The script of the film started differently. It started off as a story of Raj (Jackie Shroff) and his three daughters. But after Hrithik Roshan's sudden popularity, Subhash Ghai made Hrithik's role larger.
There was a lot of hype and curiosity surrounding Yaadien before its release, because of the casting of heartthrobs Hrithik Roshan and Kareena Kapoor, and the large scale in which the film had been shot at. Also the soundtrack of the movie did extremely well and became an overnight success. Furthermore it was expected that the film would be one of the biggest if not the biggest hit of all time in India prior to 2001, given the fact that the director and producer Subhash Ghai had a near hundred percent success ratio, and Hrithik Roshan the most popular actor during the time. However when the film released to overwhelmingly negative reviews from critics, and despite opening to an excellent response, the movie went on to become one of the biggest flops of 2001.
The film had huge expectations because of overnight Stardom of Hrithik Roshan and its ensemble cast Jackie Shroff,Kareena Kapoor,Amrish Puri and for its direction by Subash Ghai but the film turned out to be a huge disaster.