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Yaadein (2001 film)

Yaadein (English: Memories) is a 2001 Bollywood musical drama film written, directed, edited and produced by Subhash Ghai.[2] The ensemble cast cross over film starring Hrithik Roshan, Kareena Kapoor, and Jackie Shroff in lead roles, was released worldwide on 27 July 2001 to negative reviews. It was inspired by Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Yaadein was a box office disappointment and the first flop for director Subhash Ghai.[3][4] The soundtrack and background score composed by Anu Malik received positive reviews, and remained a Chartbuster.[5] Jackie Shroff received nomination for Best Performance in a Supporting Role, Male at the 47th Filmfare Awards.[6] Despite its box office failure, the film was profitable due to ancillary revenues of ₹21 crore, including ₹8.2 crore from selling music rights to Tips.[7]

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Directed bySubhash Ghai
Produced bySubhash Ghai
Screenplay bySubhash Ghai
Anuradha Tiwari
Aatish Kapadia
Story bySubhash Ghai
StarringHrithik Roshan
Kareena Kapoor
Jackie Shroff
Amrish Puri
Kiran Rathod
Music byAnu Malik
CinematographyKabir Lal
Edited bySubhash Ghai
Distributed byMukta Arts
Release date
  • 27 July 2001 (2001-07-27)
Running time
180 minutes
Budget₹20 crore[1]
Box office₹34.59 crore[1]

The filming took place in locations such as the Cliveden House, which was used as Ronit's family mansion, the Apex Bar and Restaurant, Radisson Hampshire, the Leicester Square, the Ascot, the King's Arms Pub, the Thames Embankment, the Thorpe Park, the Tower Bridge, the Windsor Great Park, the Windsor and Eton Central railway station, the Windsor Castle, the Piccadilly Circus, the Queensmere Shopping Centre, Slough, in the U.K. The Eagle Square, and Langkawi Yacht Club Langkawi, Malaysia, the Lake Palace Hotel, Udaipur, Rajasthan, and the Panchkula.[3][4]


Raj Singh Puri is best friends with L.K. Malhotra, who is the younger brother of J.K. Malhotra. The brothers are business tycoons and Raj works in their company.

Raj has three daughters. Their mother, Shalini Singh Puri, died in an accident while shopping. The first one, Avantika, gets married through the arrangement. The second one, Sania, marries her lover, even though Raj said the family will not fit with their lifestyle and how they're brought up. The last, Isha, doesn't believe in love. After a few weeks at her in-laws, the second daughter (Sania) returns home asking for a divorce. After this, Raj becomes strictly against love and relationships.

All these changes when Isha falls in love with the heir to the Malhotra empire, Ronit, L.K. Malhotra's son. They ask for Raj's blessings, but he bluntly refuses them. Isha understandingly shuns her relationship with Ronit. Raj arranges for Ronit to be married to the daughter of another tycoon. Isha agrees and makes him promise that he will not do anything and would listen to his parents, but deep down she still has really strong feelings for him. Ronit is unhappy, but still goes along with the promise, and makes Raj realize that his fiancée's family is not right for them. Raj approaches the Malhotras to break off the engagement. J.K. Malhotra shuns him by calling him poor and small. The other Malhotras join forces to make J.K. realize his mistake and Ronit is finally married to Isha. At the end of the movie, Raj is still living in his farmhouse with his daughters, their husbands, and a granddaughter.



Studio album by
GenreFeature film soundtrack
ProducerSubhash Ghai
Anu Malik chronology

Music for the film's soundtrack was composed by Anu Malik and lyrics written by Anand Bakshi. The track "Eli re Eli" became a rage soon after release. Subhash Ghai wanted A. R. Rahman to compose for the film, but the latter declined the offer, since he was busy with the work of Bombay Dreams.[8] According to the Indian trade website Box Office India, with 2.2 million units sold, the film's soundtrack album was the year's seventh highest-selling Bollywood music album.[5] Tips, that distributed the album in the market, collected more than ₹6.5 crore from the sales.[9]

Song Singer(s) Duration Notes
"Alaap" Sunidhi Chauhan 0:24 Picturised on Rati Agnihotri
"Yaadein" (Male) Hariharan 5:13 Picturised on Jackie Shroff & Hrithik Roshan
"Jab Dil Miley" Udit Narayan, Asha Bhonsle, Sukhwinder Singh 6:52 Picturised on Hrithik Roshan & Kareena Kapoor
"Chamakti Shaam Hai" Sonu Nigam & Alka Yagnik 6:29 Picturised on Hrithik Roshan, Kareena Kapoor & Kiran Rathod
"Eli Re Eli" Kavita Krishnamurthy, Alka Yagnik, Hema Sardesai & Udit Narayan 8:03 Picturised on Kareena Kapoor, Avni Vasa, Himani Rawat, Hrithik Roshan & Jackie Shroff, covered by Daddy Yankee and Deevani in hit single Mírame
"Kuch Saal Pehle" Hariharan 7:13 Picturised on Jackie Shroff, Hrithik Roshan & Kareena Kapoor
"Aye Dil Dil Ki Duniya" KK, Sneha Pant & Udit Narayan 6:36 Picturised on Hrithik Roshan & Kareena Kapoor
"Yaadein" (Female) Kavita Krishnamurthy, Sunidhi Chauhan & Mahalaxmi Iyer 4:43 Picturised on Kareena Kapoor, Avni Vasa & Himani Rawat
"Chanda Taare" Kavita Krishnamurthy & Sukhwinder Singh 7:06 Picturised on Hrithik Roshan & Kareena Kapoor
Theme Music Instrumental 3:47


  1. ^ a b "Yaadein - Movie". Box Office India. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Yaadein Movie review".
  3. ^ a b "The Hindu : Film Review: Yaadein".
  4. ^ a b "Yaadein".
  5. ^ a b "Music Hits 2000–2009 (Figures in Units)". Box Office India. Archived from the original on 15 February 2008. Retrieved 12 July 2017.
  6. ^ FilmiClub. "47th Filmfare Awards 2001: Complete list of Awards and Nominations". FilmiClub. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  7. ^ Kaur, Raminder; Sinha, Ajay J. (2005). Bollyworld: Popular Indian Cinema Through A Transnational Lens. SAGE Publications. p. 189. ISBN 9788132103448.
  8. ^ "Rahman: I could not say no to Ghai".
  9. ^ Alex, Shaju George (August 2000). "Braving the 6.5 crore barrier". Screen. Archived from the original on 17 November 2000. Retrieved 14 November 2018.

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