Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006)

 ●  Hindi ● 3 hrs 12 mins

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'Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna' is a contemporary romance that revolves around Dev and Maya, both married to different people and completely convinced that they are happy, until they meet each other. Dev (Shah Rukh Khan) is a professional football player whose promising career is nipped in the bud after an accident. He is married to Rhea (Preity Zinta) whose career is on an upswing. They have a son, Arjun, and Dev's mother, Kamaljit (Kirron Kher) lives with them. Maya (Rani Mukerjee) teaches at a nursery and has married her closest friend Rishi (Abhishek Bachchan), a PR consultant. Rishi's father, Samarjit Singh aka Sam (Amitabh Bachchan) is a flamboyant, fun-loving man whose life revolves around the happiness of his son and daughter-in-law. The two couples seem content despite the dissatisfaction below the surface but things start to change when a chance encounter between Dev and Maya brings them closer. There is a strange connection between them which blossoms into friendship. Their time together soon causes complications. This new-found friendship between Dev and Maya causes them to look into their marriages with a new perspective and face issues that they hadn't before. How all the different characters deal with this new development in their lives forms the crux of Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna.
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Cast: Abhishek Bachchan, Preity Zinta, Rani Mukerji, Shah Rukh Khan

Crew: Karan Johar (Director), Anil Mehta (Director of Photography), Ehsaan Noorani (Music Director), Loy Mendonsa (Music Director), Shankar Mahadevan (Music Director)

Rating: U/A (India)

Genres: Drama, Family, Romance

Release Dates: 11 Aug 2006 (India)

Hindi Name: कभी अलविदा ना कहना

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Film Type:
Feature Film
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Hindi
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ARRICAM Lite (LT), ARRIFLEX 435
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24 fps
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2.35 : 1
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Goofs:
Factual Mistake
Throughout the movie, everyone refers to the game Dev plays as football. But the setting is the US, and in the US the sport is called "soccer".

Factual Mistake
When Dev is leaving for Toronto from Grand Central Station in NYC, he boards a SEPTA R1 train. SEPTA's R1 only serves Philadelphia, its suburbs and airport.

Continuity
In the scene where Rishi and Rhea call their spouses about making their marriage work, they part with a kiss on the cheek. Rhea turns back to go to her office, but Rishi cannot be seen anywhere. Yet, according to the angle she turns, Rishi should have been shown walking away from her.
Trivia:
Karan Johar plays a man talking on a cell phone behind Shah Rukh Khan inside the train during the movie's climax.

Shah Rukh Khan promised Karan Johar that this is the first film he would complete after Yash Johar death. Due to other delays, Shah Rukh Khan ended up completing 'Paheli' first.

Ajay Devgn was the original choice for the role of Rishi, but he refused.

Kajol was initially offered the lead role in this movie, but due to scheduling conflicts, since she was already cast in 'Fanaa', she had to refuse. She was originally going to play the role played by Rani Mukerji, and Rani was to play the role played by Preity Zinta.

India's most expensive Hindi film, reportedly made for an astronomical Rs 70 crore (~US$15 million).

Ritesh Deshmukh was cast for a guest role in the film. The stills were even on the publicity material of the film. However, Karan Johar cut the part out at the last minute.

The film's shooting was delayed due to Amitabh Bachchan's illness. However, the team managed to get on track and the film was released on schedule.

The makers of the film came up with T-shirts for the film's promotion. The T-shirts had the witty phrase "married or happy" on them.