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Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... (2001)

Not Rated | | Drama, Musical, Romance | 14 December 2001 (USA)
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After marrying a poor woman, rich Rahul is disowned by his father and moves to London to build a new life. Years later, his now grown up little brother Rohan embarks on a mission to bring Rahul back home and reunite the family again.

Director:

Karan Johar

Writers:

Karan Johar, Sheena Parikh (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Amitabh Bachchan ... Yashvardhan Raichand
Jaya Bhaduri ... Nandini Raichand (as Jaya Bachchan)
Shah Rukh Khan ... Rahul Raichand
Kajol ... Anjali Sharma
Hrithik Roshan ... Rohan Raichand
Kareena Kapoor ... Pooja Sharma
Farida Jalal ... Sayeeda
Jibraan Khan Jibraan Khan ... Krishi Raichand
Rani Mukerji ... Naina Kapoor (as Rani Mukherji)
Alok Nath ... Bauji
Johnny Lever ... Haldiram
Achala Sachdev ... Daadi
Himani Shivpuri ... Haldiram's wife
Aryan Khan ... Young Rahul
Sushma Seth ... Naani
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Storyline

Yashvardhan Raichand lives a very wealthy lifestyle along with his wife, Nandini, and two sons, Rahul and Rohan. While Rahul has been adopted, Yashvardhan and Nandini treat him as their own. When their sons mature, they start to look for suitable brides for Rahul, and decide to get him married to a young woman named Naina. When Rahul is told about this, he tells them that he loves another woman by the name of Anjali Sharma. Yashvardhan decides to meet with the Sharma family, and finds out that they are middle-classed, unsophisticated, and will not be able to it into his family circle, as a result he refuses to permit Rahul to marry Anjali. A defiant Rahul decides to leave, gets married to Anjali, without his foster parents blessings, and re-locates to London, England, where Anjali's unmarried sister, Pooja, also lives. Rohan, who was studying in a hostel, returns home to find that Rahul is no longer living with them, and he also discovers that while outwardly his dad is not interested... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Any weak man can say he's sorry. It takes a strong heart to forgive. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Musical | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | English

Release Date:

14 December 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... See more »

Filming Locations:

Bahriya, Egypt See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

INR 350,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,010,000, 16 December 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,902,000
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Production Co:

Dharma Productions See more »
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Dolby Digital | DTS

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The Yashwarden house is actually a manor in England, but in the film it is shown to be in India. See more »

Goofs

In the storyline, the Raichand offices and main home are supposedly located in India, but the offices shown are clearly Canary Wharf in London and the main home shown is actually Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire. The helicopters used to transport people supposedly in India, clearly have British registrations shown. See more »

Quotes

Rahul Raichand: In life, if you ever want to be something, win something, or get something, then always listen to your heart. But if you don't get a signal from your heart, then close your eyes and say your mom and dad's names, then watch, you will achieve every goal, every obstacle will become easy, and the victory will be yours... only yours..."
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Referenced in Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006) See more »

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Vande Mataram
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It's about loving your family............
11 January 2002 | by hsheikSee all my reviews

This movie is truly a work of art, with the emphasis on art. Dazzling costumes, magnificent buildings, glitzy cars, tons of emotions. Karan Johar is a master at extracting the exact emotion that he wants from the viewer. You cannot help but weep or cry at various scenes, even though you see them coming a mile away. The storyline is cliched and has been done many times before, but NEVER has it been packaged in such a powerful way. Kudos to the director, who despite the small flaws in the script, steers the viewer away from it, and engrosses you in the myriad of artistic explosions on the screen. Amitabh Bachan plays the patriach and is fairly good in the role, although he has done it before and is starting to stereotype him. Some scenes, I thought, were a little demeaning to him [the dance with the females in the Shava song], and should have been done more tastefully.

Jaya Bachan is very good as the wife, with the amazing ability to sense her son. The scene where she stands up to Amitabh is brilliantly executed, as is the scene where ShahRukh meets her in the shopping mall in London.

Kajol is brilliant, and this is probably her best role/performance of her career. She is pure magic and fills the screen with bubbly enthusiasm and sheer excitement whenever she is in frame.

Kareena Kapoor is appropriately cast and is also excellent in the role of Poo. She is a delight to watch, and does not falter, even in the comic scenes with Shahrukh. One cannot imagine anyone else in this role.

Hrithik Roshan, to me, was the surprise of the movie. He was brilliant and just about steals the show in the second half of the movie. His performance is sincere and visually a treat. He is indeed the superstar of the future. Bulging muscles and hip dance steps aside, this guy is a brilliant actor through and through.

But for me, Shahrukh Khan is the star of this movie. He is stupendous, magnificent, brilliant. He makes you laugh, cry, dance, cringe, smile. He does all this with flawless perfection. His pairing with Kajol is magical, and it shows on screen. I can now understand why Karan Johar says that he cannot imagine doing a film without Shahrukh. The guy is amazing.

On the whole, this is an excellent movie that is worth at least 4 trips to the cinema. Thank you Karan Johar.


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