A rustic setting with lots of colour, coupled with a love triangle, ought to make for good viewing. A short trip to another world, if nothing else. Sadly, Humko Tumse Pyaar Hai has little to offer. There is a short negative role essayed by a villain called Rana (Parmeet Sethi), and a few romance sequences presented in a refreshingly original manner. But, nothing else.
The film is set in a small village in Rajasthan. Considering it happens to be my hometown, I can safely say that there are no villages like this one in the entire state. Village girls do not trust strangers easily, let alone fall in love with them. But Durga (Amisha Patel), the heroine, is different.
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All is well until, of course, the villain arrives.
Enter Dubai-returned village goon Rana (Sethi), who comes with a proposal for Durga. Faced with rejection, he attempts to outrage her modesty, but she is rescued by her mother. When Rana finds out about the romance brewing, he plans to kill Rohit. Meanwhile, Durga's mother dies in an accident. She continues living in the same house, which catches fire. Again and for the third time, please note Durga is rescued, once more by Rohit.
To tell you what happens next would be a bit of a spoiler. But only a bit. Suffice to say there's an operation, another accident and a rather predictable twist in the tale that enables Raj (Bobby Deol) to step into the frame.
Patel plays her usual tragic self, crying at the drop of a hat, while Bobby and Arjun aren't enough eye candy. The music is unimpressive, with Anand Raaj Anand failing to deliver. Amisha's costumes deserve a round of applause, even though they don't fit in with her character of poor village damsel at all.
I didn't expect much anyway, knowing this was a Vikram Bhatt film. Should you risk watching it? Only if you aren't tired of typical Bollywood escapist fare yet.