Kuch Kuch Hota HaiOctober 16, 1998
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.
Release Year: 1998
Rating: 7.3/10 (7,030 voted)
Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Rani Mukerji
Rahul Khanna and Anjali Sharma were best friends at college. Anjali realizes that she has fallen for 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.
Writers: Karan Johar, Karan Johar
Shah Rukh Khan
(as Rani Mukherji)
Archana Puran Singh
Col. Almeida, Camp Manager
(as Johny Lever)
(as Parzaan Dastur)
Woman on the Neelam show
Release Date: 16 October 1998
Filming Locations: Blackrock Cottage, Glen Coe, Highland, Scotland, UK
Opening Weekend: £180,990
(18 October 1998)
(31 December 1999)
Did You Know?
During the first basketball game, we see Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol "supposedly" jumping high in the air to shoot a basket. The hoop was actually a bit low, and they used trampolines to jump.
Errors in geography:
The characters refer to Tina as having come from London, yet she studied at the University of Oxford. The University of Oxford is in the city of Oxford, not London.
Oh Rahul… he is so cute. He is so handsome…
Not as handsome as you are. You have the better mustache.
Was that a joke?
What if it was?
I don't like jokes.
I don't like you!
The movie that turned me to Bollywood films
I saw this film randomly the other day while at a friend's house. She
comes from Indian decent and had always nagged me to watch Indian films
with her but I always declined. Being a general film fanatic, I agreed
to watch this film, not expecting much. But as soon as I got into the
story (and got over the horrible and sometimes non-visible subtitles) I
was completely hooked! Whether it was the directing or the wonderful
screen presence of the actors, somethng about this film had the ability
to capture the emotions of the viewer. I can say that having been used
to watching generally American films, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai is a romance
that stands out from the typical Hollywood love story — paying
attention to detail and character development in a way in which I've
rarely seen before. Although I was quite new to Indian "musical
numbers" in which they incorporate within their films and even found
the performances in them a little bit on the cheesy side, I throroughly
enjoyed some of the songs as well. Great melodies, especially the title
song — which added to the emotional impact of the movie itself. I wll
definitely be looking out for more Indian films in the future.