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Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 13 November 2012 (India)
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A woman is made to realize that her prayers and sacrifice to save her boyfriend's life may have led him to a fate worse than death.


Yash Chopra


Aditya Chopra (story and dialogue), Aditya Chopra (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
21 wins & 25 nominations. See more awards »





Credited cast:
Shah Rukh Khan ... Samar Anand
Katrina Kaif ... Meera Thapar
Anushka Sharma ... Akira Rai
Anupam Kher ... Meera's father
Varun Thakur ... Lt. Hari Krishnan (as Varun Thajur)
Sharib Hashmi ... Samar's Friend
Julia St John ... Catherine (Akira's Boss)
Rishi Kapoor ... Imran
Andrew Bicknell ... Frank
Susan Fordham ... Party Guest
Natasha Jenssen ... 'Saans' Song: Professional Woman
Neetu Singh ... Meera's Mother
Sarika ... Dr. Zoya Ali Khan
Kumud Pant ... Businessman
Lee Nicholas Harris ... Builder / Tramp / Police Officer


Samar Anand, a hard working young immigrant in the city of London, glimpses upon the love of his life, a gorgeous angelic looking girl, (Katrina Kaif). They meet and their bond blossoms into love with time spent together. Samar however meets with a serious accident, and Meera vows to God she will leave Samar forever if he allowed him to live again, their love affair ends as quickly as it began. Samar angered with God and fueled with his love for Meera, declares War against Him. Samar Anand vows to walk into the jaws of death everyday as a challenge to God to keep him alive. He becomes Major Samar Anand in the Indian Army, a bomb disposal chief, defusing bombs without ever wearing a bomb suit. It is here that Major Samar also known as 'the man who cannot die' meets Akira (Anushka Sharma), a spirited vibrant, 'today's generation' Discovery Channel correspondent with a WTF attitude. Aware of Samar Anand's story, Akira is determined to unravel the mystery of love in this intriguing story,... Written by Official source

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Plot Keywords:

love | army | bomb | indian army | accident | See All (36) »


Drama | Romance


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Did You Know?


The video promo of second song 'Saans' was launched on 9 October 2012 in an event held at Ball Room, Taj Land Ends, Bandra, Mumbai. The romantic number was launched in presence of Khan and Katrina Kaif web conferencing the event over Skype where Khan attributed the song as "The Breathe of Love". See more »


Samar gets into the Indian army after the age of 25. The Indian army does not hire after the age of 25. See more »


[from trailer]
Samar Anand: I will not forget you, / Not as long as I breathe, / Not as long as I live...
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits are a montage of director Yash Chopra filming scenes. At the end there is a dedication: "And he lives on... for ever." See more »


Jiya Re
Sung by Neeti Mohan and Sofia Ashraf
Composed by A.R. Rahman
Lyrics by Gulzar (as Sampooran Singh Gulzar)
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User Reviews

A simple yet twisted tale of love followed by great performances
13 November 2012 | by sanjibm8See all my reviews

A sweet but twisted romantic movie by Yash ji which redefines love stories. A movie that should not be compared to Veer Zaara which had a different aspect.Jab Tak Hai Jaan is unique in it's own way,it has all the moments in it.A story about a man whose life has played a freaking game with him for getting his ladylove. Plus Points:

Great performances of three leading actors-Shah Rukh,Katrina & Anushka. Movie direction by Yash ji and Music direction by A R Rahman saab. Choreography by Vaibhabi Merchant and cinematography by Anil Mehta. Story by Aditya Chopra. Minus Points: A little bit of excess length (needs patience).

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Release Date:

13 November 2012 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

As Long As I Live See more »


Box Office


$7,217,600 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,283,585, 18 November 2012

Gross USA:


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Technical Specs


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Sound Mix:

Dolby (Dolby Surround 7.1)| DTS | Dolby Digital EX (Dolby Surround 7.1)



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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