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Director:
Writers:
Karan Johar (dialogue)
Karan Johar (screenplay)
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Release Date:
16 October 1998 (India) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
You know you're in LOVE when... See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
12 wins See more »
User Reviews:
The movie that turned me to Bollywood films See more (94 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Shah Rukh Khan ... Rahul Khanna

Kajol ... Anjali Sharma

Rani Mukerji ... 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)

Anupam Kher ... Principal Malhotra

Sana Saeed ... Anjali Khanna

Parzaan Dastur ... Silent Sardarji

Salman Khan ... Aman Mehra
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Geeta Kapoor ... Dancer

Farah Khan ... Woman on the Neelam show

Nikkhil Advani ... Guest of Neelam Show (uncredited)

Neelam Kothari ... Neelam the VJ (uncredited)
Chettan Motiwalla ... Hippie - Lead Singer (uncredited)

Directed by
Karan Johar 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Karan Johar  dialogue
Karan Johar  screenplay
Karan Johar  story

Produced by
Hiroo Johar .... associate producer
Yash Johar .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jatin Pandit  (as Jatin)
Lalit Pandit  (as Lalit)
 
Cinematography by
Santosh Thundiiayil  (as Santosh C. Thundiyil)
 
Film Editing by
Sanjay Sankla 
 
Art Direction by
Sharmishta Roy 
 
Set Decoration by
Ajay Bhatia 
 
Makeup Department
M. Amir .... makeup in-charge
Praveen Bhate .... makeup artist: Sana Saeed
Mickey Contractor .... hair stylist: Kajol and Rani Mukherji
Mickey Contractor .... makeup artist: Kajol and Rani Mukherji
Rita D'Souza .... hair stylist: Kajol (as Rita F. D'Souza)
Mangesh Desai .... makeup artist: Anupam Kher
Bharat Godambe .... additional makeup artist: Rani Mukherji
Mahendra Gupta .... makeup artist: Rani Mukherji
Ravi Indulkar .... makeup artist: Shahrukh Khan
Shivaji Jhadhav .... assistant makeup artist
Raju Naag .... makeup artist: Salman Khan
Raju C. Orpe .... makeup artist: Farida Jalal
Vinod Rathod .... makeup artist: Kajol
Rekha .... hair stylist
Bhavna Shah .... hair stylist: Rani Mukherji
C.K. Shetty .... makeup artist: Johny Lever
Farida Siraj .... hair stylist: Farida Jalal
 
Production Management
Ravi Gupta .... production manager
Manoj Mittra .... production manager
Chettan Motiwalla .... production manager (as Chetan Motiwalla)
Sharad Rane .... production manager
Kali Sharma .... production manager
Vivek Sharma .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Anjali Bhushan Nugyal .... assistant director
Tarun Mansukhani .... assistant director
Mamta Murthy .... assistant director
Nikkhil Advani .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Mohammed Kasim .... assistant art director (as Mohammad Kasam)
Shakir .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Adil Ali .... assistant sound
Sajjan Choudhary .... sync effects (as Sajjan Chowdhary)
Anup Dev .... sound re-recordist
Rajendra Gupta .... sync effects (as Rajan Gupta)
Uday Inamati .... audiographer
Nilesh Oza .... sound assistant
Karnail Singh .... sync effects
Vikram Biswas .... foley recordist (uncredited)
Kaivalya Chheda .... dubbing artist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Francis Fernandes .... opticals (as Francis)
Prafull Gade .... title designer
Suresh Naik .... opticals
 
Visual Effects by
Prasad Sutar .... digital compositor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Shah Rukh Khan .... stunt director: thrills
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Raiz Ali .... light boy
Anwar Ansari .... light boy
Imtiaz Ansari .... chief electrician
Bala .... light boy
Ratan Bhatia .... additional still photographer
Dinesh Govre .... spot boy: Salman Khan
Shankar Kanchare .... spot boy: Johny Lever
Shiv Karal .... assistant camera
Sachin Krishn .... assistant camera (as Sachin Kumar)
Mohan Mishra .... light boy (as Mohan Misra)
Raju Mishra .... spot boy: Farida Jalal
Ayesha Monani .... still photographer: publicity stills
Jailesh Oberoi .... assistant camera (as Jalesh Oberoi)
Subhash Patekar .... spot boy: Shahrukh Khan
Gautam Rajadhyaksha .... still photographer: special publicity stills
Dattu Sawant .... spot boy: Anupam Kher
Sujit Sen .... Steadicam operator
Ram Narayan Singh .... spot boy: Kajol (as Ram Narayan)
Sethu Sriram .... assistant camera (as S. Sriram)
Upender .... spot boy: Rani Mukherji
Anand Prakash Verma .... additional still photographer (as Anand Verma)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Milind Kamble .... assistant wardrobe
Shabina Khan .... costumes: Shahrukh Khan, Anupam Kher and Johny Lever
Anja San .... wardrobe
Pravin Uttekar .... wardrobe in charge
Chandrakant Waradkar .... assistant wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Brijesh .... film post-production: Western Outdoor
Qasir Ahmed Hashmi .... film post-production: Studio Mirage
D.G. Kamat .... negative in charge
Pankaj Khandpur .... film post-production: Western Outdoor
Manoj Sankla .... assistant editor
Taranjeet .... film post-production: Western Outdoor
 
Location Management
Campbell Atkinson .... location manager: Scotland
 
Music Department
Manpreet Akhtar .... playback singer
Babloo Chakravorty .... music arranger
Subash Gawde .... song recordist (as Subhash Gawde)
Kashinath Kashyap .... music assistant
Kavita Krishnamurthy .... playback singer
Shankar Mahadevan .... playback singer
Richard Mithra .... music assistant
Udit Narayan .... playback singer
Avinash Oak .... song recordist
Kumar Sanu .... playback singer
Daman Sood .... song recordist
Alka Yagnik .... playback singer
Amar Mohile .... musician (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Rashid Abbasi .... production controller
Nikkhil Advani .... associate director (as Nikhil Advani)
Annabel .... junior artiste and model supplier
Imtiaz Ansari .... production controller
Ashok .... production boy
Aziz .... production boy
Anjali Bhushan Nugyal .... assistant to director
Eknath Chalke .... production assistant (as Eknath)
Corrine .... junior artiste and model supplier
Damana .... production boy
Durga .... production boy
Mona Irani .... junior artiste and model supplier
Yash Johar .... presenter
Geeta Kapoor .... assistant choreographer (as Geeta Kapur)
Anwar Khan .... production coordinator
Farah Khan .... choreographer
Kutti .... production boy
Tarun Mansukhani .... assistant to director
Piya Mirajkar .... production executive
Mukesh .... production boy
Mamta Murthy .... assistant to director
Himanshu Nanda .... publicity designer (as Himanshu)
Rahul Nanda .... publicity designer
Gopal Pandey .... public relations officer
Ramesh Parab .... chief accountant
Anup Poddar .... accounting assistant
Prakash .... production boy
Raju .... production boy
Zaur Shaikh .... assistant choreographer
Madan Sharma .... production boy
Trilok .... production boy
 
Thanks
Mithun Chakravarthy .... grateful acknowledgments
Pamela Chopra .... thanks (as Pam Aunty)
Yash Chopra .... thanks (as Yash Uncle)
Kevin Cowle .... grateful acknowledgments: Scottish Screen
Ros Davis .... grateful acknowledgments: The Edinburgh & Lothian Screen Industries Office
Jugal Hansraj .... thanks
Tsan Mang Kin .... grateful acknowledgments: The Republic of Mauritius (as Hon. Minister Tsang Mang Kin)
Neelam Kothari .... thanks (as Neelam)
Devendra Mauloo .... grateful acknowledgments: Mauritius Film Develpment Corporation
Sudh Mulloo .... grateful acknowledgments: Mauritius Air
Ismail Patel .... grateful acknowledgments: Saltours
Chaitanya Prakash .... grateful acknowledgments
A. Rehman .... grateful acknowledgments
Gautam Ruhl .... grateful acknowledgments: University of Mauritius
Prem Sabramaniam .... grateful acknowledgments: British Tourism Authority
Nadeem Salehjaee .... grateful acknowledgments: Saltours
Ouma Seebaluck .... grateful acknowledgments: Mauritius Air
Suresh Seegobin .... grateful acknowledgments: Mauritius Air
Romesh Sharma .... grateful acknowledgments: Cloud 9 Studios
Santosh Sivan .... thanks
 
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177 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Canadian Punjabi rapper Horsepowar sampled some of the film's dialogs for her song " Hold Me Homies". This was released in the international album "Bollywoes".See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Anjali reads the letter from her birth mother, the writing on the letter disappears and reappears between shots.See more »
Quotes:
[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, can you tell her to come back? She'll listen to you.
Neelam the VJ:Uh huh. Anjali, Papa really loves you. Come back soon. He misses you. Come back home. Okay?
[...]
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Billu (2009)See more »
Soundtrack:
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69 out of 76 people found the following review useful.
The movie that turned me to Bollywood films, 26 August 2004
Author: vee_gurl from Toronto, Canada

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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