Sometimes (1976)
"Kabhie Kabhie" (original title)

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Complete credited cast:
Shashi Kapoor ...
Vijay Khanna
Anjali Malhotra
Rakhee Gulzar ...
Pooja Khanna
Amitabh Malhotra
Neetu Singh ...
Pinky Kapoor
Vikram 'Vicky' Khanna
Simi Garewal ...
Shobha Kapoor
Parikshat Sahni ...
Dr. R.P. Kapoor
Naseem ...
Sweety Malhotra


Kabhi Kabhie is a romantic story about a young poet named Amit and a young and beautiful girl named Pooja, who both deeply love each other and decide to get married but destiny has other plans, as Pooja bows to the wishes of her parents and marries Vijay. However Amit drifts away from his poetry in a futile and unsuccessful attempt to leave behind his memories of Pooja by getting married to Anjali. Spanning over to the next generation, Pooja & Vijay's son Vicky and Shobha and R.P's daughter Pinky who love each other but things unravel as Pinky's parents tell her that she is not their daughter. So Pinky goes after her mother and we see she is Anjali's daughter. Sometimes later Anjali & Amit's daughter Sweetie comes in the picture and Sweetie feels jealous as her mother shows love more to Pinky as to her. Later Vicky comes and meets both the sisters, forming a love triangle between them, and a chain of events bring together old lovers as friends, some 20 years later is what forms the ... Written by

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27 January 1976 (India)  »

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Kabhi Kabhie: Love Is Life  »

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Yash Chopra wanted Laxmikant Pyarelal for the film. Lyricist Sahir was against the idea because he did not believe Laxmikant Pyarelal could do justice to his lyrics. He told Yash Chopra to sign another composer or give him back his songs. See more »


Amitabh Malhotra: [singing] Sometimes the thought comes to my mind...
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Kabhi Kabhie
Sung by Mukesh and Lata Mangeshkar
Composed by Khayyam
Lyrics by Sahir Ludhianvi
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Terrible - even for the time and for Bollywood
5 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

OK - this film is worth seeing because indeed, the poetry and music is superb. But puhleez! the acting is below par or perhaps it's due to the weak script. The story has potential, but its execution is lacking.

I did appreciate, and still do, a good love story, and this it has, but it's an immature story never properly realised on the screen; perhaps the re-make will finally fulfull this potential.

I know a number of Indians that adore this film - perhaps, my not liking it is my exposure to other foreign films and India's limitations on imported cinema in that time period and thus, their exposure to 'higher-quality' cinema. I do know that even a lot of the sappy love stories done now in Bollywood I really like... but this... sorry!

The individual song, "Kabhi Kabhie" is wonderful esp. the remix done by Bally Sagoo - search the net for it - his mix is excellent.

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