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Tere Naam (English: In your name) is a 2003 Indian Hindi-language romantic drama film directed by Satish Kaushik. Written by Bala and Jainendra Jain, the film stars Salman Khan and Bhumika Chawla in her Hindi film debut.[2] The film is a remake of Bala's own Tamil film Sethu (1999).[3]

Tere Naam
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Theatrical release poster
Directed bySatish Kaushik
Produced bySunil Manchanda
Mukesh Talreja
Written byBala
StarringSalman Khan
Bhumika Chawla
Sachin Khedekar
Music byHimesh Reshammiya
CinematographyTapan Malviya
Edited bySanjay Verma
Distributed byMD Productions
Release date
  • 15 August 2003 (2003-08-15)
Running time
138 minutes
Budget10 crore[1]
Box office24.54 crore[1]

The film was based on a real-life incident of a friend of Bala's, who had fallen in love, lost his mind and ended up at a mental asylum.[4][5]

Tere Naam was released on 15 August 2003. Khan was praised for his portrayal of Radhe Mohan and the role is widely considered to be his finest performance till date.[6][7] Tere Naam was nominated for a total of 24 Awards, winning 7 of them, including 8 Filmfare Award nominations.[8] In 2011 Kaushik announced a sequel to Tere Naam, thus he is currently working on the script.[9]



Radhe Mohan (Salman Khan) is a college rowdy who uses violence as the only way to deal with people. He lives with his brother, a Magistrate (Sachin Khedekar), and his sister-in-law (Savita Prabhune), who is the only person who seems to understand him properly.

Radhe has many sycophants surrounding him. He comes across a timid girl, Nirjara (Bhumika Chawla), who is the daughter of a poor temple priest. Radhe falls crazily in love with her due to her simplicity and innocence. Radhe expresses his feelings for her. She acts as if she accepts his words. Radhe was happy because of her promise to accept him. While proposing Radhe tries to gift her but she refuses to accept his gift. She says she promised but she couldn't love him. Radhe was shocked to hear and tries to make her accept his love but she shouts at him in front of everyone and initially rejects him, which leaves Radhe heartbroken. Radhe prays and tries to forget her. He was unable to do so. Nirjara's fiancé Rameshwar comes to know about him and sympathizes him. Radhe's friend gets into trouble by a brothel goon for teasing girls and appeals to Radhe to solve his problems. Radhe informs the police and goes and fights to that goons after he saw a girl and he thinks as a wrong girl and spoken wrongly to her. Radhe does not know that the girl was Nirjara's sister and she slapped Radhe and says she was staying because to get a loan at Rs.40,000 in order to live with her husband. After Radhe helped her to avoid busted from the police. He has left her and she thanks him. Radhe asked for his husband and after day goes to her husband's workplace and warning to him as he will live with his wife. Rameshwar will saw that and feels proud of it. After, her husband has visited his wife as he doesn't want money and live with her. Nirjara was happy about this and goes to temple to pray for her. Radhe comes and try to convince her but she shouts and rejects him. In temple outside Nirjara's fiancé Rameshwar (Ravi Kishan) tells Nirjara that Radhe seems rude from outside but is golden-hearted from inside,[clarification needed] and he truly loves her. Nirjara feels warm for Radhe, but then Radhe kidnaps her, threatens her with violence but justifies that by saying that he loves her. Nirjara then apologizes to him and falls in love with him.

After Nirjara falls in love with him, Radhe was traveling with enjoying his love success. After that, brothel goons pushed his bike and Radhe was fallen down while driving, After Radhe was going to fight with that goons, Radhe was beating up the goons but one goon beats him to his back head after Radhe fell down in unconsciously and that goons were seen the train pump and attacked his head hardly 3 times to the train pump, Radhe's brain was collapsing and damaged. After, Radhe is attacked by brothel goons, who take revenge on him after he interferes with their business. Radhe suffers from brain damage and ends up in a mental institution (Ashram). With amnesia and having developed unusual behavior, Radhe friends and his lover Nirjara prays for him to cure his damage and he starts to remember things. At one point, he returns to normal and tries to say that he was cured but that warden don't understand it so Radhe fights with them and more wardens are tied up his leg also. After Radhe was cried that he was cured. Nirjara wants to see him and asked Rameshwar to visit Radhe in ashram. In ashram, Radhe has got a plan and pulled the tied chain with the help of patients and tries to escape by climbing over the buildings, but he saws the wardens and shocked and falls and ends up with serious injuries to his leg.

After Nirjara visits Radhe with her fiancé Rameshwar while he is asleep and healing from his leg injuries. She was felt of seeing their injuries in his leg. She leaves with this woeful memory of him. She puts his favorite sweet bhujia to him.[vague] As she is about to leave the institution, Radhe wakes up and realizes that she had come to see him. He calls out for Nirjara, but she does not hear him.

After Radhe's brother was taught to Nirjara that her brother was a cure or not that will don't know what happens after? After, Nirjara's father arranged a marriage with her fiancé Rameshwar. Radhe friends were strongly trusted that their friend Radhe will be cure successfully. In that ashram, Insistent upon seeing her again, he makes another attempt he beats up the wardens to leave the institution and this time is successful. When he arrives at her house, he learns that Nirjara committed suicide during her wedding to her nephew, as she loses hope of reuniting with Radhe.

Distraught after what he saw, he just walks out, and his previous friends and his family try to help him regain his memory. Despite being aware of what is happening, Radhe pretends to be unconscious. At that point, wardens from the mental institution come to take him back. Radhe leaves with them as he has nothing to live for after his true love's death. In the last scene, Radhe was aged up and being an old man, Radhe surrenders his whole life in ashram, in the name of his love.


Actor Character
Salman Khan Radhe Mohan
Bhumika Chawla Nirjara Bharadwaj
Sachin Khedekar Radhe's Brother
Savita Prabhune Radhe's sister-in-law
Ravi Kishan Rameshwar
Sarfaraz Khan Aslam
Darshan Kumar Kanak
Anang Desai Doctor
Dinesh Kaushik Aatmaram, Nirjara's brother in law
Indira Krishnan Nirjara's elder sister
Radhika Chaudhari Dumb beggar
Mahima Chaudhry Special appearance in song "O Jaana"
Saurabh Dubey Priest/ Nirjara's dad
Mahendra Verma Brothel pimp
Daisy Shah Co-dancer with Salman in song "Lagan Lagi"
Ghanashyam Nayak as chandu chaiwala


Amisha Patel was originally considered to play the role of Nirjara, but scheduling conflicts prevented her from accepting.[10] The role was offered to Bhumika Chawla, who made her Bollywood debut in the film. Director Anurag Kashyap was supposed to direct the film. When Kashyap got the chance to direct the film he was clear that it is a story of a UP's boy and Salman will be not perfect for this role. Salman got Kashyap thrown out of the project.


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Soundtrack album by
Released7 July 2003 (India)
GenreFeature film soundtrack
ProducerHimesh Reshammiya
Himesh Reshammiya chronology
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Chori Chori
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Professional ratings
Review scores
Planet Bollywood          [11]

The soundtrack of the film contains 12 songs. The music is composed by Himesh Reshammiya and Sajid-Wajid with lyrics penned by Sameer and Jalees Sherwani. According to the Indian trade website Box Office India, with around 30,00,000 units sold, this film's soundtrack album was the year's highest-selling.[12]

Track listEdit

# Song Singer(s) Composer Length
1 "Chand" Udit Narayan Himesh Reshammiya 05:35
2 "Kyun Kisi Ko" Udit Narayan Himesh Reshammiya 05:37
3 "Lagan Lagi" Sukhwinder Singh Sajid-Wajid 04:35
4 "Man Basia O Kanha " Alka Yagnik Himesh Reshammiya 03:04
5 "O Jaana" Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik, K.K., Shaan, Kamaal Khan Himesh Reshammiya 05:28
6 "Odhni" Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik Himesh Reshammiya 06:49
7 "Tere Naam" Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik Himesh Reshammiya 06:49
8 "Tumse Milna" Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik Himesh Reshammiya 04:41
9 "Tune Saath Jo Mera Chhoda" Udit Narayan, Raghav Sajid-Wajid 05:33
10 "Tune Saath Jo Mera Chhoda (Sad)" Udit Narayan Sajid-Wajid 01:21
11 "Tere Naam (Sad)" Udit Narayan Himesh Reshammiya 02:03
12 "Tere Naam (Female)" Alka Yagnik Himesh Reshammiya 06:31
Total Length : 53:36

Home videoEdit

The film was released on Blu-ray Disc on 13 December 2010 by Eros International.[13]

Critical receptionEdit

Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama awarded 3/5 stars and wrote, "Salman is exceptional in a role that fits him to the T. He breathes fire in sequences that demand uneasiness. But beneath the tough exterior lies a vulnerable person and this facet in particular comes to the fore in the latter reels. His emotional outbursts are splendid..., Bhoomika Chawla reminds you of Bhagyashree. Her simple, humble, traditionally indian character should go down very well with the viewers. Her performance is first-rate".[14]

Planet Bollywood rated 8.0/10 to the film and wrote, "Salman Khan puts his heart and soul into his performance. He is equally at ease in romantic, emotional and even in Mahendra Verma's well conceived action scene. Bhoomika Chawla impresses in her first hindi movie. The supporting cast of Sachin Khedekar, Sarfaraz Khan and Ravi Kishan is reasonably good. The music by Himesh Reshammiya goes well with the movie". Madhureeta Mukherjee of The Times of India said, "Salman has given the great performance in the film. He's given an intense, unconventional performance. Believe this is the best performance of Salman's career so far".[15]

Box officeEdit

The film's total gross was 24.54 crore worldwide.[1]



Year Recipient Award(s) Result
2003 Himesh Reshammiya Star Screen Award Best Music Director Won
Bhumika Chawla Zee Cine Award Best Female Debut Won
Himesh Reshammiya Screen Weekly Award for Best Music Director Won
Himesh Reshammiya Zee Cine Award for Best Music Director Won
Vicky Goswami Zee Cine Award for Best Background Score Won
Alka Yagnik Apsara Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer Won
Alka Yagnik Sansui Award for Best Playback Female Singer Won


Year Award(s) Recipient Result
2003 Filmfare Best Film Award Tere Naam Nominated
Filmfare Best Director Award Satish Kaushik Nominated
Filmfare Best Actor Award Salman Khan Nominated
Filmfare Best Actress Award Bhumika Chawla Nominated
Filmfare Best Male Playback Award Udit Narayan for "Tere Naam" Nominated
Filmfare Best Female Playback Award Alka Yagnik for "Oodhni" Nominated
Filmfare Best Music Director Award Himesh Reshammiya Nominated
Filmfare Best Lyricist Award Sameer for "Tere Naam" Nominated
Star Screen Award Best Actor Salman Khan Nominated
Star Screen Award Best Actress Bhumika Chawla Nominated
Star Screen Award Best Female Playback Alka Yagnik Nominated
Star Screen Award Best Male Playback Udit Narayan Nominated
IIFA Award for Best Film Tere Naam Nominated
IIFA Award for Best Director Satish Kaushik Nominated
IIFA Award for Best Actor Salman Khan Nominated
IIFA Award for Best Music Director Himesh Reshammiya Nominated
IIFA Award for Best Lyricist Sameer for "Kyun Kisi Ko" Nominated
IIFA Award for Best Male Playback Singer Udit Narayan for "Tere Naam" Nominated
IIFA Award for Best Female Playback Singer Alka Yagnik for "Oodhni" Nominated


On 22nd of 2019 April, Kaushik comfirmed about a sequel which is still in works. Salman may not be part of it.


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  2. ^ "Tere Naam Cast & Crew". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 17 August 2012.
  3. ^ "Bollywood remakes of South Indian films". NDTV. Retrieved 17 August 2012.
  4. ^ Kanika Gahlaut (14 July 2003). "Salman's Ash-tonishing act". India Today. Retrieved 17 August 2012.
  5. ^ "Tere Naam: The Salman-Ash story?". The Times of India. 8 July 2003. Retrieved 17 August 2012.
  6. ^ Madhureeta Mukherjee (14 August 2003). "Tere Naam is Salman's best act". The Times of India. Retrieved 17 August 2012.
  7. ^ "TOP 10: Salman Khan's biggest hits". Hindustan Times. 17 August 2012. Archived from the original on 18 August 2012. Retrieved 17 August 2012.
  8. ^ "Tere Naam 2003 Awards". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 17 August 2012.
  9. ^ "Tere Naam 2 script will be ready soon: Satish Kaushik". The Times Of India. 21 September. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  10. ^ "I still feel 12 years old: Ameesha Patel". Hindustan Times. 28 September 2007.
  11. ^ "Tere Naam Music Review". Retrieved 17 October 2011.
  12. ^ "Music Hits 2000–2009 (Figures in Units)". Box Office India. Archived from the original on 15 February 2008.
  13. ^ "Tere Naam Blu-ray". Retrieved 23 April 2017.
  14. ^ Adarsh, Taran (15 August 2003). "Tere Naam". indiaFM. Retrieved 21 February 2008.
  15. ^ "'Tere Naam is Salman's best act'". Madhureeta Mukherjee. 14 August 2003.

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