Relive Romance

Kuch kuch hota hai

Summer of 1998 was special for the Indian Film Industry. That year the winds changed their course forever, the Indian Youth was transformed, romance became the buzz of the nation, the effect was so tremendous that – even the toughest of the hearts cried in the theatres; when a movie called KUCH KUCH HOTA HAI hit the big screen.
‘kuch kuch hota hai’ is a journey. Journey to the good old days, when love was the flavor of the season, when every colour you saw was more beautiful, when music was the fragrance of air.
Watching this movie again brought back the memories of the time when I was perhaps 12-13 year old. Akin to millions I was also bowled over by this impeccable and dazzling masterpiece. The music engendered a feel which flew me to that era.
Like that time I still got swooped away by numerous scenes. When Anjali(Kajol) leaves the college – the scene at the station, when little Anjali gets an extempore on ‘Maa’ in a competition, when Rahul(Shahrukh) and Anjali meet again at the Summer camp – that particular scene is beyond words to be described(no doubt it had won the Filmfare Award that year for ‘the scene of the year’), when Rahul proposes Tina(Rani Mukherji) – saying ‘ek mard ka sir sirf teen aurton ke age jhukta hai’, the fights between Rahul and Anjali in the college, the Scene where Tina is asked to sing a song in Hindi(Ragging, may be!), and she sings the Aarti – Om Jai Jagdish Hare – making Rahul & gang(and Anjali) speechless.
‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ is a gem. A gem that’ll shine forever among the Indian Films. Powerpacked performance from both Shahrukh and Kajol, superb storytelling and direction from Karan Johar, mesmerizing music by Jatin-Lalit, sharp editing, nice cinematography and everything else gave this movie a status, very few movies can achieve.

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