76% Rotten Tomatoes
Genre Musical, Romance, Drama
Director Kunal Kohli
Release date August 9, 2002 (India)
|Writer Aditya Chopra, Kunal Kohli|
Release date 9 August 2002 (2002-08-09)
Screenplay Kunal Kohli, Aditya Chopra
Songs Andekhi Anjaani
Similar Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham
Mujhse Dosti Karoge! (translation: "Will you be my friend?") is a 2002 Indian Hindi romantic drama film directed by Kunal Kohli and produced by Aditya Chopra and Yash Chopra under the banner of Yash Raj Films. It is about the love triangle of three friends played by Hrithik Roshan, Rani Mukerji and Kareena Kapoor.
Raj Khanna (Hrithik Roshan), Pooja Sahani (Rani Mukherjee) and Tina Kapoor (Kareena Kapoor) are childhood friends. While Raj has always been attracted to the vivacious and beautiful Tina, he is completely unaware of the quiet Pooja's love for him.
Raj's father (Kiran Kumar) decides to move to England with his family to take up a new job. Before leaving, Raj makes Tina promise to write to him via e-mail. Tina, a fun loving and popular girl, soon becomes occupied with other things, so Pooja writes to Raj with Tina's name to help Tina keep her promise. Raj and Pooja have many things in common, and their e-mails bring them close to each other. A decade and a half later, Raj returns to India for a short vacation. By now, he's in love with the girl he has been writing to, and believes he can recognize her at first sight.
When the three of them finally meet, Raj, to Pooja's disappointment, completely ignores her and is besotted with Tina, who is initially unsure but slowly becomes attracted to him. However, during the two weeks of his vacation, he cannot help but notice that the real Tina is completely different from the Tina he knew from the e-mails. He also starts a friendship with Pooja, and is impressed by their common interests, without realizing she is the one he is really in love with.
He returns back to London, where Pooja coincidentally arrives for an interview. Raj goes to a church that he frequently visits and finds Pooja there, humming the tune of a song that he likes. He realises that Pooja is the one who had been writing to him all those years, since he shared the information about the church and the song in the e-mails. They discover their love for each other and decide to get married. Back in India, Tina's father (Sachin Khedekar) suddenly dies, leaving Tina alone in the world as an orphan. His last wish was that Tina would marry Raj, which he expressed to Raj's father.
Knowing that Tina also has feelings for Raj and she is now alone, Pooja refuses to marry Raj, as she does not want to break Tina's heart. Raj's parents also agree to the marriage, unaware of the relationship between Raj and Pooja that developed in London. Raj insists on telling his parents the truth but Pooja stops him. He angrily vows to her that he will only marry Tina if Pooja marries someone else on the same day.
Rohan Verma (Uday Chopra) is a friend of Raj's who has always been attracted to Pooja. Pooja bows to the inevitable and agrees to marry Rohan on the same day as Raj and Tina. That way, she hopes to satisfy Raj's condition and ensure Tina's happiness. Rohan realises that Pooja does not love him, but keeps up the charade nevertheless. On the day of the marriage, Tina realises that Raj is really in love with Pooja, she changes from her wedding attire to simple clothes. At the altar, Raj knocks over the pot of wedding vermilion (Sindoor) by mistake, some of which falls into Pooja's hair. This is traditionally a sign of marriage. Just as Pooja is about to wipe it off, Tina stops her, saying that she is not alone and is glad to have such great friends willing to sacrifice their love for her. Pooja approaches Rohan to apologise, but he is not at all angry. He is glad to have made new friends. The movie ends with Pooja and Raj getting married
The film featured a medley of eighteen songs from earlier films. The characters used the lyrics from those songs to express the way they were feeling in the present. All songs are composed by Rahul Sharma and are penned by Anand Bakshi. According to the Indian trade website Box Office India, with around 12,00,000 units sold, this film's Soundtrack album was the year's eleventh highest-selling.
The film was heavily hyped before release due to the A list cast resulting in excessive media focus on the film. It however was Super Hit at the Indian box office, earning only ₹430 million (US$6.7 million).
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