Mohabbatein is indeed a 2000 Hindi-language romantic drama film as well as scripted by Aditya Chopra and produced by Yash Chopra underneath the Yash Raj Films label. Uday Chopra, Shamita Shetty, Jugal Hansraj, Kim Sharma, Jimmy Shergill, as well as Preeti Jhangiani appear alongside Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, and Aishwarya Rai. It tells the narrative of Narayan (Bachchan), the stern principal of Gurukul college, whose daughter Megha (Rai) commits suicide when he rejects her love for Raj (Khan), the college’s music instructor.
Aditya Chopra’s directorial debut was supposed to be this movie, but it was actually his second following Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995). Its themes were influenced by Dead Poets Society, a 1989 American coming-of-age drama. Manmohan Singh oversaw the primary photography of Mohabbatein, which was shot inside the United Kingdom on the expenditure of much more than $100 million, spanning October 1999 and late 2000. The sets were created by Sharmishta Roy and the clothes were designed by Karan Johar. The music was composed by Jatin–Lalit, whereas the lyrics were written by Anand Bakshi.
Mohabbatein was released on October 27, 2000, to great critical acclaim, with Bachchan’s and Khan’s performances receiving the highest accolades. The movie was indeed a commercial triumph, generating a total of $900.1 million, making it the highest-grossing Indian movie of the year. There at 46th Filmfare Awards, it took home four awards, namely Best Actor – Critics (Khan) and Best Supporting Actor (Bachchan). Three Bollywood Movie Awards, four International Indian Film Academy Awards, one Screen Award, as well as two Zee Cine Awards were also given to the movie.
The soundtrack for Mohabbatein was composed by the pair Jatin–Lalit, while the lyrics were penned by Anand Bakshi. Ishaan, Manohar Shetty, Pritha Mazumdar, Shweta Pandit, Sonali Bhatawdekar, and Udhbhav were among the debutants who sang. Lalit told Rediff.com that he believed it was a “good idea to have fresh voices for the newbies so it also makes the album seem fresh,” but that he and Jatin had trouble finding sounds that suited them. Vocals were also supplied by Lata Mangeshkar, Udit Narayan, Shah Rukh Khan, and Jaspinder Narula. Yash Raj Films’ subsidiary YRF Music published the movie’s soundtrack CD on January 21, 2000, with seven original songs plus two background compositions.
Yash Chopra leased its rights to HMV in early November as well as received $75 million upfront.
The music to Mohabbatein received a mixed reception from critics. Screen claims that “Jatin-music Lalit’s is melodic engaging situational, even if it isn’t chart-topping. As you watch a movie, it develops on you.” Bollywood Hungama’s Ratna Malay described it as “a classic Yash Chopra type with a combination” of Dil To Pagal Hai. Avinash Ramchandani wrote for Planet Bollywood that it was “an amazing album with numerous fresh vocalists making wonderful debuts, as well as a respectable work by Jatin-Lalit and superb lyrics by Anand Bakshi,” whereas Hindustan Times branded it “[totally] rubbish.”