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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
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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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  »


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$2,100,000, 31 December 1999
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2.35 : 1
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Rani Mukerji and Kajol are cousins in real life See more »


In one scene where Anjali and Rahul are talking at school, Anjali is leaning on a phone booth. When she moves away, the receiver falls, In the next shot, it's in its place again. See more »


[Young Anjali has just met her namesake]
Anjali Sharma: What's your name?
Anjali Khanna: Anjali.
Anjali Sharma: Hey, that's my name too! Hi!
Anjali Khanna: Why is your name "Anjali"?
Anjali Sharma: Um... perhaps my mother and father liked the name. Why is your name "Anjali"?
Anjali Khanna: Perhaps my mother and father liked you.
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References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »


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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The movie that turned me to Bollywood films
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I saw this film randomly the other day while at a friend's house. She comes from Indian decent and had always nagged me to watch Indian films with her but I always declined. Being a general film fanatic, I agreed to watch this film, not expecting much. But as soon as I got into the story (and got over the horrible and sometimes non-visible subtitles) I was completely hooked! Whether it was the directing or the wonderful screen presence of the actors, somethng about this film had the ability to capture the emotions of the viewer. I can say that having been used to watching generally American films, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai is a romance that stands out from the typical Hollywood love story -- paying attention to detail and character development in a way in which I've rarely seen before. Although I was quite new to Indian "musical numbers" in which they incorporate within their films and even found the performances in them a little bit on the cheesy side, I throroughly enjoyed some of the songs as well. Great melodies, especially the title song -- which added to the emotional impact of the movie itself. I wll definitely be looking out for more Indian films in the future.

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