Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa

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Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa
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Directed byKundan Shah
Screenplay byPankaj Advani
Kundan Shah
Story byPankaj Advani
Kundan Shah
Produced byVikram Mehrotra
StarringShah Rukh Khan
Deepak Tijori
Suchitra Krishnamoorthi
Naseeruddin Shah
CinematographyVirendra Saini
Edited byRenu Saluja
Music byJatin–Lalit
Distributed byShemaroo Video Pvt. Ltd.
Release date
25 February 1994 (India)
Running time
158 min.
Budget₹14 million[1]
Box office₹55 million[1]

Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa (transl. Sometimes Yes, Sometimes No) is a 1994 Hindi-language coming-of-age romantic comedy film directed by Kundan Shah, starring Shah Rukh Khan and Deepak Tijori. It also featured Suchitra Krishnamurthy (in her Hindi film debut) and Naseeruddin Shah. Produced on a budget of ₹14 million, the film received positive reviews grossing 55 million (US$1.7 million), equivalent to 838 million (US$10 million) adjusted for inflation.[1]

At the 39th Filmfare Awards, it won 2 awards – Best Film (Critics) and Best Actor (Critics) for Khan, who also won Best Actor for Baazigar at the same ceremony. It is widely considered to be one of Khan's best performances, and he has said that it is his favorite film.[2] It was premiered at the Indian Panorama section of the 24th International Film Festival of India.[3]

The film was remade in Telugu as Swapnalokam (1999).[4] Shah Rukh Khan has bought the rights to the film under his banner, Red Chillies Entertainment.[5] Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa has also drawn comparisons to the later Hollywood film 500 Days of Summer (2009).[6][7]


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 favors 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 has 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's marriage to their friend's daughter. Anna and her family are dejected.

Sunil consoles Anna and the tide slowly turns in his favor. 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 was composed by Jatin–Lalit, while the lyrics were penned by Majrooh Sultanpuri. The song "Sachhi Ye Kahaani Hai" derives from two songs: Boney M.'s "Rasputin" (1978),[8] and Johnny Wakelin's "In Zaire".[9] Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa sold over 800,000 soundtrack albums in India.[10]

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 & Alka Yagnik06:30
6."Kyon Na Hum Milke Pyar"Amit Kumar, Udit Narayan & Vijayeta Pandit04:21


39th Filmfare Awards:


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  2. ^ "Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa is special: SRK". Hindustan Times. 2 November 2006. Retrieved 29 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Directorate of Film Festival" (PDF). 3 April 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 April 2014.
  4. ^ Arunachalam, Param (2020). BollySwar: 1991–2000. Mavrix Infotech. p. 491.
  5. ^ "Red Chillies Entertainments". www.redchillies.com. Archived from the original on 6 October 2016. Retrieved 30 September 2016.
  6. ^ "8 Bollywood Films That Beautifully Captured The Pain Of Unrequited Love". iDiva. Times Internet. The Times Group. 23 April 2018. Archived from the original on 23 April 2018.
  7. ^ "11 Movies That Make You Feel Better About Being Single In No Time". India Times. 28 August 2016. Archived from the original on 28 August 2016.
  8. ^ Verma, Anurag (23 November 2016). "28 Bollywood Songs That You Didn't Know Were Copied Or 'Inspired'". HuffPost. India. Retrieved 29 March 2018.
  9. ^ Srinivasan, Karthik (14 May 2019). "How Muhammad Ali Inspired 'Sachi Yeh Kahani Hai' From Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa". Film Companion. Retrieved 14 May 2019.
  10. ^ Chopra, Anupama (1994). "The Return of Melody". India Today. Living Media. Retrieved 14 May 2019.

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