Yakeen - 2005


Yaadein is finally here. The theaters are already packed, people waited in line for the opening hours before the first show, just so they could say they were there. This was all of course a futile attempt to see the movie. Every theater was booked, weeks in advance. All this hungama over a movie called Yaadein. A movie about memories. Directed by no other than Subash Ghai, and with his direction one can only expect the best from this film. It features all the happening stars of today; Hrithik Roshan, Kareena Kapoor, Jackie Shroff, Rati Agnihotri, and many others.

Like most family movies, this one also starts of with the center of attention based around the family, full of bliss and joy. This time the setting is in the gorgeous city of London. Raj Singh Puri (Jackie Shroff), his beautiful wife (Rati Agnihotri), and their three daughters Avantika (Avni vasa), Sania (Himani Rawat), and Isha (Kareena Kapoor) live a content life. Raj Puri has everything he could ask for. He even has the loyalty of an old family friend, L.K. Malhotra (Anang Desai), and his wife and son Rohit (Hrithik Roshan). They are also very content with life; and like the Puri family, don't let money come between them. L.K. Malhotra's older brother, J.K. Malhotra (Amrish Puri) believes otherwise, that relationships and life are driven by money only. Ronit is very close to the Puri family, especially 'Raj uncle'. He also has some problems with his mother, and seeks contant shelter from the Puri family, especially his best friend Isha.

The story actually starts when Raj Singh's wife passes away, and he tries to live in the memories they have shared. Now he has to live for his daughters. As a father, he was never really involved in their lives. Now he has to play the role of a father as well as a mother, as he tries to become their friend. So he takes his daughters and goes back to India, and Ronit tags along. Here he first helps Mr. Puri to find a match for his eldest daughter, then he helps bring the middle daughter out of the western culture and back into the Indian culture. Then there is Isha who doesn't believe in love. A little side story of hers in this movie is that she is a cycling champ, and in one of her scenes Subhash Ghai makes his extraordinary appearance, as he does in all his movies. Ronit and Isha eventually do fall in love, but Raj Puri doesn't want Ronit to marry Isha, but someone else. This is where the twist turns into a triangle.

Cast & Crew

Giresh Dhamija
Sujit Kumar Singh
Himesh Reshamiya

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