|Dhaai Akshar Prem Ke|
|Directed by||Raj Kanwar|
|Produced by||Raj Kanwar|
|Written by||Raj Kanwar|
Naresh Sharma(background score)
|Edited by||Kuldeep Mehan|
|Budget||Rs. 9 crore |
|Box office||Rs. 16.3 crore |
Dhaai Akshar Prem Ke (transl. Two and half letters of Love) is a 2000 Indian Hindi-language romantic drama film. It was the first of seven films in which currently married couple Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai starred together. The film is a remake of the 1995 Hollywood film A Walk in the Clouds and the 1998 Tamil film, Pooveli. As of 2020, it is the only film where Abhishek Bachchan and Salman Khan share screen space.
The plot revolves around a young girl Sahiba who witnesses the brutal murder of a young woman inside her college campus. The perpetrators follow her as she tries to flee home. She is rescued by Karan, an army captain, who sees the men assaulting her at the train station. During the journey, Sahiba reveals that she is in a very difficult spot. She cannot go back to college because the murderers will be looking for her. And she does not want to go home because she had jokingly told her aunt on the phone that she has gotten married in the city. Her parents now expect her to come home with her husband. She does not want to go home and face their wrath. Karan offers to escort her home.
However, when Sahiba arrives home with Karan her family mistakes him for her husband. The two do not get a chance to clarify the situation. The next day when Karan tries to leave, Sahiba’s grandmother thinks he is abandoning her granddaughter and has a heart attack. Karan decides to stay and pretend that he is Sahiba’s husband until the grandmother recovers. Sahiba falls in love with Karan over the next few days. However, Karan wants to leave and return home to the girl he loves.
Sahiba’s father, Yogi is livid when Karan eventually leaves and Sahiba tells everyone the truth. He arranges her marriage to Vicky, the son of a family friend Rai Singhal. On the day of the engagement, Sahiba finds out that Vicky is none other than the man who murdered the girl in her hostel. She tries telling her father but he refuses to believe her.
In the meantime, Karan realizes that he loves Sahiba and returns to her house. However, Yogi slaps him and tells him to leave.
Raunaq, Sahiba's uncle, believes her and helps her meet Karan secretly. Karan promises to rescue Sahiba. He proves to Yogi that Vicky and his father only want his daughter for her inheritance. And that they plan on killing her after the marriage because she witnessed the murder. Vicky and his father attack Yogi and Karan when they realize that they have been exposed. They tie up Yogi and Karan in Yogi's factory and set it on fire. However, the two escape and proceed to stop Vicky and Sahiba's wedding. Just as things start looking up Sahiba collapses. Having given up on Karan, she had consumed poison before the wedding ceremony. She is rushed to the hospital and manages to survive. In the end, she is reunited with Karan.
- Abhishek Bachchan as Captain Karan Khanna
- Aishwarya Rai Bachchan as Sahiba Grewal/Sahiba Karan Khanna
- Salman Khan as Truck Driver (special appearance)
- Amrish Puri as Yogvendra “Yogi” Grewal
- Anupam Kher as Ronak Grewal
- Shakti Kapoor as Pritam Grewal
- Sushma Seth as Yogi's mom
- Dalip Tahil as Rai Bahadur Tejeshwar Singhal
- Indra Mohan Singh as Vickey( Tejeshwar's son)
- Tanvi Azmi as Simran Grewal
- Himani Shivpuri as Sweety S. Grewal
- Sonali Bendre as Nisha
- Hrishikesh Pandey as Sameer (Sam) (Nisha's husband)
The movie did not do well commercially and critically, but the soundtrack of this movie became very popular. The lyrics were penned by Sameer. All the songs were sung by Anuradha Paudwal along with Babul Supriyo, KK & Sudesh Bhosle
|1||"Koi Taza Hawa"||Babul Supriyo, Anuradha Paudwal||05:00|
|2||"Dhai Akshar Prem Ke"||Babul Supriyo, Anuradha Paudwal||04:48|
|3||"Yeh Sama Yeh Nazare"||Babul Supriyo, Anuradha Paudwal||06:18|
|4||"Ek Haseen Ladki"||Babul Supriyo, Sudesh Bhosle, Anuradha Paudwal||04:26|
|5||"Hai Deewana Ye Ishq Mera"||Babul Supriyo, Anuradha Paudwal||05:00|
|6||"Mere Mahi Bada Sohna"||Abhishek Bachchan, Anuradha Paudwal||06:24|
|7||"Do Lafzo Mein"||Babul Supriyo, Anuradha Paudwal||04:58|
|8||"O Mere Rabba"||KK, Anuradha Paudwal||05:04|
- Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan, the lead characters, are married in real life.
- Aishwarya Rai dated Salman Khan from 1999 until the couple separated in 2001.
- Salman Khan makes a brief cameo in the movie.
- Sonali Bendre made a special appearance in the movie as "Nisha".