Director Anubhav Sinha recently got all mushy and nostalgic as his first film Tum Bin completed its 19th year in Bollywood. The actor penned an emotional note sharing how the film changed his life forever.
Taking to Instagram the Article 15 director wrote: “Some films run and some don’t. Very few live a very long life. I’m so grateful that my first film has been loved for 19 years and counting. This date 2001 it changed everything for me. Forever. Thank you, Team. #TumBin.” The post received a lot of love from his colleagues and fans of the film. His Thappad heroine Taapsee Pannu wrote: “Pata hai tumhe sshareki zaroorat nahi hai, main bas Saath dene aaya hu. Haye (You don’t need any kind of support, I have simply come to give you company).” Kriti Kharbanda wrote the lines of a popular song from the film: “Tum bin Jiya Jaye Kaise, Kaise Jiya Jaye tum bin.”
Take a look at his post here:
Actor RaQesh Bapat, who played the pivotal role in the film, thanked him for casting newcomers: “Big thank u sir for casting us newcomers in this film. Always a special one.” The statement comes at a time when the whole country is engrossed with the whole debate of “nepotism vs outsider”. Secret Superstar and Bajrrangi Bhaijaan actor Meher Vij also commented, “@anubhavsinhaa love this film, sir.”
The nostalgia around Tum Bin is huge as soon fans began pouring their love for the film and its songs. Tum Bin was highly praised for its distinct romantic melodies. The film had multiple songs by music maestro Jagjit Singh, Sonu Nigam, Udit Narayan, and Anuradha Paudawal.
The film starred relatively lesser-known actors and newcomers – Priyanshu Chatterjee, Himanshu Malik, Sandali Sinha, and Raqesh Vashisth – in leading roles.
Anubhav went on to make big-budget films like Dus and Ra.one before finally finding his niche in critically acclaimed films like Mulk, Article 15, and Thappad.