‘Kuch kuch hota hai Anjali, tum nahi smjhogi’, but guess what? All the 'Anjalis' in the world and even those who are not Anjali clearly understand this. Do you get what I'm trying to say here? If not, then you need to watch Kuch Kuch Hota Hai which turns 21 years old today. One of the favourite love triangles for all the 90s kids and... we can BET ON THAT!
Starring Shah Rukh, Kajol and Rani in the lead roles, the Karan Johar directed film was one of the biggest hits of the last century and the youth of the present
generation can very easily relate to it even today.
On this grand occasion, we are paying a tribute to one of the finest love stories. We know you love the whole movie but these are 21 reasons which make it an evergreen rom-com ever.
1. KARAN JOHAR
This was Karan’s directorial debut and need to we say what an amazing film it turned out to be. Even today he talks about the film with a spark in his eyes and pride on his face.
2. STAR CAST
The film features Shah Rukh, Kajol and Rani Mukherji as the lead actors of the film. What started as a reel-life friendship, ended up becoming a real-life bond.
3. RANI MUKHERJI’S DEBUT
Would you believe if we that that Rani was just 19-year old when she started her acting career and for this film, she was recommended by Aditya Chopra. She dropped many jaws with the ease with which she faced the camera.
4. SPECIAL APPEARANCE
Salman Khan’s special appearance in the film worked like a cherry on top for the audiences. His persona and charm left a very strong impact and his cameo is still remembered as one of the most iconic ones ever.
5. SUPPORTING CAST
This epic saga of romance had a supporting cast of Anupam Kher, Archana Puran Singh, Farida Jalal, Lt. Reema Lagoo, Johnny Lever, Sana Saeed and Himani Shivpuri. No wonder it was such a big hit.
Being a Karan Johar film, there were four artists who were seen doing cameo roles. There are Nikhil Advani, Farah Khan Kunder, Manish Malhotra, Geeta Kapur and Hiroo Johar.
The music of this movie is eternal since the audiences still listen to it very fondly. Be it the romantic title track, sad romantic or a beat number, the film was full of beautiful songs.
‘Tussi ja rhe ho? Tusi na jao’ KKHH was full of such dialogues which made it even more epic than it was believed to be. Don't believe us? Listen to the songs once again and you'll know that we are right.
The true KKHH fans remember every scene precisely. Be it the ‘no-song-rain-dance’ between Rahul and Anjali, the ‘dupatta scene’ at the railway station or the ‘signature handshake’, every scene had its impact on the audiences.
10. SRK - KAJOL - KARAN
The three have done numerous films together and today trio is considered one of the most liked trios of the industry. Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, My Name is Khan, etc. to name a few.
11. KAJOL & ANUPAM KHER
The relationship shown in the film is that of a principal and a student but the two are shown as more of friends who help each other out at all times in the film.
12. SRK & ANUPAM KHER
Shah Rukh has developed great friendships over his time in the industry. One of those friends is with Anupam Kher.
13. SRK & LOVE TRIANGLES
After this, Shah Rukh went on and did many films which were all about love triangles. And all these films have somehow been the hit films of their times. These films are Devdas, Jab Tak Hai Jaan, and Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna.
14. SRK & HIS LOVE FOR TRAINS
KKHH is not the only film in which a scene in a train has been shot. Even DDLJ, Veer Zara, Mai Hoon Na, Chennai Express have some of the iconic moments that were shot inside or around a film.
15. THE ERA OF RAHUL-ISM
After the film, Shah Rukh went on with his life but so did the name his reel-name, Rahul. Some of the most popular films of Shah Rukh’s career have shown him as the character with the same name. Dil Toh Pagal Hai, Yes Boss, Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham, and Chennai Express are the films in which he is seen as Rahul.
16. ACCESSORIES AND MERCHANDISE
The famous ‘COOL’ chain and the trend of friendship bands were started with this film. What also got a lot of fame was Rahul’s Polo T-shirt.
17. DEFINITION OF FRIENDSHIP
The film changed the definition of ‘friendship’ and ‘love’ forever. Because Rahul once said, “Pyaar dosti hai. Agar wo meri sab se achi dost nahi bann sakti, to main kabhi use pyaar nahi kr skta.. kyuki dosti bina to pyaar hota hi nahi.. simple, pyaar dosti hai..”
18. FARAH AND HER CONFIDENCE IN RANI
Being a newbie in the industry, Farah Khan was not very impressed with Rani and thought that she would not be able to pull off the role. But on her first day, Rani came out a complete surprise and Farah knew then that she will one day give other actors a run for the money.
19. KAJOL AND THE ACCIDENT
During the shoot, Kajol fell off a bike and had a minor memory loss during which she only remembered her then-boyfriend and now husband, Ajay Devgn.
20. SAIF WAS THE FIRST AMAN
At first, Saif was offered the role of Aman but once he refused, Karan offered the role to Salman and made it a memorable one.
21. KKHH TODAY
If Karan was to make KKHH today, he is very clear about the star cast. For Rahul, he will rope in Ranveer, for Anjali Alia Bhatt and for the role of Tina, he would cast Janhvi Kapoor.
What are you waiting for? Go watch the film immediately because it is a kind that you can watch any day and anytime.