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Sometimes (1976)

Kabhie Kabhie (original title)
A love story spanning two generations... a film that happens SOMETIMES...

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Storyline

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 gavin@sunny_deol2009@yahoo.com

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Drama | Musical | Romance

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Canadian/US singer Paul Anka sung his own version of the title song "Kabhie Kabhie". See more »

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Amitabh Malhotra: [singing] Sometimes the thought crosses my mind / That you were made for me. / Before this you lived among the stars / You were called to earth for me. / Sometimes the thought crosses my mind / That your body, your eyes are in trust for me. / The dense shade of your hair is for me alone, / These lips, these arms are in my trust. / Sometimes the thought crosses my mind / As if wedding music plays on the road. / It is our wedding night and I'm lifting your veil... / You're melting in my arms, ...
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Referenced in Lamhe (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Tere Phoolon Jaisa
Sung by Kishore Kumar 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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