Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... (2001)Released : 14 December 2001
Director : Karan Johar
Genre : Family drama
Music : Jatin Lalit, Sandesh Shandilya, Aadesh Shrivastava
Star Cast : Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Hrithik Roshan and Kareena Kapoor
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham...(K3G), is a 2001 Indian drama film written and directed by Karan Johar and produced by his father, Yash Johar. Written specifically to evoke nostalgia among the expatriate Indian audiences, the film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Hrithik Roshan and Kareena Kapoor in leading roles, with Rani Mukerji appeared in cameo appearance. The music was composed by Jatin Lalit, Sandesh Shandilya and Aadesh Shrivastava. The film tells the story of an Indian family, which faces troubles and misunderstandings over their adopted son's marriage to a girl belonging to a lower socio-economic group than them.
So Filmyfolks enlist lesser known facts about the film that you may have not known even after watching the movie numerous times...
1. In 2003, it became the first Indian film to be given a theatrical release in Germany. Upon release, the film met with mixed reviews from film critics and received polarising reactions to Karan Johar's "larger-than-life" directorial style.
2. Shah Rukh and Kajol Jodi will always work no matter what the roles are as they have amazing on screen chemistry. The choice to have Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya star together after 18 years worked well as it created excitement to see them together on screen again. Kareena and Hrithik worked well as they almost played off each other, their chemistry was fun and fresh.
3. The idea initially revolved around two daughters-in-law. However, on the advice of filmmaker Aditya Chopra, who thought that the male characters would be too weak, Karan decided to tweak the story-line to make it the story of two brothers.
4. The song "Deewana Hai Dekho" was filmed at the Great Court of the Blenheim Palace, thus becoming the first Indian film to have been shot there.
5. K3G had 11 tracks which were composed by Jatin Lalit, Aadesh Shrivastava and Sandesh Shandilya. The lyrics were written by Sameer and Anil Pandey. Upon release, it became the largest selling album of the year in India.
6. The inspiration of K3G came from Yash Chopra's Kabhi Kabhie (1976) Karan told, "What appealed to me was the fact that the love story stretched out across generations. It began with youth and went on as the people grew older. You could say that Kabhi Kabhie is the starting point for my new film, that I am inspired by it."
7. K3G was one of the first Bollywood films that had a 'making of' book written by author Niranjan Iyengar.
8. K3G was the first film in which Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan starred in after 18 years.
9. K3G was Karan Johar's second film after Kuch Kuch Hota Hai but he still managed to incorporate some of KKHH into K3G through 'Suraj Hua Maddham' which featured the instrumental tune from KKHH in it. This particular song was shot in Egypt - a first for a Bollywood film.
10. It was rumoured that Aishwarya Rai was considered for the movie and Abhishek Bachchan was to appear for a cameo role but it was later cut.