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Sometimes (1976)

Kabhie Kabhie (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 27 February 1976 (India)
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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
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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
Parikshit Sahni ... Dr. R.P. Kapoor
Naseem Naseem ... Sweety Malhotra
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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

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

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Drama | Romance

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Trivia

Parveen Babi was Yash Chopra's first choice for the role opposite Rishi Kapoor. See more »

Quotes

Amitabh Malhotra: [singing at the beginning of the film] I am a poet only for a few moments, / My tale will be over in a few moments, / My laughter lasts only for a few moments, / My youth will end in a few moments. / I am a poet only for a few moments, / Many poets came and went before me / Some left sighing, / And some left singing, / Their story only lasted a few moments / I too will only live a few moments. / Tomorrow I will be taken from you, / But for today, I am yours. / I am a poet only for a few moments,...
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Soundtracks

Main Har Ek Pal Ka
Sung by Mukesh
Composed by Khayyam
Lyrics by Sahir Ludhianvi
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Kabhi Kabhi Mere Dil Se Khayaal Jaata Hai
14 August 2012 | by ChrysanthepopSee all my reviews

The last time I watched 'Kabhi Kabhie' I was perhaps five years old and, to be honest, I didn't remember anything about it. So after a rewatch yesterday, I feel that it's a film that hasn't particularly 'aged' well. It's entertaining nonetheless but not among Chopra's best works. There are a few overly sentimental scenes and some overacting.

There are several unintentionally funny moments such as the death sequence of Anju's ex. Most of the songs, especially those visualized on Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh should have been left out, in my opinion. Those were bad songs with poor lyrics. Characterization is also faulty. An example being the character Sweety who's more of a one-dimensional caricature. The dialogues didn't live up to standard either like the sexist speech that Amitabh delivers towards the end to Waheeda's character highlighting how strong men are and how weak women are.

The execution is nothing remarkable. Camera-work and sound design appear completely flat. The action sequences although few in number are unnecessarily stretched out. Heavy editing was required. However there are some notable sequences that stand out. For example, Amit and Pooja's reunion and Anju showing affection for the daughter she had abandoned.

Performances are a mixed baggage. Waheeda Rehman is terrific. Shashi Kapoor is quite charming. Amitabh Bachchan and Rakhee are competent. I liked her chemistry with Kapoor and Bachchan. Neetu Singh tends to overact. Rishi Kapoor is quite irritating. Overall, flawed and dated it might be but it can be entertaining when watched with the family (the aforementioned songs and action sequences can be fastforwarded).


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Hindi | Urdu

Release Date:

27 February 1976 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Kashmir, India See more »

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Yash Raj Films See more »
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