The Indian film, `Humraaz`, is directed by the duo director Abbas-Mustan who are famous for making suspense movies. The movie stars Bobby Deol, Amisha Patel and Akshaye Khanna. Akshaye Khanna has drawn many accolades for his performance in a negative role. This movie is inspired by the Hollywood film `A Perfect Murder`. Humraaz is like a well-choreographed tango where every character plays a role on more than one level.
Synpsis of the film `Humzaaz`
`Humraaz` is a story of complex relationships, misplaced ambition and unmitigated greed. There are three main characters Raj, Karan and Priya. Bobby Deol is Raj Singhania. He is suave and sophisticated and is to the manor born. Besides his ancestral haveli in Jaipur, he jets between lavish homes all over the world. He is very sharp and smart when it comes to complex business deals. But when it comes to matters of the heart, he becomes very emotional and touchy. The second character is Priya i.e. Amisha Patel. She has no parents and no family. She is alone in the world, all she yearns for, is love and spends her time day dreaming of all the beautiful things in life. Karan is her life, the centre of her existence; till Raj comes along and makes her the centre of his existence. The third and dangerous character is Karan played by Akshaye Khanna. He loves his music and also Priya with equal passion and obsession. He is a brilliant performer, he sings and dances with equal verve. But beneath his creative genius lurks ruthless ambition and he will go to any lengths to get what he wants. He is a man after money and wants to do something big in life.
The Bollywood movie `Humraaz` is a thriller that revolves around Karan, Priya and Raj. Karan and Priya love each other and runs a dance troupe. They are the lead pair of a dance troupe. They land a gig on a cruise ship that is destined for Malaysia. This ship is owned by a rich businessman named Raj Singhania. Raj meets Priya on the cruise and is attracted to her at first sight. Raj does not know that Priya and Karan are in love. Raj quickly falls for Priya and she is totally swept off her feet. While Karan is unaware, Raj continues to romance and woo Priya. Eventually Raj proposes to Priya and she eagerly agrees to marry him. When everything happens so fast right before the intermission Priya and Karan both show their true colours. The story takes a twist when the audience find out that Priya and Karan have been scheming and plotting all along to take Raj`s money. And so begins a treacherous love triangle, where greed, ambition and love cause turmoil in the lives of Priya, Raj, and Karan.
Priya eventually marries Raj and continues to plot with Karan to get hold of the fortune. Then, unexpectedly, desires arise within Priya and she starts to develop feelings for Raj and falls in love with him. Karan goes against Priya and plans some disastrous plans to ruin Raj and Priya. Raj eventually finds out about her treachery but forgives her out of love. At the climax Raj and Karan had a fight and Priya helps Raj. Karan becomes shattered and he tries to kill both of them. At the end Raj kills Karan and he and Priya get on with their lives.
Cast and Crew of the Indian film `Humzaaz`
The cast and crew of the film includes Bobby Deol, Akshaye Khanna, Amisha Patel, Johnny Lever, Farha, Suhashini Mulay, Roshan Tirandaaz, Jeetu Verma, Firoze Irani, Dilip Joshi, Prithbi, Sheila Sharma, and Shabnam Kapoor. The film is directed by Abbas and Mustan Burmawalla while it is produced by Shiraz Ahmed and Shyam Goel. Music in the film is given by Himesh Reshammiya and Aadesh Shrivastava. Cinematography is done by Ravi Yadav.
Awards for `Humzaaz`
The Indian film `Humraaz` won many awards in different award giving ceremonies. Akshaye Khanna, one of the protagonists got IIFA awards for best performance in negative roles. The film also got filmfare nomination in the category of best actor, best actress, best performance in negative roles, best performance in comic role, best male playback singer, best female playback singer and also for best music.