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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
Sonali Bendre ... Dr. Priya
Michael Pinkhas Michael Pinkhas ... Office Clerk
Sanjay Kapoor ... Abhay
Sulabha Arya ... Kanta Bhen (as Sulbha Arya)
Athit Naik ... Shiv Kapur
Jhanak Shukla Jhanak Shukla ... Gia Kapur
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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

Gross USA:

$1,991,922

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,200,241
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In one of the scenes that Gia was supposed to cry in, assistant director Tarun Mansukhani yelled at the little girl so hard that she actually started crying. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Aman Mathur enters the kitchen to look for Rohit Patel, who has gone for a date with Camilla, he and Kanta Bhen have a conversation in the kitchen, in front of the glass door. The reflection of the boom mic is visible on the glass door. 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

Referenced in Dasvidaniya (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Pretty Woman
Written by Javed Akhtar
Composed by Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani, Loy Mendonsa and Roy Orbison
Performed by Shankar Mahadevan
© 2003 Sony Music Entertainment (India) Pvt. Ltd.
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Best film!!
29 November 2005 | by slytherinseeker11See all my reviews

This is one of the best films ever made! I watched it a few days ago and i still have the movie running through my head. It is so amazing that it has a lasting impression.

Once again, Shah Rukh Khan steals the spotlight and does a magnificent performance as the beautiful and sweet Aman Mathur.

By the way, i was thinking "What a funny movie" until the end...it just gets sad. And me being a really sensitive person, wow...it just blows you away. Shah Rukh Khan's brilliant performance will stay with you forever.

I was up at 2.30 in the morning, tissues strewn all around me with tears just pouring down my face. The moment you try to stop crying, another scene comes on and you start again. Seriously, i'm really sensitive so no surprise but i reckon this film was the first film that actually made me cry that much. I just couldn't stop!! This is a must for everyone..including you sensitive people out there! Everyone must watch this film! It's just beautiful and it was actually an eye-opener for me! You've got to cherish whatever you have because who knows...tomorrow may never come.


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