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Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Musical | 16 October 1998 (India)
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:
Tina Malhotra (as Rani Mukherji)
Mrs. Khanna
Mrs. Sharma (as Reema)
Rifat Bi
Col. Almeida, Camp Manager (as Johny Lever)
Principal Malhotra
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Rahul Khanna and Anjali Sharma were best friends at college. Anjali realizes that she has fallen in love with 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  »


Box Office

Gross USA:

$2,100,000, 31 December 1999
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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The scene in which Kajol walks up to Rani and Shah Rukh Khan dressed up in a blinding pink and orange dress, is laughed at by none other than Farah Khan and Manish Malhotra sitting on the stairs. Farah Khan wears a cap and Manish is seen sitting right next to her. See more »


Before the Koi Mil Gaya song, the stage is filled with rotten tomatoes but when Tina reaches it, it's clean. See more »


Anjali Khanna: Dear God, how are you? Please keep Papa happy, and see that he doesn't miss me too much. You know he can't do anything without me. Please, huh? Okay.
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Anjali Sharma: Hmm. All prayers for Papa, nothing for Mama?
Anjali Khanna: Why ask God for anything for Mummy?
Anjali Sharma: Why?
Anjali Khanna: She's with Him.
[Ms. Anjali looks shocked]
Anjali Khanna: Whatever she wants, she can ask for it herself.
[She takes the picture of her mother and compares it with Ms. Anjali, then hugs it]
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A classic movie of the modern genre.
12 July 2003 | by 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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