Yaadein (2001 film)
|Directed by||Subhash Ghai|
|Produced by||Subhash Ghai|
|Story by||Subhash Ghai|
|Music by||Anu Malik|
|Edited by||Subhash Ghai|
|Distributed by||Mukta Arts|
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.
- Hrithik Roshan as Ronit Malhotra
- Kareena Kapoor Khan as Isha Singh Puri
- Jackie Shroff as Raj Singh Puri
- Rati Agnihotri as Shalini 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
- 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
It mostly received negative reviews, but Roshan and Kapoor Khan's chemistry was highly appreciated.
It was a critical and a commercial failure in India, while it was a major success overseas.
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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.
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