A film that is set in one of the most prestigious educational institutions of the country - Gurukul in a small North Indian town.. It is governed with an iron hand by the autocratic disciplinarian Narayan Shankar (Amitabh Bachchan). He runs the institution keeping in mind its three pillars "Tradition, Honour and Discipline". Every year he reminds the fresh batch of students that the outside world is closed to them once they have decided to enroll in this prestigious institution. And he warns them that any flouting or bending of the rules will not be tolerated. To this institution come three youngsters. Boys from different parts of the country, with different characteristics, where fun and frivolity is frowned upon, where laughter or sharing a joke is deemed unacceptable.
Vicky(Uday Chopra) a cool guy, sporty & ready-for-action. He uses his boyish charm to get his way with girls. He doesn't take love seriously until... the day he sees Ishika.
Karan(Jimmy Shergill) is everyone's big brother, practical and level-headed but the moment he sees the beautiful Kiran(Preeti Jhangiani), he loses his heart and soul.
Sameer(Jugal Hansraj)is hopeless romantic, a simple unassuming guy & the best friend anyone can ask for. He is madly in love with Sanjana, his childhood sweetheart but he just can't tell her.
When Vicky, Sameer and Karan first meet Ishika (Shamita Shetty), Sanjana (Kim Sharma) and Kiran (Preeti Jhangiani) respectively, their lives are placed in a turmoil as they would like to meet the girls, talk to the girls, and dream about the girls, but the omnipotent figure of Narayan Shankar looms large.
It is only changes with the arrival of Raj Aryan (Shah Rukh Khan). Shah Rukh, a young lecturer in the college. Interestingly, Raj is the
anti-thesis of Narayan ---he's a guy who believes in love. So while the Big B
and the Big K are at loggerheads in the film over their beliefs on love, Raj
falls in love with Narayan's daughter, played by Ash, and woos and weds her only
to lose her to death. To cut a long story short, the animosity between Narayan
and Raj escalates. Meanwhile, Raj supports three jodis in the college. Of course, Narayan is dead against the lovey-dovey
stuff. So how does the pyaar ka dushman Narayan get converted to prem ka pujari
in the end Enter Shefali Chhaya, who plays a widow and enters Narayan's life and
makes sure that his past agonies make an exit. It goes without saying that love
blossoms between the two in the process. The relationship between Raj and
his students is quite obviously `inspired' by Robin Williams' 1989 film Dead
With the Sharmishta Roy-designed sets for the film bearing a youthful and
colourful look, Mohabbatein might not be a short affair, but it promises to be a
sweet one. In any case, with the Chopras have gone to great lengths to get the
audience to fall in love with Mohabbatein. Mohabbatien, apart from being a three-in-one love story, is the tale of two strong-willed and stubborn men, one of whom believes in love (Shah Rukh Khan) and one who doesn't (Amitabh Bachchan). Kkk..ii..ra..n Khan versus Baadshah Khan.