- 3 hr 36 min
Mohabbatein is a Bollywood drama that follows a depressed and rigid man named Narayan Shankar who is the dean of a well known university, he is very focused and conservative and does not wish to every fall in love. He lives a very traditional life that intentionally does not make time for any of the laughter or joy in life, which he believes is the only way that a student or any other person will make it in life. Shankar's philosophy is challenged when three of his own college male students fall in love with the three of their female colleagues. This act immediately causes friction between not only he and the students, but also a well respected music teacher, Raj Aryan. Aryan would rather allow the students to express their natural feelings for each other. This highly angers Shankar for all the obvious reasons, as we later learn that Aryan was once in love with Shankar's daughter at the same time as being one of Shankar's former students. Shankar quickly dismissed Aryan as a student as a result which led to a miserable relationship between the two ever since. Audiences really enjoy the beautifully shot scenes with colorful characters and witty dialogue which can leave them constantly engaged until the very end of the film. The males may be wooed by the sparkly eyes of the female actresses in the film and likewise females viewers may enjoy the pouty lips yet awe inspiring expressions of the male actors. Both the cinematography and acting is designed to make viewers tap their toes to the music which is in sync with the elegant choreography. The story is a classic one of love and hate and the challenges that we all feel when we are going for love and find ourselves struggling along the way. The people that may relate to Mohabbatein the most would be those who have have been hurt by love so many times, that they don't wish to love again and as a result would rather wish the rest of the world misery. This romantic drama could also speak to those who really want to express themselves freely about who they have come to love, despite the repercussions it may cause. The audience may either root for the Shankar's bitterness and traditional approach to love and relate to his inner pain, or they may laugh at the constant resistance that Aryan displays as he helps young people express their love the way he feels every human should.