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Kal Ho Naa Ho is a indian film of genre Drama directed by Nikhil Advani released in USA on 27 november 2003 with Jaya Bachchan

Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003)

Kal Ho Naa Ho (कल हो ना हो)

Kal Ho Naa Ho
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Released in USA 27 november 2003
Length 3h4
Directed by
OriginInde
Genres Drama,    Comedy,    Comedy-drama,    Musical theatre,    Romantic drama
Rating79% 3.999043.999043.999043.999043.99904

Kal Ho Naa Ho (English: There May Or May Not Be A Tomorrow), abbreviated as KHNH, is a 2003 Indian romantic comedy-drama film, directed by debutante director Nikhil Advani. The film was written by Niranjan Iyengar and Karan Johar and produced by Yash Johar and Karan Johar under the Dharma Productions banner. The music of the film was composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, with lyrics written by Javed Akhtar.

The film features, Jaya Bachchan as Jennifer "Jenny" Kapur, Shahrukh Khan as Aman Mathur, Saif Ali Khan as Rohit Patel, and Preity Zinta as Naina Catherine Kapur. It also features Lilette Dubey, Reema Lagoo, Sushma Seth and Delnaaz Paul in supporting roles. The film narrates the story of a pessimistic uptight student, Naina Kapur, who falls in love with her neighbour, Aman Mathur, a terminally ill patient who tries to play matchmaker for Naina and her friend, Rohit Patel.

Kal Ho Naa Ho was promoted with the tag-line - A Story Of A Lifetime.... In A Heartbeat. Made on a budget of ₹280 million, Kal Ho Naa Ho released on 28 November 2003 to positive critical reviews. Additionally, it was screened at the Valenciennes, Era New Horizons, Marrakech International and Helsinki Film Festival.

Kal Ho Naa Ho was declared a "Hit" in India and an "All Time Blockbuster" in overseas by Box Office India. The film was a commercial success and emerged as the second highest grossing film domestically, and the highest grossing film in overseas and worldwide that year. When adjusted for inflation, its total nett gross in India is ₹1.21 billion (US$18 million).
The following year, Kal Ho Naa Ho won two National Film Awards and eight Filmfare Awards.
The film was paid homage by the German Embassy in India by releasing a short 8 minute video named Lebe jetzt.
The film was remade in Telugu as Chakram.

Synopsis

Naina Catherine Kapur (Preity Zinta) is a bespectacled 23-year-old Punjabi MBA student who is quite pessimistic and cynical towards her life and relationships. The movie opens up to Naina visiting Brooklyn Bridge Park in New York City. She relates how whenever she misses her father, she comes to the park. Upon returning home, we see Jenny (Jaya Bachchan), Naina's widowed mother who is on the phone discussing a loan extension for their centrally situated restaurant which isn't doing so well. Upon Naina's father's passing, all the house's responsibilities have fallen on her. Naina begins looking through the mail to find another private and confidential letter addressed to her mother, among many others she periodically receives. She also finds a letter from a Punjabi matrimonial service, Kunwari Kudi (meaning: Single Girl) that her grandmother and her aunts have enlisted in hopes of marrying off Naina to a Sikh sardar man. Naina's grandmother Lajjo (Sushma Seth), and Naina's aunts Kammo (Shoma Anand) and Vimmo (Kamini Khanna) are religious aspiring musicians who often perform for their neighbor, Chadda (Dara Singh) and to the horror and inconvenience of many of their other neighbors. There are also Naina's younger siblings in the home, including Shiv (Athit Naik), Naina's disabled biological brother and Gia (Jhanak Shukla), Naina's adoptive sister. There is much tension in the Kapur household as Lajjo is resentful towards Gia and Jenny as she believes Jenny's decision to adopt Gia is what led to her husband's suicide and the failing financial condition of their family, thus causing her to be affectionate with Naina and Shiv, while being cold to Gia. She thinks that Gia is the main problem in the house. She believes that the problems in the house started after Gia is adopted. There is also much religious tension in the house as Jenny practices Christianity while Lajjo practices Sikhism.

Actors

Jaya Bachchan

(Jennifer Kapur)
Shahrukh Khan

(Aman Mathur)
Saif Ali Khan

(Rohit Patel)
Preity Zinta

(Naina Catherine Kapur)
Sushma Seth

(Lajjo Kapur)
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