|Directed by||Yash Chopra|
|Produced by||Yash Chopra|
|Screenplay by||Sagar Sarhadi|
|Story by||Pamela Chopra|
|Edited by||Naresh Malhotra|
|Distributed by||Yash Raj Films|
|Box office||est. ₹40 million|
Kabhi Kabhie (English: Sometimes) is a 1976 Indian musical romantic drama film produced and directed by Yash Chopra and written by Pamela Chopra starring an ensemble cast of Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, Raakhee, Waheeda Rehman, Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh. This was Yash Chopra's second directorial film with Amitabh Bachchan and Shashi Kapoor in the lead roles after Deewaar (1975) and was particularly noted for its soundtrack compositions by Khayyam, who won Best Music, while Sahir Ludhianvi won Best Lyricist for "Kabhi Kabhie Mere Dil Mein" at the 24th Filmfare Awards. The song also earned Mukesh the Best Male Playback Singer. Kabhi Kabhie received overall positive reviews from critics upon release and earned an estimated ₹40 million at the box office.
Amit Malhotra recites one of his Urdu poems at a college/university where he meets fellow student Pooja, and they fall in love. But Pooja's parents arrange for her to marry an architect, Vijay Khanna. A heartbroken Amit returns home and joins his father's business–a construction company–and later marries Anjali, who secretly has a daughter named Pinky from a premarital relationship. Amit and Anjali have a daughter, Sweetie. In the meantime, Pinky is adopted by childless couple Dr. and Mrs. R.P. Kapoor.
Spanning over to the next generation, Pooja and Vijay have a son, Vikram, also known as "Vicky", who falls in love with Pinky while they are at a party, and the two plan to get married. When Pinky learns of her adoption and the identity of her real mother, she tries to get close to Anjali. While Anjali eventually acknowledges her existence and secretly showers her love on her reunited daughter, she does not reveal the relationship to her husband, fearing for her marriage. The situation is further complicated by Vicky's attempts to stay close to Pinky and Sweetie's romantic interest in Vicky.
This sets in motion a chain of events that unites old flames as friends.
- Amitabh Bachchan as Amit Malhotra
- Shashi Kapoor as Vijay Khanna
- Raakhee as Pooja Khanna
- Waheeda Rehman as Anju Malhotra
- Rishi Kapoor as Vicky Khanna
- Neetu Singh as Pinky Kapoor
- Naseem as Sweety Malhotra
- Simi Garewal as Shobha Kapoor
- Parikshit Sahni as Dr. R.P. Kapoor
- Iftekhar as Mr. Malhotra
- Deven Verma as Ram Bajaj
The film's concept came to Yash Chopra while he was reading a poem by his longtime friend (and also the film's lyricist) Sahir Ludhianvi. The movie was shot in Kashmir, and Yash Chopra has claimed this to be one of his happiest experiences and he described the production as a "honeymoon", since the entire cast worked together as a family. The film also led to the reinvention of Amitabh Bachchan as a romantic poet who loses his love, which was a major departure from his earlier "angry-young-man" roles such as Zanjeer (1973) and Deewaar (1975). The film had been written with Raakhee in mind, and she had agreed to do it during the making of Daag: A Poem of Love (1973) but before production started she married lyricist Gulzar, who wanted her to retire from acting. However, after some persuasion from Yash Chopra, Gulzar let her do the film.
- Chief Assistant Director: Ramesh Talwar
- Art Direction: Desh Mukerji
- Costume Design: Jennifer Kapoor, Rajee Singh
- Choreography: Suresh Bhatt
The soundtrack was composed by Khayyam with lyrics by Sahir Ludhianvi, both of whom won Best Music and Best Lyricist at the 24th Filmfare Awards. The song Kabhi Kabhie Mere Dil Mein (Duet Version) sung by Mukesh and Lata Mangeshkar, topped the year end Annual list 1976 of Radio Ceylon radio show, Binaca Geetmala. The soundtrack was listed at #7 on Planet Bollywood's list of 100 Greatest Bollywood Soundtracks. Rakesh Budhu of Planet Bollywood gave 9.5 stars out of 10 stating, "Kabhi Kabhie will remain an ode to brilliant melody".
|Soundtrack album by|
|1.||"Kabhi Kabhie Mere Dil Mein - I"||Mukesh||05:31|
|2.||"Kabhi Kabhie Mere Dil Mein - II"||Mukesh, Lata Mangeshkar||04:57|
|3.||"Kabhi Kabhi Mere Dil Mein – Dialogue"||Amitabh Bachchan||01:06|
|4.||"Main Pal Do Pal Ka Shayar Hoon"||Mukesh||04:08|
|5.||"Main Har Ek Pal Ka Shayar Hoon - II"||Mukesh||03:01|
|6.||"Tera Phoolon Jaisa Rang"||Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar||06:10|
|7.||"Mere Ghar Aaye Ek Nanhi Pari"||Lata Mangeshkar||03:17|
|8.||"Pyaar Kar Liya To Kya"||Kishore Kumar||03:43|
|9.||"Surkh Jode Ki Yeh Jagmagahat"||Lata Mangeshkar, Pamela Chopra||03:45|
|10.||"Tere Chehre Se"||Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar||05:03|
24th Filmfare Awards
Kabhi Kabhie led the 24th Filmfare Awards with 13 nominations, and with 4 wins became the most-awarded film at the ceremony.
- Best Music – Khayyam
- Best Lyrics – Sahir Ludhianvi – "Kabhi Kabhie Mere Dil Mein"
- Best Male Playback Singer – Mukesh – "Kabhi Kabhie Mere Dil Mein"
- Best Dialogue – Sagar Sarhadi
- Best Film – Yash Chopra
- Best Director – Yash Chopra
- Best Actor – Amitabh Bachchan
- Best Actress – Raakhee
- Best Supporting Actor – Shashi Kapoor
- Best Supporting Actress – Waheeda Rehman
- Best Lyrics – Sahir Ludhianvi – "Main Pal Do Pal Ka Shayar Hoon"
- Best Male Playback Singer – Mukesh – "Main Pal Do Pal Ka Shayar Hoon"
- Best Story - Pamela Chopra
- Satellite Rights and VOD
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