‘Hamari Adhuri Kahani’ had an alternate title ‘Tum Hi Ho’, says Suri


The trend of Bollywood films having their title after some old songs is not a new one. The names of several movies ring of some popular songs. For instance, Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol starrer ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’ was the title of a song in ‘Chor Machay Shor’. Ranbir Kapoor’s film ‘Bachna Ae Haseeno’ was also taken from the film ‘Hum Kisi Se Kam Nahi’ where his father Rishi Kapoor acted. A song from ‘Sholay’ became a film title ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’, ‘Om Shanti Om’ had its title inspired from the film ‘Karz’ and the list is on.

It appears that director Mohit Suri too was hell-bent on such a title for his soon-to-release-film ‘Hamari Adhuri Kahani’. Although the title is also inspired from a song in Anurag Basu’s ‘Gangster’, Suri said the Emraan Hasmi and Vidya Balsn starrer was almost titled ‘Tum Hi Ho’, a song from his previous film ‘Ashiqui 2’.

The director said the song was very close to his heart and he thought ‘Tum Hi Ho’ would make for a great title. “I was in two minds as it (Tum Hi Ho) was not capturing the entire essence of ‘Hamari Adhuri Kahani’,” he added.

“It is so much more than a romantic film. It is a film with so much depth about love. It is during one of our brainstorming meetings that Vishesh Bhatt came up with the name ‘Hamari Adhuri Kahani’ and it was just perfect,” the ‘Ek Villain’ director said.

"Vikram Bhatt had the title registered and he was kind enough to give it to us. This is the story of how we got the title of the film,” Suri said in a statement.

‘Hamari Adhuri Kahani’ is a film that questions the societal definition of love and raises important questions whether marriage is the only culmination of love. The film also features Rajkumar Rao of ‘Kai Po Che!’ fame in a pivotal role.

Produced by Mahesh Bhatt under his banner Vishesh films and Fox Star Studios film, the film is set to release on June 12.