As the Dharma Productions’ hit film ‘Kal Ho Na Ho’ completes 14 years, we can’t help feeling nostalgic. The film, which released in 2003, starred Shah Rukh Khan, Preity Zinta and Saif Ali Khan in lead roles, and is one of the few films that succeeds in making us laugh and cry uncontrollably each time we see it. Both the story and the dialogues were spot-on, which explains why the film is loved as much today as it was when it released fourteen years ago. Every year, fans celebrate the films release date by sharing fond memories, trivia, their favourite scenes, songs, characters and dialogues from Kal Ho Na Ho. In fact, Kal Ho Na Ho fans can be heard repeating these dialogues even today. So here is a collection of some of the most memorable dialogues from Kal Ho Na Ho that continue to bring a smile on our face even today.
Interestingly, the film’s supporting cast, Jaya Bachchan, Sonali Bendre, Sushma Seth, Lillette Dubey, Reema Lagoo, Delnaaz Irani, Satish Shah, Sulabha Arya and Ketki Dave are remembered as much as the lead cast. The story revolved around how Naina (Preity Zinta) is leading a dull life and how it changes with Aman’s (Shah Rukh Khan‘s) entry. She falls for him but Aman cannot reciprocate the feelings as he is suffering from a heart ailment. Without letting Naina know this, he helps Naina’s friend Rohit (Saif Ali Khan) to woo her. It also has several sub-plots revolving around the supporting cast, which makes it an entertaining watch. Remember ‘Kanta ben’?
Here is Karan Johar’s tweet recalling the wonderful journey of Kal Ho Na Ho:
And now that we have walked down the memory lane, let us take a look at some of the most memorable dialogues from Kal Ho Na Ho:
Dialogue: Aaj….. Aaj ek hasi aur baant loon…. Aaj ek dua aur maang loon….Aaj ek aansoo aur pee loon… Aaj ek zindagi aur jee loon…Aaj ek sapna aur dekh loon…..Aaj….. Kya pata kal ho naa ho!
Dialogue: Kaash. Kaash main tumhari jagah hota, Rohit. Kaash. (I wish. I wish I was in your place, Rohit. I wish)
Dialogue: Main aankhen band karta hoon toh tumhe dekhta hoon … aankhen kholta hoon toh tumhe dekhna chahta hoon … tum paas nahi hoti ho toh tumhe chaaron taraf mehsoos karta hoon … har pal, har ghadi, har waqt
Dialogue: Tumhare paas joh hai tumhare hisaab se kam hai … lekin kisi doosre ke nazar se dekho … toh tumhare paas bahut kuch hai
Dialogue: Pyar ka pehla kadam dosti hai, aur aakhri bhi … bus beech ke kadam reh gaye hain
Dialogue: Soocho, soocho … aur soochne ke liye main tumhe apni saari zindagi deta hoon
Dialogue: Che din ladki in … sirf che din! (kyu) Kyuki main Sunday ko kaam nahi karta!
Dialogue: Pyar toh bahut log karte hai … lekin mere jaisa pyar koi nahi kar sakta kyun ki kisi ke paas tum joh nahi ho
Dialogue: Jitna tum ladki ke peeche bhaagoge utna hi woh tumse door bhaagegi … agar tum ladki ke peeche nahi bhaagoge toh woh confuse ho jayegi aur tumhare peeche bhaagegi … yeh pata karne ke liye ki woh confuse kyun hai
Lesser known facts about the film include the fact that the film was going to be shot in Toronto but then moved to New York, Abhishek Bachchan and Vivek Oberoi were approached to play Rohit’s role, Kareena Kapoor Khan was approached for Preity’s role, Neetu Singh was supposed to play Jaya Bachchan’s role, the film was the last one produced by Yash Johar and that it was originally called Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna!