Mujhse Dosti Karoge (2002)

Love means never having to say… Fullstop. No sorry, no thank you. Even though the two lead protagonists of Mujhse Dosti Karoge are shown to be great admirers of Eric Segal’s timeless romantic novel Love Story, they insist on putting a lid on their feelings till the predictable climax makes its way.

Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Rani Mukherji, Kareena Kapoor, Satish Shah, Uday Chopra

Raj has always had a unrequited childhood crush on a friend named Tina, but Tina’s best friend Pooja has always had a crush on Raj. When Raj’s family move to England to get involved in an internet business, Raj promises Tina that he will keep in touch with her and that their friendship will always be forever…

However Tina disregards him and chooses not to respond to his first e-mail, in turn Pooja decides to keep in touch with him but signs under Tina’s name. Fifteen years later, and their friendship has blossomed via e-mail, Raj believing that he’s getting to know Tina when it’s really Pooja. His family decides to go back on a holiday to India for 2 weeks, when Tina discovers the truth about Pooja’s e-mails, they decide together that Tina will play along with the charade.

When Raj arrives in India, he is struck by Tina’s beauty but equally as struck to Pooja’s personality.

Who will he choose?

Kunal Kohli’s directorial debut takes mild inspiration from Michael Lehmann’s The Truth About Cats & Dogs (Ben Chaplin, Uma Thurman, Janeane Garofalo), where Garofalo impersonates Thurman to win over Chaplin. The premise of the original was insecurity about one’s appearance. Mujhse Dosti Karoge treads on ‘looks’ superficially.

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