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28 November 2003 (India) See more »
A Story Of A Lifetime.......In A Heartbeat
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
32 wins & 39 nominations See more »
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  (in credits order)

Shah Rukh Khan ... Aman Mathur

Preity Zinta ... Naina Catherine Kapur

Saif Ali Khan ... Rohit

Jaya Bhaduri ... Jennifer Kapur
Sushma Seth ... Lajjo Kapur
Reema Lagoo ... Aman's Mother

Lillete Dubey ... Jaswinder "Jazz" Kapoor
Delnaaz Irani ... Jasprit "Sweetu" Kapoor (as Delnaaz Paul)

Rani Mukerji ... 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
Satish Shah ... Kursann Bhai Patel

Rajpal Yadav ... Guru
Ketki Dave ... Rohit's Mother
Kamini Khanna ... Lajjo Kapur's sister
Shoma Anand ... Lajjo Kapur's sister
Anaita Shroff ... Gita (as Adaita Adajania)
Zohra Segal (as Zohra Sehgal)
Achala Sachdev (as Achla Sachdev)
Deepesh Bhatt ... Frankie Ramdayal
Dodo Bhujwala
Kanika Shivpuri
Ella Atal
Dara Singh ... Uncle Chaddha
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Freya Adams ... Neelam puri
Ramon Christian ... Lead dancer
Susanna Harris ... Sales Dept.

Nadir Hasan ... Basketball Player

Hernan Lucero ... Dancer

Tracy Pendergast ... Dancer

Bev Reese ... Wedding Guest / Restaurant Patron
Stefanie Samuels ... Bagel Vendor
Andrew Vannata ... Restaurant Customer

Toni Vitale ... Va Va Voom Girl

Steve West ... Mike (as Steve Lawton)
Hu Xin ... Chinese girl
Kathryn Berman ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)

Uday Chopra ... Day 6 announcer (uncredited)

Joseph Gatt ... Dancer In Club (uncredited)

Kajol ... Dancer at engagement party (uncredited)
Nikolett Lemmon ... Singer in Choir (uncredited)

Directed by
Nikhil Advani 
Ron Reid Jr. (second director)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Niranjan Iyengar  dialogue
Karan Johar  screenplay
Karan Johar  story

Produced by
Anadil Hossain .... line producer: New York
Hiroo Johar .... associate producer
Karan Johar .... producer
Yash Johar .... producer
Ganesh Nankoosingh .... line producer
Original Music by
Shankar Mahadevan  (as Shankar)
Loy Mendonsa  (as Loy)
Ehsaan Noorani  (as Ehsaan)
Cinematography by
Anil Mehta 
Film Editing by
Sanjay Sankla 
Casting by
Rita Powers 
Sean Powers 
Production Design by
Sharmishta Roy 
Art Direction by
Sharmishta Roy 
Costume Design by
Manish Malhotra 
Makeup Department
Mickey Contractor .... makeup artist: Jaya Bachchan & Priety Zinta
Production Management
Gopal Babel .... production manager
Driss Benyaklef .... production manager
Prashant Kunder .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mamta Bhatia .... assistant director
Kapil Chopra .... assistant director
David Coombs .... first assistant director: Toronto
Ana Cuadra .... first assistant director (new york shoot)
Arjun Kapoor .... assistant director
Punit Malhotra .... assistant director
Tarun Mansukhani .... associate director
Tarun Mansukhani .... first assistant director
Shiraz Siddique .... assistant director
Art Department
Mohammed Kasim .... assistant art director (as Mohammed Kasam Sayyad)
Ashley Vuckovich .... set dresser
Rae Watts .... set dresser
Sound Department
Vikram Biswas .... foley recordist
Javed Khan .... dialogue editor
Parikshit Lalwani .... sound editor
Anuj Mathur .... audiographer
Anuj Mathur .... sound designer
Kunal Mehta .... sound editor
Ali Merchant .... sound editor
Prashant Nayar .... assistant mixing engineer
Ajay Kumar P.B. .... associate re-recordist
Shankar Singh .... assistant sound editor
Kuldip Sood .... sound re-recordist: Empire Audio Centre Pvt Ltd. (as Kuldeep Sood)
Special Effects by
Drew Jiritano .... special effects supervisor
Neil Ruddy .... special effects supervisor
Visual Effects by
Rahul Kallankandy .... Flame artist
Pankaj Khandpur .... visual effects
Sandesh Pai .... digital effects artist
Mehma R. Sachdeva .... animator: visual effects (as Mehma Sachdeva)
Camera and Electrical Department
Arjun Singh Bhurji .... key grip
Dharmendra Bhurji .... best boy grip
Anshul Chobey .... assistant camera
Nicole Emmons .... grip/electric intern
Sergei Franklin .... Steadicam operator
Anirudh Garbyal .... assistant camera
Sidharth Kale .... assistant camera
Lou Massa .... best boy grip
Alan McIntyre Smith .... gaffer (as Alan Smith)
Nestor Medina .... key grip
Matthew Mendelson .... electrician (as Matt Mendelson)
Matthew Mendelson .... grip (as Matt Mendelson)
Jamie Morris .... best boy
S. Sundeep Reddy .... assistant camera
Felipe Rodriguez .... swing: Toronto
Casting Department
Krisztina M. Neglia .... casting: Toronto
Krisztina M. Neglia .... extras casting: Toronto
Editorial Department
Sanjay Sharma .... promo editor
Music Department
Vasundhara Das .... playback singer
Kay Kay .... playback singer
Madhushree .... playback singer (as Sujata Bhattacharya)
Shankar Mahadevan .... playback singer
Loy Mendonsa .... playback singer
Udit Narayan .... playback singer
Sonu Nigam .... playback singer
Sadhana Sargam .... playback singer
Shaan .... playback singer
Richa Sharma .... playback singer
Alka Yagnik .... playback singer
Other crew
Rashid Abbasi .... production controller
Imtiaz Ansari .... production controller
Paul Aponte .... production assistant
Lou Charles .... production assistant
Carmen Cárdenas .... production assistant
Cynthia Edorh .... production assistant
Simona Fish .... production assistant
Simone George .... production assistant
Jacob Gitzis .... product placement
Malaika Johnson .... location assistant
Farah Khan .... choreographer
Sean LaPointe .... production assistant
Shaun Mader .... production assistant
Brian Mait .... production assistant
Frankie Malhotra .... production assistant
Fabio Martinez .... assistant location manager
Patricia Martínez .... production assistant
Yaminah McKessey .... production assistant
Manoj Mittra .... production executive
Brian Moran .... production assistant
Erin Partin .... production assistant
Rebeca Ramirez .... production assistant
Alex Schimel .... production intern
Anne Shapere .... production assistant
Maxim Telish .... production assistant
Andrew Vannata .... production assistant
Joseph White .... location manager
Sam Bhadha .... grateful acknowledgment: Management and Staff of Radisson Lexington Hotel, New York (as Mr. Sam Bhadha)
Rohit Bhatt .... grateful acknowledgment: Toronto (as Mr. Rohit Bhatt)
Sant Singh Chitwal .... grateful acknowledgment: Management and Staff of Time Hotel, New York (as Mr. Sant Singh Chitwal)
Kajol .... special thanks
Rani Mukerji .... special thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Tomorrow May Never Come" - USA (informal literal English title)
"Tomorrow May Not Be" - USA (DVD box title)
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186 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
France:U | Germany:6 | India:U | Malaysia:U | Singapore:PG | Switzerland:10 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:10 (canton of Vaud) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Zurich) | UK:12
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

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 »
Revealing mistakes: During the title song, "Kal Ho Naa Ho," at the scene where Aman and Naina are dancing in the night, after Aman touches Naina with the rose, it shows him throw the rose behind him, and at the end of the embrace the rose reappears in his hand.See more »
Aman Mathur:I know I'm very sexy
Aman Mathur:grrr
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Movie Connections:
Spoofs Jism (2003)See more »
Pretty WomanSee more »


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16 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Entertaining, 14 December 2004
Author: Avinash Patalay from Middle Earth

What can you say about this movie? The makers have ensured that they have greased the wheels properly before the turkey was served.

Lets look at the few aspects of the movie::

01. Story: Nothing new but well-presented. And obviously the "Anand" factor was a diversion.

02. Characters: All of them etched out well. Be it talented Jaya Bachchan, Sushma Seth, Lillette Dubey, Sweetu, Rajpal Yadav or the highlight Kantaben. Simone Singh was good as well - she attempts a bit of skin-show, desperately wanting to break-free from the Heena image.

03. Comedy: Comedy tracks have been really worked upon. There are many pokings at Gujju's directly (the audience on both my sides appeared threatening!) - but in spite of that the G.U.J.J.U. song makes up for all the damage. Clever, very clever. Kantaben was good and so was Satish Shah (and his English).

04. Location: The movie is a proper New York Darshan bus. The trivial mistakes about jogging to Central Park from Queens can be easily overlooked in the age where the scripts have crater sized holes.

05. Music: S-E-L have given one of their best compositions to date. Be it the title song or Mahi Ve - all of them stay with you for a long time. My favourite is Its the time to disco, Vasundhara Das rocks (she bring out the voice of Nazia Hassan).

06. Lyrics: The title song is definitely Javed Akhtar caliber. For the rest he should give the credit to a pseudonym.

07. Spl. Appearances: Sonali Bendre and Sanjay Kapoor have extended special appearances. And in blink-an-miss appearances by Kajol & Rani (lucky mascots of Karan Johar), Uday Chopra and Jugal Hansraj.

08. Protagonists: SRK plays his part extremely well in the author backed role as "the good Samaritan", however does succumb to a bit of his usual hamming. Saif proves yet again that he is a dependable actor and at times can steal the show right under the nose. His performance at the restaurant (proposing scene) is wonderful. Preity does full justice to her character (Kareena - sour grapes! sour grapes!).

09. Tracks: In fact the movie is full of tracks but interesting ones. Be it Kantaben, Simone Singh, the wrong house, 7-day proposing, Sweetu, revamping of the restaurant or Gia's adoption track. The director has just done a good copy-paste of it.

The makers have ensured that there is maximum utilisation of resources at all fronts. For a first-timer Nikhil Advani has done a commendable job, obviously under the baton of Karan Johar who ensured that Yash Johar films flag remains high and rising.

Definitely worth a watch.... with family.

PS: Its interesting to see that from time to time, SRK acknowledges Aamir Khan in his movies (here the Lagaan song and in K3G the Ghulam matchstick).

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