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Yaadein (2001 film)

DVD Cover
Directed by Subhash Ghai
Produced by Subhash Ghai
Screenplay by Subhash Ghai
Anuradha Tiwari
Aatish Kapadia
Story by Subhash Ghai
Starring Hrithik Roshan
Kareena Kapoor
Jackie Shroff
Amrish Puri
Music by Anu Malik
Cinematography Kabir Lal
Edited by Subhash Ghai
Distributed by Mukta Arts
Release dates
  • July 27, 2001 (2001-07-27)
Running time
180 minutes
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.


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; 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.


Critical reception

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

Box office

It was a critical and a commercial failure in India, while it was a major success overseas.


Music was composed by Anu Malik. 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.[1]

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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 Miley 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 Deevani in hit single Mírame
Kuch Saal Pehle Hariharan 7:13 Picturised on Jackie Shroff, Hrithik Roshan & Kareena Kapoor
Aye Dil Dil Ki Duniya KK, Udit Narayan & 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


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. Jackie Shroff 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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