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Credited cast:
Dev Saran
Maya Talwar
Samarjit 'Sam' Talwar
Riya Saran
Rishi Talwar
Kiron Kher ...
Kamaljit 'Kamal' Saran (as Kirron Kher)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
DJ at club
Receptionist (as Beth Erin Anderson)
American Reporter
Train Station Patron 1
Patrick Armstrong ...
Train Station Patron 2
Diane Baisley ...
Steven Baker ...
Wedding Guest
Tomm Bauer ...


Dev lives in the United States of America and is a foot ball player. He is married to Riya, who works and models for a magazine. Dev fractures his leg, becomes handicapped and dependent on Riya. He stays at home all the time and broods on his ill-luck. He also starts suspecting his wife of having an affair with some other man. His suspicions turn into reality when he sees her with a man named Rishi. By chance, the two families of Rishi, his dad and his wife, together with Dev and Riya become friendly and get together. It is here that Dev will disrupt everyone lives when he will openly accuse Riya of having an affair with Rishi. Written by Sumitra (corrected by Calista)

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Release Date:

11 August 2006 (India)  »

Also Known As:

Never Say Goodbye  »

Box Office


INR 700,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$25,761 (New Zealand) (18 August 2006)


$3,275,443 (USA) (22 September 2006)

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2.35 : 1
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Shah Rukh Khan promised Karan Johar that this is the first film he would complete after Yash Johar death. Due to other delays, Shah Rukh Khan ended up completing Paheli (2005) first. See more »


All throughout the movie, everyone refers to the game Dev plays as football. But the setting is the US, and in the US the sport is called "soccer". See more »


Maya Talwar: You are an unhappy man and will always be...
Dev Saran: And you are beautiful woman and will always be.
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Written by Javed Akhtar
Composed by Ehsaan Noorani, Loy Mendonsa and Shankar Mahadevan
Performed by Sonu Nigam and Alka Yagnik
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment India Pvt. Ltd.
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Lack of focus and conviction
13 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

So, how do we make movie.

Step 1: Start from an idea Step 2: ... No point going to this step and onwards because that's where the thinking part ends in this case.

The idea was good, different and definitely unconventional. The execution was flawed and suffered from lack of thinking and complete inability to knit a story around that idea.

Let's start with lack of identity in and relevance of characters: Sam - couldn't figure out why is this character in the movie. He could not resolve anything, could not set an example of any kind. If he is trying to be Hugh Hefner, so be it - don't mix or dilute that character with stints of love for his late wife.

Kamaljit - Such a fine actress - totally wasted because of the same issue as above.

Maya - why is she unhappy? is she very fond of cleaning and Rishi very fond of throwing trash around; she wants to do or achieve something in life that Rishi is not letting her to? is she in love with some other guy before marriage (like Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam) and she is stuck here? Not explained at all in the movie.

Dev - Why is he so irritated all the time? What does he want in life? Why does he feel bad when Rhea kind of shows her generosity when she declines the promotion but he makes sarcastic remarks when he wins some small time cup in the beginning of the movie but she is unable to make it because of her interview? His love towards Maya all these years (even though he was married) and his waiting or letting the trains go, keeping a close watch at her etc. comes as a big surprise to the audience as well (at least tell us about it so that we can at least appreciate and understand your character and try to defend you.. because ultimately it is going to be your story)? How was he wronged to an extent that he had to leave his son, his mother because of some Maya after more than 5 years of marriage? What led him to pull the chain in the end when he didn't even know that Maya wasn't living with Rishi anymore? Totally confused guy with no sense of life.

Rhea - Understood. She is a career oriented woman and work comes first and family second. That's a personal choice and I appreciate that. She is very successful and took the magazine to No. 1 spot in less than 2 years (she joined when her son was 5yrs old). But her way of dealing with personal situations is very immature - don't believe she played any role in dealing with people issues to make the magazine such a big success. And what was the meaning of - Now we are No. 1 and now let us go back to our husbands and family. Are you saying that leaving husbands and family was part of the project plan to bring the magazine to No. 1 spot and that now there will not be any effort to keep it that way. Trust me, fight for sustenance at No. 1 spot is far more hard than achieving it.

Rishi - The most reasonable character in the movie. Although we don't know what is going on in his mind and how he wants to resolve things than just being totally committed and in love with Maya..but still.. we can grant him some room.

Arjun - A cute little angel with Chicken Little looks. He could have played a significant role in the movie to turnaround things and situations. But he is a kid...he gets to suffer in the let us leave him for now.

In short - if we have so many weak characterizations playing the lead role in the movie, howsoever good the concept is - it is bound to fail.

The only good thing in the movie (that is why 1 star) 1- Music. Great Music!! But the songs, lyrics and the situations were totally out of sync with the storyline.

Mr. Johar - I have been a big fan of yours and I am sure you know this but I don't know why you missed it this time - There's a lot that goes into a movie to make it watchable than designer dresses, new york streets, and the most expensive and talented set of actors in Indian film industry. Please take charge of the movie and understand your responsibility and accountability to get the best out of them.

This is not a Karan Johar movie - this is a movie that happens to have Karan Johar's name as the director.

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