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Yaadein
Directed by Subhash Ghai
Produced by Subhash Ghai
Written by Subhash Ghai
Amrik Gill
Aatish Kapadia
Anuradha Tiwari
Starring Jackie Shroff
Hrithik Roshan
Kareena Kapoor
Amrish Puri
Music by Anu Malik
Cinematography Kabir Lal
Editing by Subhash Ghai
Distributed by Tips Music Films Pvt. Ltd.
Release date(s) 27 June 2001
Running time 193 mins
Country India
Language Hindi

Yaadein (Hindi: यादें, Urdu: یادیں, translation: "Memories") is a 2001 Bollywood film directed by Subhash Ghai. It was filmed throughout India, Malaysia and the UK.

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Synopsis

Raj Singh Puri is best friends with L.K. Malhotra who is in turn younger brother to J.K. Malhotra. The brothers are business tycoons and Raj works in their company. Raj is father to three young daughters, the first one (Avantika) gets married through arrangement, but the second one marries her lover, even though Raj said the family will not fit with their lifestyle, and how they're brought up, and 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 blessing but he bluntly refuses and Isha understandingly shuns her realationship with Ronit. Raj arranges for Ronit to be married to the daughter of another tycoon. Isha agrees and makes him promise that he wouldn't do anything, and would listen to his parents, but deep down she still has really strong feelings for him. Ronit is unhappy, yet goes along with the promise, and makes Raj realise that his fiance's family is not right for them. Raj approaches the Malhotras to break off the engagement however J.K. Malhotra shuns him by calling him poor and small. The other Malhotras join forces to make J.K. to realise his mistake and Ronit is finally married to Isha. Raj at the end of the movie, is still living in his farmhouse with his daughters and their husbands. Avantika has a daughter.

Cast

  • Jackie Shroff as ... Raj Singh Puri
  • Rati Agnihotri as ... Shalini Singh Puri
  • Hrithik Roshan as ... Ronit Malhotra
  • Kareena Kapoor as ... Isha Singh Puri
  • Supriya Karnik as ... Nalini Malhotra
  • Amrish Puri as ... J.K. Malhotra (Ronit's uncle)
  • Kiran Rathod as ... Monishka Rai
  • Avni Vasa as ... Avantika Singh Puri
  • Himani Rawat as ... Sania Singh Puri
  • Anang Desai as ... L.K. Malhotra
  • Jaanki Majithia as... Baby Avantika
  • Rishi Majithia as... Baby Ronit
  • Gangotri Majithia as... Baby Isha
  • Anisha Kataria as... Baby Shalini
  • Madan Joshi as ...
  • Suhas Khandke as ...
  • Dolly Bindra as ...
  • Subhash Ghai as (Cameo)
  • Rajen Kapoor as ...
  • Rahul Singh as ...
  • Gargi Patel as ...
  • Suman Dutta as ...
  • Jennifer Kotwal as ...
  • Kamal Adip as ...
  • Akhil Ghai as ...

Soundtrack

Yaadein
Studio album by Anu Malik
Released
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Label
Tips Music Films
Producer Subhash Ghai
Anu Malik chronology
Aks (2001) Yaadein
2001
Lajja (2001)
Song Singer(s) Duration Notes
Alaap Sunidhi Chauhan 0:24 Picturised on Rati Agnihotri
Yaadein (Male) Hariharan 5:13 Picturised on Jackie Shroff & Hrithik Roshan
Jab Dil Mile Udit Narayan, Sukhwinder Singh, Asha Bhonsle, Sunidhi Chauhan 6:52 Picturised on Hrithik Roshan & Kareena Kapoor
Chamakti Shaam Hai Sonu Nigam & Alka Yagnik 6:29 Picturised on Hrithik Roshan, Kareena Kapoor & Kiran Rathod
Eli Re Eli Udit Narayan,Alka Yagnik, Hema Sardesai & Kavita Krishnamurthy 8:03 Picturised on Kareena Kapoor, Avni Vasa, Himani Rawat, Hrithik Roshan & Jackie Shroff, covered by Daddy Yankee and Mary Ann Acevedo in hit single Mirame
Kuch Saal Pehle Hariharan 7:13 Picturised on Jackie Shroff, Hrithik Roshan & Kareena Kapoor
Aye Dil Dil Ki Duniya K.K & Sneha Pant 6:36 Picturised on Hrithik Roshan & Kareena Kapoor
Yaadein (Female) Sunidhi Chauhan & Mahalaxmi Iyer 4:43 Picturised on Kareena Kapoor, Avni Vasa & Himani Rawat
Chanda Taare Sukhwinder Singh & Kavita Krishnamurthy 7:06 Picturised on Hrithik Roshan & Kareena Kapoor
Theme Music Instrumental 3:47

Criticism

The film was the first box office flop for Subhash Ghai and critical reviews were mixed. 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 debacle, thanking Ghai for giving her a role that allowed to her showcase a lot of range. It was Jackie Shroff's acting that kept the movie running alive. For his excellent performance in the movie, he was nominated for a Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award in 2002.

Other information

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.

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