Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham|
Actors: Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bhaduri, Shahrukh Khan, Kajol, Hrithik Roshan
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Musicals & Performing Arts
The 2001 romantic Bollywood drama Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham ("Happiness and Tears") proved to be even more successful than Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, the highest-grossing Indian film of all time and one that was also directed by K... more »
Yet another great film from Karan Johar.
Rykre | Carson City, Nevada | 12/24/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is one of my favorite two Bollywood films. If you watch this film and "Kuch Kuch Hota Hai", you will be hooked on Indian films. You will know what Bollywood is all about.This is a story about a man named Rohan (Hrithik Roshan) who wonders what happened to his older brother Rahul (Shahrukh Khan). He overheard his grandmother talking about how Rohan's father asked his eldest son to leave home because he fell in love with a girl from the village. Rahul married the village girl and moved to London. So Rohan sets about a quest to find his older brother in London and bring him home to their father to try to make amends. Rohan's and Rahul's father (Amitabh Bachchan) is too proud to admit that he misses his son and knows that his wife (Jaya Bachchan), is tramatically heartbroken and without peace with Rahul gone. This is a very colorful film which really flaunts the lifestyle of the filthy rich. All the costumes are so beautiful, and all the songs in this film are truly enjoyable. This film also stars Kajol, Kareena Kapoor, and a small part with my favorite actress Rani Mukherjee. If you saw "Asoka", this is also where you saw Shahrukh Khan and Kareena Kapoor together. And if you saw "Mission Kashmir", that is where you saw Hrithik Roshan. And also, if you are familiar, at all, about Bollywood films, you will know that Amitabh Bachchan is the most famous actor in the world (perhaps only the US may be the least familiar with him).Karan Johar has just released his third film called "Kal Ho Naa Ho" which stars (again) Shahrukh Khan, and also Saif Ali Khan, and Preity Zinta (also in "Mission Kashmir") . Pretty soon, you'll see how easy it is to start collecting movies of your favorite Bollywood stars. To download pictures of these stars and stills from these movies, go to www.IndiaFM.com . To find out other movies these stars are in, go to Amazon's www.IMDb.com .I am so glad to see that Amazon is making these Bollywood films available."
Harkanwar Anand | New York, New York | 04/30/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"What Can I say about the movie popularly known as K3G? It has a massive star caste. You don't get to see the legendary Amitabh Bachan,SRK and Hrithik Roshan in one film. The story thought quite filmy is different from the ones I've watched. It has its own inertia. There are many scenes in this film that made me go numb. I saw this film in my early-late teens and I must say it came as a jolt to me.
It's a family based drama. Easily the best Bollywood has ever put out. Karan Johar wins all respect for the kind of emotion he seeks to and manges to bring out in not just the characters but the audience too. I never heard anyone talk ill of this film simply cause its flawless. Now Now Now...if I had to describe the film to someone I'd say its about a father , a step son and a son. One very underlined motive behind this film is family values.
I've seen previous films like Hum Aapke Hai Kaun and Maine Pyaar Kiya and a few others. With all due respect, I thought they were corny,overbloated and pointless. They tried to appeal to the mass audience and did but they never really struck any emotional chord with me. K3G has simple scenes that are so brilliantly directed that they actually brought a tear or ten to my eyes. I felt there was something wrong with me. Maybe it's the absolutely subtle niceness I noticed in a few characters.
Hrithik never acted as good as he did in this film. There's this nice boyish non rebellious energy in him that leaves me confused.
Jaya Bachchan was surprisingly good in the film. I have never liked her acting. Kareena Kapoor is good for her role.Kajol , who I for some reason held some contempt again delivers a great performance as a wife stuck between inlaws and her hubby. The introductions to the characters of Shah Rukh Khan and Hrithik were just outstanding.
A very well thought out film. I noticed quite a few people cry shamelessly at the absolute feeling of being benighted in a lot of people who watched this film. Me for one.
I can go on but I can't quiet comprehend the level of film making karan johar streched this film to. "Kaal" in comparison is very disappointing."
"Shava Shava" stuck in my head.
saiyukic | St. Louis, MO | 06/04/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is the first Bollywood movie I have ever watched, so I do not have a basis of comparison with other Bollywood movies. I believe this is a good thing, because watching it, I was not caught saying, "Well, this wasn't as good as Asoka", or, "This is a rip-off of such-and-such". I saw it for what it was--a fun 3 act musical that keeps you glued. The music is infecting (I just bought the soundtrack because of it), the storyline, while predictable, is enjoyable, and once you realized it was a musical the song and dance numbers didn't feel as strange. If you hate musicals, you will hate this film, but for everyone else, you really should watch it."