Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai

Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai (transl.It's My Friend's Wedding) is a 2002 Indian Hindi-language romantic comedy directed by Sanjay Gadhvi and produced by Yash Chopra and Aditya Chopra under the banner Yash Raj Films.[2] The film starred Uday Chopra, Tulip Joshi (in her debut), Jimmy Sheirgill and Bipasha Basu. The film was partly inspired by My Best Friend's Wedding (1997).[3]

Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai
Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai poster.jpg
Poster
Directed bySanjay Gadhvi
Screenplay byMayur Puri
Sanjay Gadhvi
Dialogues byMayur Puri
Story byAditya Chopra
Sanjay Gadhvi
Produced by
StarringUday Chopra
Tulip Joshi
Jimmy Sheirgill
Bipasha Basu
Narrated bySaurabh Shukla
CinematographySunil Patel
Edited byV.V. Karnik
Ritesh Soni
Music byJeet-Pritam
Distributed byYash Raj Films
Release date
  • 7 June 2002 (2002-06-07)
Running time
159 mins
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi
Budget57.5 million[1]
Box office165.4 million[1]

PlotEdit

Sanjay Malhotra lives in Mumbai with his friend Riya. He receives a phone call from his childhood friend Anjali Sharma who shocks him with the news that she is getting married. Unfortunately, Sanjay has loved Anjali for years. Jealous and frustrated Sanjay makes his way to Anjali with an intention to stop her marriage.

Sanjay goes to Anjali's home and soon meets her groom, Rohit Khanna. Sanjay, being constantly reprimanded and lovingly chided for his playboy behaviour and no one takes him seriously. Sanjay then begins to scheme. He organises a bachelor party for Rohit and all the men in the family. Rohit ends up completely drunk. He picks up on the fact that Sanjay is out to stop his marriage and vows to make sure that Sanjay fails in this. Sanjay and Riya try to make Anjali jealous to make her understand she loves him. At Anjali's Mehendi ceremony Riya tells Anjali that she and Sanjay were never lovers. Anjali reveals that she loved Sanjay all her life but the latter never understood it but considered her as only his best friend. Rohit is heartbroken when he learns of this. Rohit tells Anjali's mom that she and her daughter had the same choice for Anjali's groom, Anjali always wanted Sanjay to marry Anjali from deep within their heart. On knowing his absence in her wedding, Anjali leaves for Mumbai to meet Sanjay in her bridal dress. She asks him why he left. Sanjay expresses his love for her saying that he can't see her marrying anyone else. Finally, both express their love for each other. Even though Rohit fails in his challenge, he is happy for their love. Sanjay and Anjali marry, Rohit and Ria sing and dance at their best friend's wedding.

CastEdit

SoundtrackEdit

Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai
Soundtrack album by
Released9 May 2002 (2002-05-09)
GenreFeature Film soundtrack
Length27:34
LabelYRF Music
ProducerYash Chopra
Jeet-Pritam chronology
Tere Liye
(2001)
Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai
(2002)
Mudda - The Issue
(2003)

The film's music is by the duo Pritam and Jeet Gannguli, with lyrics by Javed Akhtar. According to the Indian trade website Box Office India, with around 11,00,000 units sold, this film's soundtrack album was the year's twelfth highest-selling.[5] The first single track "Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai" sung by Alka Yagnik, Sonu Nigam and Udit Narayan was released on 25 April 2002. The soundtrack album was released by Yash Raj Films on 7 June 2002.

No.TitleArtistLength
1."Ek Ladki"Udit Narayan & Alka Yagnik05:37
2."Humne Suna Hai"Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik, Sudesh Bhonsle & Jaspinder Narula05:01
3."Sharara"Sonu Nigam & Asha Bhosle04:56
4."Jaage Jaage (Resham Si Hai Yeh)"Sonu Nigam, Alka Yagnik & Udit Narayan05:38
5."Hum Dono Jaise Kaun Yahan"KK & Sunidhi Chauhan05:41
6."Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai"Udit Narayan, Sonu Nigam & Alka Yagnik05:41
7."Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai (Version 2)"Sonu Nigam & Shweta Pandit01:19

Critical responseEdit

Taran Adarsh of IndiaFM gave the film 2 stars out of 5, writing "On the whole, MERE YAAR KI SHAADI HAI is a decent entertainer that should appeal more to the city audience."[6] Sukanya Verma of Rediff.com wrote "Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai is good, lighthearted, clean entertainment. It might just prove a welcome break from the two films on Shaheed Bhagat Singh releasing the same day.[7] Derek Elley of Variety wrote "At every level (casting, budget, songs, production values), pic is one notch down from a Chopra super-production, but it still makes a fine entry-level Bollywood pic. And anyone who thinks “Monsoon Wedding” was actually representative of contemporary Bollywood should just take a look at the real thing here.[8] Manish Gajjar of BBC.com wrote "My advice is that you take heed of Yash Chopra's offer because this invitation is definitely not going to disappoint when it releases at UCI Telford with English subtitles."[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai - Movie - Box Office India". boxofficeindia.com.
  2. ^ "rediff.com: Movies: Sanjay Gadhvi: The man who watched DDLJ 200 times". www.rediff.com.
  3. ^ K. Jha, Subhash (10 June 2002). "Mere Yaar... is all about frothy fun at weddings". The Times of India. Retrieved 21 November 2009.
  4. ^ "rediff.com: Movies: Meet Yashraj Film's new find: Sanjana". www.rediff.com.
  5. ^ "Music Hits 2000–2009 (Figures in Units)". Box Office India. Archived from the original on 15 February 2008.
  6. ^ Hungama, Bollywood. "Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai Review 2/5 | Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai Movie Review | Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai 2002 Public Review | Film Review".
  7. ^ "rediff.com: Movies: Meet Bollywood's Julia Roberts and Meg Ryan". www.rediff.com.
  8. ^ Elley, Derek (20 June 2002). "Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai".
  9. ^ "BBC - Shropshire - Movies - Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai". www.bbc.co.uk.

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