Yaadein (2001 film)

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Directed bySubhash Ghai
Screenplay bySubhash Ghai
Anuradha Tiwari
Aatish Kapadia
Story bySubhash Ghai
Produced bySubhash Ghai
StarringJackie Shroff
Hrithik Roshan
Kareena Kapoor
Amrish Puri
Kiran Rathod
CinematographyKabir Lal
Johny Lal
Edited bySubhash Ghai
Music byAnu Malik
Distributed byMukta Arts
Release date
  • 27 July 2001 (2001-07-27)
Running time
180 minutes
Budgetest. ₹20 crore[1]
Box officeest. ₹34.59 crore[1]

Yaadein (transl. Memories) is a 2001 Indian Hindi-language musical drama film written, directed, edited and produced by Subhash Ghai.[2] The ensemble cast cross over film starring Jackie Shroff, Hrithik Roshan, and Kareena Kapoor. The film was released worldwide on 27 July 2001 to negative reviews and was a box office disappointment.[3][4][5] Jackie Shroff received a nomination for Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor at the 47th Filmfare Awards.[6] Despite its box office failure, the film was profitable due to ancillary revenues of ₹21 crore, including ₹8.2 crore from selling music rights to Tips.[7]

The filming took place in locations such as the Cliveden House, which was used as Ronit's family mansion, the Apex Bar and Restaurant, Radisson Hampshire, the Leicester Square, the Ascot, the King's Arms Pub, the Thames Embankment, the Thorpe Park, the Tower Bridge, the Windsor Great Park, the Windsor and Eton Central railway station, the Windsor Castle, the Piccadilly Circus, the Queensmere Shopping Centre, Slough, in the U.K. The Eagle Square, and Langkawi Yacht Club Langkawi, Malaysia, the Lake Palace Hotel, Udaipur, Rajasthan, and Panchkula.[3][4]


Raj Singh Puri (Jackie Shroff) is the best friend of Lalit Malhotra (Anang Desai), the younger brother of J.K. Malhotra (Amrish Puri). The Malhotras are wealthy business tycoons in London. Lalit and his wife Nalini's (Supriya Karnik) busy lifestyles have little time for their son, Ronit (Hrithik Roshan), who opposes his family's greed and as a child comes to regard his "uncle" Raj and late "aunt" Shalini as his surrogate parents. Raj's wife, Shalini (Rati Agnihotri), died in an accident some years prior, leaving Raj to raise their three daughters alone. Ronit has maintained close friendships with Raj and his daughters, having grown up with them.

Raj's eldest daughter, Avantika, is happy in her arranged marriage to Ronit's college friend, Pankaj; his second daughter, Saania, marries her boyfriend Sukant against Raj's advice, and despite stark differences in family values and upbringing. Isha (Kareena Kapoor), the youngest and most strong-willed one, claims that she does not believe in love. After a few weeks of living with her in-laws and bearing their taunts and abuse, Saania returns home begging for a divorce but eventually reconciles with Sukant. Meanwhile, Isha and Ronit attend a sports event in Malaysia, where their friendship unexpectedly blossoms into love. Neither are aware that back in London, Ronit's parents are secretly arranging for him to marry Monishka Rai (Kiran Rathod), the spoiled daughter of another business tycoon, in order to create a business merger between the two wealthy families. With Raj being a longtime friend of the Rai family, the Malhotras ask Raj to help them facilitate the marriage proposal. Raj agrees, the Malhotras having misled him to believe that Ronit would be happy with the marriage.

Raj is shocked when Isha asks for his blessing to marry Ronit, his loyalties to the Malhotra and Rai families making him feel guilty. Overcome with emotion, he ends up injuring himself in an accident, upsetting Isha. Though sympathetic to Isha's feelings, Raj informs her of Ronit's planned engagement and explains that she would never find acceptance as a daughter-in-law in the Malhotra family, due to their obsession with money. Isha then ends her relationship with Ronit and pretends that she loves Ronit only as a friend, although doing so deeply hurts her. Ronit, heartbroken and angry, is pressured by both Raj and his parents to marry Monishka. Bitterly agreeing to the engagement, Ronit soon discovers that Monishka and her parents' lifestyles are totally opposite to the Malhotras' own traditional Indian values; after proving this to Raj, Raj begs the Malhotras to reconsider the engagement. This culminates in J.K. Malhotra publicly insulting Raj, and accusing him of using Isha to worm his way into their wealthy family. Shattered, Raj ends his relationship with the Malhotras.

On the eve of the engagement party, during which the Malhotras and Rais plan to announce their business merger, Ronit lashes out at his parents for their lifelong neglect of his feelings. He and Isha then reconcile and appear to elope, sending the Malhotras into a panic. Nalini is the first to understand Ronit's plight and apologizes to Raj, who convinces Ronit and Isha to return home. With Nalini and Monishka's support, at the engagement party Ronit gives a speech that exposes the families' selfish sacrifice of their children's happiness for money, which shocks the guests and prompts the Rai family to cancel the business merger. J.K. asks both Raj and Isha for forgiveness, and the Malhotras give their blessing to Ronit and Isha.

The film ends with a flashforward to several years later, showing an aged Raj with Avantika's young daughter, and implying that Raj's three daughters remain close and happily married.



Initially, Ameesha Patel was approached for the female lead. However, she was not available for the film. Thereafter, Kareena Kapoor was signed, marking her first of several films opposite Hrithik Roshan. Patel later said she was lucky to have missed out on the film, as it was a box office failure.[8]


Studio album by
GenreFeature film soundtrack
ProducerSubhash Ghai
Anu Malik chronology

Music for the film's soundtrack was composed by Anu Malik and lyrics 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.[9] According to the Indian trade website Box Office India, with 2.2 million units sold, the film's soundtrack album was the year's seventh highest-selling Bollywood music album.[5] Tips, that distributed the album in the market, collected more than ₹6.5 crore from the sales.[10]

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 & Sunidhi Chauhan 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" Kavita Krishnamurthy, Alka Yagnik, Hema Sardesai & Udit Narayan 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) Kavita Krishnamurthy, Sunidhi Chauhan & Mahalaxmi Iyer 4:43 Picturised on Kareena Kapoor, Avni Vasa & Himani Rawat
"Chanda Taare" Kavita Krishnamurthy & Sukhwinder Singh 7:06 Picturised on Hrithik Roshan & Kareena Kapoor
Theme Music Instrumental 3:47


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  4. ^ a b "Yaadein". 5 February 2022.
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  8. ^ "When Ameesha Patel Said She Lost Hrithik Roshan's Yaadein To Kareena Kapoor Due To 'Filmy Politics'".
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  10. ^ Alex, Shaju George (August 2000). "Braving the 6.5 crore barrier". Screen. Archived from the original on 17 November 2000. Retrieved 14 November 2018.

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