|Directed by||Kundan Shah|
|Produced by||Kumar S Taurani
Ramesh S Taurani
|Written by||Honey Irani|
|Screenplay by||Honey Irani|
Saif Ali Khan
|Music by||Rajesh Roshan|
|Distributed by||Tips Music Films|
Kya Kehna (Hindi: क्या कहना; English: What to Say) is 2000 Bollywood film starring Saif Ali Khan, Preity Zinta, Chandrachur Singh, Anupam Kher and Farida Jalal. It was directed by Kundan Shah and premiered on 19 May 2000.
The story is about Priya Bakshi (Preity Zinta), the daughter of Gulshan (Anupam Kher) and Rohini Bakshi (Farida Jalal). Priya's parents, brothers and best friend, Ajay (Chandrachur Singh) love and support her. Ajay is secretly in love with her, and wishes to marry her in the future. But as she enters her first year in college, she catches the eye of Rahul (Saif Ali Khan) who quickly becomes attracted to her. She succumbs to his charm but her brothers and parents are unsure about Rahul. His womanizing worries them and they tell her to stay away from him. However, Priya is unable to leave Rahul. She convinces her parents to meet him but when they talk about marriage he backs off and he leaves Priya. Priya is devastated but moves on with her life. She later learns that she is pregnant with Rahul's child. Her parents go back to Rahul to talk about marriage but to their shock he refuses to marry her. Priya is faced with a decision, and she chooses to keep the child. Her decision prompts her father to chuck her out the house. Alone and neglected Priya is devastated. Later; however her parents and brothers find it hard to live without her and they bring her back. But now she has to face the society and overcome the disdain of her neighbors, among others. Society virtually ostracizes her and her family. Upon going back to college she finds out that all of her friends now mock her, and girls prefer to stay away from her due to her bleak character. During all this time Ajay sticks by her like a true savior, and Priya starts falling for him. With his support and with the courage she was nurturing in her womb, she makes people realize that she isn't a fornicator, but a girl who loved someone immensely. She could have gotten rid of the child she holds in her body, but she didn't because her child was a being and not a piece of trash. She says that if only she had gotten married, maybe the scenarios would have been different, maybe her child would have been loved and valued, rather than abused and insulted. With these words, she eventually gains the support of those who had earlier disrespected her. Her friends finally accepted her the way they did before and she was having a back to normal life. At the same time she manages to change Rahul's views as well and he decides to marry her. In a fit of a moment, Ajay and Rahul both propose to her. Priya, who had already started feeling for Ajay selects him over Rahul stating that a spineless guy like Rahul can never be a reliable husband.
- Preity Zinta as Priya Bakshi
- Saif Ali Khan as Rahul Modi
- Chandrachur Singh as Ajay
- Anupam Kher as Gulshan Bakshi
- Farida Jalal as Rohini Bakshi
- Puneet Vasishtha as Priya's brother
- Nivedita Bhattacharya as Priya's Sister-In-Law
|Soundtrack album by Rajesh Roshan|
|Label||Tips Music Films|
The soundtrack of the film contains 8 songs. The music is conducted by the award-winning composer Rajesh Roshan, with lyrics by Majrooh Sultanpuri. The title song is a copy of the 1960 song Oh! Carol by Neil Sedaka.
|1.||"Ae Sanam Meri Bahon"||Alka Yagnik, Kumar Sanu||06.13|
|2.||"Dekhiye Aji Jaaneman"||Alka Yagnik Udit Narayan||05:30|
|3.||"Dil Ka Koi Tukda"||Kavita Krishnamurthy, Hariharan||06:15|
|4.||"In Kadmon Ke Neeche"||Alka Yagnik, Kumar Sanu||05:19|
|5.||"Jaaneman Jaane Jaan"||Alka Yagnik, Sonu Nigam||05:35|
|6.||"Kya Kehna"||Kavita Krishnamurthy, Hariharan||04:27|
|7.||"O Soniye Dil Jaaniye"||Alka Yagnik, Kumar Sanu, Sonu Nigam||05:41|
|8.||"Pyara Bhaiya Mera"||Alka Yagnik, Kumar Sanu||04:40|
Vinayak Chakravorty of Hindustan Times gave the film 3 out of 5 stars, writing, "The basic premise of Kya Kehna!, then, definitely had the potential of being a gripping family entertainer. Unfortunately, somewhere down the line you feel as if most people associated with the film somehow lost interest." He noted, however, Preity Zinta as "the bright spot of the film". Aradhika Sekhon of The Tribune wrote, "The movie itself has several flaws but the issues that it tackles are real. The director takes a straight, hard look at the problems of today and holds them up for exhibition. The Indian tendency is to sweep uncomfortable issues under the carpet but if films like Kya Kehna continue to be made, at least, we'll be forced to confront them." Mimmy Jain of The Indian Express, in a positive review, commeded Shah for making "a sensitive film, on a sensitive subject", calling Kya Kehna "a film that should have been made years ago". She further noted Zinta as being "dazzlingly good" in her part.
Filmfare, in a three-star review, wrote that the film is "worth a watch" and attributed its success to Zinta's "very convincing performance". Sharmila Taliculam from Rediff.com was critical of the film, concluding, "Apart from the climax, the film is no big deal."
- Filmfare Best Story Award - Honey Irani
- IIFA Award for Technical Excellence - Best Screenplay - Honey Irani
- Sansui Best Actress Award - Preity Zinta
- Highest grossing films 2000. BoxOfficeIndia.com
- Chakravorty, Vinayak (2000). "Kya Kehna!". Hindustan Times. Archived from the original on 2000-10-19. Retrieved 2011-12-16.
- Sekhon, Aradhika (2000-06-11). "Kya Kehna!". The Tribune. Retrieved 2011-12-16.
- Jain, Mimmy (2000-05-27). "Steering clear of cliches". The Indian Express. Retrieved 2011-12-24.
- "Kya Kehna (FILMFARE ONLINE)". Filmfare (The Times Group). 9 June 2000. Archived from the original on 19 January 2001. Retrieved 4 May 2015.
- Taliculam, Sharmila (2000-05-20). "Kundan Shah lost interest...". Rediff.com. Retrieved 2011-12-16.