Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003)

 ●  Hindi ● 3 hrs 8 mins

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An intricately woven, family oriented romantic tale that delves into concepts of love, family, friendship, compatibility, sacrifice and contentment through a triangular love story.
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Cast: Preity Zinta, Shah Rukh Khan

Crew: Nikhil Advani (Director), Ron Reid Jr (Director), Anil Mehta (Director of Photography), Ehsaan Noorani (Music Director), Loy Mendonsa (Music Director), Shankar Mahadevan (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Release Dates: 28 Nov 2003 (India)

Tagline: A story of a lifetime in a heartbeat.

Hindi Name: कल हो ना हो

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Did you know? Salman Khan turned down the role played by Saif Ali Khan as he did not want to play second fiddle to Shah Rukh Khan. Read More
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as Naina Catherine Kapur
as Aman Mathur
as Dr. Priya
Supporting Actress
Supporting Actress
Supporting Actor
as Shiv Kapur
Supporting Actress
as Frankie Ramdayal
as Jasprit Kapoor
Supporting Actress
as Neelam puri
Supporting Actress
as Jennifer Kapur
as Kursann Bhai Patel
Supporting Actor
Supporting Actress
Supporting Actress
Supporting Actress
Supporting Actress
as Lajjo Kapur's sister
as Jaswinder Kapoor
Supporting Actor
as Rohit's Mother
as Guru
Supporting Actor
as Aman's Mother
as Rohit
as Abhay
as Gita
as Camilla
as Kanta Bhen
Supporting Actress
as Mike
as Gia Kapur
as Lajjo Kapur
Supporting Actress
Supporting Actress
Supporting Actor
Supporting Actress




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Story Writer
Dialogue Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography


Sound Designer
Location Sound Recordist
Foley Artist
Audio Assistant
Assistant Mix Engineer


Production Designer
Assistant Art Director


Casting Director



Costume and Wardrobe

Costume Designer




Makeup and Hair

Makeup Artist

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Visual Effects Artist
Film Type:
Spoken Languages:
Gujarati, Punjabi, Urdu
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Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital, DTS
Frame Rate:
24 fps
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A story of a lifetime in a heartbeat.
Movie Connection(s):
Spoofs: Jism (Hindi)
Referenced in: Dasvidaniya (Hindi)
Reference: Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (Hindi)
During the title song, "Kal Ho Naa Ho," at the scene where Aman and Naina are dancing in the night, after Aman touches Naina with the rose, it shows him throw the rose behind him, and at the end of the embrace the rose reappears in his hand.

Errors in Geography
Throughout the film, shots of New York are interposed with similar shots of Toronto. The film tries to make the viewer believe that the Toronto shots are supposedly New York, but the architectural styles and obvious Toronto landmarks are completely different than those found in New York.

Crew/Equipment Visible
In the scene where Aman Mathur enters the kitchen, to look for Rohit Patel, who has gone for a date with Camilla, he and Kanta Bhen have a conversation in the kitchen, in front of the glass door. The reflection of the boom mic is visible on the glass door.

Character Error
At the end of the "Pretty Woman" musical sequence, Jaswinder misses the cue to begin clapping.

Audio/Video Mismatch
In the start of the song, "It's the Time to Disco" the sound of a zipper being opened is heard much before Preity Zinta actually opens the zipper of the jacket.

Audio/Video Mismatch
When Naina returns home from Central Park, her lips say, "St Paul's Cathedral."
Roy Orbison's "Pretty Woman" is featured in the film. Unlike many other Bollywood productions, the filmmakers actually complied with international copyright laws and bought the license to use the song.

Karan Johar had Kareena Kapoor in mind when writing the script, but she charged too much and was replaced by Preity Zinta.

Salman Khan turned down the role played by Saif Ali Khan as he did not want to play second fiddle to Shah Rukh Khan.

Some of the film's scenes were shot in Toronto because of escalated production costs from filming in New York City.