Hum Tum Shabana can be listed alongside the Golmaal brand of movies with director Sagar Ballary who has attempted a complete entertainer. Realism along with some humorous situations makes the film a worthwhile watch.
Hum Tum Shabana is what Tushaar Kapoor said.... “It"s not just a slapstick comedy. Sagar Ballary"s sense of realism mixes well with humorous situations". The unique story line combined with loads of laughter makes it very entertaining in the first half. The first hour, especially is filled with real life humorous situation that is laughable. Funny and witty one liners makes you smile and even laugh aloud at times.
However, the screenplay falters towards the second half. The director somehow seems to have lost his direction, trying to deliberately put in comic situations.
Shreyas Talpade (Karthik) and Tushar Kapoor (Rishi) are two young upcoming executives working with an event management firm. Their lives revolve around obtaining a a white collar life style and not to mention, a cute secretary. However, all their professional ambitions go down the drain when they lose out on the much awaited promotion, thanks to their new boss played by Rahul Singh.
The trio takes up for Goa where a beauty pageant is being organised. They decide to find themselves a girlfriend. The object of their affection is Shabana Raza, (Minissha Lamba) who is one of the participants in the event.
Trying to pass off as a 21-year-old, Minissha is unhappy with the vibes she receives from her colleagues. Often in tears, she's ready to give up but our heroes keep emerging from places and shamelessly manipulate the judges and hand out inside information – anything to make sure that Minissha win s. The lady however has a few well-guarded secrets.
Hum Tum Shabana is like a 'Tom and Jerry" tale – lovable characters and funny. The characters, witty dialogues, setting and situations – all are perfect. However, due to the tremendous disappointment of the screenplay in the second hour, the film fails to create the much needed 'magic'.
There is too much of everything in it – masala, humour, songs. The audience is at a loss to understand what the director Sagar Ballary intends to convey. Hum Tum Shabana is unable to hold your interest for long and thus fails to create the magic. The music of Hum Tum Shabana by Sachin-Jigar is nice. 'Hey Na Na Na Shabana' and 'Music Bandh Na Karo' sounds good to the ears. The dialogues by Sharat Kataria is commendable considering that it is difficult to write funny dialogues that compliment the mood of the film.
Tusshar Kapoor and Shreyas Talpade's comic timing is brilliant. They are two very talented actors, and they have proved that again with Hum Tum Shabana.
The performance of the leading lady, Minissha Lamba is decent. However, she has nothing much to do, especially in the second half.
Satish Kaushik's comic timing is outstanding. He along with Sanjay Mishra gives you many reasons to laugh. Pia Trivedi is glamorous and does well, considering that Hum Tum Shabana is her debut film.
Overall, Hum Tum Shabana is just about average.
Producer: Sunil Chainani, Sameer Srivastava, Subhash Dawar
Executive Producer / Co-Producer: Suresh Vaaswani, Madhu Dawar
Director: Sagar Ballary
Cast: Tusshar Kapoor, Shreyas Talpade, Minissha Lamba, Pia Trivedi, Satish Kaushik, Sanjay Mishra, Madhur Bhandarkar, Pooja Batra, Aditi Govitrikar
Music: Sachin, Jigar