|Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham...|
|Directed by||Karan Johar|
|Produced by||Karan Johar|
|Written by||Karan Johar|
|Editing by||Sanjay Sankla|
|Distributed by||Dharma Productions|
|Release date(s)||14 December 2001|
|Running time||211 mins|
|Gross revenue||$. $11,329,690 |
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (Hindi: कभी ख़ुशी कभी ग़म translation: Sometimes Happiness, Sometimes Sadness) is a Bollywood film released in India and countries with large NRI populations on 14 December 2001.
It features Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan, Kajol, Hrithik Roshan, Kareena Kapoor and Rani Mukerji in a guest appearance. It is director Karan Johar's second movie (after Kuch Kuch Hota Hai).
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham was the highest grossing Indian film overseas till 2006, when its record was broken by Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna. It climbed up to 3rd place in the British box office within two weeks of release, and maintained its place for over 3 weeks. The film was also thought to have broken the American Box Office Top 10, but this remains uncertain due to a lack of confirmed figures from the distributors. The film was the first Bollywood feature to see a theatrical release in Germany (with German subtitles, a dubbed version was produced, too). It was the highest grossing Indian film ever until Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Devdas (2002) released.
Rahul (Shahrukh Khan) is the adopted son of Yashvardhan "Yash" Raichand (Amitabh Bachchan) and his wife Nandini (Jaya Bachchan). Unexpectedly, Nandini was able to give birth to Rohan (Hrithik Roshan), who is younger than Rahul by nine years. Yash is a rich and famous business man in India. He believes in keeping traditions, and is against love marriages. When Rahul returns home from his overseas university, he meets Anjali (Kajol) and falls in love with her. Meanwhile, Rohan befriends Pooja, Anjali's younger sister.
Yash decides to arrange Rahul's marriage to his friend's daughter, Naina (Rani Mukerji). Rahul, however, tells his father that he wants to marry Anjali; this angers Yash, who berates Rahul for not considering Anjali's social status (she is a common girl from a middle-class family, as opposed to the upper-class Naina). Rahul apologizes to Yash and promises to do whatever is asked of him. He goes to tell Anjali that he cannot marry her, only to find that her father has died suddenly. After seeing that Anjali and Pooja have no other family and no one to live with, he marries Anjali on the spot. When he brings her home, his enraged father disowns him, and says that, because he is adopted and not of Raichand blood originally, he did such an act. Rahul, shocked and hurt, shares an emotional goodbye with his mother; Nandini asks Rohan and Rahul's nanny, Sayeeda (Farida Jalal), to accompany Rahul wherever he goes so that he will always have a mother's love and care. After visiting Rohan, who is at boarding school, one last time, he leaves with Anjali, Pooja, and Sayeeda.
Rohan is devastated by the split in the family, but has never learned why Rahul left because Rahul had made him promise never to ask. Ten years later, on his way home for the holidays, he stops to meet his maternal and paternal grandmothers and overhears them discussing the split; upon confrontation, they tell him the whole truth. When he goes to his parents' home, he learns from a few acquaintances of Anjali's that Rahul and Anjali have settled down in London. Vowing to bring Rahul and Anjali home, he tells his parents that he wants to go to London to study; Yash reluctantly agrees. As soon as he arrives in London, he tracks Rahul down and learns his address. He enrolls at the university and finds that Pooja (Kareena Kapoor) happens to be a student there. He tells her who he is and asks her to help him bring the family back together.
Meanwhile, Rahul has started his own business and is living comfortably with Anjali and their nine-year-old son, Krish, along with Pooja and Sayeeda. Pooja tells them that Rohan is her best friend's brother who has come from India and needs a place to stay. Rahul and Anjali welcome him (grudgingly on Rahul's part), and Rohan soon becomes a part of the family without revealing who he is. He reminds the family how much they miss India and their parents, drawing pangs of guilt in Rahul. Eventually, he tells everyone the truth and tries to convince Rahul to go back to India. He even goes so far as to convince Yash and Nandini to come to London with the hope that Yash will reunite with Rahul. His plan fails, but Rahul and Nandini share a joyful reunion. At this point Anjali, too, attempts to persuade Rahul to go back to India and reconcile with his father. Rahul, convinced that his father does not love him and wants nothing to do with him, remains adamant, until they learn that Yash's mother has died, and her last wish was for Rahul, Yash, and Rohan to light her funeral pyre together. Rahul goes back to India, but participates in the funeral without speaking to his father.
Nandini confronts Yash and tells him, for the first time in ten years, that he was wrong in cutting ties with Rahul, whom he had brought into their home with such love and happiness. This leaves Yash stunned, and at odds with himself. Rohan finally manages to convince Rahul to speak to Yash. He takes Rohan, Pooja, and Anjali and goes to meet him, and finds Yash humbled and sad. Yash apologizes to Rahul and berates him for believing that his father did not love him and for not returning home sooner.
Things end happily, with Rohan and Pooja's wedding and a belated celebration of Rahul and Anjali's wedding.
The film brings back the Kuch Kuch Hota Hai star cast comprising of Shahrukh Khan, Kajol and Rani Mukerji.
The second half of the film is set principally in London, and many scenes were filmed there. The film was also shot in places like Egypt, Bicester Village Shopping Centre (on DVD's deleted scenes), Blenheim Palace (King's College in the film), Bluewater Shopping Centre (the mall), Bond St., Kingsway Rd., Covent Garden, British Museum, Butler's Wharf, Heathrow Airport, Leicester Square, Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Piccadilly Circus, Stowe School, The Strand and Waddesdon Manor.
The "e" added to Kabhi was mainly because the director, Karan Johar believes in numerology. Shahrukh Khan's son, Aryan Khan plays the young Rahul in the beginning of the movie.
Abhishek Bachchan initially had a cameo in this movie but it was later cut out. Karan Johar mentioned in the Deleted Scenes DVD that the legendary actress Waheeda Rahman was to play Amitabh Bachchan's mother in the film. A few scenes were shot but her husband died and Waheeda Rahman was forced to opt out. In 2005 the movie was released on DVD in Poland as Czasem slonce, czasem deszcz (Sometimes sun, sometimes rain).
|Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham|
|Soundtrack by Jatin Lalit|
|Genre||Hindi Film Soundtrack|
|Jatin Lalit chronology|
The music of the film was done by Jatin Lalit, Sandesh Shandilya and Aadesh Shrivastava as a special guest music director. Lyrics were provided by Sameer and Anil Pandey. There are total 11 tracks in the album. Singers such as Lata Mangeshkar, Alka Yagnik, Kavita Subramaniam, Udit Narayan, Sonu Nigam, Amit Kumar, Sudesh Bhonsle, Sunidhi Chauhan and Usha Uthup were selected for singing.
|1||Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham||Lata Mangeshkar||7:55|
|2||Bole Chudiyan||Kavita Subramaniam, Alka Yagnik, Sonu Nigam, Udit Narayan, Amit Kumar||6:50|
|3||You Are My Soniya||Alka Yagnik, Sonu Nigam||5:45|
|4||Suraj Hua Madham||Alka Yagnik, Sonu Nigam||7:08|
|5||Say Shava Shava||Alka Yagnik, Udit Narayan, Sudesh Bhosle, Aadesh Shrivastava, Sunidhi Chauhan, Amitabh Bachchan||6:50|
|6||Yeh Ladki Hai Allah||Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik||5:28|
|7||Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham - Sad (Part 1)||Sonu Nigam||1:53|
|8||Deewana Hai Dekho||Kareena Kapoor, Alka Yagnik, Sonu Nigam||5:46|
|9||Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham - Sad (Part 2)||Lata Mangeshkar||1:53|
|10||Soul of K3G||Instrumental||2:18|
|11||Vande Mataram||Usha Uthup, Kavita Subramaniam||4:15|
The film received fifteen nominations at the Filmfare Awards and ultimately won five awards. The awards it won are highlighted in bold.
The awards won are highlighed in bold.
The awards won are highlighed in bold.