Tere Naam

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Tere Naam
तेरे नाम
تیرے نام
Tere Naam poster.jpg
theatrical Poster
Directed by Satish Kaushik
Produced by Sunil Manchanda
Mukesh Talreja
Written by Jainendra Jain
Bala
Starring Salman Khan
Bhumika Chawla
Music by Himesh Reshammiya
Sajid-Wajid
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
Box office 124 crore (US$19 million)[1]

Tere Naam (Hindi: तेरे नाम, Urdu: تیرے نام‎, In your name) is a 2003 Bollywood musical 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.[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 released on 15 August 2003 and was a 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]

Plot[edit]

Radhe Mohan (Salman Khan) is a rough and uncouth college rowdy and also The Students Union Chairman of the college, 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, who is the only person who seems to understand him properly.

The movie opens with Radhe winning the elections to the office bearers of the college's Students Union followed by celebrations and in-campus fight between the rival candidates.

Radhe has a staple diet of yes-sir friends surrounding him. He comes across a timid girl, Nirjara (Bhumika Chawla), who is the daughter of a poor temple priest, and starts to woo her. When she initially rejects him, he kidnaps her and forces her to fall in love with him.

When the girl falls in love with him, Radhe is attacked by brothel goons and ends up in a swamiji ashram with brain damage. With no memory of his past and having developed an unusual behaviour, he starts to recollect memories. At one point, he is completely back to his normal self and tries to escape by climbing over the gates. Unfortunately, he fails and ends up with serious injuries.

Whilst sleeping with his injury, Nirjara makes a surprise visit. However Radhe is asleep and she leaves with this woeful memory of him. As she is about to leave the institution, he wakes up and realises that she had come to see him. As he calls out, she leaves unable to hear him.

Persistent to meet her he makes another attempt to leave the institution and this time he is successful. When he arrives at her house he is presented with his love unfortunately dead. He realises that she had committed suicide.

Distraught after what he saw, he just walks out and at that point he is met with the mental institution wardens who came chasing after him. The film ends with Radhe leaving with them as he has nothing to live for after his true love's death.

Cast[edit]

Casting[edit]

The film was offered to Amisha Patel to play the lead role of Nirjara opposite to Salman Khan. Due to date problem actress refused the film, and then which went out to Bhumika Chawla who made her debut in Bollywood.

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.[10]

Awards[edit]

Winner:

Nominated:

Soundtrack[edit]

Tere Naam
Tere Naam.jpg
Studio album by Himesh Reshammiya
Released
7 July 2003 (India)
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Label
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Planet Bollywood 6/10 stars[11]

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.

Tracklist[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 Sajid-Wajid 04:35
4 "Man Basia O Kanha " 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
11 "Tere Naam (Sad)" Udit Narayan Himesh Reshammiya 02:03
12 "Tere Naam (Female)" Alka Yagnik Himesh Reshammiya 06:31

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "IMDb". 
  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". The Times Of India. 21 September.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  10. ^ http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Tere-Naam-Blu-ray/18433/
  11. ^ "Tere Naam Music Review". Retrieved 17 October 2011. 

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