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Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham Review

Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham
Smriti Kashyap / fullhyd.com
EDITOR RATING
6.0
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NA
NA
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NA
Good for kids
NA
Good for dates
NA
Wait to rent it
NA
Now here's a movie that has more stars than the American flag does, and is so imaginative that you could let your brains take a walk in the garden and return after an hour only to discover you didn't need them at all in the first place.

Unlike its rather promising title, Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham has just a little khushi and a great deal of gham. The flick takes lengths to new lengths, as we first deal with the ghastly long title and then, the ominous length of the flick - about 3 hours and 59 minutes.

The movie starts to assault our senses right from the word Kabhi. The Raichands are one big happy family, comprising of Pa Raichand (the Big B), Ma Raichand (Mrs. Big B), and betas Rahul (SRK) and soon to be 'Muscleflex Man' Rohan (Hrithik). They all live together in utter harmony in a house that seems to be the Parliament of some country. And when they are not hopping in and out of helicopters, they sing and dance in huge banquet halls with a certain Naina (Rani Mukherji), who Pa Raichand wants to make a bahu of the house.

But beta Rahul has plans of his own as he meets and falls in love with a girl from Chandini Chowk - the vivacious Anjali (Kajol). Like we all know, he marries Anjali against his father's wishes, and gets booted out of the house by Dad who wants to know exactly how this girl would be able to uphold the family's sanskaar, parampara and the rest of the soap tripe. Going by the movie, the only parampara that comes to rather vivid light is this partying business. Hell, anybody could, that. You don't need a master's in international business to know how to wear a ghaghra and prance about. That Big B is a bit too much to take.

Anyway, the family gets torn apart, and li'l brother Hrithik decides that it is up to him to get them all back again. That's the second half, of course. This is also when Kareena, Kajol's sister in the flick, begins to show up on screen with most of her clothes missing.

That's the movie, and the saddest part is that there isn't an iota of originality in the flick. Each bit of screen time seems to have been borrowed from some place else. If it isn't the same dumb huge house from a hajaar other movies, then it's the kids' studies in a 'Gurukul' (Mohabbatein, anyone?), and then that Kuch Kuch Hota Hai music and stuff, that dumb Sardar kid from KKHH, and the list goes on and on.

The film does have some great acting by Shahrukh, and like good wine, he seems to be getting better and much much sexier with age. His onscreen chemistry with Kajol is brilliant, and they sizzle till they can sizzle no more. Jaya Bachchan looks like her eyebrows were just electrocuted - but then she does a great job of the sad Ma and makes liberal use of the film's unending supply of glycerin. Big B as the patriarch of the family is good, but it looks like he shot the movie between his KBC shoots.

Kareena bares and unbares till we can bear no more, as she does an Alicia Silverstone from 'Clueless'. And Hrithik looks absolutely cute, sobbing, sobbing and sobbing some more. Check out his pictures on the film's official website - sobsobsob.com.

The film is huuuuuuge, in an elaborate sort of way. Director Johar seems to have gone to great lengths to ensure that there is ample coverage of the palatial house, the inbuilt helipad, some football fields and the 24x7 operational mandir, apart from the thirty odd people who always seem to be on screen. He also seems to have spent at least some thirty kilograms of Kumkum and Camphor - watch the flick to know what I'm ranting about. For chrissakes, cut us some slack, guys!

In sum, the film demands too much of your time and intelligence, and it should be made into a twenty part miniseries and aired on HBO, just so that we can digest whatever has been thrown our way.
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Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham (hindi) reviews
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  • Cast
    Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Jaya Bachchan, Kajol, Kareena Kapoor
  • Director
    Karan Johar
  • Theatres
    Not screening currently in any theatres in Hyderabad.
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Amr Joo on 29th Dec 2006, 8:30pm | Permalink
cooooll
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10
Tisca Pakulak on 10th Nov 2005, 1:15am | Permalink
thia movie is the best!!!!!!!!
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10
Aleena Khan on 27th Mar 2002, 8:39am | Permalink
k3g is an excellent, loving, cute, and an emotional movie. all the cast were acting good! especially my love, srk!!!!!!!!! the outfits were great! and why didnt it win atleast for best songs? atleast?
i am just saying that k3g rules!
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10
Imtiaz Farroq on 6th Mar 2002, 12:33am | Permalink
Excellent Movie Karan Johar justified his profession, Shah Rukh performance proof again he is the best, and best pair in the bollywood shows again (Shah Rukh and Kajol)hopefully movie lovers can see these pair again and again in near future. All the best to Shah Rukh/Kajol and K3G Team.
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10
Ahmed Fareed on 28th Feb 2002, 3:06pm | Permalink
shahrukh acting is very amazing and his mother jaya anti working very good special this film and movements of the film is one mother waiting for his son that is very good
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10
Nick on 16th Feb 2002, 4:55am | Permalink
nice one
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10
Kiran Whatever on 16th Jan 2002, 4:03pm | Permalink
Irritating movie. I have no clue how people can rate this movie as good. For the people who think this movie is good, get a life. This movie makes no sense and only sharukh was good. Rest are unbarable. GOD someone stop BigB, Jaya, kajol and karina from (so called) acting. This is how i rate this movie after watching less than 1 hr (with fast farward)
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2
Ranganath Reddy on 16th Jan 2002, 3:57pm | Permalink
average - too much hype, that's all
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6
Mohammed Abdul Basith on 1st Jan 2002, 10:31am | Permalink
Amitabh & SRk are the best. Keep it up
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10
Miss. Bawandar on 29th Dec 2001, 9:47am | Permalink
hay! sharukh is too much yaar. can fullhyd get sharukh to hyd. pleeez tell me i'll give you 1 crore rupees.
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4
Raja Vamsi on 28th Dec 2001, 9:32pm | Permalink
K3G is surely short of expectations but Shah Rukh saves it.
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6
Mohammed Abdul Basith on 28th Dec 2001, 4:02pm | Permalink
Amitabh did mind blowing acting.
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2
Roger Rajeev on 24th Dec 2001, 9:42am | Permalink
films ok...but kajol and shah ruk just had this raw passion and intensity in their performance....keep uop the good work...!
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6
Mahmood on 23rd Dec 2001, 11:11pm | Permalink
sharukh is to bollywood as osama is to talliban. sharukh is like god. he is very chanting. my role ideal is my sharukh. his acting is super duper in k3gg. he and kajol are wonderful.
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4
Hyderabadi on 23rd Dec 2001, 11:06pm | Permalink
bekar movie, sahi review
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4
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