Hum Chaar is proof that Rajshri Films is trying to make an effort in moving away from the usual ‘sanskari’ family dramas, that it’s best associated with. They are trying to move with the times by making a film that most millennials will relate to. The film is all about ‘pakki dosti’ about how friends are the family we choose and how the bond of friendship can sometimes be stronger than families.
After producing family dramas like Dosti, Uphaar, Chitchor, Maine Pyar Kiya, Hum Aapke Hain Koun, Hum Saath Saath Hain, Vivaah and Prem Ratan Dhan Payo etc. Rajshri Films brings a completely different film for the audience.While Hum Chaar is produced by Rajshri Films, it is is written and directed by Abhishek Dixit.
Hum Chaar stars four completely new faces Prit Kamani, Simran Sharma, Anshuman Malhotra and Tushar Pandey.This is another first for Rajshri Films who have earlier had big names as part of their cast. Though the film does have a feel of a web movie because of it’s production value and the cast, it is not all that bad.
While the initial first hour of the film does not impress you that much and you almost start feeling like maybe you’ve wasted your time by choosing to watch the film, it’s just before the interval where they’ve skillfully added a twist, which makes you sit up and look forward to what’s to come.
The film picks up pace and gets interesting post the interval. Interestingly, most of the scenes in the second half is shot inside the four walls of a hospital set, yet there is a lot of drama and interesting twists and emotions that take place within those walls! Hum Chaar tells the story about the emotional bond shared by four friends Namit(Prit), Manjari(Simran), Abeer(Anshuman) and Surjo(Tushar), who become friends in their medical college and end up becoming each other’s family. Hum Chaar is a story that most of us, especially the ones who’ve spent most of their childhood in boarding schools or college hostels will definitely relate to, it’s there where we make lifelong bonds with our friends and friends become our family.
The director Abhishek has kept those emotions and nuances in mind and has also touched upon subjects like ragging, responsible drinking and trolling.He’s tried to give a realistic and modern feel to the film.
I wouldn’t say the performance by the actors are brilliant but their efforts were good, especially Prit and Simran. They have managed to give a good enough performance in their debut film.Some scenes in the film remind you of your own friends and take you back to your own college days.What I especially found interesting was the way the end titles were done. Along with the end titles, the director has innovatively incorporated a chat group among the four friends to tell the audience how their friendship moves forward.
While Hum Chaar is watchable, the only downside is the placement of the release. The film releases along with Gully Boy, which is already getting a great response. Had Hum Chaar released a week before or after Gully Boy, there would have been more chances of the film doing better at the box office. If you’ve already watched Gully Boy and dunno what to watch next go for Hum Chaar!