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Maya (Kajol) is a perfect mother. Her life revolves around her three children, Aleya (Aanchal Munjal), Ankush (Nominath Ginsburg), and Anjali (Diya Sonecha). Despite being divorced from Aman (Arjun Rampal), Maya has ensured that everything runs smoothly in her house and that they continue to remain a happy family unit. However, when Shreya (Kareena Kapoor)—a career oriented woman who has a lot to learn about children—joins the family, the situation immediately takes an unexpected turn.
When Aman introduces his girlfriend to Anjali's birthday party, she accidentally drops Anjali's cake - this causes the kids to perceive Shreya as evil. The next day, Aman tells Shreya to babysit the three kids at his house because Maya is out of town. (but she's taking her scanning in the hospital without kids knowing.) At a fashion show a wrong size dress for Shreya's model turns up with a chance of disqualification, Anjali helps Shreya with the outfit with a piece of her doll's clothing. When Shreya goes to get ice cream for the kids, Aleya tells her siblings that she is using them so she can take their dad away; soon after Anjali goes missing. At the police station, Anjali is found and Shreya is told by Aman that she cannot go near the children unless she has Maya's permission.
Several days later, Maya finds out that she has cervical cancer and tells Aman - this prompts him to move back in with the family. However, when Maya tells the kids that she has cancer, Aleya retaliates by going to one of her friend's party with an older boy. After a few days, Maya tells Shreya that she has cancer. Shreya agrees to move in and leaves her career as a fashion designer. In the following days, the kids develop an attachment towards Shreya but when Maya and Shreya have a fight, it is discovered that Shreya was an orphan since she was six months old. After the argument, Aman tells Maya that they should not be competing with each other for the kids' love and respect. At the same time Maya faints and ends up in the hospital and the doctor tells her that she has only few days left to live. Shreya decides to take care of the kids while Aman is with Maya at the hospital.
When Shreya and the kids come to visit Maya at the hospital, Shreya and Maya have a private conversation. Shreya finally admits that the kids still need her. When Maya gives guardianship to Shreya to look after the kids after her death, she also tells Shreya about one mistake which almost killed Anjali when she was three. Maya explains to Shreya that not every mom is perfect but she needs to keep trying. Maya tells Aman she wants to come home to Diwali as a last day to see her home before she dies. She comes home for Diwali and the kids make a special event for her replaying their memories they had together. When they take a family photograph, Maya asks Shreya to join them as she is now family. Ten years later we see Aleya getting married and Shreya gives her a bracelet which belonged to Maya.
CastKajol as Maya
Kareena Kapoor as Shreya
Arjun Rampal as Aman
Aanchal Munjal as Aleya
Nominath Ginsburg as Ankush
Diya Sonecha as AnjaliKaran Johar decided to adapt the movie for an Indian audience. Although he initially intended to buy the rights to the film, he eventually opted to co-produce it with Sony Pictures.
The film was shot in Sydney, Australia and Mumbai from November 2009 to April 2010. According to Siddharth Malhotra, several scenes involving racial prejudice against the child characters in the film were cut to avoid the appearance of using the violence against Indians in Australia controversy to promote the film.Upon release, the film received mixed reviews from critics. Khalid Mohamed of Passion For Cinema gave the film 1 out of 5 stars and said, "Here’s one Family you’d hate to see move in next-door. Don’t answer the doorbell please". IANS rated the film 4 out of 5 saying, "We Are Family" is equally appealing from the outside and at the heart". Mayank Shekhar of The Hindustan Times gave the film two stars and stated, "Filmmakers hope you’ll hear the lady behind you go, sob sob sob… Hmmm". Mathures Paul of The Statesman gave the film 2 out of 5 stating, "If it’s possible to produce a sanguine tragedy from a magician’s hat, this is it. But unlike Stepmom, it’s not squelchy, very one-sided (that would be Kajol and more Kajol), riddled with clichéd dialogues, somewhat melodramatic and has trauma skillfully repackaged for urban sensibilities." Komal Nahta of Koimoi gave the film 1.5 out of 5 saying, "We Are Family will fail to make a mark at the box-office." Nikhat Kazmi of Times of India gave the film 3 out of five and said, "Kajol and Kareena provide heart and soul to a predictable script. Venita Coelho's adapted screenplay lacks the verve of the original, Stepmom." Preeti Arora of Rediff gave the film 1 star stating, "We Are Family begins on a note of confusion. As the film progresses, the sense of confusion increases leaving the viewer disoriented. At the end of two hours, debut director Sidharth Malhotra's film -- which is intended to be a sob story -- did leave the audience in tears".The film grossed about Rs. 2.7 crore on its opening day and collected a total of Rs. 20.5 crore at the end of its second week. At the end of its theatrical run, it grossed 22 crores and was eventually declared an average grosser. We Are Family also performed well overseas, particularly in the UK.^ a b Bollywood Hungama News Network (2010-06-19). "Karan Johar's Stepmom remake titled as We Are Family". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 2010-07-06.
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External linksDirected by Siddharth Malhotra
Produced by Hiroo Yash Johar
Written by Gigi Levangie Grazer
Music by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
Editing by Deepa Bhatia
Studio Dharma Productions
Distributed by UTV Motion Pictures
September 3, 2010
Running time 115 minutes