Kabhi Na Kabhi
|Kabhi Na Kabhi|
|Produced by||R. Mohan (Shogun Films)|
|Music by||A. R. Rahman|
|Cinematography||Ravi K. Chandran|
|Edited by||N. Gopalakrishnan|
|Distributed by||Eros Entertainment|
|Running time||171 minutes|
Kabhi Na Kabhi is a 1998 Bollywood crime film co-written and directed by Priyadarshan. It stars Jackie Shroff, Anil Kapoor and Pooja Bhatt in pivotal roles. The film was produced by R. Mohan in the banner of a Malayalam film production company, Shogun Films. The movie had a delayed release on 27 November 1998. It was a failure in the box-office, even though A. R. Rahman's songs were fairly noticed. The film was also released in Tamil, and was titled Monalisa.
Kachra Seth runs an empire of collecting garbage, which is merely a front to cover-up for his other business - drug trafficking. He recruits a select group of people to carry out unpleasant tasks - such as beating someone up, or even killing someone. One of his recruits is Jaggu, who will do anything for a price. Jaggu loves Tina but is afraid to tell her. When Jaggu's mom is hospitalized, he comes to Kachra for monetary assistance, he is assigned to a task instead, and unable to complete the task he is apprehended by the police with the assistance of a librarian, and is subsequently found guilty and sent to prison. Jaggu's place is taken by Rajeshwar alias Raja, who is also attracted to Tina and even rescues her from one of Kachra's goons, Chabiley, and they both fall in love. When Jaggu returns from prison, he finds his mom has died, and his sister is missing, believed to have committed suicide. In anger, he concoctes a fool-proof plan to kill the librarian, and he does so. Jaggu does not know that the librarian is none other than Raja's dad, and Raja has sworn to hunt down his dad's killer, no matter what.
- Anil Kapoor as Rajeshwar 'Raja'
- Jackie Shroff as Jaggu
- Pooja Bhatt as Tina
- Paresh Rawal as Kachra Seth
- Tinu Anand as Chabiley
- Alok Nath as Rajeshwar's Father
- Rohini Hattangadi as Tina's aunt
- Farida Jalal
- Dimple Kapadia
- Mukesh Rishi
- Raj Babbar
- Darshan Baqqa
- Mac Mohan: Tatya
- Cochin Haneefa
- Kitty (as Kitti)
- Suresh Menon
|Kabhi Na Kabhi|
|Soundtrack album by A. R. Rahman|
|Recorded||Panchathan Record Inn|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|Producer||A. R. Rahman|
|A. R. Rahman chronology|
The score and soundtrack were composed A. R. Rahman with lyrics by Javed Akhtar. Rahman reused the song "Anjali Anjali" from 1994 Tamil film Duet as "Mi Gayee Mil Gayee" as per the director's request. This is the only song sung by Kumar Sanu for Rahman.
The soundtrack received overwhelming critical reviews. Reviewer of Screen India said, "A. R. Rahman spins another fizzy, frothy score for this long overdue film. This is vintage Rahman - resolutely stub - born in style - yet, it make for much pleasent listening. The soundtrack also proved popular upon release.
The official track listing:
|1||"Mil Gayi Mil Gayi Woh Manzilen"||Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik||5:57|
|2||"Tu Hi Tu"||M. G. Sreekumar, K. S. Chithra, A. R. Rahman||5:57|
|3||"Shukriya Tera Shukriya"||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Chorus||6:54|
|4||"Mere Dil Ka Woh Shehzada"||Asha Bhosle||5:43|
|5||"Mere Yaara Dildara"||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Hariharan, K. S. Chithra||5:48|
|6||"Tum Ho Meri Nigahon Mein"||Hariharan, Sujatha||5:30|