Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai
|Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Rakesh Roshan|
|Produced by||Rakesh Roshan|
|Screenplay by||Ravi Kapoor
|Story by||Rakesh Roshan|
|Music by||Rajesh Roshan|
|Editing by||Sanjay Verma|
|Distributed by||Filmkraft Productions (I) Pvt. Ltd.|
|Release date(s)||January 14, 2000|
|Running time||178 minutes|
|Budget||18 crore (US$3.3 million)|
|Box office||61.5 crore (US$11 million)|
Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai (Hindi: कहो ना प्यार है - translation: Say...You Love me) is a 2000 Bollywood romantic film directed by Rakesh Roshan. It marks the debuts of his son Hrithik Roshan and of Ameesha Patel. Hrithik plays a double role and became an overnight superstar in India.
Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai was the biggest Bollywood commercial success of 2000 and won many awards, including eight Filmfare Awards. Rakesh Roshan collected his first ever Filmfare Award, which he won as producer and as director. Hrithik Roshan became the only actor to win both, the Filmfare Award for Best Debut with the Filmfare Award for Best Actor for the same film. He was praised by young and old for his acting and dancing abilities.
Rohit (Hrithik Roshan) and his kid brother Amit are orphans living with a Christian couple Anthony (Farida Jalal) and Lily (Satish Shah). Rohit is an aspiring singer who works in a car showroom run by Malik (Dalip Tahil). One day he meets Sonia Saxena (Ameesha Patel), daughter of Mr. Saxena (Anupam Kher) when he goes to deliver a car to her home as her birthday present. Unknown to everybody, Saxena and Malik are running a drug cartel with help of two police officers (Mohnish Behl and Ashish Vidyarthi). Saxena is called "Sir Ji" (Sir) by the trio.
They see each other later that night when Sonia and her friends are having a party on the beach. After Rohit sings for her, Atul (Rajesh Tandon), Sonia's friend, invites him on a cruise to perform. With a turn of unpredictable events, Rohit and Sonia fall for each other. This is objected to by Saxena, who demands Malik sack him. Later he softens up a bit and challenges Rohit to do something big so that he can win back his love. Determined to prove himself, Rohit and his friends attempt to procure a record deal for him. Rohit eventually becomes famous and prepares to put on a huge concert.
On the evening of the show, Rohit goes to pick up his younger brother Amit from school to take him up to show. He witnesses the corrupt policemen and Malik shooting down the commissioner (Ram Mohan) who has found out about their drug dealings. The policemen discover Rohit's presence and shoot at him. Rohit is chased by the police and falls into a river when his bike slips on a bridge. Rohit, who doesn't know how to swim, drowns. Sonia learns about this, but everyone thinks that he died in an accident.
Sonia goes into depression so her father sends her to New Zealand to her cousin Neeta (Tanaaz Currim) to get over Rohit. There she meets Raj Chopra (also Hrithik Roshan) in a club. He looks exactly like Rohit and is also a good singer. Raj falls for Sonia, but she cannot get over her feelings and his face only reminds her of Rohit. On learning her story, Raj decides to follow her back to India. On reaching India, one of the corrupt officers spots them and opens fire on Raj. When Raj and Sonia escape the firing, Raj realizes that somebody is mistaking him for Rohit. With this revelation, he and Sonia realize the truth.
Raj is sheltered by Rohit's well wishers. Then, he unexpectedly learns that Amit witnessed Rohit's murder. Raj decides to set the trap for nabbing the killers, posing as Rohit. Only Sonia and Rohit's acquaintances know the truth. The villains panic on learning that "Rohit" is alive. Malik and the officers turn up incognito at the concert where Raj is performing. Here, Saxena learns the truth from Sonia. He warns Malik. But when Raj tells details about the day that only Rohit would have known, Malik assumes that Saxena is playing some double game.
Malik kidnaps Sonia. Raj succeeds in killing the officers and rescuing Sonia. She is taken aback by the fact that Malik is a villain. Just when Malik is about to tell the truth about Saxena as well, Saxena shoots him, feigning anger. Amit tells Raj that the villains were talking to someone named Sirji over the phone. Raj finds Sirji's number in Malik's cell phone and makes a call. When Saxena's phone goes off, he understands everything. On being confronted, Saxena confesses everything in front of Sonia and Raj.
After everything is settled, Sonia and Raj go back to New Zealand, taking Amit with them. Raj and Sonia get engaged.
- Hrithik Roshan as Rohit / Raj Chopra
- Ameesha Patel as Sonia Saxena
- Anupam Kher as Mr. Saxena / Sirjee
- Dalip Tahil as Shakti Malik
- Mohnish Behl as Inspector Kadam
- Ashish Vidyarthi as Inspector Shinde
- Satish Shah as Anthony Uncle (Rohit's landlord)
- Farida Jalal as Lily Aunty (Rohit's landlady)
- Rajesh Tandon as Atul Malik (Shakti Malik's son and Sonia's friend)
- Asha Patel as Mrs. Chopra (Raj's mother)
- Tanaaz Currim as Neeta
- Vrajesh Hirjee as Tony (Rohit's friend)
- Abhishek Sharma as Amit(Rohit's younger brother)
- Johnny Lever as Inspector Parab
- Kamya Punjabi as girl on cruise ship
The role of Sonia was first cast with Kareena Kapoor who walked out of the picture a few days after shooting had started. She was then replaced with newcomer Ameesha Patel who became a star overnight when Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai became a blockbuster.
Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai received positive reviews from critics. The performance of Hrithik Roshan was well praised, and the music received positive reviews. Many critics noted the storyline was clichéed. Planet Bollywood's Alok Kumar said "I'm telling you all to go see KNPH, a movie with which I had low expectations, The film ended up being very entertaining." Ajay Chaturvedi of Apunkachoice.com said "The film suffers from a bad script." But he praised the performance and dancing of Hritik Roshan saying "The highlight ... is Hritik Roshan who has good screen presence, He has acted quite well considering that this is his debut film and he is a brilliant dancer." He praised the music saying "it is a big plus with "Na Tum Jano Na Hum" and "Ek Pal Ka Jeena" being the pick of the lot."
The movie initially had a slow start but picked up due to positive word of mouth to an overwhelming response and by the end of its run at the box office it had grossed Rs 61 crores and was declared a blockbuster. Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai was the highest grossing Bollywood film of 2000. When adjusted for inflation it is the 11th highest grossing Bollywood film of all time and the sixth highest grossing film from the 2000s.
|"Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai"||Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik||07:01||Ibraheem Ashk|
|"Na Tum Jano Na Hum"||Lucky Ali, Ramya||06:18||Ibraheem Ashk|
|"Pyaar Ki Kashti Mein"||Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik||05:54||Sawan Kumar Tak|
|"Janeman Janeman"||Asha Bhosle||05:11||Sawan Kumar Tak|
|"Chand Sitaare"||Kumar Sanu||06:33||Sawan Kumar Tak|
|"Dil Ne Dil Ko Pukaara"||Babul Supriyo||07:56||Ibraheem Ashk|
|"Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai (Sad Version)"||Udit Narayan||01:06||Ibraheem Ashk|
|"Ek Pal Ka Jeena"||Lucky Ali||06:36||Vijay Akele|
|"Believe In Love (Theme Music)"||Instrumental||03:58|
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