Tere Naam

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Tere Naam
Tere Naam poster.jpg
theatrical Poster
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
Edited by Sanjay Verma
Distributed by MD Productions
Release dates
  • 15 August 2003 (2003-08-15)
Running time
138 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi

Tere Naam (English: In your name) is a 2003 Indian Hindi-language romantic drama film. It is directed by Satish Kaushik and written by Bala and Jainendra Jain, starring Salman Khan and Bhoomika Chawla in her Hindi film debut.[1] The film is a remake of Bala's own directional venture, Tamil film Sethu (1999).[2]

The film was based on a real life incident of a friend of Bala's, who had fallen in love, lost his mind and ended up at a mental asylum.[3][4]

Tere Naam was released on 15 August 2003. Khan was highly praised for his portrayal of Radhe Mohan and the role is widely considered to be his finest performance till date.[5][6] Tere Naam was nominated for a total of 24 Awards, winning 7 of them, including 8 Filmfare Award nominations.[7] In 2011 Kaushik announced a sequel to Tere Naam, thus he is currently working on the script.[8]


Radhe Mohan (Salman Khan) is a college rowdy who uses violence as the only way to deal with people. He lives with his brother, a Magistrate (Sachin Khedekar), and his sister-in-law (Savita Prabhune), who is the only person who seems to understand him properly, and their little daughter Binti.

Radhe wins the elections to the college's Students Union, which is followed by celebrations and on-campus fighting between the rival candidates.

Radhe has many sycophants surrounding him. He comes across a timid girl, Nirjara (Bhumika Chawla), who is the daughter of a poor temple priest, falls crazily in love with her due to her simplicity and innocence, and starts to woo her. Radhe expresses his feelings for her, but she initially rejects him, which leaves Radhe heartbroken. One day, Nirjara's fiance Rameshwar (Ravi Kishan) tells Nirjara that Radhe seems rude from outside but is golden-hearted from inside,[clarification needed] and he truly loves her. Nirjara feels warm for Radhe, but then Radhe kidnaps her, expresses his deep feelings for her and forces her to fall in love with him.

After Nirjara falls in love with him, Radhe is attacked by brothel goons, who take revenge on him after he interferes with their business. Radhe suffers brain damage and ends up in a mental institution (Ashram). With no memory of his past and having developed unusual behaviour, he starts to remember things. At one point, he returns to normal and tries to escape by climbing over the gates, but falls and ends up with serious injuries.

Nirjara visits Radhe while he is asleep and healing from his injuries. She leaves with this woeful memory of him.[vague] As she is about to leave the institution, Radhe wakes up and realises that she had come to see him. He calls out for Nirjara, but she does not hear him.

Insistent upon seeing her again, he makes another attempt to leave the institution and this time is successful. When he arrives at her house, he learns that Nirjara committed suicide during her wedding to another man, as she loses a hope of re-uniting with Radhe.

Distraught after what he saw, he just walks out, and his previous friends and his family try to help him regain his memory. Despite being aware of what is happening, Radhe pretends to be unconscious. At that point, wardens from the mental institution come to take him back. Radhe leaves with them as he has nothing to live for after his true love's death. Years later, Radhe, now old and still in the ashram, has surrendered his whole life in the name of his true love.


Actor Character
Salman Khan Radhe Mohan
Bhumika Chawla Nirjara Bharadwaj
Sachin Khedekar Radhe's Brother
Savita Prabhune Radhe's Sister-in-Law
Ravi Kishan Rameshwar
Sarfaraz khan Aslam
Darshan Kumar Kanak
Anang Desai Doctor
Dinesh Kaushik Aatmaram, Nirjara's brother in law
Indira Krishnan Nirjara's elder sister
Radhika Chaudhari Dumb beggar
Mahima Chaudhary Special appearance in song "O Jaana"
Saurabh Dubey Priest/ Nirjara's dad
Mahendra Verma Brothel pimp
Daisy Shah Co-dancer with Salman in song "Lagan Lagi"


Amisha Patel was originally considered to play the role of Nirjara,[citation needed] but scheduling conflicts prevented her from accepting. The role was offered to Bhumika Chawla, who made her Bollywood debut in the film.

Home video[edit]

The film was released on Blu-ray Disc on 13 December 2010 by Eros International.[9]

Critical reception[edit]

Tere Naam received positive to mixed reviews from the critics. Upon the release, Salman Khan was highly appreciated for his noteworthy performance. Taran Adarsh of Bollywood hungama awarded 3/5 stars and wrote, "Salman is exceptional in a role that fits him to the T. He breathes fire in sequences that demand uneasiness. But beneath the tough exterior lies a vulnerable person and this facet in particular comes to the fore in the latter reels. His emotional outbursts are splendid..., Bhoomika Chawla reminds you of Bhagyashree. Her simple, humble, traditionally indian character should go down very well with the viewers. Her performance is first-rate".[10]

Planet Bollywood rated 8.0/10 to the film and wrote, "Salman Khan puts his heart and soul into his performance. He is equally at ease in romantic, emotional and even in Mahendra Verma's well conceived action scene. Bhoomika Chawla impresses in her first hindi movie. The supporting cast of Sachin Khedekar, Sarfaraz Khan and Ravi Kishan is reasonably good. The music by Himesh Reshammiya goes well with the movie". Madhureeta Mukherjee of The Times of India said, "Salman has given the great performance in the film. He's given an intense, unconventional performance. Believe this is the best performance of Salman's career so far".[11]



Year Recipient Award(s) Result
2003 Himesh Reshammiya Star Screen Award Best Music Director Won
Bhumika Chawla Zee Cine Award Best Female Debut Won
Himesh Reshammiya Screen Weekly Award for Best Music Director Won
Himesh Reshammiya Zee Cine Award for Best Music Director Won
Vicky Goswami Zee Cine Award for Best Background Score Won
Alka Yagnik Apsara Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer Won
Alka Yagnik Sansui Award for Best Playback Female Singer Won


Year Award(s) Recipient Result
2003 Filmfare Best Film Award Tere Naam Nominated
Filmfare Best Director Award Satish Kaushik Nominated
Filmfare Best Actor Award Salman Khan Nominated
Filmfare Best Actress Award Bhumika Chawla Nominated
Filmfare Best Male Playback Award Udit Narayan for "Tere Naam" Nominated
Filmfare Best Female Playback Award Alka Yagnik for "Oodhni" Nominated
Filmfare Best Music Director Award Himesh Reshammiya Nominated
Filmfare Best Lyricist Award Sameer for "Tere Naam" Nominated
Star Screen Award Best Actor Salman Khan Nominated
Star Screen Award Best Actress Bhumika Chawla Nominated
Star Screen Award Best Female Playback Alka Yagnik Nominated
Star Screen Award Best Male Playback Udit Narayan Nominated


Tere Naam
Tere Naam.jpg
Studio album by Himesh Reshammiya
Released 7 July 2003 (India)
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Label T-Series
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Planet Bollywood 6/10 stars[12]

The soundtrack of the film contains 12 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.

Track list[edit]

# 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 Himesh Reshammiya 04:35
4 "Man Basia O Kanha " Alka Yagnik Himesh Reshammiya 03:04
5 "O Jaana" Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik, K.K., Shaan, Kamaal Khan Himesh Reshammiya 05:28
6 "Odhni" 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, Raghav Sajid-Wajid 05:33
10 "Tune Saath Jo Mera Chhoda (Sad)" Udit Narayan Sajid-Wajid 01:21i
11 "Tere Naam (Sad)" Udit Narayan Himesh Reshammiya 02:03
12 "Tere Naam (Female)" Alka Yagnik Himesh Reshammiya 06:31


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  2. ^ "Bollywood remakes of South Indian films". NDTV. Retrieved 17 August 2012. 
  3. ^ Kanika Gahlaut (14 July 2003). "Salman's Ash-tonishing act". India Today. Retrieved 17 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Tere Naam: The Salman-Ash story?". The Times of India. 8 July 2003. Retrieved 17 August 2012. 
  5. ^ Madhureeta Mukherjee (14 August 2003). "Tere Naam is Salman's best act". The Times of India. Retrieved 17 August 2012. 
  6. ^ "TOP 10: Salman Khan's biggest hits". Hindustan Times. 17 August 2012. Retrieved 17 August 2012. 
  7. ^ "Tere Naam 2003 Awards". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 17 August 2012. 
  8. ^ "Tere Naam 2 script will be ready soon: Satish Kaushik". The Times Of India. 21 September.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  9. ^ http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Tere-Naam-Blu-ray/18433/
  10. ^ Adarsh, Taran (15 August 2003). "Tere Naam". indiaFM. Retrieved 21 February 2008. 
  11. ^ "'Tere Naam is Salman's best act'". Madhureeta Mukherjee. 14 August 2003. 
  12. ^ "Tere Naam Music Review". Retrieved 17 October 2011. 

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