Saathiya (film)

  • Rani Mukerji: Suhani Sharma
  • Vivek Oberoi: Aditya Sehgal
  • Tanuja: Shobhana Sharma
  • Satish Shah: Om Seghal
  • Sharat Saxena: Chandraprakash Sharma
  • Swaroop Sampat: Shanti
  • Sandhya Mridul: Dina Sharma
  • Veerendra Saxena: Jeevan Uncle
  • Ujjwal Rana: Raghu
  • Anju Mahendru: Prema
  • Tinnu Anand: Daruwala
  • Shehnaz Anand: Radha
  • Chandrashekhar Gautam: Zafar
  • Karl Katgara: Homi
  • Kunal Kumar: Bhaskar
  • Pubali Sanyal: Anju
  • Samantha Tremayne: Meera
  • Trishla Patel: Nancy
  • Shahrukh Khan: Yeshwant Rao
  • Taboo: Savitri Rao
  • Shamita Shetty: Dancer ( song Chori Pe)

Saathiya ( Hindi, साथिया, Sathiya, roughly translates to: life partner or soul mate ) is an Indian Bollywood film that both romance, as well as drama. Saathiya came on 20 December 2002 in the cinemas, Vivek Oberoi and Rani Mukerji to play the main roles. The film is director Shaad Ali's debut and the soundtrack was composed by AR Rahman. Saathiya is a remake of the Tamil movie called Alaipayuthey (2000 ), in which Mani Ratnam directed.

Saathiya is about the lives of the two main characters after the wedding and tells of their difficulties and problems after the romance has given way to everyday life. The story is told in retrospective.

In Germany the film was broadcast on 13 May 2006 under the German title longing for you in abbreviated form as free TV premiere on the television channel RTL 2.


The law student Aditya comes from a considered rich family. He falls in love with Suhani medical student whose parents despite the simple ratios to finance their studies. After he has long courted her favor, he decides to express his marriage intentions openly.

As Adityas parents want to stop for the hand of Suhani, the social difference comes up, mutual insults lead to dispute and agreement for this connection is denied by both sides. The lovers can not grasp the stalled fronts and henceforth meet in secret. Your love for each other, they still want to consolidate and decide in a marriage, her parents to tell at a later more convenient time of it.

Suhanis older sister Dina gets a marriage proposal, which is very satisfy their parents. However, the future father in law wants to simultaneously marry his younger son with Suhani, they finally have to admit that she already has a husband. The bride advertiser family is stunned and takes back her offer Suhanis parents are raised by this scandal so that they violate her daughter. Even Aditya wants home finally reveal the truth, but his father is completely applied over this disobedience and refers him the house. The newlywed couple now seeks without family support a small apartment, they pay by Adityas low content of its newly established office.

Everyday life brings the couple in love one soon, the many romantic attentions must give way to the habitual activities and obligations. Especially Suhani cares whether Aditya really still harbors the same deep feelings for her, or whether the break with their families was not a high price to pay for their love. When she one day on the street observed Aditya as he hugs another woman, her doubts are getting bigger. But putting in place of her husband to task, she accuses him of lack of respect and represents their entire marriage in question. Aditya has therefore no opportunity to explain that it was her sister, whom he had taken to establish contact with the erstwhile suitor again.

The next day her about Dina that she has engaged and this alone is Adityas merit. Overjoyed Suhani wants to immediately rush to her husband to remove all misunderstandings, but it is hit by a car. Unconscious, she is rushed to the hospital where their identity can not be resolved for the first time. The woman who was at the wheel of the car accident, is married to a very powerful man who uses his contacts immediately so that the story does not get to the public. Aditya, beside himself with worry is, until late at night informed by the chief of police the whereabouts of his wife. In the hospital he wants to put the blame for the accident mentioned, but ultimately gained Suhani out of consciousness and the grief is forgotten.


The soundtrack was composed by AR Rahman and written the lyrics of Gulzar. Since the Tamil soundtrack of Alaipayuthey, the presentation of this remake, from Rahman spring comes, he made use of most compositions. Only two songs he added newly, Mere Yaar Mila De Naina and Milaike.


  • If Adithya Suhani invites to his family Aati Kya Khandala hear from the film Ghulam Rani Mukherji also starred in the
  • In the film, both Shahrukh Khan, as well as guest appearances taboo.
  • Tanuja, who plays mother in the film Rani Mukerjis is actually her aunt and the mother of actress Kajol.



  • Filmfare Awards 2003 Filmfare Award / Best Music
  • Filmfare Award / Best Playback Singer
  • Filmfare Award / Best lyrics
  • Filmfare Award / Critics Award - Best Actress for Rani Mukerji
  • Filmfare Award / Best Dialogue
  • Filmfare Award / Best Screenplay


"Behavior staged Bollywood melodrama as remake of a film by Mani Ratnam ( Alai Payuthey ", 2000 ), which accommodates only hard pace and was made over long distances in the description of the marriage everyday. Neither directorial still theatrically interesting arises despite the usual vocal - and dancing a neat boredom ".

"It is a wonderfully filmed, very touching love story that starts where other Bollywood films often stop. The marriage will not be described as heaven on earth, but as a fragile, but ultimately rewarding construct that needed much care - and where there are so many disputes. Insofar Saathiya is more realistic than the Bollywood gloss products. "