Phir Milenge (2004)

‘Life is a moment.For a moment it’s there and in a moment it’s gone’.What would you do if you find out that you are HIV positive, you are infected by the only person you ever loved, you cannot trace that person for answers and the worst of all your boss throws you out of your job for which you have given everything, just because he fears you would infect him and the other employees ? Sit and Sulk or ………..fight !

Cast: Salman Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Shilpa Shetty

Phir Milenge heavily inspired by the American film Philadelphia revolves around Tamanna Sahni (Shilpa Shetty) a dedicated staff member of a top advertising agency, her ideas and designs have mainly contributed to the success of the agency. She leaves for a college reunion and meets her college sweetheart Rohit (Salman Khan). They rekindle their love for each other and share some intimate moments together. Eventually Rohit leaves and Tamanna settles back into her normal daily routine.

When her sister, Tanya, has an accident she decides to give her own blood to save her. However her doctor, Dr. Raisingh (Revathi), tells her that she has been tested positive for HIV. Tamanna’s world turns upside down and she desperately tries to get into contact with Rohit but in vain. Her situation is soon spread around the office and she loses her job. Angered by her unfair dismissal she searches for a lawyer to fight her case. Eventually Tarun Anand (Abhishek Bachchan) agrees to represent her. The rest of the story shows if Tarun can help destroy the prejudice put upon Tamanna.

After all these years, Shilpa Shetty has finally accepted a role with depth to prove her worth, which she definitely did! Shilpa carries this film on her shoulders and gives a marvelous performance. In my opinion, she should be given the Best Actress award for 2004. Revathi, as always, has a made a film with genuine sentiments. Her style of film-making is very unique in that the audience feels as if they are a part of the movie. Salman Khan didn’t have a long role but did a good job in his short time. Abhishek also did a great job. He has improved dramatically from his Refugee/TJCG days. Songs are very melodic. At first, it seems as if this is another ditsy Shilpa movie, but a shocking event that brings characters’ worlds crashing down changes the entire feel of the movie. One of the best flicks of 2004.

Video Source: DVD
Host: Dailymotion
Chapters: 8

part 1
part 2
part 3
part 4
part 5
part 6
part 7
part 8

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