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Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai (2002)

Sanjay and Anjali are childhood chums . When Sanjay's roommate Ria questions him whether he has fallen for Anjali he vehemently denies . But the truth that he indeed loves her hits him like... See full summary »

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Sanjay
Tulip Joshi ...
Anjali Sharma (as Sanjana)
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Rohit
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Ria
Tanaaz Currim Irani ...
Anu (as Tanaaz Currim)
Resham Seth ...
Neelima
Sheela Sharma ...
Gita
Bindu ...
Kapila Tai
Nina Kulkarni ...
Gayatri Sharma (as Nini Kulkarni)
Alok Nath ...
Vishnu Sharma
Mehul Buch ...
Ajit
Deven Verma ...
Hari Taya
Raja Vaid ...
Rajesh
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Lachhu Mama
Tushar Dalvi ...
Naren
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Sanjay and Anjali are childhood chums . When Sanjay's roommate Ria questions him whether he has fallen for Anjali he vehemently denies . But the truth that he indeed loves her hits him like a ton of bricks when Sanjana calls him to tell that she is getting married to Rohit. Sanjay wants to win Anjali's heart at any cost and sets off on his "noble" cause of stopping the marriage . Written by Soumitra

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Get ready for the shaadi of the year (yaar)!


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7 June 2002 (India)  »

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Свадьба моей любимой  »

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£45,281 (UK) (14 June 2002)
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In the beginning of the song "Hum Dono Jaisa," you see different winners from different years starting at 1988. The names came from the following Yashraj films: Rohit(Rishi Kapoor) & Chandini('Sridevi') from the movie Chandni (1989) Viren('Anil Kapoor') & Pooja('Sridevi') from the movie Lamhe (1991) Rahul(Shah Rukh Khan) & Kiran(Juhi Chawla) from the movie Darr (1993) Raj(Shah Rukh Khan) & Simran (Kajol) from the movie Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995) Rahul(Shah Rukh Khan) & Nisha (Karisma Kapoor) from the movie Dil To Pagal Hai (1997) (Raj) Aryan(Shah Rukh Khan) & Megha(Aishwarya Rai Bachchan) from the movie Mohabbatein (2000) also for future references: Aditya('Vivek Oberoi') & Suhani(Rani Mukerji) from the movie Saathiya (2002) Raj(Hrithik Roshan) & Tina(Kareena Kapoor) from the movie Mujhse Dosti Karoge! (2002). See more »

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Even the title is not original
6 January 2014 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Bollywood filmmakers are habitual of lifting the story ideas, plots and sometimes the whole scripts from foreign movies(and old Indian movies too). Sometimes they do not reveal the source of the story and shamelessly take its credit but sometimes they reveal it in advance. Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai(2002) is such a movie made under the prestigious Yashraj Films banner of Bollywood about which the makers had revealed in advance(much before the release of the movie) that its story had been lifted from Hollywood comedy - My Best Friend's Wedding(1997). In a way, it was a prudent step on their part because those who had seen the Hollywood movie or heard about it, came to know in advance as to what to expect in the film. But the height of copycatting is that the makers could not think of even an original title for the movie and they translated the title of the Hollywood movie itself in Hindi(Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi means my best friend's wedding only).

However, the difference between these two movies is that the pivotal character of My Best Friend's Wedding is the heroine whose role has been played by Julia Roberts whereas the pivotal character of Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai is the hero whose role has been played by Uday Chopra. In other words, Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai is that version of My Best Friend's Wedding in which the gender of the main protagonist is changed from female to male.

Otherwise also, neither the screenplay writer Mayur Puri, nor the director Sanjay Gadhvi, nor the filmmaker Aaditya Chopra has done to insert anything original in the movie. The complete movie, though it's entertaining, takes the oft-beaten path in terms of characters, events and milieu seen many earlier movies made under the YRF and the Rajshri(Sooraj Barjaatya) banners of Bollywood. The same wedding environment, the same plethora of characters(with the task of understanding their mutual relationships being left to the audience), the same colourful garments, the same jovial songs, the same intermittent doses of sentiments and the same all's well that ends well kind of climax after a few twists here and there in the story.

Like Julia Roberts in My Best Friend's Wedding, the hero of Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai, i.e, Uday Chopra comes to know that his childhood love Sanjana is going to be married to a suitable boy Jimmi Shergill. He gets disheartened because he had never expressed his real feelings to Sanjana and now he does not see any possibility to get the love of his life. However his close friend Bipasha Basu encourages him not to lose heart and motivates him to do something concrete instead of cursing his fate and his error to have kept his feelings hidden from Sanjana before it's too late. Now motivated and recharged Uday Chopra, heads to the wedding venue as a unique guest whose hidden agenda is to break this matrimonial alliance and stop this wedding from taking place.

So now our hero reaches the venue of the colourful Yash Chopra style wedding which is going to take place. Everybody is enjoying in his / her style. However he finds his task a Herculean one when he comes across his Raqeeb(rival in love) Jimmi Shergill who is better than him in every respect - education, career, wealth, manners, culture and noble human traits. Again he is disheartened(had he sought inspiration from the fact that he's Yash Chopra's son, then he would have been able to keep his morale constantly high) to be motivated again by the ever-reliable Bipasha Basu. After some time, the very intelligent Jimmi Shergill realizes that Uday Chopra is actually against him and he wants to break his wedding arranged with Sanjana so that he himself is able to marry her. Quite naturally, when the prize(i.e., the bride) is one and the contestants are two(i.e., the boys desirous to be her groom), then the rivalry is bound to be intense. The game of chess between these two with regular checks given to each other proceeds till the climax when the time for final checkmate has come for one of them.

My Best Friend's Wedding is a pure comedy whereas in Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai, the focus has been kept less on comedy and more on romance. The movie does not make the audience laugh very often. Romance and sentiments(alongwith the blows and counter-blows being exchanged between the two gentlemen confronting to get the lady's hand in marriage) have pervaded the movie and attempts have been made to make the viewer getting romantic or emotional.

If Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai is to be given the analogy of a delicious dish, then its recipe can be spelled out as follows: take ten tablespoons of Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jaayenge and two tablespoons of Kuchh Kuchh Hota Hai and mix them properly, fry this mixture in the family pan of Sooraj Barjaatya and serve the cooked dish with Yash Chopra brand sauce to the consumers(i.e., the audience).


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