Synopsis: Choices - to choose between right or wrong is simple, but what defines one's life is the decision between the greater of two goods or the lesser of two evils. This is the advice that Zooni Ali Beg (Kajol) receives from her father just as she is about to venture out into the world of her own for the very first time. Little does she know that these very words will shape her life. Zooni, a blind Kashmiri girl, meets Rehan Qadri (Aamir Khan), a local Delhi tour guide and an incorrigible flirt. Her friends warn her against this good-for-nothing roadside Romeo, but she chooses to ignore them. It is now her time to discover life and love. Is this really the right choice? Rehan is fascinated by Zooni and wants her to see life as it should be seen, in its many colours. He promises her that the time spent with him will be the most precious in all her life. Zooni sees Delhi, life and love like she never has before, because of Rehan. What Zooni doesn't know is that Rehan has another side of his li
Director(s): Kunal Kohli
Production: Yash Raj Films
  5 wins & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
168 min

"Our India is the best.. "

".. of all the world by far"

"Our India is the best.. "

".. of all the world by far"

"We are its buds. "

"It is our garden, all ours, ours. "

"Our India is the best.. "

".. of all the world by far"

This way.

Our tomorrow is based on our today

What we choose to do

today will decide..

.. what happens to us tomorrow.

The choice isn't between

good and evil. That's easy.

The real choices of

life are choosing..

.. between the lesser of two evils,

or the greater of two goods.

Now what do you choose,

Zooni, what's your choice?

Oh, leave my little girl alone!

Just listen to your heart dear..

.. not your father's philosophy!

Try and take some decisions from the

heart rather than the brain, Zulfi

If I'd used my brain you

wouldn't be here, Nafisa my love.

So? Zooni?

Papa, Mama, I really can't decide.

I'll do whatever you say.

So that's it. It's decided.

Zooni will not go to Delhi.

I found my prince.

When will Zooni find hers?

When will some footballer

hit her head with a ball?

Any regrets?


I praise God every day that

the great Zulfikar Ali Beg's..

.. penalty kick missed the goal..

.. and hit me, square on the head.

It was my worst kick ever!

Any regrets?


That's why I tended to you

in the hospital for a week.

We must accept that Zooni..

.. may have to live her life

without that special someone.

That perhaps she will never marry.

And when we're gone who

will look out for her?

We must give her the

chance to live her life.

We need to support her independence.

Be her strength, not her weakness.

Madam Mehbooba

Bobo, the name is Bobo not Mehbooba

Whatever you command your highness.

By the way, your bags

weigh more than your brain!

Obviously! Haven't

you heard that saying?

Which one? - "The buffalo

is bigger than the brain. "

No dummy, it's "Is the

brain bigger or the buffalo?"


- Not Fatty, Fatima.

Don't know why you girls insist on

distorting perfectly good names.

Yes, Ruby.

- Not Ruby, Rubina.

Come on.. take the bags at least!

If we wouldve forgotten the bags..

I told you girls, no bags

on the births. Now, come on.

Pick it up and put it over here.

We have to represent Kashmir,

at a Republic Day performance..

.. at the President's Palace, in front

of the Chief Minister of Delhi..

.. and what do I have to pull

this off? A bunch of wild cats!

If we're a bunch of wild cats

what does that make our leader?

Who said that? Who said that?

You've carried your knitting?

When we're upset,

we say things to distract

Have you taken your knitting?

Kept your ticket safely?

Don't get off at a

station on the way. "

God keep you safe.

Papa.. papa!

When papa's upset,

not just his voice

His walk also changes.

Yes, and he can't een cry

in front of all these girls.

But I have no such problem!

Mother.. mother.

I know you hae to do this..

.. but I don't know why, I'm afraid.

Afraid of what?

Loosing me to some prince?

Oh, I wish! One look at you,

and he'll be on his knees

Heaven forbid! Will he be a porter?

Kneel to get my bags? - Hush!

Not a porter, not your bags,

he'll take your heart away.

With some poetry maybe..

.. "Every once in a while

I get this feeling in my heart..

.. that you were made

for me, all apart. "

You were living in the mountains

somewhere before there was me. "

You have been called down

to this earth, only for me. "

I shall leave now.

God keep you safe, my child,

God keep you safe!

God keep you, mama.

Have a safe journey.

Be sure to say a prayer for me

at the Jama Masjid. - Yes, mama.

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Shibani Bathija

Shibani Bathija is an Indian screenwriter famous for her works in Bollywood films such as Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, My Name Is Khan and Fanaa. Bathija studied English at DePauw University and Communications at San Francisco State. After a period in advertising with SONY, Bathija showed a script to Karan Johar which was then accepted by Yash Raj Films. She served as screenwriter for two 2006 releases, Fanaa and Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna. Her then films included Sanjay Gadhvi's Kidnap and Karan Johar's My Name Is Khan. more…

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