Koochie Koochie Hota Hai
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|Koochie Koochie Hota Hai|
|Directed by||Tarun Mansukhani
|Produced by||Hiroo Yash Johar
|Written by||Karan Johar|
|Distributed by||Dharma Productions|
Koochie Koochie Hota Hai is a delayed-release computer-animated Bollywood film directed by Vishal Sonawane and Tarun Mansukhani and co-produced by Dharma Productions and Prana Studios. The voice-over for the lead anthropomorphic characters has been given by Sanjay Dutt, Shahrukh Khan, Kajol, Rani Mukerji and Ritesh Deshmukh. It is an animated remake of the hit 1998 Hindi film, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai.
Production started in 2010. Karan Johar, producer of the film, quoted in his blog "The core love story is between three dogs, and the supporting cast has roosters, bears, pigs, cats, and many others from the barn". Koochie Koochie Hota Hai was set for a 2011 release but was bumped back for a theatrical release sometime in 2012 instead. It has now put on hold.
Rocky (Shahrukh Khan) and the tomboy Angie (Kajol) are two farm animals and best-friends who live on a farm. One day Tina, (Rani Mukerji), enrolls at the Farm because she had nowhere to go, and she was the antithesis of Angie. Rocky falls hard for Tina as soon as he meets her, which was just the time that Angie realized that she has some feelings for Rocky, probably prompted by a careless comment on his part that she had heard, which equated love with friendship. This creates a romance triangle. One day, Rocky confesses his love for Tina to Angie. Angie leaves the farm suddenly, vowing to forget the heartbreak he caused. Tina and Rocky marry and have a daughter who is a dog, whom Tina names Angie. Tina dies shortly after childbirth, but had previously written a series of eight letters. Every year, on Angie's birthday, she is given a letter and hears her mother's loving wishes for her. In the eighth and last letter, the little girl is told about her namesake. Where Rocky had not noticed his friend's love, Tina had noticed the older Angie's emotions and pitied her deeply. Because Rocky hasn't remarried, Angie Jr. decides perhaps his first love could be the mother she needs and wants. Angie Jr. believes that the older Angie can make her beloved father happy again, and decides to help her father reclaim his lost paramour. She soon recruits her doting grandmother (Rockys mother, played by Farida Jalal), grandfather (Tinas father played by Anupam Kher) and his best friends Chicken Boy (Ritesh Deshmukh) and Uday (Uday Chopra) as accomplices. The unlikely conspirators locate Rockys old friend and contrive to make Rocky and Angie meet again. They meet in a camp where Angie Jr. had enrolled, where her namesake is a counselor. The namesake discovers, without the younger girls knowledge, the truth of her new charges parentage. Rocky soon finds old feelings reviving. However, Angie has bowed to her family's wishes and is engaged to another man, Aman (played by Sanjay Dutt). Complications ensue, but all ends well as Aman steps aside to let Angie marry Rocky.
- Shahrukh Khan as Voice of Rahul
- Kajol as Voice of Angely
- Rani Mukerji as Voice of Tina
- Sanjay Dutt as Voice of Aman (Cameo appearance)
- Ritesh Deshmukh as chicken boy
- Anupam Kher as Voice of Principal
- Simi Garewal as Voice of Miss Braganza
- Uday Chopra
- Sajid Khan
- "Karan Johar's Short Term Shaadi starring Imran & Kareena goes on floors". Businessofcinema.com. Retrieved 2012-11-12.
- Trailer and Preview of Koochie Koochie Hota Hai
- Official Site
- "Koochie Koochie Hota Hai put on hold". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 2012-10-08.