Hum Kaun Hai? (2004)

 ●  Hindi ● 1 hr 51 mins

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After the mysterious disappearance of her maid, butler, and gardener, Mrs. Sandra Williams, the wife of Major Frank, who lives in a palatial house with two children, Sara and David, writes a letter to the local employment agency to get replacements. Martha Pinto, in the company of Edgar and Maria, a dumb woman, apply for these vacancies. Sandra hires them, explains that her children's eyes may be damaged by sunlight, the curtains are to be drawn at all times, as she gets migraines by any loud noise everyone must remain quiet, there is no electricity and all work must be done during the daytime, and the entire house is candle-lit. The staff get busy with their work, and it is then Sarah tells her mom that she has noticed other people in the house that are visible to her only, and she draws the picture of a male, a female (his wife), their son, Vicky, and an elder woman with magical powers. Sandra disbelieves her, but when she starts feeling someone's presence in her house, as well as hearing noises, she decides to investigate. She finds out that the letter she had to the employment agency is still lying in the mailbox. How did Edgar and Maria came to know of the job vacancies? What is really going on in this eerie household?

Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Dimple Kapadia

Crew: Ravi Sharma Shankar (Director), Ishwar Bidri (Director of Photography), Sanjoy Chowdhury (Music Director)

Rating: U/A (India)

Genres: Drama, Horror, Mystery

Release Dates: 03 Sep 2004 (India)

Tagline: There are strangers in the house.

Hindi Name: हम कौन है ?

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Did you know? Amitabh Bachchan dubbed his own lines for the Bengali version "Ora Kara", even though he has very little understanding of the language. Read More
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as Major Frank John Williams / Frank James Williams
as Sandra Williams
as Virendra 'Viru'
as Edgar
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as Sara Williams
as David Williams
as Vicky
as Mrs. Martha Pinto
as Anita's husband
as Maria
Supporting Actress
as Anita
as Virendra's boss



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There are strangers in the house.
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Remake of: Voices (English)
This movie is a remake of the popular horror movie The Others (2001), starring Nicole Kidman.

Amitabh Bachchan dubbed his own lines for the Bengali version "Ora Kara", even though he has very little understanding of the language.

The romantic poetry dream sequence between Amitabh Bachchan and Dimple Kapadia is copied from Amitabh Bachchan's classic _Kabhi Kabhie (1976)_.

For the Nannies role, the makers had several actresses in mind, after signing on Moushumi Chatterjee, the director said "she was the perfect nanny, with the charm in her face".

Dimple Kapadia's dialogs were dubbed by Rupa Ganguly for the Bengali version Ora Kara.

The makers paid homage to Amitabh Bachchan and Dharmendra's most successful pairing, from the film Sholay (1975) by reprising a similar scene, Amitabh who plays the role of Frank and Dharmendra who plays the role of Virendra, Frank says "Nahi, Viru" and Viru responds "Magar Frank." In Sholay Amitabh's character is called Jai, so the dialogue is "Magar Jai". Amitabh Bachchan screen name was different whilst Dharmendra had the same screen name as he had in Sholay.