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Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... (2001)

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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.

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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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Taglines:

"It's all about loving your parents." - Karan Johar See more »

Genres:

Drama | Musical | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | English

Release Date:

14 December 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Happiness & Tears 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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Company Credits

Production Co:

Dharma Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Both Hrithik Roshan and SRK, who are 2 of the 3 main protagonists of the movie, play Amitabh Bachchan's sons in the movie. Years later both actors play Amitabh Bachchan's iconic gangster characters in the remakes of his classic action crime movies. Shah Rukh Khan plays Don in Don (2006) and Hrithik Roshan plays Vijay Dinanath Chavan in Agneepath (2012). Both the remakes were highly successful See more »

Goofs

Years later when Rohan meets Pooja again, after he recites the tongue twister "Chandu ka Chacha," he says he finally got it. But he forgets to say the line "chandni raat mein," so he doesn't get it right. 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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Connections

Spoofs Slave (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Bole Chudiyan
Written by Sameer Anjaan
Composed by Jatin Pandit (as Jatin-Lalit) and Lalit Pandit (as Jatin-Lalit)
Performed by Kavita Krishnamurthy, Alka Yagnik, Amit Kumar, Udit Narayan and Sonu Nigam
Courtesy of Sony Music India
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I adored this movie!
18 January 2005 | by tarynblakeSee all my reviews

I absolutely adore this movie. I borrowed it from an Indian friend and first of all fell IN LOVE with Hrithrik Roshan. Not even the bootleg tape I had could hide his beauty. I think I watched the movie 3 times in one week! Seeing as how the film is 3 1/2 hours long, that's saying a lot.

As always, Sharukh Khan is a pleasant diversion on screen. Kajol's character was a lot of fun too. It's nice to see a girl with spunk get her man! Nearly all of the songs and choreography were stellar. I will most definitely buy this one.

Like some of the other reviewers mentioned, there is definitely some over-acting but those few moments of suffering are rewarded with a variety of eye-candy. This film is definitely worth watching.


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