Director Subhash Ghai
Release date June 27, 2001 (India)
Genre Musical, Drama, Romance
Music director Anu Malik
|Release date July 27, 2001 (2001-07-27)|
Writer Subhash Ghai (dialogue), Subhash Ghai (screenplay), Amrik Gill (dialogue), Aatish Kapadia (screenplay), Anuradha Tiwari (screenplay)
Cast Hrithik Roshan (Ronit Malhotra), Kareena Kapoor (Isha Singh Puri), Jackie Shroff (Raj Singh Puri), Rati Agnihotri (Shalini Singh Puri), Amrish Puri (J.K. Malhotra)
Similar 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.
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.
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.
It mostly received negative reviews, but Roshan and Kapoor Khan's chemistry was highly appreciated.
It was a critically panned but a commercial success in India, as well as major success in the overseas.
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.
Filming locations include:
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.
ReferencesYaadein (2001 film) Wikipedia
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