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Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 28 November 2003 (India)
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Naina, an introverted, perpetually depressed girl's life changes when she meets Aman. But Aman has a secret of his own which changes their lives forever. Embroiled in all this is Rohit, Naina's best friend who conceals his love for her.

Director:

Nikkhil Advani (as Nikhil Advani)

Writers:

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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shah Rukh Khan ... Aman Mathur
Preity Zinta ... Naina Catherine Kapur
Saif Ali Khan ... Rohit
Jaya Bhaduri ... Jennifer Kapur
Sushma Seth ... Lajjo Kapur
Reema Lagoo ... Aman's Mother
Lillete Dubey ... Jaswinder "Jazz" Kapoor
Delnaaz Irani ... Jasprit "Sweetu" Kapoor (as Delnaaz Paul)
Rani Mukerji ... Special Appearance
Sonali Bendre ... Dr. Priya
Michael Pinkhas Michael Pinkhas ... Office Clerk
Sanjay Kapoor ... Abhay
Sulabha Arya ... Kanta Bhen (as Sulbha Arya)
Athit Naik Athit Naik ... Shiv Kapur
Princey Shukla Princey Shukla ... Gia Kapur (as Jhanak Shukla)
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Storyline

The film's female lead, Naina (Preity Zinta) narrates the story. Her father had committed suicide years ago which left a deep impact on her heart. Her family is dysfunctional since her mother and grandmother just cannot stop arguing. But when Aman (Shahrukh Khan) arrives next door, the whole gloomy conditions change. Aman infuses life in skeptical and overtly serious Naina, and she falls in love with him. But Aman knows that he cannot marry Naina because of a secret which he cannot divulge to her. So he intends upon setting her up with her best pal Rohit (Saif Ali Khan). Written by Soumitra

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A Story Of A Lifetime.......In A Heartbeat

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | Urdu | Gujarati | Punjabi

Release Date:

28 November 2003 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Tomorrow May Never Come See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$758,211, 30 November 2003, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,787,378, 21 December 2003
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The dolls and dollhouse that Gia plays with in the movie are slightly modified dolls from the Loving Family line by Fisher Price. The house is the Special Edition Townhouse version of the line's dollhouse. In particular, the doll that she uses as Aman, is actually the father doll that came with the house. Slight modifications include adding cloth coverings to the grandmother doll's head to look like a sari and adding a poncho to the mother doll to more resemble the kurti (tunic) that Jaya wears. The modifications and dresses were actually made by Preity Zinta the day before the shooting of the scene See more »

Goofs

During the title song, "Kal Ho Naa Ho," at the scene where Aman and Naina are dancing in the night, after Aman touches Naina with the rose, it shows him throw the rose behind him, and at the end of the embrace the rose reappears in his hand. See more »

Quotes

Aman Mathur: [lying on his deathbed] Now, let me sleep! Just wake me up when you are leaving!
[closing his eyes and seems to stop moving]
Rohit Patel: [concerned] Aman?
Aman Mathur: [opening his eyes] Not yet... idiot!
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Connections

Featured in Billu (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Chale Chalo
(uncredited)
Written by Javed Akhtar
Performed by A.R. Rahman, Srinivas
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if you have seen this movie outside India, you are an elected by God
19 September 2005 | by melsmSee all my reviews

Watching Indian movies outside of India is something very impossible, everybody speaks about "the famous bollywood movies", but nobody want to release this jewels in Europe. I am so lucky I could see this supermasterpiece at the oriental cinema festival in Barcelon, I couldn't believe what I was watching. The script is stunning, the choreography crazy, the actors are superlative, the music is impressive, the plot turns you on...you can keep inside the characters as I never did. The sound is also impressive. It was like watching Mary Poppins when I was 6 yeras old, during 3 hours I lost the total terms of reality!!!! As the movie has never been exhibited in Spain and there is not copy on DVD we are so "lucky" We could find a pirate copy in a Pakistan supermarket in Barcelon, with perfect sound and image!!!! Well, I hope this message will amaze you to get this movie from....where?


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