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Preview: Ta Ra Rum Pum

entertainment Updated: May 10, 2007 13:46 IST

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Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan teams up with his

Hum Tum

co-star Rani Mukherji for director Siddharth Anand's 'Tara Rum Pum' which hits the screens on April 27.



Saif who has displayed versatility in his past few performances like in

Parineeta

,

Omkara

or

Eklavya

, plays a race car driver in

Ta Ra Rum Pum

.



Ta ra Rum Pum

is the story of a man, his family and how they overcome the obstacles that life puts in their way, together. It is the story of human spirit and how it ultimately prevails.



Rajveer Singh (Saif Ali Khan) is a pit-crew worker in a racing team with a passion for driving who gets discovered by a team manager, Harry (Jaaved Jaaferi). The same day he accidentally meets a music student, Radhika (Rani Mukerji), who he falls for instantly.



He gets drafted into 'Speeding Saddles', a failing race team and transforms from Rajveer Singh to 'RV'- the race car driver. While his racing career takes off instantly, his love life also blossoms after a whirlwind romance. A few months later, he is both a happily married man and one of the country's best racers.



Fatherhood and greater success both follow and soon he is the Number 1 race car driver in the USA, as well as the proud father of two precocious kids - Priya (Angelina Idnani) and Ranveer (Ali Haji).



But as a result of a bad racing accident, RV is hospitalized for a few months. When he tries to make a comeback, he realizes that he has been mentally scarred by the accident and lost his edge. His life now takes a turn for the worse and after a string of failures, he is forced to auction his house and move with his family to a run-down neighborhood.



However, RV and Radhika decide not to tell their children the truth and construct a skillful masquerade of a reality show where they have to live a poor life in order to win a mythical grand prize.



The family struggles to survive a life that they are not used to, using a mixture of fantasy and cheerfulness to pull through in the face of adversity. But an incident forces RV to reclaim the life that was taken away from him, the director said.



The climax will dwelve on whether RV is able to face down his inner demons on the race track and can the family remain together in the wake of what could perhaps be their biggest challenge yet.