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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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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The film came just when globalisation was at its peak and hence struck a chord with the NRIs, specially the Gujarati community who were shown in full glory in the film. See more »

Goofs

In the start of the song "It's the Time to Disco" the sound of a zipper being opened is heard much before Preity Zinta actually opens the zipper of the jacket. See more »

Quotes

Rohit Patel: Ladies and Gentlemen! Welcome to Lalaland... Rohit loves Naina but Naina doesn't love Rohit. She loves Aman. But Aman tells Rohit that he shouldn't let go of Naina so easily. So basically Aman is... insane!
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Connections

References Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

It's The Time To Disco
Written by Javed Akhtar
Composed by Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa
Performed by Vasundhara Das, Krishnakumar Kunnath, Shaan and Loy Mendonsa
© 2003 Sony Music Entertainment (India) Pvt. Ltd.
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if you have seen this movie outside India, you are an elected by God
19 September 2005 | by melsmSee all my reviews

Watching Indian movies outside of India is something very impossible, everybody speaks about "the famous bollywood movies", but nobody want to release this jewels in Europe. I am so lucky I could see this supermasterpiece at the oriental cinema festival in Barcelon, I couldn't believe what I was watching. The script is stunning, the choreography crazy, the actors are superlative, the music is impressive, the plot turns you on...you can keep inside the characters as I never did. The sound is also impressive. It was like watching Mary Poppins when I was 6 yeras old, during 3 hours I lost the total terms of reality!!!! As the movie has never been exhibited in Spain and there is not copy on DVD we are so "lucky" We could find a pirate copy in a Pakistan supermarket in Barcelon, with perfect sound and image!!!! Well, I hope this message will amaze you to get this movie from....where?


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