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Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa

Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa (lit. Sometimes yes, Sometimes no) is a 1994 Indian Hindi romantic coming-of-age comedy film directed by Kundan Shah, and starring Shah Rukh Khan, Suchitra Krishnamurthy, Deepak Tijori and Naseeruddin Shah. This is one of the rare mainstream Hindi movies in which the hero plays the role of a loser. It is widely considered to be one of Shah Rukh Khan's best performances, and he has said that it is his favourite film.[2] He received the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Performance for his role. For this film, Khan took a signing amount of ₹5,000 and did the entire film for ₹25,000.[3]

Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa
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Directed byKundan Shah
Produced byVikram Mehrotra
Screenplay byPankaj Advani
Kundan Shah
Story byPankaj Advani
Kundan Shah
StarringShah Rukh Khan
Suchitra Krishnamoorthi
Deepak Tijori
Naseeruddin Shah
Music byJatin-Lalit
CinematographyVirendra Saini
Edited byRenu Saluja
Distributed byShemaroo Video Pvt. Ltd.
Release date
25 February 1994 (India)
Running time
158 min.
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi
Budget₹1.4 crore[1]
Box office₹5.5 crore[1]

Produced on a budget of ₹1.4 crore, the film grossed ₹5.5 crore, equivalent to 84 crore (US$12 million) adjusted for inflation.[1] At the 39th Filmfare Awards, it won the Critics Award for Best Film and the Critics Award for Best Actor for Shah Rukh Khan, who also won the Best Actor award for Baazigar at the same ceremony.

The film was remade in Telugu as Swapnalokam (1999) with Jagapathi Babu. Shah Rukh Khan has bought the rights to the film under his banner, Red Chillies Entertainment.[4] Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa has also drawn comparisons to the later Hollywood film 500 Days of Summer (2009).[5][6]

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PlotEdit

(Shah Rukh Khan) is woken up from his dream of marrying the girl he loves, Anna (Suchitra Krishnamurthy), by Sunil's sister (Sadiya Siddiqui). Sunil is a happy-go-lucky scamp who loves music and is not interested in studies, which bothers his father, Vinayak (Anjan Srivastav). Sunil, Anna, and Chris (Deepak Tijori) are 3 members of a 6-person music band, who are looking to make it big. Anna rejoins the group after being away for a while, which makes Chris happy too, as he too loves Anna. After Anna reenters his life, Sunil begins to try and change his ways in order to get Anna to fall in love with him.

During a performance at a friend's wedding, Sunil realizes that Anna and Chris have some chemistry between them. Sunil is devastated, so he decides to create a rift between Anna and Chris. Sunil eventually gets caught in his own web of lies. Anna, furious with Sunil for such a betrayal, slaps him and decides to never talk to Sunil ever after. Sunil is thrown out of the band for being a miscreant. However, as luck were to have it, fortune favours Sunil who saves the band from being heckled at a local club performance by putting on a stellar show, so the entire band forgives and forgets.

Meanwhile, Anna's father has been giving thought to getting her settled in life and decides that Chris is worthy of the honour. He makes his intentions known to approach Chris' parents with a proposal. However, Chris' parents have other ideas, and decide Chris' marriage to their friend's daughter. Anna and her family are dejected.

Sunil consoles Anna during this time and the tide slowly turns in his favour. Anna's father, having realized that Sunil will love and take care of Anna, convince Anna to marry Sunil. Sunil is overjoyed, until he realizes Anna still loves Chris. Sunil decides to reunite the two and get them married. On the wedding day, as Chris and Anna are about to exchange rings, Chris' ring slips out of his hand and rolls out of sight. Everybody starts searching for it. Sunil spots the ring but feigns ignorance, even as his younger sister gazes at him with a heavy heart. Eventually Chris locates the ring and the couple gets married.

Just after the wedding, Sunil is shown sitting on the sidewalk, dejected and heartbroken. By happenstance, a random girl (Juhi Chawla), who is lost and is seeking directions, approaches Sunil. Sometime later, Sunil and the girl are seen walking in the moonlight and talking merrily.

Anthony and Vasco, two criminals who are a part of the story, see Sunil with the new girl and break the fourth wall, saying that Sunil will be alright. The criminals hear the police siren and immediately scamper away as the credits roll.

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MusicEdit

The music and background score was composed by Jatin-Lalit, while the lyrics were penned by Majrooh Sultanpuri. The song "Sachi Ye Kahani Hai" samples the Boney M. song "Rasputin" (1978).[7] Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa sold over 800,000 soundtrack albums in India.[8]

No.TitleSinger(s)Length
1."Ae Kaash Ke Hum"Kumar Sanu05:10
2."Aana Mere Pyar Ko Na Tum"Kumar Sanu & Alka Yagnik03:59
3."Deewana Dil Deewana"Amit Kumar & Udit Narayan07:37
4."Woh Toh Hai Albela"Kumar Sanu & Devaki Pandit05:09
5."Sachi Yeh Kahani Hai"Amit Kumar, Udit Narayan & Vijayeta Pandit06:30
6."Kyon Na Hum Milke Pyar"Amit Kumar, Udit Narayan & Vijayeta Pandit04:21

Filmfare AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa - Movie". Box Office India. Retrieved 2 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa is special: SRK". Hindustan Times. 2 November 2006. Retrieved 29 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Facts you never knew about SRK". Bollywood Hungama. Archived from the original on 23 March 2011. Retrieved 23 November 2010.
  4. ^ "Red Chillies Entertainments". www.redchillies.com. Retrieved 30 September 2016.
  5. ^ "8 Bollywood Films That Beautifully Captured The Pain Of Unrequited Love". iDiva. Times Internet. The Times Group. 23 April 2018.
  6. ^ "11 Movies That Make You Feel Better About Being Single In No Time". India Times. 28 August 2016.
  7. ^ Verma, Anurag (23 November 2016). "28 Bollywood Songs That You Didn't Know Were Copied Or 'Inspired'". HuffPost. India. Retrieved 29 March 2018.
  8. ^ "India Today". India Today. Living Media. 19. 1994. Kabhi Haan, Kabhi Naa (estimated sales eight lakh plus)

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