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Release Date:
11 August 2006 (Australia) See more »
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Plot:
Dev, a famous footballer, becomes injured and gets dependent on Riya. Brooding on his ill-fate, he gets suspicous of an affair going on between Riya and another man. Is the affair a reality, and if it is, will Dev openly accuse Riya? Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
4 wins & 22 nominations See more »
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Experiment gone awry See more (263 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Shah Rukh Khan ... Dev Saran

Rani Mukerji ... Maya Talwar

Amitabh Bachchan ... Samarjit 'Sam' Talwar

Preity Zinta ... Riya Saran

Abhishek Bachchan ... Rishi Talwar
Kiron Kher ... Kamaljit 'Kamal' Saran (as Kirron Kher)

Arjun Rampal ... Jay
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

John Abraham ... DJ at club

Logan Anderson ... Receptionist (as Beth Erin Anderson)

Lisa Anzelmo ... American Reporter

Jarett Armstrong ... Train Station Patron 1
Patrick Armstrong ... Train Station Patron 2
Diane Baisley ... Nurse
Steven Baker ... Wedding Guest
Tomm Bauer ... Co-Worker
Himad Beg ... Wedding Guest

Whit Blanchard ... Chris - Waiter
Kristen Bough ... Little girl on slide

Kate Braithwaite ... English dancer
Matt Brandstein ... CIA Operative

Marie Brandt ... Adda

Adrianna Bremont ... Receptionist

Tracey Brennan ... Dr. Anna
Arthur S. Brown ... Reporter

Kevin Cannon ... Lewd New Yorker
Ahsaas Channa ... Arjun D. Saran
Bob Connelly ... Father of The Bride
Gustavo Cunha ... Himself
Cyre ... Flower Girl

Greg D'Agostino ... Coach George Push
Michael C. Davis ... Male Nurse #2

Manish Dayal ... Reporter
Peter Defeo ... Commuter

Pat Dempsey ... Soccer Player

Gabriel Ellis ... Train Station Passenger as Gabriel Ellis
Brian Ferrari ... Sound guy
Kathryn Gerhardt ... Hysterical Nurse
Nick Gjoka ... Flyer Boy
Tom Gribby ... Dancer
Jeff Halpin ... Ambulance Driver
Andrew Hillmedo Jr. ... Background

Aykut Hilmi ... Gangster
Allen Iaccarino ... Soccer fan
Shobhit Jain ... Extra / Kid

Matthew Joseff ... Extra
William James Kelly ... Train Passenger
Ryan Kim ... EMT Technician
Larissa Kohler ... Extra

Ginger Kroll ... Bridesmaid

Charlotte Lake ... Lisa Reynolds
Michael Leister ... Commuter on Subway
Rithear Len ... Soccer Fan

Oliver Martin ... Street Guy

Madalyn McKay ... Announcer
Jay Prakash Mistry ... Band Member

Saira Mohan ... Catherine Cooper / Catherine R. Talwar

Moniere ... Soccer Player

Omar Mora ... Spanish Reporter
Jeffrey Mowery ... Train Passenger
Carmel Navé ... Secretary / Receptionist
Joel Ney ... Annoying Man
Christine Lisa Racinez ... Soccer Fan

Speir Rahn ... Restaurant Patron

Giuseppe Raucci ... Soccer Player
Alyssa Ritch ... Office Assistant
Kenny Solomons ... Dancer

Robert Gordon Spencer ... ER Doctor
Kali Stivison ... Receptionist #2

Tibor Taylor ... Party Guest

Vladimir Troitsky ... NY Paramedic

Steve West ... Joey Dancer (as Steve Lawton)
Christopher Wilford ... Soccer Goalie (Dallas)

Jonathan Williams ... Park Diner

Tyler Barnes ... Waiter (uncredited)

Robert Bizik ... Train Passenger (uncredited)
Christiane Brown ... Extra (uncredited)
Billy Burke ... Dancer (uncredited)
Meredith Croft ... Extra (uncredited)

Aizzah Fatima ... Student (uncredited)

David Hilfstein ... Late Date Guy (uncredited)

Kajol ... Piano dancer (uncredited)
Carolyn Kennedy ... Bridesmaid (uncredited)

Robert Myers ... Audience Member (uncredited)

Mim Paquin ... Train Station Passenger (uncredited)

Mark J. Parker ... Train Scene Extra (uncredited)
Hayley Raphael ... Extra (uncredited)
Georgia Reed ... Theatre Guest (uncredited)

Sybelle Silverphoenix ... Brooklyn Bridge Pedestrian (uncredited)
Jeremy Woods ... Paramedic (uncredited)
Albert Yu ... Extra (uncredited)

Directed by
Karan Johar 
 
Writing credits
Karan Johar (story)

Shibani Bathija (screenplay) and
Karan Johar (screenplay)

Niranjan Iyengar (dialogue)

Produced by
Anadil Hossain .... executive producer
Hiroo Johar .... producer
Manoj Mittra .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Shankar Mahadevan  (as Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy)
Loy Mendonsa  (as Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy)
Ehsaan Noorani  (as Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy)
 
Cinematography by
Anil Mehta 
 
Film Editing by
Sanjay Sankla 
 
Casting by
Rita Powers 
Sean Powers 
 
Art Direction by
Sharmishta Roy 
Sandra Scurria 
 
Costume Design by
Manish Malhotra 
 
Makeup Department
Namrata Soni .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Gopal Babel .... production executive
Driss Benyaklef .... production manager
Prashant Kunder .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tarun Mansukhani .... first assistant director
Payal Sethi .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Purva Amar .... art coordinator
Daniel Ediger .... art production assistant
Nick Gjoka .... assistant property master
Mohammed Kasim .... assistant art director (as Mohammed Kasam Sayyad)
Gregory Kenney .... property master
David Winkfield .... art production assistant
 
Sound Department
Royston D'Lima .... boom operator
Royston D'Lima .... sound recordist: second unit
Abhijit Deo .... live foley mixer
Stephen Gomes .... sound designer
Anuj Mathur .... sound re-recording mixer
Haroon Sheikh .... boom operator
 
Visual Effects by
Das Chinmay .... digital compositor
Vinay Singh Chuphal .... flame artist
Soumen Das .... digital compositor
Bhaskar Joyoti Goswami .... digital compositor
Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna .... visual effects artist
Ashok Pallati .... visual effects artist
Shaikh Rizwan .... digital compositor
Kaushal Shah .... digital compositor
Yatin Tamhane .... Senior Digital Compositor (visual effects)
Prashant Thakur .... digital compositor
Merchant Zahid .... visual effects artist
 
Stunts
Jeff Ward .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Nathan Beaman .... swing: grip/electric
Jonathan Beattie .... grip
Joe Belschner .... key grip
Eric Branco .... additional best boy electric
Filipe Campos de Pinho de Bessa .... camera production assistant
Jose Corretjer .... additional dolly grip
Matthew Cryan .... grip
Anirudh Garbyal .... assistant camera
Rebecca Heller .... additional grip
T.J. Hellmuth .... electrician
Justin Hullinger .... electrician
Sidharth Kale .... assistant camera
Jarrod Kloiber .... additional best boy electric
Daniel Luebke .... rigging electrician
Mike 'Electric' Mervilde Jr. .... electrician
Aaron Randall .... key rigging grip
Nick Schwartz .... camera production assistant
Jatinder Sharma .... director of photography: additional photography
Matt Staples .... dolly grip
Brandon Taylor .... additional best boy grip
Richard P. Ulivella .... gaffer
Jarrod Valliere .... additional grip
Matthew Walker .... best boy grip
Casey Wooden .... additional best boy grip
Michael Yetter .... best boy electric
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nikia Nelson .... key wardrobe stylist: New York
Nikia Nelson .... product placement: wardrobe
Amos Posner .... costume production assistant
 
Editorial Department
Rohan Desai .... digital intermediate supervisor
 
Location Management
Jennifer Hoopes .... location assistant
Nelson Khoury .... assistant location manager
Henry Torbin .... location assistant
Joseph White .... location manager
 
Music Department
Shafqat Amanat Ali .... playback singer
Vasundhara Das .... playback singer
Mahalakshmi Iyer .... playback singer (as Mahalaxmi Iyer)
Shankar Mahadevan .... playback singer
Loy Mendonsa .... playback singer
Caralisa Monteiro .... playback singer (as Caralisa)
Srinivas Murthy .... conductor
Sonu Nigam .... playback singer
Shweta Pandit .... playback singer
Shaan .... playback singer
Alka Yagnik .... playback singer
 
Transportation Department
Nathan Beaman .... swing driver
Adam Lukens .... swing driver
 
Other crew
Marie Amon .... production assistant
Hiram Chan .... security: Ms. Zinta
Sara Clarke .... production secretary
Cyre .... production assistant
Danielle Davis .... craft service production assistant
Roopa De Choudhury .... production coordinator
Dave Donars .... production assistant
Philipp Engelhorn .... production assistant
Rudi Fischer .... production assistant: Philadelphia
Shruti Ganguly .... product placement coordinator
Sahdev Ghei .... domestic distribution
Sam Ghosh .... production assistant
Jacob Gitzis .... product placement
Jason Hanan .... production assistant
Thalia Harithas .... additional production assistant
Tammy Lynn Howell .... production assistant
Farah Khan .... choreographer
Mohamed Khan .... production coordinator
Terren Lin .... production assistant
Rajesh Malhotra .... domestic distribution
Laura Mazza .... production assistant
Ian McAlpin .... production assistant
Jason A. McCauley .... production assistant coordinator: Philadelphia
Brandis Medina .... assistant to executive producer
Brandis Medina .... production assistant
Jennifer Pabley .... assistant production coordinator
Nicole Real .... production assistant
Vanessa Rieth .... assistant to producer
Morgan Roche .... production assistant
Subi Samuel .... publicity stills
Priti Trivedi .... key set production assistant
Janice Yang .... production assistant
Tina Yeh .... production assistant
Alex Zoppa .... production assistant
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Never Say Goodbye" - USA (informal English title)
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Runtime:
193 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Certification:
Germany:6 | India:UA | Ireland:12A | Malaysia:U | Singapore:PG | UK:12A | USA:R (original rating) | USA:PG-13 (re-rating on appeal)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Director Cameo: [Karan Johar]plays a man talking on a cell phone behind Shah Rukh Khan inside the train during film's climax.See more »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: 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 »
Quotes:
Rishi Talwar:Dad, what did you have for breakfast?
Samarjit Singh Talwar aka Sam:I don't know... I don't remember her name.
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
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55 out of 100 people found the following review useful.
Experiment gone awry, 12 August 2006
Author: Arunirvana from India

I make onion poha for breakfast thrice a week, with the bare minimum ingredients possible. One day I tried to experiment some (inspired by the stalls outside my Engineering college) and tried some sugar (caramelized onions anyone?), extra turmeric and some red chilli powder. The result was anything but edible but I humbly gulped it down.

KANK is an honest attempt to break away from the mauled of sugary romances by the new age love guru Karan Johar. An honest attempt, huh? Its the result that speaks volumes in the age of fast-food and fast-love. What we get to witness this time is not the time tested elaborate shaadis, karwa chauths or the big fat Indian family reunions, reminiscent of his and Yash "uncle's" earlier movies. This time its the bold subject of infidelity - the sensitive (ahem!) portrayal of seeking love outside a loveless (???) marriage. How far does Karan succeed? Lets check it out through the eyes of a neutral, unassuming viewer.

KANK is the story about Dev (Shahrukh), a footballer whose career dreams are broken along with his leg when he meets with a freak accident, which makes him a recluse. His ever complaining ways puts his marriage with Rhea (Priety), a successful woman, on the rocks. In another part of New York city, there is marital tension between Rishi (Abhishek), & Maya (Rani) for reasons only known to Karan dude. Maya is a cleanliness freak and doesn't know why she is married to Rishi even after 4 years being together. She thinks that she is trapped in a loveless marriage, whereas her hubby still goes ga-ga over her. In the midst of all this mayhem, we have the swinging sexagenarian Sam (Big B) who could be the poster boy for Viagra and Dev's endearing mom played by Kirron Kher.

Its baffling to comprehend the first meeting between the protagonists Dev & Maya on the latter's wedding day and the subsequent exchange of words between total strangers. She is confused about the marriage right from the word go due to godforsaken reasons. Cut to the present times and the duo meet up under similarly make-belief circumstances. The sequences revolving around a bizarre character "Black Beast" is corny to the core (now I wish I had seen Krrish!). The first half is laced with incoherent scenes like these, barring a few. The screen lights up whenever Big B is there, he provides the much desired light-hearted moments. His tete-a-tete with Kirron Kher is quite funny.

Well, coming back to the crux of the movie, the protagonists become pally, meet up regularly and discuss ways to save their crumbling marriages. At this point, Karan dude goes over the top again and gives us the work which resembles that of an overzealous amateur. The scenes where Maya teaches Dev the art of giving a good massage in a furniture store and Karan trying it on his wife and Maya metamorphosing into a seductive hunterwaali clearly takes the movie to abysmal levels. Then the inevitable happens, the duo become too close for comfort and decide to cheat on their respective spouses - what set out as mending work created a bigger monster.

Now lets talk about the performances, which forms the most important aspect of a Karan Johar movie as he employs the best in the industry. Shahrukh plays the role of Dev with conviction and nobody else could have bettered him here, but hey wait a minute, haven't I seen the same expressions in half a dozen of his earlier movies? Rani is competent but one hardly tends to sympathize with her character inspite of crying a bucketful. Abhishek Bachchan is the surprise packet, he goes through a range of emotions as if he is already a veteran, great acting from the junior. Priety looks glamorous and in a couple of scenes manages to overshadow king Khan too, but was that cleavage show necessary? Kirron Kher too does a great job but its Big B who again proves yet again that he is the real king and this time he gives a certain Mr.Hashmi a run for his money. He is ice cool in the first half and philanthropic towards the latter stages.

All said and done, the stellar cast raises the bar of the movie but then to what extent? A movie with such a half baked plot and treatment can't be saved from the obvious, it disappoints. The screenplay leaves a lot to be desired and that poses a question in front of Karan dude - Is it really worth to break away from the mauled? An ardent fan of his movies would be satisfied watching the protagonists running around trees and mustard fields and elaborate traditional celebrations of filthy rich families.

Nowadays I make onion pohas with a dash of lemon and they taste just fine. I guess I've learnt that the right way of making it by pondering over my mistakes, without going overboard with experimentation. Good luck Mr Johar!

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