Tere Naam

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Tere Naam
Tere Naam poster.jpg
Directed by Satish Kaushik
Produced by Sunil Manchanda
Mukesh Talreja
Written by Jainendra Jain
Starring Salman Khan
Bhumika Chawla
Music by Himesh Reshammiya
Cinematography Tapan malviya
Editing by Sanjay Verma
Distributed by MD Productions
Release dates
  • 15 August 2003 (2003-08-15)
Running time 133 mins
Country India
Language Hindi
Box office INR1195 million (US$20 million)[1]

Tere Naam (In your name) is a 2003 Bollywood musical romantic drama film. It is directed by Satish Kaushik and written by Bala, starring Salman Khan and Bhoomika Chawla in her Hindi film debut.[2] The film is a remake of Bala's own directional venture, Tamil film Sethu (1999).[3]

The film is supposedly based on a true story as the DVD cover says "Unfortunately a true love story", though during the end credits a fictitious disclaimer is shown.[4] Before the release of the film media speculated the film was based on Khan's real life relationship with actress Aishwarya Rai.[4][5]

Tere Naam was release on 15 August 2003 and was major success at the box office.[1] Salman was highly praised for his portrayal of Radhe Mohan and the role is widely considered to be his finest performance till date.[6][7] Tere Naam was nominated for a total of 24 Awards, winning 7 of them, including 8 Filmfare Award nominations.[8] In 2011 Kaushik announced a sequel to Tere Naam, thus he is currently working on the script.[9]


Radhe Mohan (Salman Khan), a rowdy ex-college boy who, after a ragging (hazing) session, loses his heart to first year student Nirjara (Bhumika Chawla), a traditional Brahmin girl. Just when Nirjara reciprocates his love, Radhey is attacked by a gang of thugs, loses his mind and is admitted to an ashram where, it is hoped, the more traditional means of treatment could have a therapeutic effect on him.

Eventually he returns to normal, and rushes back to Nirjara's house, only to find that she has committed suicide, because her family were forcing her to marry Rameshwara (Ravi Kishan). After accepting this fact he returns to the ashram.



Tere Naam garnered overwhelmingly buoyant reviews. Subhash K Jha of Times of India waxed lyrical about Salman claiming that the actor had outshone even Dilip Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan. " Obsessive unrequited love has been done by many actors in the past from Dilip Kumar in Mehboob Khan's Andaz to Amitabh Bacchan in Parwana to Shah Rukh Khan in Anjaam. But none has done it with such stunning physical and emotional aggression. Salman takes over the show with gut-wrenching and finally devastating impact."[10]

Box office[edit]

Tere Naam opened to packed houses and took the nation by storm.[11] The response to Tere Naam surpassed that of Gadar Ek Prem Katha, Lagaan, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon and Koi... Mil Gaya. Jodhpur saw almost a dozen people donning Salman's Tere Naam hairstyle for the first day's show. And this was the place where Salman Khan had received the maximum flak after his black buck case.

Komal Nahta reported in Film Information that the collections at Meerut's Nandan cinema have broken records over the last five years. Two hours after the advanced booking counter for the film opened for the first time, the theatre sold Rs 3 lakh (Rs 300,000) worth of tickets.[12]

Taran Adarsh told [Times of India] that the advance booking for Tere Naam is the best ever in five years. In the north, 'record-breaking' is the term being bandied about.[13]

The film altogether grossed 32 crore and was Super Hit at the box office.[14] It was the third highest grossing movie of the year.[15]

Home Video[edit]

In addition to the DVD mentioned above, the film became available on Blu-ray Disc on 13 December 2010 by Eros International.[16]





Tere Naam
Studio album by Himesh Reshammiya
7 July 2003 (India)
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Producer Himesh Reshammiya
Himesh Reshammiya chronology
Chura Liyaa Hai Tumne
Tere Naam
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Planet Bollywood 6/10 stars[17]

The soundtrack of the film contains 10 songs. The music is composed by Himesh Reshammiya and Sajid-Wajid with lyrics penned by Sameer. The songs of the film were extremely popular and it was one of the best soundtracks of 2003.


# Song Singer(s) Composer Length
1 "Chand" Udit Narayan Himesh Reshammiya 05:35
2 "Kyun Kisi Ko" Udit Narayan Himesh Reshammiya 05:37
3 "Lagan Lagi" Sukhwinder Singh Sajid-Wajid 04:35
4 "Man Basia" Alka Yagnik Himesh Reshammiya 03:04
5 "O Jaana" Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik, KK, Shaan, Kamaal Khan Himesh Reshammiya 05:28
6 "Oodhni" Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik Himesh Reshammiya 06:49
7 "Tere Naam" Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik Himesh Reshammiya 06:49
8 "Tumse Milna" Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik Himesh Reshammiya 04:41
9 "Tune Saath Jo Mera Chhoda" Udit Narayan Sajid-Wajid 05:33
10 "Tune Saath Jo Mera Chhoda (Sad)" Udit Narayan Sajid-Wajid 01:21


  1. ^ a b "Box Office 2003". Box Office India. Retrieved 17 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Tere Naam Cast & Crew". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 17 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Bollywood remakes of South Indian films". NDTV. Retrieved 17 August 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Kanika Gahlaut (14 July 2003). "Salman's Ash-tonishing act". India Today. Retrieved 17 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "Tere Naam: The Salman-Ash story?". The Times of India. 8 July 2003. Retrieved 17 August 2012. 
  6. ^ Madhureeta Mukherjee (14 August 2003). "Tere Naam is Salman's best act". The Times of India. Retrieved 17 August 2012. 
  7. ^ "TOP 10: Salman Khan's biggest hits". Hindustan Times. 17 August 2012. Retrieved 17 August 2012. 
  8. ^ "Tere Naam 2003 Awards". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 17 August 2012. 
  9. ^ "Tere Naam 2 script will be ready soon: Satish Kaushik". 21 September. 
  10. ^ [1]
  11. ^ "Salman: Filmometer". Koimoi.com. 
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  14. ^ "Salman Khan's Biggest Hits". Rediff.com. 15 September 2010. Retrieved 27 May 2013. 
  15. ^ Bollywood films of 2003#Top grossing films
  16. ^ http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Tere-Naam-Blu-ray/18433/
  17. ^ "Tere Naam Music Review". Retrieved 17 October 2011. 

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