Posted: 13 June 2005 at 2:36pm | IP Logged
What happens when a middle-class dreamer is suddenly mistaken by one of
the richest families in the country to be their own son? And imagine
the real successor of the family being forced to live in middle-class
surroundings, owing to a loss of memory. This is the basic premise that
the story of "Yehi Toh Hai Woh!" is based on.
Sameer Kamath, young man who works as a waiter in a small highway
restaurant in Panvel has always dreamed of living life king-size.
However, owing to circumstantial constraints and his own flirtatious
personality, his dreams have always remained dreams Sameer lives with
his mother Bhavna and younger sister Manju, and has a father Babu
Kamath who is languishing in jail owing to his criminal deeds.
One day Sameer witnesses a road accident of a stranger who looks
exactly like him. The injured look-alike is in fact Raj Thapar, the son
of the super-rich Jaydev Thapar. However, owing to the accident, Raj
loses his memory. Sameer tracks down Raj's house in the posh South
Mumbai just so that he can return Raj's belongings that remained with
him at the accident site. But he is instantly mistaken by one and all
to be Raj himself.
At first Sameer tries to tell them the fact that he is not Raj, but
slowly realising the high life that he is being offered, he decides to
keep quiet and enjoy it while it lasts. Another reason for his playing
along is that he is terribly, horribly attracted to Raj's pretty
Meanwhile, Bhavna and friends have got the amnesic Raj to her house,
mistaking him to be Sameer. All in the neighbourhood start to help Raj
get back his lost memory in their own funny-yet-sincere ways. However,
since Raj has actually never been there before, nothing really helps
At Thapar Villa, Sameer's middle-class upbringing and street-smart
personality makes it difficult for him to blend in to the elite,
refined surroundings. And unknown to him, he has enemies within his
close circle - like Neha herself, who in fact had been planted in Raj's
life by Raj's stepbrother Pran. But Sameer does hold on to his new
life, and overcomes the obstacles slowly, with a little help from here
As time goes by, Neha actually starts to fall in love with Sameer, causing great anxiety and insecurity to Pran.
Several other things unfold in the lives of Sameer and Raj, and keep
the story more and more intriguing. For instance, Raj realises that he
has had a rather wild past with women, and that he had an affair with
Leena. As if by Providence, Sandeep - the cabbie boyfriend of Sameer's
sister Manju - has a chance meeting with Raj's stepsister Shahana,
leading to an affair that creates a string of interesting events that
dangerously touch upon exposing the exchange of the look-alikes.
Soon, Sameer's father Babu Kamath comes out of jail and he is angered
by Bhavna's close friendship with Shankar. Shankar still continues to
be friends with Bhavna
In the meantime, Babu Kamath gets murdered throwing everyone's life on
a roller coaster ride... eventually we find out that Jaidev had
actually killed Babu and unearth the truth that Raj-Sameer are Babu and
Bhavna's twin children who were separated at birth as Babu had sold Raj
More parallel tales entwine the saga of Sameer and Raj and their double
lives, making 'Yehi Toh Hai Woh!' a surefire winner with super doses of
emotion, comedy and thrill.