Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa
|Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa|
|Directed by||Kundan Shah|
|Produced by||Vikram Mehrohtra|
|Written by||Story & Screenplay:
Pankaj Advani, Kundan Shah
|Starring||Shah Rukh Khan
|Edited by||Renu Saluja|
|Distributed by||Shemaroo Video Pvt. Ltd.|
|Release date(s)||25 February 1994|
|Running time||158 min.|
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. 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.
The film was remade in Telugu as Swapnalokam (1997) with Jagapathi Babu.
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.
- Shah Rukh Khan as Sunil
- Suchitra Krishnamoorthi as Anna
- Deepak Tijori as Chris
- Ashutosh Gowarikar as Imran
- Kurush Deboo as Yezdi
- Aditya Lakhia as Tony
- Naseeruddin Shah as Father Braganza
- Satish Shah as Simon, Anna's Father
- Anita Kanwal as Chris's mother
- Rita Bhaduri as Mary Gonsalves
- Ravi Baswani as Albert Gonsalves
- Anjan Srivastav as Vinayak, Sunil's Father
- Sadiya Siddiqui as Nikki, Sunil's Sister
- Ajit Vachani as Charles, Chris's Father
- Goga Kapoor as Anthony Gomes the Don
- Virendra Saxena as Vasco, Anthony's Right
- Tiku Talsania as Patel the Bar Owner
- Juhi Chawla as (Special Appearance)
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". Also, the film's theme music is lifted from Phil Collins' Another Day in Paradise
|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|
- Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa is very special says Shah Rukh Khan
- "Facts you never knew about SRK". bollywoodhungama.com. Retrieved 23 November 2010.