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Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Musical | 16 October 1998 (India)
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During their college years, Anjali was in love with her best-friend Rahul, but he had eyes only for Tina. Years later, Rahul and the now-deceased Tina's eight-year-old daughter attempts to reunite her father and Anjali.

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Karan Johar

Writers:

Karan Johar (dialogue), Karan Johar (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Shah Rukh Khan ... Rahul Khanna
Kajol ... Anjali Sharma
Rani Mukerji ... Tina Malhotra (as Rani Mukherji)
Sana Saeed ... Anjali Khanna
Reema Lagoo ... Mrs. Sharma (as Reema)
Farida Jalal ... Mrs. Khanna
Archana Puran Singh ... Ms. Briganza
Himani Shivpuri ... Rifat Bi
Johnny Lever ... Col. Almeida, Camp Manager (as Johny Lever)
Anupam Kher ... Principal Malhotra
Parzaan Dastur ... Silent Sardarji
Salman Khan ... Aman Mehra
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Geeta Kapoor Geeta Kapoor ... Dancer
Farah Khan ... Woman on the Neelam show
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Storyline

Rahul Khanna and Anjali Sharma were best friends at college. Anjali realizes that she has fallen in love with Rahul but she's too late because Rahul has already fallen for Tina Malhotra. Heartbroken, Anjali leaves the city. Tina and Rahul get married and soon Tina becomes pregnant, giving birth to a daughter which they call Anjali. Due to complications during pregnancy, Tina passes away. Anjali is brought up by her father, and each year on her birthday he allows his daughter to read one of her mother's letters. Through these letters she learns that her mother (Tina) knew that another Anjali was in love with Rahul, and vows to bring them together again. Written by Soumitra

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Taglines:

They'll make you laugh... they'll make you cry... they'll even make you fall in love See more »


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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | Urdu | English

Release Date:

16 October 1998 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Bcё в жизни бывает See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$2,100,000, 31 December 1999
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Dharma Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Director Karan Johar never considered Rani Mukerji for the role of Tina. In fact, Rani read the script herself and went up to Karan saying, "I'm the only one able to do this role." See more »

Goofs

When Anjali reads the letter from her birth mother, the writing on the letter disappears and reappears between shots. See more »

Quotes

Ms. Briganza: Rahul... what is love?
Rahul Khanna: Love. Love is friendship.
Anjali Sharma: [Anjali looks at him]
Rahul Khanna: If she can't be my best friend, I can't be in love with her. Without friendship, there is no love. Simple. Love is friendship. Okay, Ms. Briganza?
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Connections

Referenced in King Liar (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Ladki Badi Anjani Hai
Written by Sameer Anjaan
Composed by Jatin Pandit and Lalit Pandit
Performed by Kumar Sanu and Alka Yagnik
Courtesy of Sony Music India
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The movie that turned me to Bollywood films
26 August 2004 | by vee_gurlSee all my reviews

I saw this film randomly the other day while at a friend's house. She comes from Indian decent and had always nagged me to watch Indian films with her but I always declined. Being a general film fanatic, I agreed to watch this film, not expecting much. But as soon as I got into the story (and got over the horrible and sometimes non-visible subtitles) I was completely hooked! Whether it was the directing or the wonderful screen presence of the actors, somethng about this film had the ability to capture the emotions of the viewer. I can say that having been used to watching generally American films, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai is a romance that stands out from the typical Hollywood love story -- paying attention to detail and character development in a way in which I've rarely seen before. Although I was quite new to Indian "musical numbers" in which they incorporate within their films and even found the performances in them a little bit on the cheesy side, I throroughly enjoyed some of the songs as well. Great melodies, especially the title song -- which added to the emotional impact of the movie itself. I wll definitely be looking out for more Indian films in the future.


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