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


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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Release Date:

28 November 2003 (India)  »

Also Known As:

Tomorrow May Never Come  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£436,790 (UK) (28 November 2003)


£1,549,839 (UK) (2 January 2004)

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Unlike many other Bollywood productions, the filmmakers actually complied with international copyright laws and bought the license to the rights to Roy Orbison's "Pretty Woman" which is featured in the film. See more »


In the start of the song "It's the Time to Disco" the sound of a zipper being opened is heard much before Preity Zinta actually opens the zipper of the jacket. See more »


Aman Mathur: [hands Rohit a bluetooth headset] put this in your ear.
Rohit Patel: [confused] In my where?
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Referenced in Get Educated: Paathshaala (2010) See more »


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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if you have seen this movie outside India, you are an elected by God
19 September 2005 | by (barcelon, spain) – See all my reviews

Watching Indian movies outside of India is something very impossible, everybody speaks about "the famous bollywood movies", but nobody want to release this jewels in Europe. I am so lucky I could see this supermasterpiece at the oriental cinema festival in Barcelon, I couldn't believe what I was watching. The script is stunning, the choreography crazy, the actors are superlative, the music is impressive, the plot turns you on...you can keep inside the characters as I never did. The sound is also impressive. It was like watching Mary Poppins when I was 6 yeras old, during 3 hours I lost the total terms of reality!!!! As the movie has never been exhibited in Spain and there is not copy on DVD we are so "lucky" We could find a pirate copy in a Pakistan supermarket in Barcelon, with perfect sound and image!!!! Well, I hope this message will amaze you to get this movie from....where?

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