It has been 17 years since Kal Ho Na Ho released and we all know what a huge commercial success it was. It became the second highest-grossing film domestically and the highest-grossing film overseas and worldwide that year. It won 2 National Film Awards and 8 Filmfare Awards. Its tagline “A Story of a Lifetime… In a Heartbeat” easily made us connect with the cast of the film.
Naina Kapur or Preity Zinta, a gloomy uptight student falls in love with her new neighbor Aman Mathur or Shahrukh Khan, who is ill and is in a critical condition. He tries to make his friend Rohit Patel or Saif Ali Khan a perfect match for Naina. The magic of Shahrukh Khan’s acting, and Karan Johar and Niranjan Iyengar ‘s writing can still be felt today.
Kal Ho Na Ho is one of the best movies of its time. People still go crazy and love its songs- “Kal Ho Na Ho“, “Kuch To Hua Hai“, “Maahi Ve“, “Pretty Woman” and “Its Time To Disco“.
Just like this movie we have some more movies of this time. Their stories, characters, and songs make us nostalgic. Read ahead to find movies similar to Kal Ho Na Ho.
Here are 15 more Kal Ho Na Ho like movies
1. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
Released on 16th October 1998 Kuch Kuch Hota Hai is Karan Johar’s written and directed movie. It shows the love triangle between Kajol, Shahrukh Khan and Rani Mukherji. The story revolves around college campus life and the widower Shahrukh Khan’s daughter trying to reunite Kajol and him. Its famous songs are- “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai“, “Koi Mil Gaya“, “Saajanji Ghar Aaye“, “Yeh Ladka Hai Deewana“, “Tujhe Yaad Na Meri Aayee“, “Ladki Badi Anjaani Hai“.
2. Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna
A Karan Johar classic, this movie released on 11th August 2006. With the tagline “A Love…. That Broke All Relationships” the movie broke the records on Box-office. Shah Rukh Khan, Rani Mukerji, Abhishek Bachchan and Preity Zinta tells us how true love should only be the foundation of any relationship and how an unsound foundation will lead to a broken relationship. “Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna”, “Mitwa”, “Rock ‘N’ Roll Soniye”, “Where’s The Party Tonight?” and “Tumhi Dekho Naa” are the best songs till date.
3. Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham
Released on 14th December 2001 it stars Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Hrithik Roshan, Kareena Kapoor and Rani Mukherji. The story tells us about an Indian family and the troubles and misunderstandings they face. These songs from the movie play a perfect role to describe each and every moment-“Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham”, “Bole Chudiyan”, “You Are My Soniya”, “Suraj Hua Maddham”, “Say Shava Shava”, “Yeh Ladka Hai Allah” and “Deewana Hai Dekho”.
Directed by Yash Chopra, Veer-Zara released on 12th November 2004. The story revolves around bringing true love together between Veer Pratap Singh or Shah Rukh Khan, an Indian Air Force Pilot who is kept in jail and Zaara Hayaat Khan or Preity Zinta, a Pakistani woman from a rich political family in Lahore. Saamiya Siddiqui or Rani Mukherji, a Pakistani lawyer, bring this couple together who were separated for 22 years. One can still feel the love with songs “Tere Liye“, “Main Yahan Hoon“, “Aisa Des Hai Mera“, “Yeh Hum Aa Gaye Hain Kahan“, “Do Pal“, “Kyon Hawa” and “Jaane Kyun“.
Released on 3rd October 2003 Baghban is directed by Ravi Chopra and features Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan, and Hema Malini in lead roles. It was one of Chopra’s biggest hit. The story tells us about the love and care of our parents and how they sacrifice everything for us. It tells about the children who forget their parent’s love and disrespect them and their values. “Chali Chali Phir Chali“, “Holi Khele“, “Main Yahan Tu Wahan“, “Meri Makhna“, “O Dharti Tarse” and “Baghban” are some of our favourites and super hits songs of this movie.
6. Main Hoon Na
Released on 30 April 2004 Main Hoon Na is co-written and directed by Farah Khan. Shah Rukh Khan, Sunil Shetty, Sushmita Sen, Zayed Khan and Amrita Rao in the main cast bring the theme of the movie perfectly. “Main Hoon Na”, “Tumse Milke“, “Tumhe Jo Maine Dekha“, “Gori Gori“, “Chale Jaise Hawayein” and “Yeh Fizayein” still tops our playlist.
7. Kaho Na Pyaar Hai
Written and directed by Rakesh Roshan, the movie released on 14th January 2000. It was the debuts of his son Hrithik Roshan and Ameesha Patel. It became the highest grosser of the year. “Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai“, “Pyaar Ki Kashti Mein“, “Na Tum Jano Na Hum“, “Ek Pal Ka Jeena“, “Chand Sitaare” and “Sitaro Kee Mehfil Me Gunjega Tarana” still drive us crazy.
8. Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!
This movie starring Madhuri Dixit and chocolate-boy Salman Khan won not only several Filmfare Awards but our hearts as well. A movie portraying complexities of love interspersed with family crisis and problems has an unusually large number of the soundtrack of 14 songs. The movie is also credited for changing the Indian wedding landscape as it added loads of fun games (now, rituals) to big fat weddings.
9. Dil to Pagal Hai
This 1997 romantic drama followed Madhuri Dixit, Shah Rukh Khan and Karishma Kapoor in a love triangle. This story revolving around members of a dance troupe picked up 8 Filmfare Trophies. It was a Yash Chopra production which gave us songs that help us relive our childhood.
10. Mujhse Dosti Karoge!
Another movie revolving around the complexities of love and friendships starred Rani Mukherjee, Kareena Kapoor and Hrithik Roshan. It was an entertaining romantic drama that received several awards.
Shah Rukh Khan’s one of the finest performances, till date, remains as Raj in Mohabbatein. His acting was complemented by other great actors on screen- Amitabh Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai. The movie received critical and commercial success.
12. Bunty Aur Babli
When two small-towners come to Mumbai, they take the path of thievery to realise their dreams. Abhishek and Amitabh Bachchan along with Rani Mukherjee played their roles well in this rollercoaster ride.
13. Chalte Chalte
This movie wasn’t that huge a commercial success but had Shah Rukh and Rani’s sizzling chemistry on screen. This movie was showcased at the Casablanca Film Festival.
14. Dil Chahta Hai
Farhan Akhtar’s directorial debut with Dil Chahta Hai struck the hearts of the youth. On display were the complexities of love, life and friendship for each character in the story. The film gave us some #friendshipgoals that are yet to be fulfilled, like that Goa trip.
And the last movie is our all-time favourite. ( The position never makes us worry about its popularity 😉 )
15. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
Released on 20th October 1995 DDLJ is directed by Aditya Chopra. It stars Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol. Raj and Simran and their love story have ruled the cinema for decades. “Ho Gaya Hai Tujhko“, “Mehndi Laga Ke Rakhna“, “Mere Khwabon Mein“, “Ruk Ja O Dil Deewane“, “Ghar Aaja Pardesi”, “Tujhe Dekha To” and “Zara Sa Jhoom Loon Main” are the 7 best songs from the movie.
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