Mujhse Dosti Karoge!

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Mujhse Dosti Karoge!
Directed by Kunal Kohli
Produced by Yash Chopra
Aditya Chopra
Written by Aditya Chopra
Kunal Kohli
Starring Hrithik Roshan
Rani Mukerji
Kareena Kapoor
Music by Rahul Sharma
Cinematography Ravi K. Chandran
Distributed by Yash Raj Films Pvt. Ltd
Release dates
  • 9 August 2002 (2002-08-09)
Running time 149 minutes
Language Hindi
Box office INR170 million (US$2.8 million)

Mujhse Dosti Karoge! (Hindi: मुझसे दोस्ती करोगे, translation: "Will you be my friend?") is a 2002 Bollywood romantic drama film directed by Kunal Kohli and produced by Aditya Chopra and Yash Chopra under the banner of Yash Raj Films. It is about the love triangle of three friends played by Hrithik Roshan, Rani Mukerji and Kareena Kapoor.

Plot[edit]

Raj Khanna (Hrithik Roshan), Pooja Sahani (Rani Mukerji) and Tina Kapoor (Kareena Kapoor) are childhood friends. While Raj has always been attracted to the vivacious Tina because she is beautiful, he is completely unaware of the quiet Pooja's love for him.

Raj's father (Kiran Kumar) decides to move to England with his family to take up a new job. Before leaving, Raj makes Tina promise to write to him via e-mail. But Tina soon becomes occupied with other things, so it's the loyal Pooja who writes to Raj with Tina's name to help Tina keep her promise. Raj and Pooja have many things in common, and their e-mails bring them close to each other. A decade and a half later, Raj returns to India for a short vacation. By now, he's in love with the girl he has been writing to, and believes he can recognize her at first sight.

When the three of them finally meet, Raj, to Pooja's disappointment, completely ignores her and is besotted with Tina, who is as vivacious as ever. However, during the two weeks of his vacation, he cannot help but notice that the real Tina is completely different from the Tina he knew from the e-mails. He also starts to like Pooja, without realizing she is the one he is really in love with.

He returns to London, where Pooja coincidentally arrives for an interview, and there he discovers that Pooja was the one who had been writing to him all those years. They confess their love for each other and decide to get married, but fate plays an unexpected trick on them. Back in India, Tina's father (Sachin Khedekar) has died, leaving Tina alone in the world. By now, she is in love with Raj as well.

Pooja now refuses to marry Raj, as she does not want to break Tina's heart. Raj's parents also agree to the marriage, but Raj wants to tell them that he really loves Pooja. Pooja, however, still refuses to marry Raj and so he angrily vows to her that he will only marry Tina if Pooja marries someone else on the same day.

Enter a friend of Raj, Rohan Verma (Uday Chopra). Rohan is greatly attracted to Pooja and the families are all for the match. Pooja bows to the inevitable and agrees to marry Rohan on the same day as Raj and Tina. That way, she hopes to satisfy Raj's condition and ensure Tina's happiness. Rohan realises that Pooja does not love him, but keeps up the charade nevertheless. On the day of the marriage, Tina realises that Raj is really in love with Pooja, so she gives him up and finally Pooja and Raj get married.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

The film featured a medley of eighteen songs from earlier films. The characters used the lyrics from those songs to express the way they were feeling in the present.

Mujhse Dosti Karoge
Studio album by Rahul Sharma
Released
5 July 2002
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Label
Saregama-HMV
Producer Yash Chopra
Song Singer(s) Length Notes
"Andekhi Anjaani" Lata Mangeshkar and Udit Narayan 06:20 Picturised on Hrithik Roshan, Rani Mukerji & Kareena Kapoor
"Jaane Dil Mein" Lata Mangeshkar and Sonu Nigam 05:48 Picturised on Hrithik Roshan & Rani Mukerji
"Jaane Dil Mein 2" Lata Mangeshkar and Sonu Nigam 02:50 Picturised on Hrithik Roshan & Rani Mukerji
"Mujhse Dosti Karoge" Asha Bhosle, Udit Narayan & Alka Yagnik 05:03 Picturised on Hrithik Roshan, Rani Mukerji & Kareena Kapoor
"Oh My Darling" Alisha Chinai and Sonu Nigam 06:09 Picturised on Hrithik Roshan & Kareena Kapoor
"Saanwali Si Ek Ladki" Udit Narayan 03:38 Picturised on Hrithik Roshan, Rani Mukerji, Kareena Kapoor & Uday Chopra
"The Medley" Lata Mangeshkar, Udit Narayan, Sonu Nigam & Pamela Chopra 12:06 Picturised on Hrithik Roshan, Rani Mukerji, Kareena Kapoor & Uday Chopra

Box office[edit]

The film was heavily hyped before release due to the A list cast resulting in excessive media focus on the film. It however was Semi Hit at the Indian box office, earning only INR170 million (US$2.8 million).[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Box Office 2002". BoxOfficeIndia. 

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