'Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham' completes 13 yrs, Kjo gets nostalgic


Everyone remembers ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham’ – an outstanding family drama that was a golden project for the actors Hrithik Roshan and Kareena Kapoor who were then newbies in the Bollywood industry. Another star couple people loved in the movie were real life lovebirds Jaya Bachchan and Big B. The amazing film completed its 13 years on 14th December.

To commemorate the completion of full 13 years, filmmaker Karan Johar posted on Twitter “#13YearsOfK3G .....it's all about living the memories...it's all loving the movies....” . The movie, released in 2001, was a blockbuster as it became the second highest grosser of the year, earning a gigantic sum of Rs 470 million! Another of its significant achievements was when the film became the very first Indian movie to be granted a theatrical release in Germany. The venture proved especially lucky for director Karan Johar, for he received a lot of praise for his "larger-than-life" style of directing. But one of the hardships that still lingers on is the court case Karan got entangled in, for insulting the national anthem in the movie.

K3G was an adventurous project for him. He had worked pretty hard for it- he even fainted on the sets once while the film was being shot!  The hard work rewarded the entire crew and the movie was a huge success. It was a domestic as well as an international success, as even outside of India, it was the highest grossing Indian film- with a lifetime gross of 1.17 billion rupees. Besides five Filmfare Awards, it won several other awards in various categories. After his huge success with ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ released in 1998, Karan wanted to make a film that was based on generation gap. He was quoted, “At a certain age, boys are very demonstrative about their love towards their fathers. They hug and kiss them. But after that, they withdraw, become less demonstrative. My film is about relationships, about sons going up to their fathers and saying they love them.”

Karan had taken inspiration for this blockbuster from Yash Chopra’s ‘Kabhi Kabhi’ that hit the cinemas in 1976. He openly confessed that he had been deeply influenced by it, "What appealed to me was the fact that the love story stretched out across generations. It began with youth and went on as the people grew older. You could say that Kabhi Kabhie is the starting point for my new film, that I am inspired by it. But the film, I am sure, will be very different. It will look different, feel different."