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Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 28 November 2003 (India)
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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(as Nikhil Advani)

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(dialogue), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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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
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Lajjo Kapur
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Aman's Mother
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Jaswinder "Jazz" Kapoor
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Jasprit "Sweetu" Kapoor (as Delnaaz Paul)
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Dr. Priya
Michael Pinkhas ...
Office Clerk
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Abhay
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Kanta Bhen (as Sulbha Arya)
Athit Naik ...
Shiv Kapur
Princey Shukla ...
Gia Kapur (as Jhanak Shukla)
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Storyline

The film's female lead, Naina (Preity Zinta) narrates the story. Her father had committed suicide years ago which left a deep impact on her heart. Her family is dysfunctional since her mother and grandmother just cannot stop arguing. But when Aman (Shahrukh Khan) arrives next door, the whole gloomy conditions change. Aman infuses life in skeptical and overtly serious Naina, and she falls in love with him. But Aman knows that he cannot marry Naina because of a secret which he cannot divulge to her. So he intends upon setting her up with her best pal Rohit (Saif Ali Khan). Written by Soumitra

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

28 November 2003 (India)  »

Also Known As:

Tomorrow May Never Come  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$634,869 (Europe) (28 November 2003)

Gross:

$1,787,378 (USA) (21 December 2003)
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Trivia

At the boat scene where Shahrukh Khan is talking to the two ladies Preity Zinta and her friend, Preity Zinta is holding a book called 'Competitive Strategy' written by Michael. E. Porter. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the "Pretty Woman" musical sequence, Jaswinder misses the cue to begin clapping. See more »

Quotes

Aman Mathur: [to Naina] Listen... live... be happy... smile... Who knows? Tomorrow may not be...
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Connections

Referenced in Get Educated: Paathshaala (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Kuchh To Hua Hai
Written by Javed Akhtar
Composed by Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa
Performed by Alka Yagnik and Shaan
© 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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