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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)

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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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Company Credits

Production Co:

Dharma Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When Hrithik Roshan watched Shah Rukh Khan and Amitabh Bachchan play the reconciliation scene he was so impressed and intimidated by the acting that he was unable to complete his own shot. He had to do it the next day after Amitabh had calmed him down and reassured him that everything would be fine. See more »

Goofs

When Yashvardhan and Nandini surprise Rohan about their arrival at London by calling him from the airport, Rohan tell them to meet him at the Bluewater Shopping Centre, which is actually located in Kent; completely outside of London. See more »

Quotes

Yashvardhan 'Yash' Raichand: Elder's anger is a part of their love... my son.
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Connections

References Chandni (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Soul of K3G (instrumental)
Composed by Sandesh Shandilya
Courtesy of Sony Music India
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A beautiful film about bringing families together
22 February 2005 | by punzelleSee all my reviews

This film shines from start to finish, and runs the gamut of emotions. The cinematography, sets, and costumes are brilliant. The sparkling performances of six of India's leading actors alone makes the movie worth seeing, even if some might not feel comfortable with the deep sentimentality displayed by the leading men (women are fine with this; American men sometimes find it unnerving). Hrithik Roshan is pure eye candy for women of all ages, somehow oozing sweetness and innocent sexuality at the same time. The catchy song and dance number he performs with the lovely Kareena Kapoor at their 'prom,' "You Are My Soniya," has gotten regular replays in this household for weeks (even by my 79-year old mother, who will say, "I need a Soniya fix" - it really cheers her up!). The other musical numbers are very enjoyable, too, and never seem out of place or at odds with the flow of the film. Shahrukh Khan is adorable, as always, as the favorite son, and can hold his own in the dance numbers, too. Kajol gets to show her comic side, and was great at it! And knowing that the 'parents,' Amitabh and Jaya are a married couple in 'real life' just makes their interactions in the film that much better. Don't miss this wonderful movie! If you see just one Hindi movie, make it this one! (I am adding this question, for anyone who knows the answer: I wanted to find out what actor played Rohan at about age 12; the cast list shows three names for "Fattie" but no further details for any of these actors. If you happen to know the answer, please email me at punzelle@cox.net. Thank you!)


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