Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna is a film directed by Karan Johar and produced under the Dharma Productions banner. It stars Amitabh Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan, Rani Mukerji, Preity Zinta, Abhishek Bachchan and Kirron Kher in pivotal roles. Arjun Rampal and Saira Mohan have cameo roles in the film. . Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna was released on August 11, 2006. According to the Internet Movie Database (IMDb), the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) originally gave the film an R rating for language and some sexual content. It was re-rated PG-13 on appeal.

The film was screened at the Toronto International Film Festival and the Tokyo International Film Festival. The script of the film was invited to be included in the library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences or more commonly known as the Oscars.


Synopsis

Dev Saran (Shahrukh Khan), a formerly successful, now injured soccer player, is unhappily married to Rhea (Preity Zinta), who has a high-flying job with a fashion magazine. They have a son named Arjun. Maya (Rani Mukerji) is about to marry her childhood friend Rishi Talwar (Abhishek Bachchan). Samarjit a.k.a "Sexy Sam" (Amitabh Bachchan) is Rishi's dad, and Kamaljit (Kirron Kher) plays the peppy mom to Dev.

Dev happens to meet Maya before her wedding and despite being strangers, they connect instantly. It could be that the two are unhappy with their partners, it could be that Dev was only too happy to talk of his uncomfortable marriage or it could be that Maya just could not love Rishi and so, found Dev attractive. Whatever the case, the connection between the two remains a glowing spark that re-ignites when they meet four years later.

During those four years, Maya has married Rishi and Dev has been hit by a car, the accident leaves him crippled and ends his football career. So when Maya meets Dev the next time, he is bitter - his failed career and failing marriage are festering wounds to which his wife Rhea's professional success is salt. In the Talwar home, things are no better - Maya still does not feel any love for Rishi and feels guilty for her inability to have children.

Dev and Maya realize that their situations are similar and decide to help each other repair their breaking marriages. Things don't work quite as expected however, and they become more and more drawn to each other. At the same time, Rishi and Rhea are working to keep their marriages afloat and are willing to see hope in even the smallest, most innocuous signs from their partners. However, their efforts are insignificant in the face of Maya and Dev's intense unhappiness in their marriages and their growing love for each other.

Dev and Maya give in to a dreamy, coffee-drenched romance and realize they have fallen in love. However, when Dev is about to give flowers to Maya, he sees Rhea and gives them to her so she doesn't see Maya. He saves one rose for Maya. She takes the rose home and Rishi sees it and Maya gives it to him. Rhea and Rishi now think that their partners really love them and are happy. But after an incident at the ballet that makes Dev intensely jealous, they realize they now feel like they are cheating on each other with their own spouses. This realization brings them to a dramatic point of no return and they sleep together. Shortly afterward, they are caught in an embrace outside the train station by Sam and Kamaljeet.

Sam, having lived the good life for a long, long time ultimately has to bear the punishment of all his excesses - he has a fatal heart attack and as he lies on his death bed, he gives Maya some unconventional advice: he tells her to leave his son Rishi since neither of them are happy in their marriage.

Things come to a head and Dev and Maya decide to leave each other and return to their partners. But this re-union will not be without honesty, so they come clean and confess their extra-marital affair. Rishi and Rhea decide that enough is enough and end their marriages - this doesn't mean that Maya and Dev come together however. They only speak to each other on the phone, and lie to each other, saying that all is well in their marriages.

Three years later, Rishi goes to meet Maya and invites her to his wedding. There Rhea sees Maya for the first time in three years and realizes that she and Rishi weren't together as she thought. The news that Dev is still alone, combined with some prodding from Rishi and Rhea convinces Maya to run after Dev. Dev is about to catch a train to Canada when he sees Maya. He hides from her because he has told Maya earlier than he was happy with Rhea and he thinks that she is happily married to Rishi. However, Maya finds him in his seat a few seconds before his train leaves the station. He uses the emergency brakes to get out to meet her. Realising how alone the two have been, Dev proposes to Maya and she accepts.


Box Office

The movie emerged to be the biggest worldwide grosser in the history of European cinema beating Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham's five year old record. Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna opened in at least 1,200 screens worldwide.

In the United States it was the leading grosser for a Indian film in its history beating out previous leader Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham making over a million dollars in just one week. In the United Kingdom, drawing £750,000 over the weekend and releasing at number 'one' on the UK Top 10, EDI (a UK-based tracking agency) has officially declared Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna Hindi cinema's biggest opener. Back home, Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, with a multi-star cast, has seen a record opening at many places in the country, and the film has made Rs 60 crore (Rs 600 million) in the first week itself. Film-goers' interest in India, however, rapidly waned after the first week. The film's business started to fall alarmingly from the second week in India, but it was very successful overseas. Overall it was declared a hit in India, though much was expected from it.

Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna has collected $3,275,444 USD in United States (as of 25 September 2006) while in UK it netted an impressive £1,773,810 (as of 27 August 2006). In the US, one big help was due to the fact that the film debuted in 64 theatres, unusually high for a Bollywood film in the US, in cities including not only traditional Bollywood markets, but Miami, Tampa, and Raleigh as well. It was the biggest debut for a limited release film in the US in 2006.

Cast
  • Amitabh Bachchan ... Samarjit Singh Talwar a.k.a "Sexy Sam"
  • Shahrukh Khan ... Dev Saran
  • Rani Mukerji ... Maya Talwar
  • Preity Zinta ... Rhea Saran
  • Abhishek Bachchan ... Rishi Talwar
  • Sandeep Sankineni ... Train Station Passenger
  • Kirron Kher ... Kamaljeet Saran
  • Aryan Khan ... Special Appearance (as Aryan)
  • Arjun Rampal ... Jay (Guest Appearance)
  • Saira Mohan ... Catherine Cooper (Guest Appearance)
  • Kajol ... Special Appearance as a Dancer during song "Rock N Roll Soniye"
  • John Abraham ... Special Appearance as a DJ during song "Where's The Party Tonight?"
  • Karan Johar ... Special Appearance (train passenger in last sequence)

Download Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna Songs - Bollywood Movie

Farewell Trance

Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna

Mitwaa

Mitwaa - Remix

Rock N Roll

Tumhi Dekho Na

Where's The Party Tonight


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