The 90s have given the audiences several memorable films. From Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge and Saajan to Hum Aapke Hai Kaun and Karan Arjun, it was raining hits in the 90s. Not just the films, but also the music of the 90s continues to have a huge legion of fans even today. Switch on the radio or television and one is sure to hear a hit song from the 90s on some channel or the other. And now, it turns out that not just Indians, but also the international audience is a fan of the 90s Bollywood music. Recently, a German orchestra played tunes of Karan Johar’s directorial debut Kuch Kuch Hota Hai in Berlin, and the audience just couldn’t stop cheering. There is, of course, a large Indian diaspora across the world, which adds to the growing popularity of Bollywood films and music on international shores.
The short clip of the performance by Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra was shared on social media by several fans, as also by Dharma Productions. The instrumental version of the hit title track, Kuck Kuch Hota Hai, is sure to take you down the memory lane and make you nostalgic. The iconic tune from the film was met with a huge round of applause from the audience, and netizens too couldn’t keep calm. Many fans shared the footage and also tagged the film’s director, filmmaker Karan Johar. Karan responded with a tweet that said, “Was so excited and honoured to see this! ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’'”. The performance was at the prestigious Berlin International Film Festival. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, which released in 1998, starred Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol and Rani Mukherjee in lead roles, and had a guest appearance by Salman Khan.
Watch the video of the performance here:
Reportedly, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting in partnership with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is participating in the European Film Market from February 16-18 in Berlin. The Indian delegation consists of filmmakers like Jahnu Barua and Shaji Karun. It is being led by Johar. The Variety reports that the European Film Market, which runs during the Berlin Film Festival, is one the world’s top three movie bazaars. It has become much more than just a trading post, with the addition of various sidebars that enhance the value of the event for the 9,000-plus industry attendees.