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Love Stories (2000)

Mohabbatein (original title)
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A film about the battle between love and fear, between two stubborn men and their opposing beliefs and the outcome of the love stories of 3 couples.

Director:

Aditya Chopra

Writers:

Aditya Chopra (dialogue), Aditya Chopra (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Amitabh Bachchan ... Narayan Shankar
Shah Rukh Khan ... Raj Aryan Malhotra
Uday Chopra ... Vicky
Jugal Hansraj ... Sameer
Jimmy Sheirgill ... Karan (as Jimmy Shergill)
Shamita Shetty ... Ishika
Preeti Jhangiani ... Kiran
Kim Sharma ... Sanjana
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan ... Megha (as Aishwarya Rai)
Anupam Kher ... Kake
Archana Puran Singh ... Preeto
Saurabh Shukla ... Sanjana's Father
Helen ... Miss Monica
Amrish Puri ... Maj. Gen. Khanna
Shefali Shah ... Nandini (as Shefali)
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Storyline

National Award winner, Yash Chopra and Aditya Chopra's MOHABBATEIN is a film that portrays the battle between love and fear - A battle between two stubborn men and their opposing beliefs. Raj Aryan (Shahrukh Khan), who stands for love, he would go to any lengths for it. Narayan Shankar (Amitabh Bachchan) - voted the Millennium star in the BBC polls) a strict disciplinarian as the head of India's most prestigious educational institute who stands for fear, he believes that love leads to pain and weakness. It is also the story of 3 young men and women who have to learn to follow their hearts against all the odds and the outcome of their love stories that will decide what will finally triumph. .. love or fear. Written by Official Source

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Some love stories live forever

Genres:

Musical | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Yash Raj Films

Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

27 October 2000 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Love Stories See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Yash Raj Films See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Shah Rukh Khan agreed to do the film without looking at the script first. See more »

Goofs

In the movie, the festival of Holi occurs before valentines day. A sequence which is not possible. See more »

Quotes

Raj Aryan: Love is just like life, its not always easy and it does not always bring happiness. But when we do not stop living, why should we stop loving.
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Connections

References Taal (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Aankhen Khuli
Written by Anand Bakshi
Composed by Jatin Pandit and Lalit Pandit
Performed by Ishaan, Lata Mangeshkar, Manohar Shetty, Shah Rukh Khan (as Shahrukh Khan),
Sonali Bhatawdekar, Udit Narayan, Shweta Pandit, Udhav Ohja and Preetha Mazumdar
Courtesy of Saregama HMV
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A Modern Classic
20 March 2003 | by sqs4912See all my reviews

Put a legend, an icon, a star, and six fresh buds waiting to bloom all in the same movie and what do you get? Mohabbatein. Sure, the story is the oft-repeated tale of forbidden love, unappreciated lovers and the traditions that gag and bind us, but the all-star cast, the skilled direction, and lively musical numbers all contribute to make this a movie worth noting.

The setting of Mohabbatein is the Gurukul School, an elite school housed in a cold, uninviting, castle-like edifice. Narayan Shankar (Amitabh Bachchan) is the stern, disciplinarian and somewhat tyrannical headmaster of Gurukul who rules the school with an iron fist.

The story begins on a dark and quiet night at the local train stations where three young men, prospective students at the school, meet on the platform and set out on a journey that brings them closer together than they ever could have imagined. Vicky (Uday Chopra) is an athletic, energetic playboy type, seemingly unshaken by the harsh reality of the school. Sameer (Jugal Hansraj) is the timid and shy one with boyish charm and innocent looks. And Karan (Jimmy Shergill) completes the trio as the more mature, intense member of the pack.

The three lads are struck by cupid's arrow when they meet the three heroines; Vicky loses his heart to a rich and spoiled girl named Ishika (Shamita Shetty) while Sameer is reunited with his childhood buddy, the bubbly Sanjana (Kim Sharma) and Karan falls hard for the bashful widow, Kiran (Preeti Jhangiani).

As with every true-to-form Bollywood movie, their love stories are met with several obstacles, such as differences in class, no-good boyfriends, and familial obligations, but the most important hurdle in their path is none other than Narayan Shankar who is convinced that love is a pure waste of time. A glimmer of hope comes their way when a maverick music teacher, Raj Aryan (Shah Rukh Khan) sweeps into the picture and helps nurture their young loves. What follows is a battle of good and evil, love and hate, and sheer determination and conviction on both sides at the end of which … (well, let's not get carried away! Just make sure you have a box of tissues handy!).


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