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Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Musical | 16 October 1998 (India)
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During their college years, Anjali was in love with her best-friend Rahul, but he had eyes only for Tina. Years later, Rahul and the now-deceased Tina's eight-year-old daughter attempts to reunite her father and Anjali.

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Karan Johar

Writers:

Karan Johar (dialogue), Karan Johar (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
Shah Rukh Khan ... Rahul Khanna
Kajol ... Anjali Sharma
Rani Mukerji ... Tina Malhotra (as Rani Mukherji)
Sana Saeed Sana Saeed ... Anjali Khanna
Reema Lagoo ... Mrs. Sharma (as Reema)
Farida Jalal ... Mrs. Khanna
Archana Puran Singh ... Ms. Briganza
Himani Shivpuri ... Rifat Bi
Johnny Lever ... Col. Almeida, Camp Manager (as Johny Lever)
Anupam Kher ... Principal Malhotra
Parzaan Dastur ... Silent Sardarji
Salman Khan ... Aman Mehra
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Geeta Kapoor ... Dancer
Farah Khan ... Woman on the Neelam show
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Rahul Khanna and Anjali Sharma were best friends at college. Anjali realizes that she has fallen in love with Rahul but she's too late because Rahul has already fallen for Tina Malhotra. Heartbroken, Anjali leaves the city. Tina and Rahul get married and soon Tina becomes pregnant, giving birth to a daughter which they call Anjali. Due to complications during pregnancy, Tina passes away. Anjali is brought up by her father, and each year on her birthday he allows his daughter to read one of her mother's letters. Through these letters she learns that her mother (Tina) knew that another Anjali was in love with Rahul, and vows to bring them together again. Written by Soumitra

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After this film Karan Johar's father Yash Johar, became more successful producer after this film and Dharma Production became major banner than before. See more »

Goofs

In one scene where Anjali and Rahul are talking at school, Anjali is leaning on a phone booth. When she moves away, the receiver falls, In the next shot, it's in its place again. See more »

Quotes

[On "The Neelam Show," the subject is love messages]
Neelam the VJ: And his message is for...
Rahul Khanna: For Anjali. I love you, Anjali.
[a shocked Anjali Sharma turns around to see Rahul on the TV]
Rahul Khanna: I love you very much. Why have you left me and gone? You know I feel lost without you. Come back or else... Just come back. I really love you, and I miss you very much. Please come back.
Neelam the VJ: Who is Anjali?
Rahul Khanna: She's my 8-year-old daughter.
[Anjali looks back at the TV, even more shocked]
Rahul Khanna: She's gone to some camp in Shimla. Hey, Neelam, can ...
[...]
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Connections

Referenced in Comedy Nights with Kapil: Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol (2014) See more »

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A classic movie of the modern genre.
12 July 2003 | by junglekingSee all my reviews

This movie is extra special for me, it marked the end of studying and walk into the real world, and what made it even more touching was that I had just completed a degree in University of Strathclyde and a lot of the outdoor and songs were shot on the University campus and surrounding Scottish locations that I could relate to.

This was the starting point of glitzy, orchestrated and professional movies in the Indian cinema. Attention was paid to the smallest of details as well as being the first to: bring designer clothes brought into the movies, modern dressing was addressed, sets were realistic and well created and most importantly the characters were well developed – we knew where they were coming from, where they were and where they were going.

SRK and Kajol are the best pairing in modern day's hero's and look wonderful together. They have the kind of chemistry that really complements each other and they know how to hold themselves against each other. Rani looks good in her role. It is clear to see that she has great potential and will accomplish a lot in the years ahead. Anupam Kher, Farida Jalal and Johnny Lever are great in their roles and really well suited.

The story is well developed with a great direction and writing credits, it can be seen that Karan Johar will be a milestone in Indian Cinema. It is really excellent the way the story in split into two halves and after the intermission one gets the feeling that they have been transported into a different world from the one we just saw before the break. I shall not indulge into the story too much but its is not your run of the mill love story.

All I really have to say is that I saw this movie again recently after a few years and it still looks fresh and modern and it still makes me laugh and cry.


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16 October 1998 (India) See more »

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