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Mohabbatein (2000)

Not Rated | | Musical, Drama, Romance | 27 October 2000 (India)
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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.

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Aditya Chopra

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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

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Taglines:

Some love stories live forever

Genres:

Musical | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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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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Yash Raj Films See more »
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Half-way into completing the song "Aankhein Khuli", Jugal Hansraj fractured his ankle. This occurred when he had to leap over the dancers and carry Kim Sharma away from the bench. They filmed some of the close-ups and medium shots with him wearing a cast. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Narayan Shankar: I don't like changes.
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Connections

Referenced in The Kapil Sharma Show: Abbas Mustan in Kapil's Show (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Humko Humise Chura Lo
Written by Anand Bakshi
Composed by Jatin Pandit and Lalit Pandit
Performed by Udit Narayan and Lata Mangeshkar
Courtesy of Saregama HMV
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A westerners first glimpse of Bollywood
22 April 2003 | by dmul53See all my reviews

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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