Yeh Lamhe Judaai Ke (Hindi: ये लम्हे जुदाई के, translation: "The Moments of Separation") is a delayed 2004 Bollywood romance mystery film directed by Birendra Nath Tiwari and produced by Ritesh Nayyar. The film stars Shah Rukh Khan, Raveena Tandon, Navneet Nishan, Divya Desai, Mohnish Behl and Kiran Kumar.
Written by Anirudh Tiwari, this film was actually filmed in 1994, but not released until 9 April 2004 apparently. It was an incomplete film that stopped shooting in 1994 but was revived with different actors in 2004 instead of the lead actors Khan and Tandon who refused to even dub for their parts. The trade experts said the film was just being released for the sake of making a quick buck. This film was a box office disaster.
Dushant (Shah Rukh Khan), Jaya (Raveena Tandon), Sujit (Mohnish Behl) and Nisha (Navneet Nishan) are childhood friends. Dushant aspires to become a successful singer but has little money. Jaya helps him to realize his ambitions. As Dushant achieves success, a rift is created between the two of them. Sujit and Nisha take undue advantage of this to get close to Dushant and create a misunderstanding between him and Jaya. Kamlesh Dhingra (Avtar Gill), Nisha's father, approaches Dushant for financial assistance for his business venture but is turned down by Rajpal (Kiran Kumar), Dushant's mentor. Dhingra and Sujit plot to amass Dushant's wealth by luring Dushant to marry Nisha and getting rid of Rajpal. Dushant learns of this plot. When Sujit is murdered, Rahul (Amit Kumar), a police officer, comes to investigate the murder. Nisha is also murdered under mysterious circumstances and Dhingra is also murdered in the same way. In the end it is revealed that it was Jaya's father who committed the murders in vengenanace for the murder of his daughter.
Shah Rukh Khan as Dushant
Raveena Tandon as Jaya
Amit Kumar as Rahul
Rashami Desai as Sheetal
Mohnish Behl as Sujit
Kiran Kumar as Rajpal
Avtar Gill as Kamlesh Dhingra
Navneet Nishan as Nisha
Yeh Lamhe Judaai Ke was initially started in 1994 under the title Jaadoo with Shahrukh Khan and Raveena Tandon selected to portray lead roles. However the film was stalled after shooting few scenes. The film was revived in 2004 with a different title and reshot the film with different actors altering the storyline completely.
Planet Bollywood wrote "There is no point. Let me just tell you how desperate the filmmaker was to make this movie. The voices of the actors are so horrendous that you feel like crying. The actors look so jaded that they aren’t acting at all. The plot moves so slowly that you can actually predict the very next scene and solve the murder mystery too." Bollywood Hungama wrote "Frankly, watching YEH LAMHE JUDAAI KE is akin to watching two films within one film. If the film begins with the SRK - Raveena track, the other track crops up from nowhere and that involves a bunch of newcomers, all non-actors."