7.5/10
1,636
12 user 4 critic

Kabhie Kabhie (1976)

Not Rated | | Drama, Family, Romance | 27 February 1976 (India)
Trailer
2:22 | Trailer

Watch Now

With Prime Video

ON DISC
Kabhi Kabhie is a movie about the love story of generations and how a chain of events brings together old lovers as friends.

Director:

Yash Chopra

Writers:

Pamela Chopra (story), Sagar Sarhadi
Reviews
4 wins. See more awards »

Best of 2018: Top 10 Indian Movies

From Stree to Padman, we celebrate the top Indian movies of 2018, as rated by IMDb users. These movies range across Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu cinema.

See the full list

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Silsila (1981)
Drama | Family | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

SILSILA is a love story, thwarted by society's demands, which reappears as adultery but can it survive in the face of society?

Director: Yash Chopra
Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, Jaya Bhaduri
Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

After the death of their parents; Ravi Anand the eldest of seven brothers becomes the guardian to his other six siblings. His dictatorship and measures to get things done are frustrated by ... See full summary »

Director: Raj N. Sippy
Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini, Ranjeeta Kaur
Mili (1975)
Drama | Romance | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A reclusive, depressed man and a bubbly young woman fall in love but then find out that she has cancer.

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee
Stars: Jaya Bhaduri, Amitabh Bachchan, Usha Kiran
Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Three brothers are separated and united after many years - one is brought up a Hindu, another a Muslim and the last (and most memorable) a Christian. Hilarity and adventure ensues.

Director: Manmohan Desai
Stars: Vinod Khanna, Rishi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan
Hum (1991)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A wealthy and cruel businessman, Bhaktawar lord over a dockyard making all the workers his slaves. All the workers will work but no one will entail a salary, the union leader Tiger opposes ... See full summary »

Director: Mukul Anand
Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Rajinikanth, Govinda
Bawarchi (1972)
Comedy | Musical | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Squabbling Sharma family has a dubious reputation of not having any cook last there for more than a few months. Word spreads out about this family to such an extent that no person wants to ... See full summary »

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee
Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Jaya Bhaduri, Usha Kiran
Saudagar (1991)
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Veeru Singh and Rajeshwar Singh are sworn enemies, their clans and villagers have taken sides in a blood feud. Guns, and goons galore in both their fiefdoms. Military grade training for ... See full summary »

Director: Subhash Ghai
Stars: Dilip Kumar, Raaj Kumar, Vivek Mushran
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Long-suffering heiress Seeta is treated worse than a servant by her abusive money-grubbing aunt. Meanwhile, her long-lost twin sister Geeta grows up to be a gutsy street-performer. One day, the girls unintentionally swap places.

Director: Ramesh Sippy
Stars: Dharmendra, Sanjeev Kumar, Hema Malini
Aadalat (1976)
Action | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Simpleton and honest village farmer, Dharamchand alias Dharam is overjoyed when his wife, Radha gives birth to a baby boy who is christen with the name Raju. He comes to the rescue of three... See full summary »

Director: Narendra Bedi
Stars: Harbans Darshan M. Arora, Amitabh Bachchan, Birbal
Khubsoorat (1980)
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Nirmala Gupta runs her household and family in a very strict and authoritarian manner. While most of her family resent this, they do obey her and carry out her instructions, so as to be on ... See full summary »

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee
Stars: Ashok Kumar, Rekha, Rakesh Roshan
Mashaal (1984)
Action | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A chain of events changes Raja's life - from black marketer to journalist to an underworld Don and a Racketeer in order to combat Vardhan.

Director: Yash Chopra
Stars: Anil Kapoor, Dilip Kumar, Waheeda Rehman
Chaalbaaz (1989)
Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Twins separated at infancy are brought up differently. One weak, one strong. One day, they end up at each others house. Their life is not the same anymore.

Director: Pankaj Parashar
Stars: Sridevi, Sunny Deol, Rajinikanth
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Amitabh Bachchan ... Amitabh Malhotra
Shashi Kapoor ... Vijay Khanna
Rakhee Gulzar ... Pooja Khanna
Waheeda Rehman ... Anjali Malhotra
Rishi Kapoor ... Vikram 'Vicky' Khanna
Neetu Singh ... Pinky Kapoor
Simi Garewal ... Shobha Kapoor
Parikshat Sahni ... Dr. R.P. Kapoor
Naseem Naseem ... Sweety Malhotra
Edit

Storyline

Kabhi Kabhie is the story of a poet Amit (Amitabh Bachchan) and the beautiful Pooja (Rakhee). It is the story of how these two visualize a perfect future together. But destiny has other plans, as Pooja bows to the wishes of her parents and marries Vijay (Shashi Kapoor). Amit drifts away from his poetry in a futile and unsuccessful attempt to forget Pooja he marries Anjali (Waheeda Rehman). But just how picture perfect are Amit and Pooja's lives? Some 20 years on... spanning over to the next generation, Pooja and Vijay's son Vicky (Rishi Kapoor) and Anjali's daughter Pinky (Neetu Singh) from a prior relationship, fall in love. A chain of events brings together old lovers as friends. Kabhi Kabhie is a love story of generations. Written by Official Source

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

love | poetry | poet | chase | motorcycle | See All (20) »

Taglines:

First she said "No." Then she said... See more »

Genres:

Drama | Family | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | Urdu

Release Date:

27 February 1976 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Sometimes See more »

Filming Locations:

Kashmir, India See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Yash Raj Films See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Amitabh Bachchan did a remix version of the song "Kabhi Kabhi" in his pop album Aby Baby. The album was composed by Bally Sagoo in 1996. See more »

Quotes

Amitabh Malhotra: [singing] Sometimes the thought crosses my mind / That you were made for me. / Before this you lived among the stars / You were called to earth for me. / Sometimes the thought crosses my mind / That your body, your eyes are in trust for me. / The dense shade of your hair is for me alone, / These lips, these arms are in my trust. / Sometimes the thought crosses my mind / As if wedding music plays on the road. / It is our wedding night and I'm lifting your veil... / You're melting in my arms, ...
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Tere Phoolon Jaisa
Sung by Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar
Composed by Khayyam
Lyrics by Sahir Ludhianvi
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
"Kabhie Kabhie" Dekho Abhie Hi
20 October 2006 | by mathew-magimaidossSee all my reviews

After directing action movies Joshila and Deewaar, Yash Chopra made Kabhie Kabhie with a theme that he is good at i.e. Love. The movie starts with the song "Main Pal Do Pal Ka Shaayar Hoon" and, ends with the song "Main Har Ek Pal Ka Shaayar Hoon". What lies between the two songs of the poet is a well told love story spanning two generations that shows the transformation of the poet from "Pal Do Pal Ka Shaayar" to "Har Ek Pal Ka Shaayar".

I have watched Kabhie Kabhie several times and, yet I have not got tired of this movie. The main reason for this is that as an audience I can associate to Kabhi Kabhie in different ways, to the characters, to the story, to the music or simply to the musings of the poet.

There are seven main characters and, all of these characters are natural and realistic that audience can feel each of the characters emotion and associate to them. Amitabh, Rakhee, Shashi Kapoor, Waheeda Rehman, Rishi Kapoor, Neetu Singh, Naseem, all of them have acted very well; but it is Amitabh who steals the show. Parikshit Sahni and Simi Grewal have supported well as the foster parents of Neetu Singh and, Deven Verma provides the comical relief (given a few scenes he leaves a good impression).

Yash Chopra has handled the theme of the movie very well and, has directed superbly. He keeps the story telling simple and linear, develops each character very well, and never goes far from the crux of the story even when touching issues like premarital relationship. Though brief, he also captures the capital Delhi nicely. I regard Kabhie Kabhie as Yash Chopra's best movie until now. He did break the grounds with "Lamhe" in terms of story but he is yet to surpass Kabhie Kabhie as director.

Music and songs have always been the strong point of Yash Chopra's movie. Kabhie Kabhie is among the top ones in that list. The credit goes to both Khayyam and Sahir. One may have to watch Kabhie Kabhie second time just to enjoy the music and songs. The songs melodiously rendered by Mukesh, Lata, Kishore and Pamela to date are chart busters. At the time when Kishore's voice was getting associated with Amitabh, Khayyam broke the trend by using Mukesh's voice to capture the soul and the depth in the poet's (or Sahir's) lyrics (note that in Trishul he did it again using Yesudas's voice for Amitabh).

Khayyam not only composed delightful music for beautiful songs written by Sahir, but also scored one of the best background music in Hindi cinema. The background music is very rich, consistent, pleasant and captures the mood of the characters so as to relate them to the audience. Khayyam has done it mainly by efficiently fiddling with two instruments, such as, two guitars (when Sweety introduces Vicky to Preeti and, when Amit, Anjali, Vicky, Sweety and Preeti are eating dinner), guitar and sitar (Amit and Anjali discussing in the bedroom while they are thinking about two different things and, the change when they talk about themselves; Preeti and Vicky arguing in the garden after Preeti comes to know about her mother), banjo and violin (when Anjali finds out about Preeti and Vicky's love) to describe a few.

It isn't that there are no weak moments in the movie. The story line does has some weakness; but the different strengths of the movie does not lets the audience feel or see them, or lets the audience to ignore them.

As a whole Kabhie Kabhie is one of the best movie that has graced the screens of Hindi cinema.


9 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 12 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Top Rated and Trending Indian Movies

Check out the Indian movies with the highest ratings from IMDb users, as well as the movies that are trending in real time.

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed