16 yrs of KUCH KUCH HOTA HAI: 16 reasons that made Karan Johar’s film a rage!

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As Shahrukh Khan, Kajol and Rani Mukerji starrer KUCH KUCH HOTA HAI complete 16 years, filmmaker Karan Johar cherishes the memories of his directorial debut. He took to his micro-blogging page and posted, ''16years ago…#kuchkuchhotahai.:..the film that gave me everything I have today…indelible memories….''  While Kjo relives the days of KUCH KUCH HOTA HAI, we list you down 16 such points that were responsible enough to make it a cult film!

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Shahrukh Khan and Kajol pair: It is one of the biggest factor why this film was in great demand. Fresh from the success of DDLJ, Shahrukh and Kajol pair was bound to create magic for KKHH. 

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Rani Mukerji sexy short skirts avatar: Another highlight of the film was Rani Mukerji and her sexy avatars. The then ‘Khandala girl’ Rani Mukerji hit the headlines for short skirts and hot dresses! The film gave her complete new makeover

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KAJOL, SHAH RUKH KHAN and RANU MUKERJI in KUCH KUCH HOTA HAI
Melodious and Romantic songs: The songs of KUCH KUCH HOTA HAI – from title track to sad version to party number to college campus song, all were huge chartbusters. The songs contributed to huge extent for the film’s success!   

SALMAN KHAN and SHAH RUKH KHAN in KUCH KUCH HOTA HAI
Salman Khan and Shahrukh Khan together: After KARAN ARJUN, it was the second time the two reigning and most sought-after superstars Shahrukh and Salman Khan were seen together. 

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Karan Johar’s debut film: After making a brief appearance in DDLJ and designing clothes for Shahrukh Khan, it was a huge leap for Kjo to turn director and cast superstars of the film industry. Today Karan Johar is one of the coveted filmmakers of Bollywood. Moreover, it gave a new lease of life to Dharma Productions, which wasn’t doing that well! 

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Friendship Bands: Friendship and love was never so cool until Karan Johar’s KUCH KUCH HOTA HAI happened. The youngsters went crazy for friendship bands and chains that were brought in vogue by Karan Johar’s KKHH!

SANA SAEED and SHAH RUKH KHAN in KUCH KUCH HOTA HAI
Sana Saeed: Apart from the trio SRK-Kajol-Rani, the then child actor Sana Saeed played a key role in the film and also brought a life in the film. She played Shahrukh’s doting daughter and her equation with him was loved by all

KAJOL, SHAH RUKH KHAN and RANI MUKERJI in KUCH KUCH HOTA HAI
Best Dialogues: Karan Johar’s KUCH KUCH HOTA HAI had some of the best dialogues which are even remembered now. ‘Kuch kuch hota hai Rahul, tum nahi samjhoge’, ‘Hum ek baar jeete hai, ek baar marte hai, shaadi bhi ek baar hoti hai … aur pyar ek baar hi hota hai’, ‘Tussi ja rahe ho? … tussi na jao’ and many more are the interesting dialogues.  

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The Neelam Show: Neelam Kothari made a small appearance by playing herself as VJ. Her show in the film ‘The Neelam Show’, which was about giving love messages and playing games, was also a highlight.

SHAH RUKH KHAN and KAJOL in KUCH KUCH HOTA HAI
Basket Ball game: The Basket Ball game was never so interesting, exciting and fun until the BFFs ‘Rahul’ and ‘Anjali’, played by Shahrukh Khan and Kajol respectively, played it on-screen. The game became one of the best sports in B-town post that.  

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Shahrukh Khan and Kajol’s romantic dance: Though the magical jodi of tinsel town have been paired several times together, it was never presented in intimate manner. SRK-Kajol’s romantic dance in the film only enhanced their super cool, natural chemistry! It was definitely one of the most loved moments of the film.  

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Summer camps: Being a youth-oriented film, summer camp’ funda was extremely liked by all. It was an amazing experience! Kjo’s KKHH brought the trend of summer camps majorly.   

KAJOL in KUCH KUCH HOTA HAI
Kajol’s hairdo and tomboy look: It was a refreshing change to see her in a new avatar in KKHH. Her short hairdo and tomboy approach was a huge rage among girls.

SHAH RUKH KHAN and KAJOL in KUCH KUCH HOTA HAI
Shooting star: Blame it on Karan Johar’s KUCH KUCH HOTA HAI, the concept of making a wish on spotting a shooting star became very filmy thereafter.

ANUPAM KHER and ARCHANA PURAN SINGH in KUCH KUCH HOTA HAI
Supporting cast: One cannot ignore the contribution of other supporting casts like ‘Dadi’ (Farida Jalal), ‘Almeida’ (Johnny Lever), ‘Rifat Bi’ (Himani Shivpuri), ‘Sardar’ (Parzan Dastur), Rani’s dad and college principal ‘Malhotra’ (Anupam Kher) and Professor ‘Ms. Briganza’ (Archana Puran Singh), who were equally responsible to make the film lively.

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Rani Mukerji’s letters to her daughter: Though many so-called sensible lot poked fun, questioning how an 8-year old is made to read letters, the major narrative was done through it and it was great fun to be part of it.

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