Tujhe Meri Kasam - 2003


Rishi (Ritesh Deshmukh) and Anju (Genelia D'Souza) are childhood best buddies. They were born on the same day, in the same hospital. Even their parents are best friends from their college years and are now neighbors. Rishi and Anju are inseparable, so much so that they study in the same college in the same class.

Akash a very talented singer, develops feelings towards Anju when she spontaneously sings along with him at a college function. He, Anju and others leave for Bangalore for a week to participate in a few inter-college competitions. As they are apart for the first time in their lives, Rishi starts missing Anju very badly, but does not understand his feelings. His maid Sarro (Supriya Pilgaonkar), who often teases him and Anju, starts teasing him that he is missing her because he loves her. Slowly, with the maids words, Rishi begins to realize that indeed, he loves her. He buys a gift and greeting card to express himself when she returns. But meanwhile he sees a girl from his college slapping his friend because he said he loves her. She in a distressed mood says that such guys are a shame towards friendship as they pretend to be friends but really have other intentions. She wishes that every guy could be like Rishi so that a girl and guy could be best friends without any worries. Rishi then feels that he should not tell Anju about his feelings lest she too react in the same way. He feels that he can bear not to tell her about his love but cannot imagine losing her friendship.

Anju returns from Bangalore and tells Rishi that Akash proposed to her during their stay there. She comes to his room to ask him what to reply and by mistake half opens the drawer in which he kept his greeting card and gift. He hurriedly closes it and asks her not to open that and tells her to agree to the proposal if she likes Akash. She finally agrees to his proposal but later things start to get a little rough as Akash doesn't like the intimacy Rishi and Anju enjoy. For example, when Akash and Anju are having a conversation and Rishi joins them, Akash asks him to leave as they need some privacy. Such actions greatly distress Anju and she warns him not to do it again but Rishi explains that what Akash is doing is justifiable.

Soon Akash's grandmother comes to Anju's house to arrange their marriage. Her parents agree and marriage preparations are well underway. It is decided that after marriage, Anju will leave with Akash to USA where his whole family is settled. It is then that she realises this marriage means breaking her relationship with Rishi and leaving forever. She suddenly dislikes getting married and tries to talk to Rishi about it, but he casually says that it is all part of life and inevitable. She asks how can he talk so cold heartedly. She says she wishes she did not have to leave and wonders why did she have to love Akash. She scolds him why he did not get the idea to love her in the first place. At this point Rishi ruled by emotions hugs Anju and cries and runs away from her.

Anju grows suspicious of his actions and remembers the drawer which he did not let her open. She goes to his room and is shocked to find the card and gift. She says that she does not want to marry Akash and will tell everyone about them. Rishi firmly refuses saying that their parents have given them unlimited freedom and it would be very cruel, selfish and irresponsible of them to break their trust. At his insistence she goes through the engagement ceremony. Later, after the engagement, Rishi says that he has to go to a basketball match out of the state and will not be there for the marriage. The parents try to convince him but he doesn't listen. Anju gives him a ride to the station and on the way they remember their entire childhood. At the station as Rishi is climbing aboard Anju weeps and holds him. He is unable to leave. At the house, the maid tells their parents everything and they come to the station. They find Anju and Rishi on the platform stairs and say that what they feel is not wrong and it is the way of the world. They say that they shall cancel the marriage and ask them to come home.

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