Directed by Mukul S Anand, Hum also starred Rajinikanth, Govinda, Kimi Katkar, Deepa Sahi, Shilpa Shirodkar, Danny Denzongpa, Anupam Kher and Kader Khan in pivotal roles. Mr Bachchan, who was last seen in Bejoy Nambiar's Wazir, recently wrapped up Ribhu Dasgupta's Te3n. It also stars Vidya Balan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui
An action thriller, the film, which stars Farhan Akhtar and Amitabh Bachchan in key roles, has received mixed reviews from critics. NDTV's Saibal Chatterjee, who's given it a 2.5-star rating, writes in his review of the film, "Amitabh Bachchan and Farhan Akhtar, working together on the screen for the very first time, in tandem, are like a house on fire"
"Vidhu Vinod Chopra developed the script of Wazir. The film has been changed completely from that point onwards. And that was the trigger. He introduced the theme of chess. A sportsman's murder is something that interested him at that time. Six years later he told me about the idea," said Abhijat Joshi