|Kuch Kuch Hota Hai|
|Directed by||Karan Johar|
|Produced by||Yash Johar|
|Written by||Karan Johar|
|Editing by||Sanjay Sankla|
|Distributed by||Dharma Productions|
|Release date(s)||October 16, 1998|
|Running time||177 mins|
|Gross revenue||$12,843,742.82 (approx.)|
The film was written and directed by the debuting Karan Johar and stars the popular on-screen pair of Shahrukh Khan and Kajol in their fourth of five movies together. Rani Mukerji features in a supporting role, while Salman Khan has an extended cameo appearance. The film was extremely successful both in India and abroad, winning major awards in all categories including the Best Film award at The 44th Annual Filmfare Awards, Lux Zee Cine Awards, Sansui Viewers' Choice Awards, Aashirwad Awards, Bollywood Movie Awards and the National Film Awards.
Rahul (Shahrukh Khan) and the tomboy Anjali (Kajol) are students at St. Xavier's College. They are the best of friends. One day Tina, (Rani Mukerji), the principal's daughter, enrolls at St. Xavier's. She had come from London and as she was beautiful, feminine, and sophisticated; she was the antithesis of Anjali. Rahul falls hard for Tina as soon as he meets her, which was just the time that Anjali realized that she has some feelings for Rahul, probably prompted by a careless comment on his part that she had heard, which equated love with friendship. This creates a romance triangle. One day, Rahul confesses his love for Tina to Anjali. Anjali leaves college suddenly, vowing to forget the heartbreak he caused.
Tina and Rahul marry and have a daughter, whom Tina names Anjali. Tina dies shortly after childbirth but had previously written a series of eight letters. Every year, on Anjali's birthday, she is given a letter and hears her mother's loving wishes for her. In the eighth and last letter, the little girl is told about her namesake. Where Rahul had been blind, Tina had noticed the older Anjali's emotions and pitied her deeply. Because Rahul hasn't remarried, perhaps his first love could be the mother that the young Anjali needs and wants.
Anjali Jr. believes that the older Anjali can make her beloved father happy again, and decides to help her father reclaim his lost paramour. She soon recruits her doting grandmother (Rahul's mother, played by Farida Jalal) and grandfather (Tina's father played by Anupam Kher) as accomplices.
The unlikely conspirators locate Rahul's old friend and contrive to make Rahul and Anjali meet again. They meet in a camp where Anjali Jr. had enrolled, where her namesake is a counselor. The namesake discovers, without the younger girl's knowledge, the truth of her new charge's parentage. Rahul soon finds old feelings reviving. However, Anjali has bowed to her family's wishes and is engaged to another man, Aman (played by Salman Khan). Complications ensue, but all ends well as Aman steps aside to let the fated couple marry at last.
A substantial part of the movie was shot in Mauritius. Many Indian actresses such as Twinkle Khanna, Tabu, Shilpa Shetty, Urmila Matondkar, Aishwarya Rai, Raveena Tandon and Karisma Kapoor were offered the role of Tina,but turned it down, later played by Rani Mukherjee
During the bicycle sequence in the "Yeh Ladki Hai Deewani" song number, Kajol lost control of her bike, fell flat on her face and was knocked unconscious while also injuring her knee. Years later while discussing the incident with co-star Shah Rukh Khan and director Karan Johar on his talk show Koffee with Karan, both Khan and Johar joked that Kajol lost her memory upon awakening and was asking where she was and what her name was. During the promotional Making of Kuch Kuch Hota Hai TV special, Kajol stated that the accident was her most memorable part of shooting the film because she doesn't remember it.
KKHH is the second film to win the 4 major awards (Best Movie, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress) at the Filmfare. Others include: Guide, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (1995) (also starring Shahrukh Khan and Kajol), Devdas (2002) and Black (2005).
|Kuch Kuch Hota Hai|
|Studio album by Jatin-Lalit|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|1.||"Kuch Kuch Hota Hai"||Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik,||4:56|
|2.||"Koi Mil Gaya"||Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik, Kavita Krishnamurthy||7:16|
|3.||"Saajanji Ghar Aaye"||Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik, Kavita Krishnamurthy||7:14|
|4.||"Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (Sad)"||Alka Yagnik||1:26|
|5.||"Yeh Ladka Hai Deewana"||Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik||6:36|
|6.||"Tujhe Yaad Na Meri Aaye"||Alka Yagnik, Manpreet Akhthar, Udit Narayan||7:03|
|7.||"Raghupati Raghav"||Alka Yagnik, Shankar Mahadevan||2:05|
|8.||"Ladki Badi Anjaani Hai"||Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik||6:23|
The song "Ladki Badi Anjaani Hai" features a violin sample from the song "Rangeela Re" from the 1969 movie Prem Pujari.
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai was the highest grossing Indian movie of 1998; it made Rs.500,000,000 (about 10.2 Million USD) in India.
|Awards and achievements|
Dil To Pagal Hai
दिल तो पागल है
|Filmfare Award for Best
Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
हम दिल दे चुके सनम
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai is a 1998 film in which a little girl tries to bring back happiness into the life of her widowed father by matchmaking her with his best friend. It is directed by Karan Johar and stars Shahrukh Khan, Kajol and Rani Mukerji.
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