Yaadein (2001 film)

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Hindi यादें
Directed by Subhash Ghai
Produced by Subhash Ghai
Screenplay by Subhash Ghai
Anuradha Tiwari
Aatish Kapadia
Story by Subhash Ghai
Starring Hrithik Roshan
Kareena Kapoor
Jackie Shroff
Amrish Puri
Kiran Rathod
Music by Anu Malik
Cinematography Kabir Lal
Edited by Subhash Ghai
Distributed by Mukta Arts
Release date
  • 27 July 2001 (2001-07-27)
Running time
180 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi

Yaadein (English: Memories) is a 2001 Indian romantic drama film directed and produced by Subhash Ghai. It was filmed throughout India, Malaysia and the UK.


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; but 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.


Critical reception[edit]

It mostly received negative reviews, but Roshan and Kapoor Khan's chemistry was highly appreciated.[citation needed]

Box office[edit]

It was a critically panned but a commercial success in India, as well as major success in the overseas.[citation needed]


Music was composed by Anu Malik. Lyrics were written by Anand Bakshi. Subhash Ghai wanted A. R. Rahman to compose for the film, but the latter declined the offer, since he was busy with the work of Bombay Dreams.[1] According to the Indian trade website Box Office India, with around 22,00,000 units sold, this film's soundtrack album was the year's seventh highest-selling.[2]

Yaadein CD Cover.jpg
Studio album by Anu Malik
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Tips Music Films
Producer Subhash Ghai
Anu Malik chronology
Song Singer(s) Duration Notes
Alaap Sunidhi Chauhan 0:24 Picturised on Rati Agnihotri
Yaadein (Male) Hariharan 5:13 Picturised on Jackie Shroff & Hrithik Roshan
Jab Dil Miley Udit Narayan, Asha Bhonsle, Sukhwinder Singh 6:52 Picturised on Hrithik Roshan & Kareena Kapoor
Chamakti Shaam Hai Sonu Nigam & Alka Yagnik 6:29 Picturised on Hrithik Roshan, Kareena Kapoor & Kiran Rathod
Eli Re Eli Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik, Hema Sardesai & Kavita Krishnamurthy 8:03 Picturised on Kareena Kapoor, Avni Vasa, Himani Rawat, Hrithik Roshan & Jackie Shroff, covered by Daddy Yankee and Deevani in hit single Mírame
Kuch Saal Pehle Hariharan 7:13 Picturised on Jackie Shroff, Hrithik Roshan & Kareena Kapoor
Aye Dil Dil Ki Duniya KK, Sneha Pant & Udit Narayan 6:36 Picturised on Hrithik Roshan & Kareena Kapoor
Yaadein (Female) Sunidhi Chauhan, Kavita Krishnamurthy & Mahalaxmi Iyer 4:43 Picturised on Kareena Kapoor, Avni Vasa & Himani Rawat
Chanda Taare Sukhwinder Singh & Kavita Krishnamurthy 7:06 Picturised on Hrithik Roshan & Kareena Kapoor
Theme Music Instrumental 3:47


The film was the first box office average for Subhash Ghai and critical reviews were negative. 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 moderate, 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.

Other information[edit]

Filming locations include:

The final scene in the film was actually filmed in the blistering summer heat of Mumbai—and not in London. For more information, look at the March 2002 issue of GQ.


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