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During their college years, Anjali was in love with her best-friend Rahul, but he had eyes only for Tina. Years later, Rahul and the now-deceased Tina's eight-year-old daughter attempts to reunite her father and Anjali.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Rahul Khanna
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Tina Malhotra (as Rani Mukherji)
Farida Jalal ...
Mrs. Khanna
Reema Lagoo ...
Mrs. Sharma (as Reema)
Archana Puran Singh ...
Ms. Briganza
Himani Shivpuri ...
Rifat Bi
Johnny Lever ...
Col. Almeida, Camp Manager (as Johny Lever)
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Principal Malhotra
Sana Saeed ...
Anjali Khanna
Parzan Dastur ...
Silent Sardarji (as Parzaan Dastur)
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Aman Mehra
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Geeta Kapoor ...
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Farah Khan ...
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Storyline

Rahul Khanna and Anjali Sharma were best friends at college. Anjali realizes that she has fallen for Rahul but she's too late because Rahul has already fallen for Tina Malhotra. Heartbroken, Anjali leaves the city. Tina and Rahul get married and soon Tina becomes pregnant, giving birth to a daughter which they call Anjali. Due to complications during pregnancy, Tina passes away. Anjali is brought up by her father, and each year on her birthday he allows his daughter to read one of her mother's letters. Through these letters she learns that her mother (Tina) knew that another Anjali was in love with Rahul, and vows to bring them together again. Written by Soumitra

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Kuch Kuch Hota Hai  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£180,990 (UK) (16 October 1998)

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£1,441,828 (UK) (25 December 1998)
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Trivia

The name for the character Tina came from Twinkle Khanna who has the same nickname. See more »

Goofs

Before 'koi mil gaya' song, Rahul lifts Tina's arm and holds her arm over her jacket. In the continuous shot from the another angle, he is holding her bare arm. See more »

Quotes

[Sardarji talks for the first time]
Silent Sardarji: You're leaving?
[Anjali and Mr. Almeida are shocked. Sardarji is crying]
Silent Sardarji: Please don't go. Please don't go.
[a teary-eyed Anjali hugs him and begins to leave]
Rahul Khanna: Anjali?
[Rahul gives her the red scarf back]
Rahul Khanna: You gave this to Tina when she was beginning a new life. Today, you are going to begin a new life... and I'm sure you and Rahul will be very happy together.
Anjali Sharma: [Correcting him] Aman... Aman... Aman.
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References Saajan (1991) See more »

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Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (Sad)
Written by Sameer
Composed by Jatin Pandit and Lalit Pandit
Performed by Alka Yagnik
Courtesy of Sony Music India
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A classic movie of the modern genre.
12 July 2003 | by (London) – See all my reviews



This movie is extra special for me, it marked the end of studying and walk into the real world, and what made it even more touching was that I had just completed a degree in University of Strathclyde and a lot of the outdoor and songs were shot on the University campus and surrounding Scottish locations that I could relate to.

This was the starting point of glitzy, orchestrated and professional movies in the Indian cinema. Attention was paid to the smallest of details as well as being the first to: bring designer clothes brought into the movies, modern dressing was addressed, sets were realistic and well created and most importantly the characters were well developed – we knew where they were coming from, where they were and where they were going.

SRK and Kajol are the best pairing in modern day's hero's and look wonderful together. They have the kind of chemistry that really complements each other and they know how to hold themselves against each other. Rani looks good in her role. It is clear to see that she has great potential and will accomplish a lot in the years ahead. Anupam Kher, Farida Jalal and Johnny Lever are great in their roles and really well suited.

The story is well developed with a great direction and writing credits, it can be seen that Karan Johar will be a milestone in Indian Cinema. It is really excellent the way the story in split into two halves and after the intermission one gets the feeling that they have been transported into a different world from the one we just saw before the break. I shall not indulge into the story too much but its is not your run of the mill love story.

All I really have to say is that I saw this movie again recently after a few years and it still looks fresh and modern and it still makes me laugh and cry.


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