Hum Kisise Kum Naheen (We are not less than Anyone) is a 1977 Indian musical drama film, produced and directed by Nasir Hussain. It became a "super hit" and took the third top spot at the box office in 1977.
The film stars Rishi Kapoor, Kaajal Kiran, Tariq Khan, Amjad Khan, Zeenat Aman, Om Shivpuri, Jalal Agha and Tom Alter.
Rishi Kapoor as Rajesh / 'Fake' Manjeet Kumar Dana
Kajal Kiran as Kajal Kisharina
Tariq Khan as Sanjay Kumar
Amjad Khan as Saudagar Singh
Zeenat Aman as Sunita Kewalchand
Om Shivpuri as Ram Kumar
Murad as Rajesh's Father
Tom Alter as Jack
Vimal Ahuja as Ranjeet Kumar Dana
Ajit Khan as Sunita's Rich Father
Sanjeev Kumar - Special Appearance
The story begins with a wealthy man selling his entire estate in Africa, converting it to diamonds. He carries them in a belt. He suffers a heart attack in the washroom and requests a passerby to deliver the diamonds to his son, Rajesh (Rishi Kapoor).
The man is chased by goons who are after the diamonds. He hides them in a bicycle toolbox. The bicycle belongs to Sanjay Kumar (Tariq Khan), who is unaware that his bicycle has 25 crore rupees worth of diamonds hidden in its toolbox. Saudagar Singh (Amjad Khan) is after the diamonds. He and his partner Ranbir Kumar Dana set a trap for Rajesh telling a false story to him.
The whole plot is speedy after that with Rajesh pretending as Manjeet Kumar Dana is to fall in love with Kajal (Kajal Kiran) who is in love with her childhood love, Sanjay. There are a series of meetings between the two. A few years ago when motherless Kajal's father Kishorilal was in deep financial crisis, Sanjay's father gave shelter to him, who has now become filthy rich. The promise of getting Sanjay and Kajol married is forgotten when Kishorilal insults them and forgets the promise that was made years prior. To unfold the plot, Sanjay becomes Manjeet's manager. Saudagar uses Manjeet to get the diamonds himself in the climax.
Special effects were added by Rauko Effects Service.
The soundtrack was composed by R.D. Burman. It included nine original songs. The song "Bachna Ae Haseeno" was one of the biggest chart-busters of 1977 and was the title of film produced by Yash Chopra Films in 2007.
This film was released at a time when the Swedish pop group ABBA were at the peak of their popularity all over the world, including in India. One of their songs "Honey Honey" was featured in the movie, playing in the background just before the song "Kya Hua Tera Waada" begins. The song "Mil Gaya Humko Saathi" that is sung by Kajal during the competition is heavily inspired from the ABBA smash hit song "Mamma Mia."
The music songs was composed by Rahul Dev Burman and the lyrics were penned by Majrooh Sultanpuri.
₳ Picturized on Rishi Kapoor. (This song was later remixed for the title track of Bachna Ae Haseeno and picturised on Rishi Kapoor's son, Ranbir Kapoor, with Minisha Lamba, Bipasha Basu & Deepika Padukone.)
‡ This song is a Qawwali. Picturised on Rishi Kapoor and Zeenat Aman.
₡ Picturised on Rishi Kapoor, Kajal Kiran and Tariq Khan. It remains the only song for which Mohammad Rafi got a National Award.National Film Awards - 1977
National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer - Mohammad Rafi
Filmfare Awards - 1977
Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer - Mohammad Rafi - "Kya Hua Tera Wada"
Filmfare Award for Best Cinematographer - Munir Khan
Filmfare Award for Best Art Direction - Shanti Dass
Filmfare Award for Best Music Director - R.D. Burman
Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer - Sushma Shreshta - "Kya Hua Tera Wada"
Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor - Tariq