Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa

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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.
Budget₹1.4 crore[1]
Box office₹5.5 crore[1]

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] 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.[3] Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa has also drawn comparisons to the later Hollywood film 500 Days of Summer (2009).[4][5]


Sunil (Shah Rukh Khan) is woken up from his dream of marrying the girl he loves, Anna (Suchitra Krishnamurthy), by his 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). Everyone has given up on Sunil and thinks he is good for nothing except for Father Braganza (Naseeruddin Shah) who believes Sunil is pure at heart.

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 as he 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 notices the closeness between Anna and Chris. Devastated, he decides to create a rift between them. Sunil eventually gets caught in his own web of lies. A furious Anna slaps him and decides to never talk to him again. Sunil is thrown out of the band. However, fortune favours Sunil who saves the band from being heckled at a local club by putting on a stellar show; the entire band forgives and forgets.

Sunil thinks he was won Anna back, but finds out that Anna and Chris love each other and want to be married. Crushed to pieces, Sunil accepts he has lost in love.

Meanwhile, Anna's father decides that Chris is worthy of marrying her. He makes his intentions known but Chris' parents have other ideas and decide Chris' marriage to their friend's daughter. Anna and her family are dejected.

Sunil consoles Anna and the tide slowly turns in his favour. Anna's father, having realized that Sunil will love and take care of her, convinces 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 their wedding day, as Chris and Anna are about to exchange rings, Chris drops his ring and it rolls out of sight. 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.



The music and background score was composed by Jatin–Lalit, while the lyrics were penned by Majrooh Sultanpuri. The song "Sachi Ye Kahani Hai" derives from two songs: Boney M.'s "Rasputin" (1978),[6] and Johnny Wakelin's "In Zaire".[7] Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa sold over 800,000 soundtrack albums in India.[8]

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

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  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. ^ "Red Chillies Entertainments". www.redchillies.com. Retrieved 30 September 2016.
  4. ^ "8 Bollywood Films That Beautifully Captured The Pain Of Unrequited Love". iDiva. Times Internet. The Times Group. 23 April 2018.
  5. ^ "11 Movies That Make You Feel Better About Being Single In No Time". India Times. 28 August 2016.
  6. ^ Verma, Anurag (23 November 2016). "28 Bollywood Songs That You Didn't Know Were Copied Or 'Inspired'". HuffPost. India. Retrieved 29 March 2018.
  7. ^ Srinivasan, Karthik (14 May 2019). "How Muhammad Ali Inspired 'Sachi Yeh Kahani Hai' From Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa". Film Companion. Retrieved 14 May 2019.
  8. ^ Chopra, Anupama (1994). "The Return of Melody". India Today. Living Media. Retrieved 14 May 2019.

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