Kuch Kuch Hota Hai

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Director(s): Karan Johar
Production: Dharma Productions
  12 wins.
177 min


Hey Rahul! Want to be friends?

She's just like her father.

Isn't she?

Tina's very critical Rahul.

She doesn't have much time.

We tried our best.

She had severe internal bleeding.

We couldn't do anything.

She knew there would be

complications in her delivery.

She also knew how much

you wanted this child.

She loved this baby

more than her life.

I want my daughter to know me.

Who her mother was

what she was like.

I want her to be able to

answer all these questions herself.

I am leaving these 8

letters for her...

...1 each of her 1st 8 birthdays.

These letters have everything

that I want to tell my daughter

These letters are

going to be her memories.

You are very bad.

Rahul Want to be friends?

Promise me you will never cry.

Anyways you look

very bad when you cry.

Also promise me that...

...you'll name our daughter Anjali.

I am sorry Rahul. I am really sorry.

Don't go.

Promise me you'll name

our daughter Anjali.

Hi! I am Anjali...

...and you're

watching channel Anjali.

I am going to grow

up and be a V.J...

...you know just like Neelam.

Hey cut cut cut.

Ooops I'll be back after the break.

My hobbies are eating chocolates...

...beating up boys

irritating granny...

...and reading mom's letters.

Hey I'm late.

I have to get ready

and go to meet papa.

I'll be back next week

same time same place.

Watch me.

Hi Anjali listen to me. Look.

Look... I'm only...

I'm only...2 hours late.


Okay. Sorry. I was busy.

So was I.

I haven't even

watched television today...

...because I had to

come to do your shopping.

I can't handle everything.

I'm your daughter not your wife.


If I can be both your dad and mom...

...why can't you be both... Okay.


Felt bad?

A bit.


- Okay.

That is why one says...

...there is only one

god in many forms.

No matter what form

he knows our devotion.

It is important to

keep this bond with god.

She speaks so well doesn't she?

So that's all for today

Now we'll have...

I got this gift for

St.Valentine's day


- Me?

Rupa will chant the divine hymn.


Chant Rupa.

The divine hymn... I forgot it.

What? What are you saying Rupa?!

Can you believe that sisters?

She has forgotten the divine hymn.

My dear if you don't pay

attention to prayer...

...what will you

teach your children.

The way we think and

the things we say...

...have a deep

impact on our children.


Speaking of children...

My grand daughter - Anjali.

Namaste. Hi! sexy.

Who taught you that?


Go get ready for

your School function.

Granny...the letter.

When is your birthday?

- Tomorrow.




Come on hurry up.

Yes there are our seats.

Come sit.

Come Mr.Khanna sit.

Hello! How are you?

- Hello! I'm fine.

Good evening ladies and gentlemen.

Welcome to the Just

one-minute competition.

It's a strange competition.

Children have to talk on the stage...

..and the topic is given

right there in some strange bowl.

On the spot sir on the spot.

Stop it Balbir control yourself.

- Never mind. It's ok.

Every student will be given

only one minute. Just one minute.

Just One Minute? Only

one minute to speak?

Exactly. Very unfair.

But yet our Jassu wins every year.

She's so talented you know.

Best of luck Jaswinder.

- Same to you.

Our Jaswinder is the best.

Actually Anjali is

also taking part.

She'll come second. Don't worry.

Thank you.

- Oh welcome!

Our first contestant

is Jaswinder Singh.

Oh! My sweetheart.

My topic is Prayer.

Every morning we pray to the lord.

Papa says prayers

will keep god happy...

...and he will protect us.

Mummy says that by praying

Grandma will get impressed...

...and will leave the big

house for us in the will.

Prayer...yes my favourite

actress's name is Puja...

...and even my best

friend's name is Puja.

Okay thank you.

Wow! My daughter is the best.

Next we have Anjali Khanna.

Pick your topic.


Your timer starts now.



I am sorry.


A mother is someone

who loves us so much...

...that we sometimes

can't understand it.

A mother is someone who makes

us realise how good we are...

...there is no one better than us.

Her happiness is in our laughter...

...and sorrow in our sorrow.

She is someone we

can't live without...

...she is everything.

Only we don't have her.

But we have papa and

he is quite nice too.

Then you give me a hug.

That's number one!

Rahul you remember Mr.Sharma?

He had phoned.


Our neighbour in Delhi.

He has sent a proposal.

For whom?


Why don't you accept it.

Shut up.

He said the girl is

sweet and beautiful...

...but I refused flatly.

I did the right thing didn't I?


I did the right thing?


I was right?

Yes mom.

Well I must have

done the right thing.

I never do anything wrong.

So what if the girl is

sweet and beautiful.

Everyone is beautiful these days.

Who wants to get married?

Mr.Sharma has gone mad.

Keeps sending me proposals.

Why doesn't he get

himself married...

...and just leave me alone.

What's wrong mom?

I just find this family incomplete.

Why? You are there. I am there...

...Anjali is there I

don't find it incomplete.

When I go out with my friends...

...they all complain

about their daughters-in-law.

I can't even do that.

This is a big problem.

So you need a

daughter-in-law to complain about.

No son. I just want you to be happy.

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Karan Johar

Karan Johar, often informally referred to as KJo, is an Indian film director, producer, screenwriter, costume designer, actor and television personality who is primarily known for his work in Hindi films. He is the son of Hiroo Johar and the acclaimed producer Yash Johar. Johar made his directorial debut with the blockbuster romance Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), which earned him the Filmfare Awards for Best Director and Best Screenplay. His next two films were the ensemble dramas Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... (2001) and Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006), which were both very successful in the overseas market. His counter-terrorism drama My Name Is Khan (2010) earned him his second Filmfare Award for Best Director. These, along with the several successful films he has produced under the Dharma Productions banner, have established him as one of the leading director-producers in Hindi cinema. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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