Kal Ho Naa Ho, also known as KHNH, is a 2003 Indian romantic drama, directed by Nikhil Advani. The film was written by Karan Johar and Niranjan Iyengar and produced by Yash Johar and Karan Johar under their Dharma Productions banner. The soundtrack for the film was composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, with lyrics written by Javed Akhtar. In his autobiography, An Unsuitable Boy, Johar expressed his regret at not directing the film himself.
The film features Jaya Bachchan as Jennifer “Jenny” Kapur, Shahrukh Khan as Aman Mathur, Saif Ali Khan as Rohit Patel, and Preity Zinta as Naina Catherine Kapur. It also features Sushma Seth, Reema Lagoo, Lilette Dubey and Delnaaz Paul in supporting roles. The film narrates the story of a pessimistic uptight student, Naina Kapur, who falls in love with her neighbour, Aman Mathur, a terminally ill patient who tries to play matchmaker for Naina and her friend, Rohit Patel.
Kal Ho Naa Ho was promoted with the tag-line “A Story of a Lifetime… In a Heartbeat”. The movie was produced on a budget of ₹280 million. It was released on 28 November 2003 to highly positive critical reviews. Additionally, it was screened at the Valenciennes, Era New Horizons, Marrakech International and Helsinki Film Festival.
Kal Ho Naa Ho – Songs Lyrics
- Kal Ho Naa Ho (Title Song) – Sonu Nigam
- Kuch To Hua Hai – Shaan, Alka Yagnik
- It’s The Time To Disco – KK, Shaan, Vasundhara Das, Loy Mendonsa
- Maahi Ve – Udit Narayan, Sonu Nigam, Sadhana Sargam, Shankar Mahadevan, Madhushree
- Pretty Woman – Shankar Mahadevan, Ravi Khote