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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Rahul Khanna
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Tina Malhotra (as Rani Mukherji)
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Mrs. Khanna
Reema Lagoo ...
Mrs. Sharma (as Reema)
Archana Puran Singh ...
Ms. Briganza
Himani Shivpuri ...
Rifat Bi
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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
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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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It is the only bollywood movie, which has won all the awards for major acting categories. See more »

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When Anjali reads the letter from her birth mother, the writing on the letter disappears and reappears between shots. See more »

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[On "The Neelam Show," the subject is love messages]
Neelam the VJ: And his message is for...
Rahul Khanna: For Anjali. I love you, Anjali.
[a shocked Anjali Sharma turns around to see Rahul on the TV]
Rahul Khanna: I love you very much. Why have you left me and gone? You know I feel lost without you. Come back or else... Just come back. I really love you, and I miss you very much. Please come back.
Neelam the VJ: Who is Anjali?
Rahul Khanna: She's my 8-year-old daughter.
[Anjali looks back at the TV, even more shocked]
Rahul Khanna: She's gone to some camp in Shimla. Hey, Neelam, ...
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Ladki Badi Anjani Hai
Written by Sameer
Composed by Jatin Pandit and Lalit Pandit
Performed by Kumar Sanu and Alka Yagnik
Courtesy of Sony Music India
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2 September 2001 | by (San Diego, CA) – See all my reviews

Let me just say first off that this is the best introduction to Hindi films! It features 2 gorgeous women (Kajol & Rani Mukherji) and the charming actors Shahrukh Khan & Salman Khan. KUCH KUCH HOTA HAI has the best songs of any Hindi film I've seen. They are so good in fact, that you tend to forget how long and dragged out the film is! As soon as you get to a new song, it is like a complete battery recharge. There are some real moments of laughter, tears, and drama which is more than you get in most movies. Also, to set the record straight- ALL HINDI FILMS ARE PADDED OUT TO APPROX. 3 HOURS. Live with it! It means there will be stupid comedy, boring scenes, etc. You make your way through those (with the remote if you are REALLY impatient), to get to the gold (wonderful costumes, music, scenery, etc). If properly edited and released in the U.S., this could be an arthouse hit. The musical numbers rank right up there with GREASE. If you're tired of crappy American films, watch KUCH KUCH HOTA HAI. You may not love it, but you will leave the theater (or couch) humming the songs!


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