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Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003)

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Life of a very serious girl Naina, changes on the arrival of her new neighbour, Aman, who teaches her a new way to live.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Aman Mathur
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Naina Catherine Kapur
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Rohit
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Jennifer Kapur
Sushma Seth ...
Lajjo Kapur
Reema Lagoo ...
Aman's Mother
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Jaswinder "Jazz" Kapoor
Delnaaz Irani ...
Jasprit "Sweetu" Kapoor (as Delnaaz Paul)
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Special Appearance
Sonali Bendre ...
Dr. Priya
Sanjay Kapoor ...
Abhay
Sulabha Arya ...
Kanta Bhen (as Sulbha Arya)
Athit Naik ...
Shiv Kapur
Princey Shukla ...
Gia Kapur (as Jhanak Shukla)
Simone Singh ...
Camilla
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Storyline

Naina {Preity Zinta} is a young woman, slightly ticked off for reasons more than one. His father committed suicide when she needed him the most, leaving Jennifer{Jaya bachchan}, his wife all alone. Lajjo{Sushma Seth}, Jennifer's mother-in-law blames Jennifer for the same. furthermore, Jennifer is unhappy because Lajjo refuses to accept Gia, a 6-year old girl whom Jennifer adopted. Even the restaurant Jennifer is running is not going great guns. in short, nothing is well on the Kapur family front. the only factors that redeem Naina's existence are his toiling and tolerant mother Jennifer, and her bumbling stumbling MBA classmate Rohit {Saif Ali Khan}. Meanwhile, Aman{Shah Rukh Khan}, a happy-go-lucky guy arrives in Naina's neighbourhood and soon changes everything around, thanks to his contagious joviality and jest for life. He proves to be the messiah for the Kapur family in every sort. Naina is not a happy camper initially but could remain unaffected by his charisma for long, and ... Written by B.H.Harsh

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A Story Of A Lifetime.......In A Heartbeat

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28 November 2003 (India)  »

Also Known As:

Tomorrow May Never Come  »

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Opening Weekend:

£436,790 (UK) (28 November 2003)

Gross:

£1,549,839 (UK) (2 January 2004)
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Trivia

Portions of the film were shot in Toronto because of escalated production costs from filming in New York City. See more »

Goofs

When Naina returns home from Central Park, her lips say, "St Paul's Cathedral." See more »

Quotes

Aman Mathur: [lying on his deathbed] Now, let me sleep! Just wake me up when you are leaving!
[closing his eyes and seems to stop moving]
Rohit Patel: [concerned] Aman?
Aman Mathur: [opening his eyes] Not yet... idiot!
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Referenced in Get Educated: Paathshaala (2010) See more »

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Pretty Woman
Written by Javed Akhtar
Composed by Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani, Loy Mendonsa and Roy Orbison
Performed by Shankar Mahadevan
© 2003 Sony Music Entertainment (India) Pvt. Ltd.
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Terrific, emotional film
25 December 2003 | by (San Jose, CA, US) – See all my reviews

Karan Johar has done it again. This movie is absolutely wonderful. It has it all--comedy, romance, and deep emotions. You have been warned: this is a tearjerker. Don't bother watching it if you hate sensitive films. Shahrukh, of course, is the show stealer. Nobody can ever replace this brilliant star who can transform perfectly into his character. Saif , the underestimated star, is great with comic timing as he was in Dil Chahta Hai, Na Tum Jaano Na Hum, etc. Preity Zinta was good but wasn't as great as she was in Koi Mil Gaya. Jaya has a nice role. Songs are excellent and, in my opinion, the best soundtrack of the year. The portion of "6 din, ladki in" in the second half was a bit of a drag, however. The best part of this movie, though, is its theme. Carpe diem! People are so concerned with their futures that they forget to live the present. God only knows where we'll be tomorrow. Enjoy today before it's too late.


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