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01 January 2002
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham Review
K3G
Happy Families?
Expectations for K3G were sky high, not only is it Karan Johar's second movie after his hugely successful debut 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai', but it stars some of the best actors in Bollywood including the Bachchans.
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Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Hrithik Roshan, Kareena Kapoor.
Producer: Yash Johar
Director: Karan Johar
Released: 13th December 2001
Review by Shamaila Khan

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The couple will be seen together on screen for the first time after a gap of over eighteen years. It is also said to be the most expensive Hindi movie ever made.

Amitabh, Jaya, Shah Rukh and Hrithik play the rich Raichands and Kajol and Kareena, the poor Sharma's.

In a nutshell, Shah Rukh the adopted son rejects the path of life (and marriage partner) chosen by his strict father and marries Kajol, as a result he is disowned.

The second half of the film focuses on younger brother Hrithik trying to get the family back together.

Although the films sub-title suggests it's 'all about loving your parents', the characters are well rounded enough to spread their love to their siblings, and also their partners in a way that left you testing every emotion you are capable of feeling.

Emotional dramas such as this one have to be seen to understand why they get such a reaction, the tearjerking scenes just can't be described.

Undoubtedly it has a lot to do with the actors, Kabhi Khushie Kabhie Gham had fantastic performances from all concerned.

Although some would say you would expect nothing less from actors of such high calibre.

Nevertheless, although the talent that the Bachan's have is unquestionable, they were still fantastic.

Superb performances were given by Kajol and Shah Rukh, while they recreated the unmistakable chemistry that they have together, Hrithik was Hrithik (gorgeous/good actor/good dancer).
However, t
he surprise package for me came in the form of Kareena who I previously thought was highly overrated, her Alicia 'Clueless' Silverstone character, designer gal 'Poo' was excellent.

The kids in the film (one of which incidentally was Aryan Khan, Shah Rukh's son) showed potential.

The music and song picturisations were fab and the scenery and locations (those houses!) extremely extravagant.

A well made film, with some magical moments (hilarious and weepy) and possibly the world's best looking family!

Rating: 9/10

You've read our review but what do you think? Add your comment below.


From Bruce Sterling, Austin, Texas, USA
The greatest Bollywood "feudal family romance" made to date. It's not "all about loving your family," it's all about surviving the incredible cultural tensions of being a wealthy, Western- educated, consummately bilingual film director in a creative milieu dominated by ancient family connections. And Karan Johar doesn't just survive this. He prevails. My Texan cowboy hat is off to this guy. He is a cinematic genius.

From chinthaka, Colombo, Sri Lanka
One of the best movies ever. Both shahruk & kajol are excellent. Great Work....

From ANIKA ISLAM, Bangalndesh/UK
KHABI KHUSHI KHABI GHAM WAS ONE OF THE BEST FILMS I HAVE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE!!IT WAS FAB!!PERSONALLY I THINK IT WAS BETTER THAN DEVDAS,I HAVE WATCHED THIS FILM MORE THAN 100 TIMES AT LEAST AND I STILL WANT TO WATCH IT AGAIN..SHARUKH WAS ABSOULUTELY FAB,HE WAS REALLY FIT ASWELL..I LOVE SHARUKH KHAN...HOPE HE KEEPS ON DOING FILMS LIKE THIS...THIS FILM WAS A SUPER DUPER HIT..AND NOT TO MENTION KAJOL AND SHARUKH LOOK GREAT TOGETHER..AND THE ONLY PART I DID'NT LIKE INT HE FILM WAS WHEN KAREENA WAS BEING TO VAIN IN HER COLLEGE.

From Cherry, Surrey, BC Canada
This film rocked! I have watched it over & over again, yet I never get tired of watching it. Shah Rukh, as usual, delivers. Hrithik wasn't bad as well. I guess the only part that I just didn't get was when Pooja was trying to get a date for the prom. Prom in university?!?! And wasn't Rohit there to get his MBA? I thought that part was weird, but otherwise the film was brilliant. A definite must see. 9.5/10

From Tracy Loke, Singapore
Hi, I have watched this movie last year. It was a really great show and highly recommended to friends and relatives.

From debbie, Germany
This is the first bollywood film i've seen after 10 years. I must say that I enjoyed it but there are a few minus points. 1. it was too long and the end could have been a bit shorter. 2. the actors cryed every 15 mins, which was a bit annoying. 3. kareens's character was dispensable and ridiculas 4. it was a bit too patriotic (national anthem, vande materam, etc..) but still I enjoyed wathching k3g, not only because of the great actors (shahrukh, Kajol, Jaya and amitabh bachan) who did a wonderful job. But still this film can be seen only once.

From keral, somerste/ky/usa
for mi these film was exellent and i loved the way that kajol act .

From honeyz, Birmingham
The film was ok. kareena went over the top,she looked stupid, she was soo annoying with her pooh character. oh please this is a movie not a fashion or who can act like dumber show.

From anuragdixit, durg,chattisgarh,india
with amitabh movie has to be great,all time legend in movies let it be hollywood or bollywood.

From ishika, london
man wat can i say it was da film of da year, and neither am i surprised coz wit gr8 and gorgeous actors like shah rukh and hrithik da film is bound to hit da jackpot. both da hunks like amazing, and so did kajol but kareena had to spoil it. oh well it was still a xclellent film.

From darshana patel, clevelad .OHIO, us
I LIKE THIS FILM , BECAUSE THIS FILM IS FAMILY FILM . AND I ALSO LIKE A SONG. AND ALL THE STARS ACTED REALLY WELL. I LOVE THE WAY HRITHIK ROSHAN ACTED. I REALLY LIKE THIS MOVE AND SONG.

From NEETU, USA/CA/SAC
I THINK THIS MOVIE IS FAB I LIKE EVERYTHING IN IT IT WAS KOOL EVERY I DID A GOOD JOB IN THIS MOVIEEE.

From G.Raja Abhilash, Somajiguda/Hyderabad/India
I never expected till I had gone to this movie that it was the greatest hits in the history of film industry. It was a great experience for me to watch such an emotional as well as a real life story.

From Assad ullah, FSD, Pakistan
Amitabh has done well but Shah rukh is really a good substitute of Amitabh,yet both are legends. Karina is good but kajol is excellent.

From Asad, pakistan
The movie was ewxcellent and having some good performances especially by amitabh ,s rukh and ritakh.

From naila begum, watford
i love the movie and i really enjoyed the movie it is so cool and wicked i watched loads of times and i think is was amazing.

From Davina, Mauritius
This film was excellent. The role of the star actor Shah ruck was marvellous.

From Zainab, Bolton
10/10 - Great film, no disappointments at all, xept too much crying. still luved it thow

From Mohammed Yousuf, Yemen
I love k3g and all actors and actoresses in the film.

From Someone, Some where
s and k were so good. i mean the super perfect couple.

From Bibi, Hurst tx
I think that evrybody did great...

From Polly, Dubai
Srk and kajol are great

From Sana Bari, London
I think that k3g was a really gud film & i have seen it plenty of times... shah rukh looked absolutely gorgeous & hrithik was gud 2...kareena was ok at the end but in beginning she was just annoing...kajal did overacting in some scnenes which was boring overall the film was wicked & all the expenses that were carried out on the filme eg costumes maked it look even good & i love the song suraj hua madham!

From Pritesh, London
K3G epitomizes everything that is wrong with bollywood. It is film making at its worst! I find it difficult to class this as a movie, the term 'fashion show' seems more appropriate! With an overkill of exotic locations, fancy outfits and colourful sets it comes across as a 3 and a half hour photo shoot! It focuses too much on 'looking good' and not enough on substance. The film drags for the most part and not for one second does the viewer feel gripped or engrossed. 90% of it is overdone, with people crying at the drop of a hat. Ok so we all know that bolly films are OTT, but this one takes it to another level!

From Rafia, Sweden
I think it is one of the best movies of shahrukh.he is really a great actor and he deserves an award for this.

From Laila, Birmingham
good movie, kajol n srk were fab, they look soooo good 2getha n i jus cnt wait 4 their otha movie, hopefully more 2cum! kareena was the only low point of the film, tho her clueless character was amusin 4rm time 2 time, she was completely fake, dumb n she jus ruined the whole film! i seriously dnt no y yash chopra n karan johar put her in their films, they wont xactly get a turn out n ppl wont go 2 c it! i hope karan realise wat hes done n replaces her in his forthcoming film! i realy dont no y he has not put kajol, a talented actress in his film but kareena a dumb bimbo, she cnt even smile! kareena, srk, n saif ali khan looks like such a crap combo!

From Monika, Orissa
K3g is excellent. No other film is best like k3g.

From Anonymous
The subtle story telling, the glorified visuals & the charismatic performances have set new standards in the history of film making. Thats K3G all about !!!

From taimour ali,
it's a hit. i like the film a lot the song are very emotion and the story.

From Anjali Sharma, USA
I LOVED THE MOVIE! ESP. KAJOL AND SRK AND HRITHIK! BUT THE THING I LIKE MOST WAS OFCOURSE MY DEAR DARLING ARYAN KHAN! HE'S SOOOOOOOOO CUTE!!! I AM IN LOVE WITH ARYAN!

From Anita, Canada
K3g is the best film ever.Hrithik and Kareena were good.SRK and kajol were good too. the story was good too.

From Shefali Begum, Birmingham, UK
K3g is an ab fab film. srk and kajol are the best and they looked so good together. srk son is really cute, just like is dad.

From Radhika, New Zealand
The movie was so amazing. I really liked shah rukh and kajol. They make an excellent couple. And shah rukh's son is so cute. Basicaaly i give it a 101%.

From Maria, Bradford
K3G was a brilliant movie Hritiks acting was absolutly excellent, Kareena's acting was just stupid, acting like a tart.

From Manisha Amin, New Jersey
This movie was typical...it was all hyped up because of the cast, I'm not saying I didn't like it....Shah Rukh is my favorite actor...it's just that the story line was very typical...oh and Kareena's acting was very poor...she was trying too hard to act modernized...please no modern girl in America or London for that matter acts that way...too fake...other than her, everyone's acting was awesome!


From Aysha, Manchester
k3g... the best film in bollywood...i loved it it was amazing.....shahrukh and kajol looked the best together and i hope to see then in the rest of the films coming out.... i love kareena and Hritik... i loved it!!!!!!

From Charmi Patel, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
I really loved this movie. I liked the chereographies, settings, and actings.


From Megha Sen, Toronto
I really thought that this was an excellent movie, the casting and the way that it was directed. Everyone did a wonderful job. Although, i did think that the ending should have been a bit better. Nothing was wrong with it just that they should have introduced the young boy who played Kajol and Sha Ruk's son in the movie otherwise it was great i cried through the move and it was just wonerful. If you have not seen it you don't want to miss it!


From Jaspreet Rehal, England
I think that the film is fab , everyone who starred were brilliant and I give this film 10 /10.

From Atin, Australia
Sucky movie this! Though i did end up cryin at end..the thought of wastin my moolah on that crap was a bit too much. The least said bout Kareena the better...poo-hoo-hoo...ughhh.

From Neha, Oklahoma
Shah rukh khan kicks ass! He was the BEST in the movie. He was incredible in this movie. I loved the whole film and especially shah rukh!

From Sham, BRADFORD
KKKG TOO GOOD 2 BE TRUE EVRY1 WOZ FABB

From Anilanis, Singapore
KAJOL AND SHAH RUKH KHAN ARE REALLY FAB....AND I LOVE TO SEE THEM TOGETHER AGAIN LOTS OF LUV...KAJOL-SRKHAN

From AIN, Malaysia
The story is excellent but kkhh is better..I do believe the chemistry between shahrukh and kajol..they performed really well!

From Saima in B'ham
I thought K3G was a WICKED film! Everyone acted brilliantly, and it was esp nice 2 c SRK's cute son Aryan!

From Simran, UK
I watched asoka and k3g and i am mad!!!!! virtually about the films and the way they have been done. i send credit to amithab, jaya, SHAHRUKH AND KAJOL, kareena and hrithik ...

From Nabila Mohsin, Manchester
I totally disagree this movie was absolutely rubbish.
It did not live up to its expectations and was just a copy of Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, but in reverse.
Even the music was a copy of previous Yash Raj Films.
The best acting was done by Hrithik Roshan.

From Bhavesh Patel, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
At times, a movie is rated on its ability to communicate a message.
Does this movie do its job? I think it does and credit must be given to the actors/directors and producers which worked hard to make it possible.

From Ibrar Khan, Manchester
I thought the movie was ace. It had everything emotions, love and hate. It has the potential to become one of the greats alongside 'Sholay' and it's where it belongs in the top ten of the UK charts.

From Ida, Malaysia
I never cried while watching any movie. Even Titanic!!
The last movie that made me cried was Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. And guess what......
This movie (K3G) was the second that made me cry. Kudos to the stars and director!

From Zarah Husssain, Manchester
This movie made me feel physically sick. Oversentimentalised, overglossy and totally unrealistic - even by bollywood standards. Awful cinematic use of great acting talent - excepting Kareena kapoor who could not act her way out of a dustbin.

From Sam, London
I never cried, though my friends did I think that K3G was a heart touching movie.
It was nothing of what has been seen before but still it was the way that Karan Johar has presented it to be, that was good. I still think that it can't beat kkhh. Keep it up though to the directors of the film.

From - Abz, Blackburn
Filmi.........very Filmi!


From Jaspreet Rehal, U.K
I thought that the film was Brillant and it deserves an award. All the Stars acted really well.
P.S I LOVED THE WAY HRITHIK ROSHAN ACTED


From Zara, Birmingham
This film was a exellent film, Shah ruck khan was fab.. so was hrithik, but i think Kareena just made us laugh with her pathetic role and acting.

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