Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham: All you need to know about this blockbuster

K3G (Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham) is indeed a 2001 Bollywood Hindi-language film written and directed by Karan Johar as well as produced by Yash Johar. Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Hrithik Roshan, and Kareena Kapoor star in the movie, which also features Rani Mukerji. Babloo Chakravarty created the music for the film. Jatin–Lalit, Sandesh Shandilya, and Aadesh Shrivastava composed the movie’s music, with Sameer and Anil Pandey writing the lyrics.

The movie portrays the difficulties and misconceptions that an Indian family suffers as a result of their adopted son’s marriage to a girl from a lower socioeconomic category. The project began in 1998, shortly following Johar’s breakthrough movie, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, which was released (1998). On October 16, 2000, principal photography began in Mumbai as well as proceeded in London and Egypt. The tagline for Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham… was “It’s All About Loving Your Parents.” Originally planned for the Diwali celebrations in 2001, the movie was released on December 14, 2001, in India, the United Kingdom, and North America.

Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham… was a great commercially successful, especially locally and abroad, with such a career gross of $1.36 billion at the global box office, making it the highest-grossing Indian movie ever globally there at the time of its release. Critics gave it mixed reviews, praising the cinematography, costume design, music, performances, emotional passages, and themes while criticising the length and narrative. The movie was indeed the highest-grossing Indian film outside of India until it had been surpassed by Johar’s second directorial effort, Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006).

The next year, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham… won multiple honours at renowned award events, especially five Filmfare Awards.

Jatin–Lalit, Sandesh Shandilya, and Aadesh Shrivastava wrote the movie’s soundtrack. With the exception of “Suraj Hua Maddham,” which has been written by Anil Pandey, Sameer contributed the lyrics. The album, which has been published by Sony Music on October 26, 2001, contains a total of 11 tracks.

“I wanted music that contained all types of sounds – pop, romantic, bhangra – but one tone,” Karan Johar stated of the album. It has to be epic in scale.” He went on to say that Jatin-Lalit composed three “haunting tunes,” whereas Shandilya and Shrivastava composed pop and bhangra tracks, correspondingly. Johar has been sued for utilising the music “It’s Raining Men” inside the movie without first acquiring permission.

The music of Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham… was a huge hit when it was released, selling 2.5 million copies in just 30 days. With 3.5 million soundtrack CD sales, it became India’s best-selling album of the year. Sukanya Varma, writing for Rediff, appreciated most of the compositions while criticising the song “Say Shava Shava” for having an “overdose of Punjabi emotions.” She concluded by adding, “K3music G’s has a strong presence. Whether you despise or admire it, you will not be able to ignore it.” Planet Bollywood awarded it an 8 out of 10 ratings, naming Sonu Nigam and Alka Yagnik’s “Suraj Hua Maddham” the finest song on the album and the best reason to buy it.

Sony followed up with Klub K3G in 2002, which featured remixes by Indian electronic music musicians Akshai Sarin, Harshdeep Sidhu, Prempal Hans, and others.

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