'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai' is a trendsetting movie that revolves around three key characters; Rahul (Shah Rukh Khan), Anjali (Kajol), and Tina (Rani Mukherjee), who are students at St. Xavier's College.
Anjali is a sports-loving tomboy, who is best friends with Rahul. Being so close to each other, Rahul and Anjali would have probably fallen in love, in due course, and Anjali, does in fact fall in love with Rahul, but he only views as a friend and companion.
In the meanwhile, a young, feminine and very attractive new student, Tina (Rani Mukerjee) the Principal's daughter, joins the school, and enchants Rahul completely. Rahul and Tina's love becomes a fairy tale that ends in marriage, but consequently, Anjali is heartbroken and leaves their lives for good.
This tale is actually narrated in retrospect to Little Anjali (Sana Saeed), Rahul and Tina's eight year old, daughter through the letters her mother has left for her when she died due to complications at child birth. Tina tells her daughter to fulfill her dream to reunite her father and Anjali – best friends who would have eventually fallen in love and who have not seen each other for the past nine years. Will Little Anjali succeed in fulfilling her mother's last wish and reunite Rahul and Anjali?
Errors in Geography Referring to Tina having come from London, she studied at the University of Oxford though it is in the city of Oxford, not London.
Continuity Tina reaches a clean stage after the Koi Mil Gaya song at the end of which the stage is covered with rotten tomatoes.
Director Karan Johar wanted Rani Mukerji to be dubbed due to her husky voice, unaware that her voice would become her trademark.
While shooting one of the song sequences where Kajol is riding a bike, she lost control and cut her knee quite badly. Her loss of control can even be seen before the camera cuts out the shot. She hit the ground hard and even lost consciousness for several minutes.
The film is the only Bollywood movie to have won the Filmfare Awards for all the major categories.
Shah Rukh Khan was the one who had encouraged Karan Johar to become a director.
Saif Ali Khan was offered the role of Aman Mehra but turned it down.
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