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Mohabbatein: The Film That Broke All Records - Facts, Songs, and Trivia

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Mohabbatein is a 2000 Hindi-language musical romantic drama film that was written and directed by Aditya Chopra and produced by Yash Chopra of Yash Raj Films. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, and Aishwarya Rai, and newcomers Uday Chopra, Shamita Shetty, Jugal Hansraj, Kim Sharma, Jimmy Sheirgill, and Preeti Jhangiani. It narrates the story of Narayan, the strict principal of Gurukul college whose daughter Megha, commits suicide after he opposes her relationship with Raj, a music teacher at the college. The story follows Raj aiding with three Gurukul students and their love interests to rebel against Narayan's intolerance of love. The film was released on 27 October 2000 and became one of the highest-grossing Indian films of the year.



Plot summary

Narayan Shankar (Amitabh Bachchan) has been the strict principal of Gurukul, a prestigious all-boys college, for 25 years. Narayan believes in bringing the best out of his students by emphasizing honour, tradition, and discipline. He disdains fun and is particularly intolerant of romance and threatens to expel any student who is caught having a romantic affair. Despite these rules, three Gurukul studentsSameer (Jugal Hansraj), Vicky (Uday Chopra), and Karan (Jimmy Sheirgill)fall in love. Sameer falls for Sanjana (Kim Sharma), his childhood friend who already has a steady boyfriend; Vicky is attracted to Ishika (Shamita Shetty), a student at the neighbouring all-girls college; and Karan is infatuated with Kiran (Preeti Jhangiani), a young widow whom Karan sees alone one night in a train station.

Their love stories are encouraged by Raj Aryan Malhotra (Shah Rukh Khan), a new music teacher at Gurukul who believes in the power of love and music. Raj is actually Narayan's former student who was expelled from Gurukul for falling in love with Narayan's daughter Megha (Aishwarya Rai). Megha committed suicide after her father refused to accept their relationship. Raj returns to Gurukul to fulfill his promise to Megha that he will change Narayan's views on love. He challenges Narayan's authority and tries to win over his students with his charisma and enthusiasm.

Narayan soon learns about Raj's identity and his mission. He confronts Raj and warns him to stay away from his students. He also tries to sabotage the love stories of Sameer, Vicky, and Karan by threatening their parents and creating misunderstandings. However, Raj does not give up and helps the three couples to overcome their obstacles. He also reveals his past to Narayan and tells him that he still loves Megha. Narayan is moved by Raj's sincerity but still refuses to change his mind.

On Valentine's Day, Raj organizes a cultural program at Gurukul where he invites the parents and the girls of his students. He also invites Narayan to witness the power of love. The three couples perform romantic songs and dances that express their feelings. Raj also sings a song dedicated to Megha in front of Narayan. Narayan is enraged by Raj's defiance and decides to expel him and his students. However, he is stopped by Megha's spirit who appears before him and tells him that she is happy with Raj. She also tells him that he should let go of his hatred and embrace love. Narayan realizes his mistake and apologizes to Raj. He also accepts his students' love stories and blesses them. He also announces that he will resign from his position and appoint Raj as the new principal of Gurukul. Raj accepts the offer and hugs Narayan. The film ends with Raj and his students celebrating their victory of love over fear.


Mohabbatein has a soundtrack composed by Jatin-Lalit, with lyrics by Anand Bakshi. The film features nine songs, which are listed below along with their singers, composers, and lyrics.





Humko Humise Chura Lo

Lata Mangeshkar, Udit Narayan


Humko humise chura loDil mein kahin tum chhupa loHum akele kho na jaayeDoor tumse ho na jaayePaas aao gale se laga loHumko humise chura lo...

Aankhein Khuli

Lata Mangeshkar, Udit Narayan, Shweta Pandit, Sonali Bhatawdekar, Pritha Mazumdar, Udhbav, Manohar Shetty, Ishaan


Aankhein khuli ho ya ho bandDeedar unka hota haiKaise kahoon main o yaara yeh pyaar kaise hota haiTududu dudu dududu tu dudu duduTududu dudu dududu tu dudu dudu...

Chalte Chalte

Sonali Bhatawdekar, Ishaan, Pritha Mazumdar, Udhbav, Manohar Shetty, Shweta Pandit


Chalte chalte yunhi koi mil gaya thaSare raah chalte chalteVohi umrr ka khwaab mil gaya thaSare raah chalte chalteVohi umrr ka khwaab mil gaya thaSare raah chalte chalte...

Pairon Mein Bandhan Hai

Udit Narayan, Lata Mangeshkar, Sonali Bhatawdekar, Pritha Mazumdar, Udhbav, Manohar Shetty, Ishaan


Pairon mein bandhan haiPayal ne machaya shorSab darwaaze karlo bandDekho aaye aaye chor...

Zinda Rehti Hain Mohabbatein

Lata Mangeshkar, Udit Narayan


Zinda rehti hain mohabbateinZinda rehti hain mohabbateinMohabbat na hoti toh kuchh bhi na hotaZinda rehti hain mohabbatein...

Soni Soni Akhiyon Wali

Udit Narayan, Jaspinder Narula, Shweta Pandit, Sonali Bhatawdekar, Pritha Mazumdar, Udhbav, Manohar Shetty, Ishaan


Soni soni akhiyon waaliDil le gayi haay haay haay haay haay haay haay haay haay haay haay haay haay haay haay haay haay haay haay haay haay haay haayDil le gayi soni soni akhiyon waali...

Rhythms of Mohabbatein (Instrumental)N/AJatin-LalitN/A

Fusion of Mohabbatein (Instrumental)N/AJatin-LalitN/A

Theme of Mohabbatein (Instrumental)N/AJatin-LalitN/A


Here are some interesting facts and anecdotes about the movie, its making, and its reception.

  • The film ran for 3 hrs 46 min, making it one of the Top 10 longest Hindi movies from Bollywood. The other films in the top 10 are LOC Kargil, Mera Naam Joker, Sangam, Lagaan, Khatarnaak, and Khatarnaak.

  • Karan Johar designed Amitabh Bachchans costumes for the film. His look was more Indo-western with those long length Bandhgalas.

  • Shamita Shetty and Kim Sharmas role were earlier offered to Karisma Kapoor and Kajol, but they rejected it. Sridevi was also supposed to play Amitabh Bachchans love interest in the movie but after she rejected the role, the makers decided to remove the character from the movie.

  • Shah Rukh Khan agreed to do the film without looking at the script first. He was also inspired by his son Aryan to name his character Raj Aryan.

  • Longleat, a country house in Wiltshire, England, was used as the location of Gurukul. Oxford and Cambridge Universities were also used for filming.

  • All the six newcomers started rehearsing for the film six months prior to shooting. While filming 'Aankhein Khuli', Jugal Hansraj fractured his ankle, when trying to leap over the dancers and carry Kim Sharma. They filmed some of the close-ups with him wearing a cast.

  • Originally, Aishwarya Rai's character was meant to be a guest appearance. However, after the film released, her role became so popular that the makers decided to market hers as a regular casting. Aishwarya Rai's face was not shown with her in the trailer prior to the movie release. She being lesser popular back then, many speculated the character as Kajol or Madhuri Dixit.

  • Amitabh Bachchan was out of work and with no makers approaching him, he approached Yash Chopra for some work, and was offered a role in the movie. This movie was a solid boost to Amitabh Bachchans second innings back in the 2000s.

  • Mohabbatein was Aditya Chopras second directorial venture after 'Diwali Dulhania Le Jayenge'. Yash Chopra's favorite scene was where Shah Rukh is looking at the sky crying, blaming himself for the 3 boys getting thrown out of Gurukul.

  • Sachin Tendulkar was signed to play Amitabh Bachchan's step son in the film. His role was later dropped out of the script.


Mohabbatein received mostly positive reviews from critics and audiences alike. The film was praised for its performances, music, cinematography, and direction. The film also faced some criticism for its length, melodrama, and unrealistic portrayal of college life.

The film has a rating of 7.1 out of 10 on IMDb, based on over 25,000 user ratings. The film also has a score of 83% on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 6 reviews. The critics' consensus reads: "Mohabbatein is a lavish musical that celebrates love and friendship with a star-studded cast and a melodious soundtrack."

Some of the positive reviews are as follows:

"Mohabbatein is an epic romance that transcends generations and cultures. It is a tribute to love in all its forms and a celebration of life itself. The film boasts of stellar performances by Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan, who share a crackling chemistry on screen. The music by Jatin-Lalit is soulful and memorable. The cinematography by Manmohan Singh captures the beauty of England and India with equal grace. The direction by Aditya Chopra is confident and stylish. Mohabbatein is a must-watch for all lovers of cinema." - Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama

"Mohabbatein is a grand spectacle that delivers on its promise of entertainment and emotion. It is a film that celebrates love in all its glory and pain. The film features an ensemble cast that does justice to their roles, especially Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan who give powerhouse performances as rivals with contrasting ideologies. The music by Jatin-Lalit is catchy and melodious. The cinematography by Manmohan Singh is stunning and scenic. The direction by Aditya Chopra is skilful and impressive. Mohabbatein is a film that will make you laugh, cry, and fall in love all over again." - Anupama Chopra, India Today

"Mohabbatein is a musical extravaganza that showcases the talent and charisma of Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan. The film is a romantic saga that explores the themes of love, friendship, and rebellion. The film has a captivating plot, engaging characters, and splendid songs. The cinematography by Manmohan Singh is breathtaking and beautiful. The direction by Aditya Chopra is smooth and elegant. Mohabbatein is a film that will touch your heart and soul." - Rajeev Masand, CNN-IBN

Some of the negative reviews are as follows:

"Mohabbatein is a tedious and overlong film that tries to be a modern-day Romeo and Juliet but ends up being a melodramatic mess. The film suffers from a weak script, poor editing, and unrealistic dialogues. The film wastes the talent of Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan, who are reduced to caricatures of themselves. The music by Jatin-Lalit is repetitive and boring. The cinematography by Manmohan Singh is dull and uninspired. The direction by Aditya Chopra is amateurish and pretentious. Mohabbatein is a film that will make you yawn, cringe, and groan." - Raja Sen,

"Mohabbatein is a bloated and boring film that fails to deliver on its promise of romance and drama. The film has a convoluted plot, shallow characters, and cheesy songs. The film does not do justice to the star power of Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan, who are hampered by a poor screenplay and direction. The music by Jatin-Lalit is forgettable and annoying. The cinematography by Manmohan Singh is bland and unoriginal. The direction by Aditya Chopra is lacklustre and uninspiring. Mohabbatein is a film that will make you regret wasting your time and money." - Shubhra Gupta, The Indian Express


Mohabbatein is a film that has its flaws but also its merits. It is a film that appeals to the emotions and sentiments of the viewers. It is a film that showcases the talent and charm of Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan, who are undoubtedly two of the biggest stars of Indian cinema. It is a film that has a memorable soundtrack that still resonates with the listeners. It is a film that has a message of love conquering all odds. It is a film that can be enjoyed by anyone who loves romance, music, and drama.

Personally, I liked the film for its entertainment value and its positive vibe. I liked the performances of the lead actors and the chemistry between them. I liked the songs and the dances that added to the fun factor. I liked the cinematography and the direction that created a visual spectacle. I liked the story and the characters that made me laugh, cry, and cheer.

Mohabbatein is not a perfect film but it is a film that has its own charm and appeal. It is a film that I would recommend to anyone who wants to watch a feel-good movie with their loved ones.


Here are some frequently asked questions and answers about the movie.

  • Q: What does Mohabbatein mean?A: Mohabbatein means love stories or love affairs in Hindi.

  • Q: Where can I watch Mohabbatein online?A: You can watch Mohabbatein online on various streaming platforms such as Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, YouTube, Hotstar, etc.

  • Q: Who won the Filmfare Award for Best Actor for Mohabbatein?A: Shah Rukh Khan won the Filmfare Award for Best Actor for his role as Raj Aryan Malhotra in Mohabbatein.

  • Q: What was the budget and box office collection of Mohabbatein?A: The budget of Mohabbatein was 190 million (US$2.7 million) and the box office collection was 1.06 billion (US$15 million).

  • Q: Is Mohabbatein based on any other movie or book?A: Mohabbatein is loosely inspired by the 1989 American drama film Dead Poets Society starring Robin Williams.



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