New Delhi: Salman Khan's Hum Aapke Hain Koun! is celebrating its 21st birthday. The Sooraj Barjatya-directed hit released on August 5, 1994 and co-starred Madhuri Dixit.
#21HistoricYearsOfHAHK began trending on Twitter as fans shared pictures and their favourite moments from the film.
A fan shared an image of the crowd in front of a theatre when the film released:
In typical Barjatya fashion, Hum Aapke Hain Koun! espoused traditional values and emphasises the importance of family. It also starred Renuka Shahane and Anupam Kher as well as a cast of Barjatya regulars - Mohnish Behl, Alok Nath in one of his sanskaari Babuji roles, Reema Lagoo, Ajit Vachani, Satish Shah, Himani Shivpuri and Laxmikant Berde. Salman's character was named Prem, the moniker that he was given in all Barjatya-made films.
This year, Salman reunites with Sooraj Barjatya in Prem Ratan Dhan Paayo, their fourth film together after Maine Pyar Kiya, Hum Aapke Hain Koun! and Hum Saath Saath Hain. There is a 15-year gap between Prem Ratan Dhan Payo and Hum Saath Saath Hain, made in 1999.
Prem Ratan Dhan Paayo features Sonam Kapoor in the female lead and also stars Neil Nitin Mukesh, Swara Bhaskar, Deepak Dobriyal, Armaan Kohli and Anupam Kher in key roles.