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Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003)

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Naina, an introverted, perpetually depressed girl's life changes when she meets Aman. But Aman has a secret of his own which changes their lives forever. Embroiled in all this is Rohit, Naina's best friend who conceals his love for her.

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Cast

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)

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

In one scene the song 'Maar Dala' from Devdas (2002) is partially sung by Naini's grandmother Lajjo. The title role in that movie was played by Shah Rukh Khan himself. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Aman Mathur enters the kitchen to look for Rohit Patel, who has gone for a date with Camilla, he and Kanta Bhen have a conversation in the kitchen, in front of the glass door. The reflection of the boom mic is visible on the glass door. See more »

Quotes

Aman Mathur: I know I'm very sexy
[growls]
Aman Mathur: grrr
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Featured in Billu (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Kal Ho Naa Ho (Sad)
Written by Javed Akhtar
Composed by Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa
Performed by Alka Yagnik, Richa Sharma and Sonu Nigam
© 2003 Sony Music Entertainment (India) Pvt. Ltd.
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Warm, subtle and deeply moving.
22 March 2004 | by (Medan, Indonesia) – See all my reviews

I just can believe that I had opportunity to enjoy this. Kal Ho Naa Ho (If Tomorrow Never Comes) is an energetic tale about love, love and LOVE! The plot somewhat predictable (and I better not to rehash it) but Nikil Adhvani as a director made it with a sense of love and that make this as a warm, subtle and deeply moving, a great entertainer indeed.

The chemistry between Shahrukh, Preity Zinta and Saif-Ali Khan is so strong. What a fun-tastic acting fiesta. The songs are ear-catchy and added a plus point, not a waste like many Bollywood's movies.

I know KHNH is a good movie when I first read the premise, but I don't realize that this is a very good movie. Just can't believe that this is Nikil Adhvani directorial debut. Okay, enough comment, just watch it and experience the wonderful journey of life and LOVE.

10/10


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