Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat

Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat (English: Love, Amour and Romance) is a 2001 Indian Hindi romance film written and directed by Rajiv Rai and produced by Gulshan Rai under the Trimurti Films banner. The film was released on 3 August 2001, introducing Arjun Rampal and starring Sunil Shetty, Aftab Shivdasani, Keerti Reddy.

Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat
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Directed byRajiv Rai
Screenplay byRajiv Rai
Shabbir Boxwala
Produced byGulshan Rai
StarringSunil Shetty
Aftab Shivdasani
Arjun Rampal
Keerti Reddy
CinematographyP. S. Vinod
Edited byRajiv Rai
Music byViju Shah
Distributed byTrimurti Films
Release date
  • 3 August 2001 (2001-08-03)
Running time
168 minutes

The film is notable for introducing Arjun Rampal and launching him as a popular actor in Bollywood. The film's script is loosely based and modeled along the Hollywood movie There's Something about Mary.


Yash Sabharwal (Sunil Shetty) is an enterprising billionaire who excels in business strategy. He is smitten by the brilliant and lovely Isha Nair (Keerti Reddy). She is a smart medical student and her idealism leads her to Scotland for advance research. Yash sends her away by giving her a scholarship. Before she leaves, Yash hires Gaurav Saxena (Arjun Rampal) to go to Scotland with her and, using his magic, make Isha fall in love with Yash.

In Scotland, Taj Bharadwaj (Aftab Shivdasani), an endearing and loveable guy, falls madly for Isha. Born and brought up in a royal luxury, Taj is a perfect NRI gentleman. He has only one problem — whether his father Lord Bharadwaj (Dalip Tahil) would agree with him or not. When Gaurav comes into the life of Isha, Isha also falls in love with him and Gaurav falls in love with her. When Yash finds out about this, he tells Gaurav to go and break Isha's heart, so she would come back to him. Gaurav uses Maya Dhillon (Monica Bedi) by starting a fake affair with her and sleeps with her. Taj discovers it and informs Isha. When Isha sees Gaurav and Maya together, she starts hating him. Gaurav is awarded with £1 billion by Yash for getting out of Isha's life and opening the ways for him.

Gaurav opens a bank account but is unaware that the bank is owned by the Bharadwaj family and Taj runs it. Taj is shocked when he learns that a humble guy like Gaurav is opening an account of £1 billion. Taj asks Gaurav about it. Gaurav informs him that he has sold his soul to the devil. Gaurav starts to realise that he cannot live without Isha as he was really in love with her. He returns the money to Yash, informs Maya that he never loved her, and it was just a part of his plan. He informs Maya that he is going back to India and that he is in love with Isha. Maya meets Isha and tells her that Gaurav seriously loved her but sacrificed his love for Yash. Isha forgives Gaurav and still loves him.

However, Isha's parents have fixed her engagement with Taj and Isha has to agree to make her parents happy. Isha's friend Rubaina Alam (Isha Koppikar) invites Yash to the engagement. Yash refuses to attend. Rubaina insults him, tells him that he is responsible for the trouble, and he must attend. Yash decides to break Taj and Isha's engagement. On the other hand, Gaurav appears at Isha's engagement in the room where Isha is preparing. Gaurav informs her that he has always loved her but it is the end and she has to forget about him and think about Taj. Gaurav tells her that she must not tell anyone about their love and continue her life.

Lord Bharadwaj sees Gaurav and asks him about why has he come. Gaurav tries to escape with his and Isha's pictures but Taj stops him. The situation becomes worse and the pictures fall on the floor. Lord Bharadwaj sees the pictures and tries to shoot Gaurav but Yash appears and saves Gaurav. He tells everyone that he deserves to be killed and not Gaurav because he has used Gaurav and Isha and has broken their love. Isha's parents ask her who she really loves. Gaurav tells her to focus on what he has said. Isha starts crying and tells everyone that she is engaging with Taj with her own will and is not being forced by anyone. However, her mood tells that she is not saying this intentionally. Lord Bharadwaj tells Isha's parents not to force her and ask her about her real choice. Isha tells her parents that she loves Gaurav. Isha and Gaurav's engagement is fixed.

As a result, Gaurav is the one who succeeds in his true love. Yash and Taj fail, but Gaurav fixes Taj's engagement with Maya and Yash's mother fixes his engagement with Rubaina. Therefore, all three pairs start living happily. Gaurav's love for Isha wins in the end.



Akshay Kumar and Bobby Deol were the original choices for the roles of Taj Bhardwaj and Gaurav Saxena respectively. Once Akshay Kumar left the film the role of Taj was originally offered to Arjun Rampal. Arjun Rampal grabbed the role of Gaurav Saxena when Bobby Deol exited the fim. Kajol was Rajiv Rai's first choice to play the role of Isha Nair but Kirti Reddy was roped in to essay the lead role.[1]


Critical receptionEdit

Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat received mostly mixed reviews upon release but Arjun Rampal received critical acclaim for his performance. Taran Adarsh of indiaFM gave 1 out of 5 stars, quoting "Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat is too weak a film to leave any impression whatsoever."[2] Sukanya Verma of wrote "Rajiv Rai, a personal favourite, who carried off fancy action-thrillers like Tridev and Mohra in style and displayed his skills as a crisp editor in the edge of the seat thriller Gupt, disappoints."[1][3] gave negative reviews on Rajiv Rai's direction, editing and screenplay but praised the performance of Arjun Rampal.[4]

Ajay Bhashyam of Full gave positive reviews and gave a rating of 6 stars, quoting "Rajiv Rai comes up with another one of those tales with the basic ingredient that all good tales must have – the 'what-happens-next?' factor. Not that what happens next always turns out great (and it's nothing like Gupt), but at least you want to know. And when the basic theme is love and there isn't any dishum-dishum or any real villain, it's an achievement of sorts to generate the kind of interest that this film does."[5]

Box OfficeEdit

Despite mixed-to-positive reviews, the film was a box office failure.


Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat
Soundtrack album by
LabelTips Music Films

The soundtrack album of Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat was composed by regular Rajiv Rai loyalist Viju Shah contains eight tracks. The lyrics were penned by Anand Bakshi. It was released by the Tips Music Films label on 17 May 2001.[6] The singers include Kumar Sanu, Hariharan, Udit Narayan, Sonu Nigam, Shaan (credited as Shantanu Mukherjee), Alka Yagnik, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Sadhana Sargam and Janki Iyer.

The album opens with the funky musical track "Apni Yaadon Ko" sung by Shaan. It is pictured on Arjun Rampal and marks his Bollywood debut. The song became very famous due to its excellent music and established Shaan as a household name. The next song "Chand Ho" is sung by Alka Yagnik and Sonu Nigam and it is pictured on Arjun Rampal, Monica Bedi and Aftab Shivdasani. This song samples "solitude" by German composer Karunesh .Arjun and Monica lip-synch the lyrics and Aftab is featured observing the two. The third song "Dono Taraf" is sung by Kumar Sanu and Kavita Krishnamurthy. It is pictured on Arjun Rampal, Sunil Shetty, Aftab Shivdasani, Kirti Reddy, Monica Bedi and Isha Koppikar at the closing credits of the movie.

The fourth track "Jab Tujhe Maine" is a romantic song by Udit Narayan and Sadhana Sargam. It is pictured on Aftab Shivdasani and Kirti Reddy in Aftab's dream sequence. It is followed by "Main Bewafa". The song features rock music performed by guitar. It is sung by Kumar Sanu and is pictured on Arjun Rampal. The sixth track "Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat" is the title track sung by Udit Narayan and Alka Yagnik. It is a beautiful romantic ballad shot in the mountains of Switzerland and is pictured on Arjun Rampal and Kirti Reddy.

The seventh song is a classical romantic song "Tum Lakh Chupe Ho" by Hariharan and Janki Iyer. It is pictured on Sunil Shetty and Kirti Reddy in Sunil's dream sequence. The last track is the instrumental "Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat (Theme)" featuring vocals from Shaan and Sadhana Sargam.Love on a Real Train by Tamperine Dreams was lifted and reworked by Viju Shah as part of the background score throughout the movie.The Sunil Shetty specific background score has been lifted from Dreams in Bloom:The Letter by Symphonex Orchestra.The Bagpiper music to welcome Kirti Reddy in Scotland is copied from Celtic Dance-The Landlord's Walk Blair Douglas.Viju has lifted considerably for the background music in this movie like in his previous movies like Tridev, Vishwatma,Mohra,Gupt:The Hidden Truth during his association with Rajiv Rai.


The album received mainly positive reviews. Narbir Gosal from Planet Bollywood wrote: "Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat is one of the more versatile album of the year. Carrying melodious, but very modernized songs, this album leaves everyone pleased. Viju Shah scores with each and every song except for Dono Taraf and the title theme track. This is his most experimental album and although he has used his synthesizer to the hilt (that is one aspect he really needs to change about his music), Viju has tried hard to incorporate some natural instruments (his favourite, the flute, being one of them) into his songs."[7] SmasHits staff wrote "Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat' is the album of the year so far. The Rai-Shah-Bakshi trio has scored again."[8] Sukanya Verma of also gave favourable reviews.

Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
1."Apni Yaadon Ko"Anand BakshiViju ShahShantanu Mukherjee4:40
2."Chand Ho"Anand BakshiViju ShahAlka Yagnik, Sonu Nigam5:14
3."Dono Taraf"Anand BakshiViju ShahKumar Sanu, Kavita Krishnamurthy6:12
4."Jab Tujhe Maine"Anand BakshiViju ShahUdit Narayan, Sadhana Sargam5:45
5."Main Bewafa"Anand BakshiViju ShahKumar Sanu4:35
6."Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat"Anand BakshiViju ShahUdit Narayan, Alka Yagnik5:32
7."Tum Lakh Chupe Ho"Anand BakshiViju ShahHariharan, Janki Iyer6:08
8."Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat (Theme)"Anand BakshiViju ShahShantanu Mukherjee, Sadhana Sargam5:04


Awards and nominations
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  1. ^ a b Sukanya Verma (3 August 2001). "The review of Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat". Retrieved 24 November 2013.
  2. ^ Taran Adarsh (2 August 2001). "Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat". indiaFM. Retrieved 24 November 2013.
  3. ^ N K Deoshi. "Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat Movie Review". Apun Ka Retrieved 24 November 2013.
  4. ^ Pankaj Shukla. "THREE BOYS, ONE GIRL, AND SOME HEART SURGERY". Archived from the original on 2 December 2013. Retrieved 24 November 2013.
  5. ^ Ajay Bhashyam. "Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat Review". Full Hyderabad. Retrieved 24 November 2013.
  6. ^ Sukanya Verma. "Hummdinger!". Retrieved 18 August 2013.
  7. ^ Narbir Gosal. "Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat". Planet-Bollywood. Retrieved 18 August 2013.
  8. ^ Suhel Johar. "Music Review of Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat". SmasHits. Archived from the original on 10 September 2013. Retrieved 18 August 2013.

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