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Release Date 16 October, 1998
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Budget ₹10 crores
Box Office India ₹47 crores
Box Office Worldwide ₹106 crores
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Rahul and Anjali were two best friends at college. Anjali realizes that she has fallen for Rahul but she’s too late because Rahul has already fallen for someone else, Tina. Heartbroken, Anjali leaves the city. Tina and Rahul get married and soon Tina gives birth to a daughter which they call Anjali. Tina soon passes away after giving birth to the child. Tina left Anjali one letter for each of her birthdays. Through these letters she learns that her mother (Tina) knew that another Anjali was in love with Rahul, and vows to bring them together again.

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Day-wise Box Office Collections

First Day₹0.87 crores
First Weekend₹2.74 crores
First Week₹5.64 crores
Second Week₹4.93 crores
Third Week₹4.14 crores
Lifetime India (net)₹47 crores
Worldwide Gross₹106 crores
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True Adj Domestic Net ₹405.14 (
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True Adj Worldwide Gross ₹913.72 (
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Movie Reception

Kuch Kuch Hota Hai is the highest grossing Hindi film of 1998 in the domestic as well as the overseas market. The film took an excellent start and earned well around Rs. 2.75 crores in its first three days at the box office. It held strong on the weekdays and collected strongly in the second as well as third week.

Also, it didn't drop on much in its lifetime which helped it to take its total earning near Rs. 50 crores in the domestic market. And the huge number of footfalls in the overseas theatres ensured it's earning over Rs. 50 crores outside which enabled the film to enter Rs. 100 crores club at that time.

Full Cast & Characters

Shahrukh KhanRahul Khanna
KajolAnjali Sharma
Rani MukerjiTina Malhotra
Sana SaeedAnjali Khanna
Salman KhanAman Mehra
Farida JalalMrs. Jalal
Anupam KherPrincipal Malhotra
Archana Puran SinghMs. Briganza
Reema LagooMrs. Sharma
Himani ShivpuriRifat Bi
Johnny LeverCol. Almeida
Parzan DasturSilent Sardarji
Neelam KothariSpecial Appearance in "The Neelam Show"
Manish MalhotraCameo as a College Student
Farah KhanCameo
Geeta KapoorSpecial Appearance in "Tujhe Yaad Na Meri Aayi"

Fun Facts & Triva

  • This movie is roughly based on Archie comics.
  • Karan Johar made his directorial debut with this film & it was a grand success.
  • He signed SRK & Kajol at the time of Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham.
  • The role of Tina was first offered to Twinkle Khanna.
  • Even the character name Tina is after her nickname.
  • Rani Mukherjee who played Tina herself approached Karan Johar & bagged the role.
  • Initially, Karan was about to dubb Rani's husky voice.
  • During the shoot, Kajol was injured after losing her balance on cycle. She suffered from short-term memory loss.
  • Saif Ali Khan was first approached for the role of Aman. Later, Salman Khan got the role.
  • The filmmakers, Farah Khan & Nikhil Advani also appeared in this movie during the sequence of The Neelam Show.

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