Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa

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Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa
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Directed by Kundan Shah
Produced by Vikram Mehrohtra
Written by Story & Screenplay:
Pankaj Advani, Kundan Shah
Starring Shah Rukh Khan
Suchitra Krishnamoorthi
Deepak Tijori
Music by Jatin-Lalit
Cinematography Virendra Saini
Edited by Renu Saluja
Distributed by Shemaroo Video Pvt. Ltd.
Release dates 25 February 1994
Running time 158 min.
Country India
Language Hindi

Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa (Hindi: कभी हाँ कभी ना English: Sometimes yes, sometimes no) is a 1994 Bollywood romantic comedy film directed by Kundan Shah, and starring Shah Rukh Khan, Suchitra Krishnamurthy, and Deepak Tijori. 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 favorite film.[1] He received the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Performance for his role. For this film, Khan took a signing amount of Rs 5,000 and did the entire film for Rs. 25,000.[2]

The film was remade in Telugu as Swapnalokam (1997) with Jagapathi Babu.

Plot[edit]

Everyone loves Sunil (Shah Rukh Khan) except his own father Vinayak. Sunil and his friends start a band and Anna, his childhood friend, returns after many years. After she joins the group, everyone is excited, especially Sunil, who secretly loves Anna. The only other person knowing this is his sister. As Anna joins the group, they start hunting opportunities to make it big in the music world. Chris, another band member and Sunil's best friend, is Sunil's antithesis in nearly everything. Chris is a studious person and son of an affluent couple.

Anna's father decides to get her married to Chris. Now, Sunil tries to change his image to get Anna, but when he learns that Anna loves Chris too, he is devastated. A jealous Sunil starts creating a rift between the two but eventually gets caught. Anna slaps him and walks away. Gradually, the duo forgive Sunil, but they don't realize why he did this. Sunil's fortune takes a turn once again when Chris's parents refuse the marriage of Chris and Anna, because Anna is from a lower class. Chris has to leave Anna devastated.

Sunil consoles Anna in this period. Now, tide has turned in Sunil's favour and Anna's father gives a go to their marriage. Sunil is happy, until he learns that Anna still loves Chris. Sunil decides to re-unite them. The Sullivans too realize their mistake. Chris and Anna's wedding is announced: Sunil gets to be the best man. As Chris and Anna are about to exchange rings, Chris's ring slips out of his hand. Everybody starts searching for it. Sunil spots the ring but feigns ignorance, this a very good scene as Sunil's sister watches him, eventually Chris finally "finds" the ring and marries Anna.

Just after the wedding, Sunil is shown packing his bags and leaving his father's home to find his own destiny. Vinayak, who has learnt the background story, makes up with his son, stating that he is proud to be Sunil's father. Sunil is seen walking in moonlight, where he meets a girl (Juhi Chawla). Some time later, Sunil and the girl are seen walking in the moonlight and talking merrily. Anthony and Vasco, two criminals who had seen Sunil and his group's show, see Sunil with the new girl and break the fourth wall saying that Sunil will be all right. The criminals hear a police siren and scamper away.

Cast[edit]

Music[edit]

Composed by Jatin-Lalit, the song Sachi Yeh Kahani Hai has been lifted from the song Rasputin by the band Boney M. (preludes/interludes) and the main tune from Johnny Wakelin's "In Zaire".[3] Also, the film's theme music is lifted from Phil Collins' Another Day in Paradise

No. Title Singer(s) Length
1. "Ae Kaash Ke Hum"   Kumar Sanu 05:10
2. "Aana Mere Pyar Ko Na Tum"   Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik 03:59
3. "Deewana Dil Deewana"   Udit Narayan, Amit Kumar 07:37
4. "Woh To Hai Albela"   Kumar Sanu, Devaki Pandit 05:09
5. "Sachi Yeh Kahani Hai"   Amit Kumar, Udit Narayan, Vijeta Pandit 06:30
6. "Kyon Na Hum Milke Pyar"   Amit Kumar, Udit Narayan, Vijeta Pandit 04:21

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