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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 Bachchan ... Jennifer Kapur (as Jaya Bhaduri)
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
Athit Naik ... Shiv Kapur
Jhanak Shukla Jhanak Shukla ... Gia Kapur
Sonali Bendre ... Dr. Priya
Satish Shah ... Kursann Bhai Patel
Sulabha Arya ... Kanta Bhen (as Sulbha Arya)
Rajpal Yadav ... Guru
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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

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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Trivia

Ram Kamal Mukherjee, Jitesh Pillai and Paresh C. Palicha agreed that the film is thematically similar to "Anand". Each felt that it shared common aspects with other films starring Khanna: 1970's "Safar", where terminal illness is also a central motif, and "Bawarchi" (1972), in which the protagonist mends relationships between families and friends. See more »

Goofs

When Rohit asks Naina to join Salsa classes along with him, Naina's reply isn't properly lip synced. She says "Nahi" but it's heared "Nahi Rohit". See more »

Quotes

Lajjo Kapur: Oh, so you are awake...! Looking so good like Hari Putter!
Shiv: Harry Potter, dadi! Harry Potter
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Connections

References Dil Chahta Hai (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Chale Chalo
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Written by Javed Akhtar
Performed by A.R. Rahman, Srinivas
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Warm, subtle and deeply moving.
22 March 2004 | by gila_filmSee all my reviews

I just can believe that I had opportunity to enjoy this. Kal Ho Naa Ho (If Tomorrow Never Comes) is an energetic tale about love, love and LOVE! The plot somewhat predictable (and I better not to rehash it) but Nikil Adhvani as a director made it with a sense of love and that make this as a warm, subtle and deeply moving, a great entertainer indeed.

The chemistry between Shahrukh, Preity Zinta and Saif-Ali Khan is so strong. What a fun-tastic acting fiesta. The songs are ear-catchy and added a plus point, not a waste like many Bollywood's movies.

I know KHNH is a good movie when I first read the premise, but I don't realize that this is a very good movie. Just can't believe that this is Nikil Adhvani directorial debut. Okay, enough comment, just watch it and experience the wonderful journey of life and LOVE.

10/10


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Release Date:

28 November 2003 (India) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$758,211, 30 November 2003

Gross USA:

$1,991,922

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,200,241
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2.35 : 1
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