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Some love stories live forever
In India, open romance is forbidden, as is showing affection in public. A college principal named Narayan is a strong believer in this... See more » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Amitabh Bachchan ... Narayan Shankar

Shah Rukh Khan ... Raj Aryan Malhotra

Uday Chopra ... Vikram Kapoor / Oberoi
Jugal Hansraj ... Sameer Sharma

Jimmy Shergill ... Karan Choudhry
Shamita Shetty ... Ishika Dhanrajgir
Kim Sharma ... Sanjana
Preeti Jhangiani ... Kiran

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan ... Megha (as Aishwarya Rai)

Anupam Kher ... Kake
Archana Puran Singh ... Preeto

Amrish Puri ... Maj. Gen. Khanna
Shefali Shetty ... Nandini (as Shefali Chhaya)
Helen ... Miss Monica

Saurabh Shukla
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Geri Andrade ... Sonia
Parzan Dastur ... Ayush (as Parzun Dastur)
Palash Dutta ... Gurukul student
Priya Gill
Manjeet Kullar
Ram Mohan ... Khan Baba
Mehul Nisar ... Gurukul student
Navneet Nishan
Meghna Patel ... Ishika's friend
Rushad Rana ... Gurukul student / Dancer (song "Pairon mein bandhan")
Himani Rawat
Samir Shah ... Music Student
Harpal Singh ... Kake's friend
Gurdial Sira ... Narayan Shankar's secretary
Sitaram ... Storekeeper
Pearl Sukhadia ... Ishika's friend
Sindhu Tolani ... Ishika's friend
Jaswir Kaur ... Dancer (uncredited)
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Directed by
Aditya Chopra 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Aditya Chopra 

Produced by
Aditya Chopra .... associate producer
Pamela Chopra .... associate producer
Uday Chopra .... associate producer
Yash Chopra .... producer
Mahen Vakil .... executive producer
Original Music by
Jatin Pandit 
Lalit Pandit 
Cinematography by
Manmohan Singh 
Film Editing by
V.V. Karnik 
Singh Taranjeet 
Art Direction by
Sharmishta Roy 
Costume Design by
Karan Johar 
Manish Malhotra 
Makeup Department
Mickey Contractor .... creative hairdresser
Mickey Contractor .... creative makeup
Ravi Indulkar .... mens grooming: and makeup
Amar Phatak .... makeup assistant
Deepak Sawant .... mens grooming: and makeup
Sher Bahadur Singh .... mens grooming: and makeup
Michelle Tung .... creative hairdresser
Michelle Tung .... creative makeup
Production Management
Padam Bhushan .... production manager
Diwan Rawat .... assistant production manager
Prakash Sawant .... assistant production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nikhil Advani .... first assistant director
Tarun Mansukhani .... first assistant director
Taranjeet Singh .... assistant director
Singh Taranjeet .... assistant director
Art Department
Suren Gurubaxani .... set construction
Honey .... model coordinator: UK
Mona Irani .... model coordinator
Pappu Lekhraj .... junior artist: supplier
Mohammed Kasam Sayyad .... art assistant (as Mohammed Kasim)
Arjun Vakharia .... set construction
Shashi Vakharia .... set construction
Sound Department
Sajjan Choudhry .... sync effects
Anup Dev .... mixing engineer
Baylon Fonseca .... DTS mix engineer
Rajinder Gupta .... sync effects
Sanjeev Gupta .... dubbing re-recordist
Jayesh Kosambia .... boom operator
Anuj Mathur .... audiography
Anuj Mathur .... sound designer
Kunal Mehta .... non-sync effects: recordist
Kunal Mehta .... sound editor
Rishi Oberoi .... audiography assistant
Ajay Kumar P.B. .... assistant re-recordist
Ashok Shukla .... background recordist: engineer
Karnail Singh .... sync effects
Jayant Vajpayee .... sound effects editor
Vikram Biswas .... foley recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Shiva .... rain effects
Visual Effects by
Vishal Anand .... animator
Sherry Bharda .... animator
Hemant Chawan .... flame compositor
Amit S. Chomal .... flame compositor
Vinit Dutt .... animator
Sangeeta Gokhale .... animator
Pankaj Khandpur .... creative director: Western Outdoor
Paul Round .... film recording
Bharat Sachdev .... effect artist
Brijesh B. Shah .... animator
Ketan B. Shah .... animator
Rod Shelton .... film scanning
Taranjeet Singh .... visual effects director
Aquil Unia .... flame compositor
Mick Vincent .... film scanning
Camera and Electrical Department
Arvind Bhakri .... chief assistant camera operator
Manmeet Bhatti .... still photographer
Sunil Dwivedi .... camera attendant
Mohammed Ismail .... chief electrician
Nazir Khan .... chief assistant camera operator
Prakash Mahopatra .... jimmy jib operator
Yashwant Mulik .... assistant electrician
Ratan Soni .... camera assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Santosh Dabholkar .... costume assistant
Karan Johar .... costume design: men
Karan Johar .... stylist: men
Manish Malhotra .... costume designer: women
Manish Malhotra .... stylist: women
Thilaka Paramesh .... costume co-ordinator
Shashikant Shelar .... costume in charge
Editorial Department
Samir Raut .... editor: making-of
Ritesh Soni .... editing assistant
Music Department
Anand Bakshi .... lyrics
Sonali Bhatawdekar .... playback singer
Babloo Chakraborty .... background music: and music arrangement
Sunil Das .... background music: sitar
Subhash Gawde .... song recording assistant
Ishaan .... playback singer
Jayanti .... background music: guitar and mandolin
Barnali Kalita .... playback singer
Kashinath Kashyap .... music assistant
Dilraj Kaur .... playback singer
Suresh Lalwani .... background music: solo violin
Pritha Majumdar .... playback singer
Lata Mangeshkar .... playback singer
Richard Mitra .... music assistant
Amar Mohile .... background music: keyboard
Udit Narayan .... playback singer
Jaspinder Narula .... playback singer
Sonu Nigam .... playback singer
Avinash Oak .... song recording assistant
Shweta Pandit .... soundtrack artist
Anuradha Paudwal .... playback singer
Manohar Shetty .... playback singer
Daman Sood .... song recording engineer
Jitendra Thakur .... background music: additional solo violin
Other crew
Fayyaz Badruddin .... publicity designer
Prakash Bakrania .... liaison: UK office
Padam Bhushan .... additional production: executive
Richard Burton .... choreography assistant
Sanjay Chaurasia .... office staff
Kapil Chopra .... assistant to the director
Nimai Das .... office staff
Joseph Fernandes .... office staff
Justin Fernandes .... office staff
Sally Fernandes .... office staff
Stephen Fernandes .... office staff
Sahdev Ghei .... business executive
Balkrishan Iyer .... office staff
Geeta Kapur .... choreography assistant
Farah Khan .... choreographer
Hanish Khanna .... office staff
Kunal .... office staff
Sanjay Magodia .... production accountant
Peter Manuel .... office staff
Avtar Panesar .... production controller: UK
Dutta Patil .... office staff
Suresh Prabhuram .... office staff
Gautam Rajadhakshya .... publicity: photographs
Kanu Sadrani .... office staff
Swati Shahabadi .... assistant to the director
Salim Shaikh .... office staff
Sanjay Shivalkar .... production executive
Taranjeet Singh .... assistant to the director
Sanjeev Kohli .... film dedicated to

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Also Known As:
"Love Stories" - Europe (English title)
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216 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Originally, before the release of the film, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was meant to be a guest appearance. However, after the film released, the fact she was in the film became so popular that the filmmakers decided to make her a regular character.See more »
Revealing mistakes: When Kiran has finished her classical dance on the roof in the rain, she stands there with her arms extended. Megha then appears with a white sari, and as she circles Kiran, she accidentally hits Kiran's right arm.See more »
Raj Aryan:She's dead.
Karan Choudhry:I'm Sorry, Sir.
Raj Aryan:No, don't be. I'm not. I didn't fall in love with her on the condition that she would live longer than me. There are no conditions in love, so there shouldn't be any regrets. So what if today she is not with me, I still love her the same way.
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13 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
A westerners first glimpse of Bollywood, 22 April 2003
Author: Debbie (dmul53) from USA

Mohabattein was the first Hindi movie I ever saw. It was sent to me by a friend who is crazy for Shahrukh Khan.

My first impressions were, `WOW, this Shahrukh guy has a tremendous screen presence (but, yikes, what a profile!)' and `I love the old guy with the black hair and the white beard. He's too cool.' As for the movie itself, I wondered how in god's name anybody could enjoy that horrid cat-in-heat screeching which issued forth whenever that gorgeous young woman (Aishwarya Rai) opened her mouth to sing. And I found the interminable love stories of the three young couples to be boring, boring, boring. I spent all my time waiting for Mr. Aryan and Mr. Shankar to come back onscreen.

As for the story, I was completely out of sympathy for the silly idea that it's more important to spend your college years running around trees and going to dance parties with scantily clad girls than to be studying or going to prayer. As a westerner who has watched my own treasured Catholic traditions thrown overboard one by one for every goofy, modern idea that comes down the pike (clown Masses, anyone?) I was firmly on the side of Mr. Shankar: `I don't like change, Mr. Aryan!'

I've since learned that Amitabh Bachchan is like the Sean Connery of Indian cinema, and that Shahrukh Khan is known better for his manic, over-the-top performances than the quiet, mature act I saw in Mohabattein. (I cringe whenever he is referred to as `The Tom Cruise of India'…Tom Cruise can only wish he had Shahrukh's talent and screen presence. Sharhukh definitely would win that contest by a nose.)

But to be honest, I didn't like this movie much, and after seeing about 50 Hindi films since then, I still don't like it much. It has some great songs that are almost completely destroyed by the ancient, crackling voice of Lata Mangreshkar (sorry if I spelled it wrong), and I still can't sit through the endless love stories of the three young couples. ONE couple would have been plenty to get the point across, and it would have cut the movie by 45 minutes or so, which it badly needs.

As a person who grew up on the MGM musicals of the 40s and 50s, I have eagerly embraced Bollywood (but no kissing). And although I get bored pretty easily with the dancing around trees (it all starts to look the same), I just can't get enough of those Holi celebrations! Bring ‘em on.

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