Amitabh Bachchan posted a beautiful tribute to celebrate 20 years of Mohabbatein, and it is taking us right down memory lane. Directed by Aditya Chopra, Mohabbatein was the ultimate romantic film. Amitabh Bachchan played the role of Narayan Shankar, the disciplined and strict principal of the all-boys school, Gurukul. His tribute resonated with this very role and his infamous dialogues.
Mohabbatein narrated the story of three Gurkul students, who went against the school rules (and literally all other odds) to fall in love with three beautiful but complicated girls. Guided by their mysterious music teacher, Raj Malhotra, they learned to risk it all for the sake of love. Raj had a secret of his own that linked him to Narayan Shankar in a beautifully morbid way. (If you have not seen the movie, do not worry we won’t spoil it for you. Although we should as punishment for not seeing this masterpiece).
Mohabbatein had a great star cast, and that made it so much more delightful to watch. Uday Chopra, Jimmy Shergill, and Jugal Hansraj played the three Gurukul students, Vikram, Karan, and Sameer. Shamita Shetty, Kim Sharma, and Preeti Jhangiani played their respective love interests, Ishika, Sanjana, and Kiran. Shahrukh Khan played the role of Raj Malhotra and melted every female heart in the country. Aishwarya Rai played Megha, and if we reveal more, we may spoil it for you.
What made Mohabbatein great was that it was much more than a love story. It brought to light a clash of ideologies. Narayan‘s strict, traditional, and rigid stance on life versus Raj‘s softer, sensitive, and more understanding take. Seeing these two powerful actors clash on screen was incredible.
Mohabbatein is a movie that revolutionised Bollywood, and we are extremely grateful for it.