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Yaadein (2001 film)

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Release date
June 27, 2001 (India)




Musical, Drama, Romance

Music director


Hrithik Roshan smiling while his arms are wide open together with Kareena Kapoor in the movie poster of the 2001 film, Yaadein

Release date
July 27, 2001 (2001-07-27)

Subhash Ghai (dialogue), Subhash Ghai (screenplay), Amrik Gill (dialogue), Aatish Kapadia (screenplay), Anuradha Tiwari (screenplay)


(Ronit Malhotra),
Kareena Kapoor
(Isha Singh Puri), (Raj Singh Puri), (Shalini Singh Puri), (J.K. Malhotra)

Mujhse Dosti Karoge!, Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge

Yaadein (English: Memories) is a 2001 Indian romantic drama film directed and produced by Subhash Ghai. It was filmed throughout India, Malaysia and the UK.


Hrithik Roshan and Kareena Kapoor with their eyes close and their arms are wide open in the 2001 musical drama film, Yaadein


Jackie Shroff on the left side while Hrithik Roshan and Kareena Kapoor spreading their arms in the 2001 musical drama film, Yaadein

Raj Singh Puri is best friends with L.K. Malhotra, who is the younger brother of J.K. Malhotra. The brothers are business tycoons and Raj works in their company.

Raj has three daughters. Their mother, Shalini Singh Puri, died from being hit by a car while shopping. The first one, Avantika, gets married through arrangement. The second one, Sania, marries her lover, even though Raj said the family will not fit with their lifestyle and how they're brought up. The last, Isha, doesn't believe in love. After a few weeks at her in-laws, the second daughter (Sania) returns home asking for divorce. After this, Raj becomes strictly against love and relationships.

The cover art for Yaadein by the artist Anu Malik

All this changes when Isha falls in love with the heir to the Malhotra empire, Ronit, L.K. Malhotra's son. They ask for Raj's blessings; but he bluntly refuses them. Isha understandingly shuns her relationship with Ronit. Raj arranges for Ronit to be married to the daughter of another tycoon. Isha agrees and makes him promise that he will not do anything, and would listen to his parents, but deep down she still has really strong feelings for him. Ronit is unhappy, but still goes along with the promise, and makes Raj realize that his fiancée's family is not right for them. Raj approaches the Malhotras to break off the engagement. J.K. Malhotra shuns him by calling him poor and small. The other Malhotras join forces to make J.K. realize his mistake and Ronit is finally married to Isha. At the end of the movie, Raj is still living in his farmhouse with his daughters, their husbands, and a granddaughter.


Hrithik Roshan wearing white long sleeves while Kareena Kapoor wearing a yellow top in a movie scene from the 2001 film, Yaadein

  • Hrithik Roshan as Ronit Malhotra
  • Kareena Kapoor Khan as Isha Singh Puri Malhotra
  • Jackie Shroff as Raj Singh Puri
  • Kiran Rathod as Monishka Rai
  • Rati Agnihotri as Shalini Singh Puri
  • Supriya Karnik as Nalini Malhotra
  • Amrish Puri as J.K. Malhotra (Ronit's uncle)
  • Avni Vasa as Avantika Singh Puri
  • Himani Rawat as Sania Singh Puri
  • Anang Desai as L.K. Malhotra
  • Madan Joshi as Monishka's father
  • Suhas Khandke
  • Dolly Bindra as Sania's mother-in-law
  • Kamya Punjabi as Pinky, Isha's friend
  • Subhash Ghai in a cameo (in watch present scene)
  • Rajen Kapoor
  • Rahul Singh
  • Gargi Patel
  • Suman Dutta
  • Jennifer Kotwal
  • Kamal Adip
  • Akhil Ghai
  • Critical reception

    Hrithik Roshan and Kareena Kapoor staring at each other while wearing a white top in the 2001 film, Yaadein

    It mostly received negative reviews, but Roshan and Kapoor Khan's chemistry was highly appreciated.

    Box office

    It was a critically panned but a commercial success in India, as well as major success in the overseas.


    Hrithik Roshan smiling while his arms are wide open together with Kareena Kapoor in the 2001 musical drama film, Yaadein

    Music was composed by Anu Malik. Lyrics were written by Anand Bakshi. Subhash Ghai wanted A. R. Rahman to compose for the film, but the latter declined the offer, since he was busy with the work of Bombay Dreams. According to the Indian trade website Box Office India, with around 22,00,000 units sold, this film's soundtrack album was the year's seventh highest-selling.


    The film was the first box office average for Subhash Ghai and critical reviews were negative. Ghai has since gone on record defending the film, stating that he originally developed it as solely a story of a father and his three daughters (their love interests were secondary). However, distributors apparently put pressure on him to showcase more of Hrithik Roshan in the film (his popularity skyrocketed during the making of this film). Kareena Kapoor has also since gone on record supporting the film in spite of its moderate, thanking Ghai for giving her a role that allowed to her showcase a lot of range. Jackie Shroff was nominated for a Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award in 2002.

    Other information

    Filming locations include:

  • Apex Bar and Restaurant, Radisson Hampshire, Leicester Square, London, England, UK,
  • Ascot,
  • Cliveden (Ronit's family's house),
  • Eagle Square, Langkawi, Malaysia,
  • Harefield, UK,
  • King's Arms Pub, Harefield,
  • Kuah, Langkawi, Malaysia,
  • Lake Palace Hotel, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India,
  • Langkawi,
  • Langkawi Yacht Club, Langkawi, Malaysia,
  • Mumbai, India,
  • Panchkula,
  • Piccadilly Circus,
  • Queensmere Shopping Centre, Slough,
  • Thames Embankment,
  • Thorpe Park,
  • Tower Bridge,
  • Windsor Great Park,
  • Windsor and Eton Central railway station,
  • Windsor Castle,
  • The final scene in the film was actually filmed in the blistering summer heat of Mumbai—and not in London. For more information, look at the March 2002 issue of GQ.


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