Kal Ho Naa Ho
|Kal Ho Naa Ho|
|Directed by||Nikhil Advani|
|Produced by||Yash Johar
|Written by||Niranjan Iyengar|
|Screenplay by||Karan Johar|
|Story by||Karan Johar|
Saif Ali Khan
|Narrated by||Preity Zinta|
|Edited by||Sanjay Sankla|
|Distributed by||Yash Raj Films|
|28 November 2003|
|Box office||est.₹861 million|
Kal Ho Naa Ho (English: Tomorrow May Never Come), abbreviated as KHNH, is a 2003 Indian romantic drama, directed by debutante director Nikkhil Advani. The film was written by Niranjan Iyengar and Karan Johar and produced by Yash Johar (In his last production venture) and Karan Johar under their 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 Khanas Aman Mathur, Saif Ali Khan as Rohit Patel, and Preity Zinta as Naina Catherine Kapur. It also features Lilette Dubey, Reema Lagoo, Sushma Sethand 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.
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 Howon 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.
The story follows Naina Catherine Kapur, a pessimistic MBA student who lives in New York with her widowed mother, Jennifer ‘Jenny’ Kapur and two younger siblings Shiv and Gia, who was adopted. Jenny runs an unsuccessful restaurant alongside her neighbor to provide for her family. Jenny’s mother-in-law, Lajjo, is cold towards Jenny and Gia, as she believes Gia’s adoption is what led her son to commit suicide. Naina has two best friends; her classmate Rohit Patel and neighbor Jaspreet ‘Sweetu’ Kapoor. Her life is dull and shadowed by the loss of her father, until Aman Mathur moves in with his mother next door. His bubbly attitude and fun-loving ways convince Naina to improve her looks and live life to the fullest while he slowly starts solving the problems of Naina’s family and friends, including revealing to the entire family that Gia is Naina and Shiv’s half-sister. Aman helps Jenny’s restaurant become successful, and his efforts cause Naina to realize that she loves him. Meanwhile, Rohit falls in love with Naina and asks Aman to help in proposing to her. When Naina tries to confess her feelings for Aman, he tells her that he is married to a woman named Priya. He says that Priya left for New York after a heated argument and he came to win her back. Heartbroken, Naina leaves without confessing and breaks down at the Brooklyn Bridge. It is then revealed that Aman is not married, and Priya is his doctor. Aman is a terminally-ill patient, suffering from a fatal cardiac disease, and his chances of surviving are extremely low because he needs a transplant. He lied to Naina and hid his love for her so that she can find love with Rohit, who will be there for her when Aman has died. With Aman’s help, Rohit proposes to Naina, who reluctantly agrees. Their friendship blossoms into a loving relationship. While shopping with Rohit, Naina encounters Priya, whose husband Abhay reveals that Aman is terminally-ill. Shocked, Naina realizes that Aman sacrificed his love for her. She tearfully berates him for loving her so much and embraces him, as he tries to persuade her that he is happy. Rohit and Naina’s wedding rituals begin, in which Aman and Naina tearfully participate. Promptly after the marriage, Aman is on his death bed and bids goodbye to everyone before he dies. Twenty years later, an elderly Naina recalls how Aman impacted their lives as she sits beside a grown-up Gia. They are joined by an aged Rohit, who reminds Naina that he loves her, and the couple’s teenage daughter Ria.
|Kal Ho Naa Ho|
|Soundtrack album by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy|
27 September 2003 (India)
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
The soundtrack of the film was released on 27 September 2003 by Sony Music at Mumbai’s Taj Lands End’s banquet hall, Salcette in various formats and consists of seven tracks. The music is conducted by award-winning trio Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, with lyrics authored by Javed Akhtar. The music went on to do extremely well at the charts, and became the most successful music album of the year. Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy won their first Filmfare Best Music Director Award for this soundtrack, as well as the National Film Award for Best Music Direction.
|1.||“Kal Ho Naa Ho” Free Download||Sonu Nigam||5:27|
|2.||“Kuch To Hua Hai” Free Download||Shaan, Alka Yagnik||5:22|
|3.||“It’s The Time To Disco” Free Download||KK, Shaan, Vasundhara Das, Loy Mendonsa||5:35|
|4.||“Maahi Ve” Free Download||Udit Narayan, Sonu Nigam, Sadhana Sargam, Shankar Mahadevan, Madhushree||6:09|
|5.||“Pretty Woman” Free Download||Shankar Mahadevan, Ila Arun||5:55|
|6.||“Kal Ho Naa Ho – Sad Version” Free Download||Sonu Nigam, Alka Yagnik, Ila Arun||5:38|
|7.||“Heartbeat” Free Download||Instrumental||4:28|