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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Complete credited cast:
Rahul Khanna
Tina Malhotra (as Rani Mukherji)
Mrs. Khanna
Mrs. Sharma (as Reema)
Ms. Briganza
Rifat Bi
Col. Almeida, Camp Manager (as Johny Lever)
Principal Malhotra
Sana Saeed ...
Anjali Khanna
Parzaan Dastur ...
Silent Sardarji
Aman Mehra
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Geeta Kapoor ...
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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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Release Date:

16 October 1998 (India)  »

Also Known As:

Bcё в жизни бывает  »

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£180,990 (UK) (16 October 1998)

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During the making of the song 'Koi Mil Gaya'. Rani Mukherjee had some problem to do the 'behti hai nigaahe' step due to her tight outfit. See more »


Rahul reaches the summer camp and runs to where the kids etc are doing prayers, his black bag in his left hand. When he arrives at the door, the bag is in his right hand. See more »


Aman Mehra: [complaining about the various wedding rituals and prayers] I can't handle all this anymore.
Anjali Sharma: Why, don't you have anything you want to ask from god?
Aman Mehra: Ask for what? I've got you. Now I'm thinking about having three or four kids. And i'm afraid god's no help there, whatever has to be done will have to be by me
Anjali Sharma: Behave yourself!
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Yeh Ladki Hai Deewana
Written by Sameer
Composed by Jatin Pandit and Lalit Pandit
Performed by Udit Narayan 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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