikes a cruel blow when Pooja dies after a sudden fall down a flight of stairs. Because of this tragedy, life in the house comes to a standstill. Rajesh worries about the future of his motherless child, and it causes his health to deteriorate. Nisha’s father suggests that Nisha should get married to Rajesh and become the mother of Pooja’s child. Prem and Nisha decide to sacrifice their love for the sake of the family. Fate intervenes once again when Rajesh comes to know the truth behind Prem and Nisha’s sacrifice. Putting his child into Nisha’s arms, Rajesh unites and blesses the two lovers, whose hearts long to belong together.


Salman Khan, Madhuri Dixit


Sooraj R. Barjatya


Kamal Kumar Barjatya, Raj Kumar Barjatya, Ajit Kumar Barjatya


Raam Laxman


Ravinder Rawal, Dev Kohli


Sooraj R. Barjatya


Sooraj R. Barjatya


Filmfare Awards (1994)

Best Film of 1994

Best Director- Sooraj R. Barjatya

Best Actress – Madhuri Dixit

Best Screenplay – Sooraj R. Barjatya

Special Award for Best Playback Singer (female) – Lata Mangeshkar

National Awards (1995)

Best Popular Film providing wholesome entertainment

Best Choreographer – Jay Borade

Screen Panasonic Awards (1994)

Best Film of 1994

Best Director- Sooraj R. Barjatya

Best Actress – Madhuri Dixit

Best Screenplay – Sooraj R. Barjatya

Best Editor – Mukhtar Ahmed Special Award for Best Playback Singer (female) – Lata Mangeshkar


Premalayam: Hum Aapke Hain Koun was a super hit in Telugu as Premalayam. It crossed the 25 week mark at 7 centres in Andhra Pradesh and ran for over 100 days at 14 centres.

Ambaalayam: Hum Aapke Hain Koun was also dubbed in Tamil as Ambaalayam and had a successful run.

Yours Forever: Hum Aapke was dubbed in English and its International Version is called Yours Forever.

Highlights: The Highlights of Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!

Song Recording: Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! was off to a musical start on July 2, 1992 at Mumbai (Bombay) Sound Services. Since the film had always been conceived as a musical, the songs had a special role to play and each one was painstakingly composed by Raamlaxman with lyrics by Ravinder Rawal and Dev Kohli, under the watchful supervision of director Sooraj R. Barjatya. Melody Queen Lata Mangeshkar has rendered 12 out of the 14 songs and other singers like SP Balasubrahmanyam, Kumar Sanu, Udit Narayan and Shailendra with Sharada Sinha accompanying her.

Shooting: Shooting of Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! started on October 6, 1992 amid the scenic locales at Ooty. Producer Rajkumar Barjatya sounded the clapper board for the first shot for which Madhuri Dixit faced the camera. Thereafter, shooting schedules continued at regular intervals till the last shot was canned on January 12, 1994.

Release with Stereo-Optical Prints: Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! was theatrically released on August 5, 1994 with stereo optical prints for the first time in India. Videos of the film were withheld indefinitely, a trend which began with Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!
Besides strict control and monitoring of the prints in order to check video piracy, all the artists and technicians signed an appeal requesting cinegoers to refrain from watching the film on a pirated video cassette, or on cable TV and instead, watch it on the big screen in the splendour of optical stereo sound.Jubilees… Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! glittered on 26th January 1995, as it completed its 25th week in 150 cinemas throughout the country.The film acquired a golden sheen when it completed its 50th week on 20th July, 1995 in 52 cinemas all over India. In addition the film also celebrated its Golden jubilee at Bellevue Cinema in London and at Albion Cinema in Toronto, becoming the first Hindi film to do so. The film completed a marathon stint of unparalleled entertainment on June 28, 1996 when it surpassed the magical 100th week mark at Mumbai (Bombay), Poona, Aurangabad and Hyderabad.

Merchandising: Contemplating the popularity of the film, Rajshri released a wide range of merchandise of Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! another marketing ploy adopted for the first time in India. The merchandise was a sellout like the movie and Rajshri ultimately had more than two hundred different types of products in the form of posters, letter pads, stickers, writing pads, key chains and many more.

Madhuri Fida Hussain: Renowned painter MF Hussain saw the film about 70 times and declared the combination of Sooraj R. Barjatya and Madhuri Dixit as magic on screen. According to him, Madhuri Dixit is an icon of Indian tradition and a series of paintings depicting these thoughts were unveiled by him.

A Film for All Seasons: Mithun Devangan the 30-years old cook from Mumbai (Bombay) saw Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! 120 days in a row from February 6 to June 5, 1995 at Bandra’s Gaiety Cinema. Ms. Savitribai Suryaavanshi, a resident of Nagpur travelled 12 kms everyday to see the film 335 times at Panchsheel Cinema, Nagpur. Mr. Mahendra Singh Sokhi from Butibori and Mr. Mehmood Bhai, from June Basti Badnera in Maharashtra are not far behind with 231 and 145 viewings respectively at Chitra Cinema, Amravati. A British Play Inspired by Hum Aapke Hain Koun, The ‘Tamasha’ theatre group of London did a stage adaptation of the film and staged a play called 14 Songs Two Weddings And A Funeral’ which toured through England.

President’s Show: Hum Aapke Hain Koun…! reached the zenith of its glory when the President of India Shri Shankar Dayal Sharma and the First Lady, Smt. Vimla Sharma held a special screening of the film at President’s House, New Delhi.