Aamir Khan’s hit film Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak removed his film’s title from a line from the song ‘Ghazab Ka Hai Din’ and director Harish Vyas made it ‘Hum Bhi Akela, Tum Bhi Akela’. Like this romantic song, the story of ‘Hum Bhi Akela, Tum Bhi Akela’ is also steeped in love, but its main characters come from the LGBT community, performed by Zareen Khan and Anshuman Jha. Zarine’s character is named Mansi, while Anshuman becomes Veer.
Mansi is a lesbian, while Veer is gay. Both meet at the same time and both feel that many things are similar. Together, they embark on a road trip from Delhi to McLeodganj, which becomes the turning point of their lives. During this journey, she realizes that love is beyond the limits of gender.
Harish Vyas has also directed Hum Akele, Tum Bhi Ekkali. The film has been screened at numerous national and foreign film festivals. Regarding the film, Harish says: Hum Bhi akaal, Tum Bhi koi a story of a special kind of friendship between two homosexuals, which is caused by circumstances. The purpose of making this movie is to bring the feeling of love, warmth, positivity and friendship of the LGBT Plus community to everyone. After saying in English, I wanted to make a lighthearted movie about friendship and love. We are alone, you are also the result of that alone.
Zarine Khan said that when I heard the story of this movie, I was ready to play the role of Mansi. His different story attracted me. For me, this movie has been a life-changing experience. Anshuman said that the Supreme Court has legalized homosexuality, but still, in Indian society, it is seen as taboo and in the movie, my character Veer cannot dare to speak in front of his family. Anshuman said the film could not be released in theaters due to Pandemic, but is glad that OTT is coming to the platform, where more viewers will be able to see it.