The audience favourite movie Mohabbatein which was released in the year 2000 was one of the blockbuster movies that year. Mohabbatein marked the very first collaboration between superstars of two generations Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan. This multi-starrer movie was directed by Aditya Chopra. Amitabh played the role of Narayan Shankar in this movie, which became quite one of the most iconic characters in his filmography.
Mohabbatein- A Movie Which Changed Amitabh Bachchan’s Career:
Before working in Mohabbatein, Amitabh Bachchan was facing difficulties in promoting his career further. Along with this, his production house ‘ABCL’ had also gone into loss, which not only spoiled his image but he also had to face a financial crisis. At such a difficult time director Yash Chopra told Amitabh Bachchan about his upcoming movie Mohabbatein. Mohabbatein was the movie in which Amitabh Bachchan left his hero image and played the role of an older man.
Star-Studded Cast: Mohabbatein Marks As Amitabh And Shah Rukh’s First Collaboration:
The audience was of two different generations was very happy to see two superstars of Bollywood coming together on the big screen for the first time. While Amitabh Bachchan's work was also highly praised in the movie Mohabbatein, apart from Amitabh Bachchan and Shahrukh Khan, Jimmy Shergill, Uday Chopra, Jugal Hansraj, Preeti Gia, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Shamita Shetty, Anupam Khair, Archana Puran Singh and Kim Sharma were part of the star cast. According to reports Aishwarya Rai Bachchan had a cameo role in this movie but later it was extended.
Musical Magic: Jatin Lalit's Timeless Score in Mohabbatein:
The movie's songs were superhit and are still in people's hearts. Jatin Lalit gave the music for the movie and Anand Bakshi wrote the songs.
Storyline Of Mohabbatein:
Talking about its story, Narayan is a strict principal of Gurukul who does not believe in love and forbids his students to follow their hearts. However, things change when a music teacher named Raj Aryan Malhotra comes to Gurukul and challenges Narayan that he will change the way Gurukul works. This music teacher happens to be the one whom Narayan's late daughter loved. The story moves forward with Raj changing Narayan’s perspective about love.
The movie was in theatres for more than 175 days and became a silver jubilee. The movie was a major commercial success at the box office and received numerous awards and nominations. Mohabbatein received worldwide praise upon release, especially for Bachchan and Khan's performances.