Top 100 Bollywood Movies of All Time: No.61 - Top 5 Interesting Facts About "Hamari Adhuri Kahani"

Ariana Linh |Jul 01, 2019

Director Mohit Suri’s “Hamari Adhuri Kahani” is an intense drama about love, betrayal and sacrifice. The film has a great ensemble of actors but didn't do well at the box office. Let's have a look at some of its intriguing tidbits.

Hamari Adhuri Kahani: The Plot

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The poster of "Hamari Adhuri Kahani".

Director Mohit Suri’s Hamari Adhuri Kahani is an intense drama about love, betrayal, and sacrifice. The story revolves around Vasudha Prasad (Vidya Balan), a single mother who works as a florist in a Mumbai hotel. The whole movie is a flashback of Vasudha's life, in which she is a single mother whose husband, Hari (Rajkummar Rao), has been missing for five years.

The train started rolling when Hari returns after being on the run from the law, but nothing is the same between the two ex-lovers as Vasudha's already re-married to Aarav Ruparel (Emraan Hashmi). Hari's return puts Vasudha in a dilemma and throws her life out of gear once again. The movie then ends as it starts, with a much older Vasudha stepping off a bus.

Hamari Adhuri Kahani: The film wasn't as well-received as expected

Despite having a great cast and a dark yet mystifying storyline, the film wasn't well received, and producer/writer of the film, Mahesh Bhatt, put the blame on film critics for its failure. During an interview with NDTV, Mahesh said Hamari Adhuri Kahani was viewed positively in Bharat, but not in India.

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The producer of the film, Mahesh Bhatt, blamed movie critics for HAK's unfavorable reviews in India.

Hamari Adhuri Kahani: Vidya Balan's dedication to her role

To prepare for the role of Vasudha, Vidya Balan allegedly trained with a real-life florist for 2 months. According to a news report at the time, the actress requested to have hands-on experience with the florist to look authentic on screen, when she arranges flowers and decorates hotels.

In a PTI report, Mohit said he was glad to have such a talented actress giving her all for his film, and everyone in the crew was astounded at her attention and dedication to details.

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To prepare for the role of Vasudha, Vidya Balan requested the crew to hire a real florist as her trainer.

Hamari Adhuri Kahani: Emraan Hashmi's "rebirth"

Emraan Hashmi doesn't really have a good track record up until Hamari Adhuri Kahani, and he considered it to be his resurgence, or "rebirth" as he called it, into Bollywood. According to PTI, Emraan chose to work in HAK in order to show his worth as an actor.

The veteran actor shared that he wants a different role than what he was usually used to do in the industry, and although he's thankful for his 12 years, he wanted to tread on new grounds with the role of Aarau.

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Emraan Hashmi said Hamari Adhuri Kahani was his "rebirth" in the film industry.

Hamari Adhuri Kahani: Rajkummar Rao can play a character of any age

Rajkummar Rao's character, Hari, is older than he is. Rajkummar expressed no difficulty in playing a more elderly man, but the actor gave us some insights on how to pull it off.

In a report, he said in order to convincingly act older, he needed to observe and adopt the body language of said person. This, in turn, allowed him to bring out minute details concerning the character.

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Rajkummar Rao personally doesn't have any problems playing an older man.

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