Kabhie Kabhie (1976 film)

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Kabhi Kabhie
Kabhi Kabhie film poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed byYash Chopra
Produced byYash Chopra
Written byPamela Chopra (story)
Sagar Sarhadi (screenplay)
StarringAmitabh Bachchan
Shashi Kapoor
Waheeda Rehman
Rishi Kapoor
Neetu Singh
Music byKhayyam
Sahir Ludhianvi (Lyrics)
CinematographyRomesh Bhalla
Kay Gee
Edited byNaresh Malhotra
Pran Mehra
Distributed byYash Raj Films
Release date
  • 27 February 1976 (1976-02-27)
Running time
178 mins
Box officeest. 4 crore
(est. 83.2 crore as of 2019) [1]

Kabhi Kabhie (Hindi: कभी कभी, English: Sometimes) is a 1976 Indian Hindi romantic drama film, produced and directed by Yash Chopra, starring an ensemble cast of Amitabh Bachchan, Raakhee, Shashi Kapoor, 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 and was particularly noted for its soundtrack compositions by Khayyam, who won the Filmfare Award for Best Music Director, while film lyricist Sahir Ludhianvi won the Best Lyricist Award for "Kabhi Kabhie Mere Dil Mein," the song which also got singer Mukesh the Best Male Playback Singer award. The film was a huge hit.[2]


Amit Malhotra (Amitabh Bachchan) recites one of his poems at a college/university where he meets fellow student Pooja (Raakhee), and they fall in love. But Pooja's parents arrange for her to marry an architect, Vijay Khanna (Shashi Kapoor). A heartbroken Amit returns home and joins his father's business – a construction company – and later marries Anjali (Waheeda Rehman), who secretly has a daughter named Pinky (Neetu Singh) from a pre-marital 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 (Rishi Kapoor), 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.




The soundtrack includes the following tracks, composed by Khayyam, and with lyrics by Sahir Ludhianvi, both of whom won the Filmfare Award for the year.[3] The Kabhi Kabhie Mere Dil Mein duet version, with Mukesh and Lata Mangeshkar, topped the year end Annual list 1976 of Radio Ceylon radio show, Binaca Geetmala. The soundtrack was listed by Planet Bollywood as number 7 on their list of 100 Greatest Bollywood Soundtracks.[4] Rakesh Budhu of Planet Bollywood gave 9.5 stars stating, "Kabhi Kabhie will remain an ode to brilliant melody".[5]

Kabhi Kabhie
Soundtrack album by
Released1976 (India)
GenreFilm soundtrack
Khayyam chronology
Kabhi Kabhie
Shankar Hussain
Professional ratings
Review scores
Planet Bollywood9.5/10 stars[5]
1."Kabhi Kabhie Mere Dil Mein - I"Mukesh05:31
2."Kabhi Kabhie Mere Dil Mein - II"Mukesh, Lata Mangeshkar04:57
3."Kabhi Kabhi Mere Dil Mein – Dialogue"Amitabh Bachchan01:06
4."Main Pal Do Pal Ka Shayar Hoon"Mukesh04:08
5."Main Har Ek Pal Ka Shayar Hoon"Mukesh02:48
6."Chahe Chale Churiya"Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar06:23
7."Mere Ghar Aaye Ek Nanhi Pari"Lata Mangeshkar03:17
8."Pyar Kar Liya To Kya"Kishore Kumar03:43
9."Surkh Jode Ki Yeh Jagmagahat"Lata Mangeshkar, Pamela Chopra04:41
10."Tere Chehre Se"Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar05:03


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.[6] 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 Deewaar and Zanjeer. The film had been written with Raakhee in mind, and she had agreed to do it during the making of Daag (1973)[7] 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.


24th Filmfare Awards



Video releases[edit]

  • The release date of the DVD for this film is 1 November 1999.
  • DVD is available at Amazon
  • The release date of the Blu-ray is 2 March 2010
  • Blu-ray is available at Amazon


  1. ^ Box Office 1976 Archived 8 December 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "The Best Films Of Rishi Kapoor - Bobby Has Historic Numbers". boxofficeindia.com. 1 May 2020. Retrieved 1 May 2020.
  3. ^ "Kabhi Kabhie 1976 songs". Archived from the original on 18 September 2009. Retrieved 13 October 2009.
  4. ^ "100 Greatest Bollywood Soundtracks Ever – Part 4". Planet Bollywood. Retrieved 7 March 2011.
  5. ^ a b "Kabhi Kabhie: Music Review by Rakesh Budhu". Planet Bollywood. Retrieved 7 February 2012.
  6. ^ http://www.mag4you.com/music/k/kabhi-kabhi.asp
  7. ^ Video on YouTube
  8. ^ 1977 Filmfare Awards IMDb

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