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Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003)

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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:

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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

Shooting in New York began on 15 July, covering areas in and around the five boroughs and on Long Island. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the film, shots of New York are interposed with similar shots of Toronto. The film tries to make the viewer believe that the Toronto shots are, in fact, New York, but the architectural styles and obvious Toronto landmarks are completely different than those found in New York. See more »

Quotes

Aman Mathur: [to Naina] Listen... live... be happy... smile... Who knows? Tomorrow may not be...
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Referenced in Koffee with Karan: Shah Rukh Khan and Alia Bhatt (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Maahi Ve
Written by Javed Akhtar
Composed by Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa
Performed by Sadhana Sargam, Shankar Mahadevan, Sonu Nigam, Udit Narayan and Madhushree (as Sujata Bhattacharya)
© 2003 Sony Music Entertainment (India) Pvt. Ltd.
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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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