Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006)

Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna


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Indian director Karan Johar's three-hour feature Never Say Goodbye (Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna) utilizes and celebrates the common Bollywood practice of combining multiple genres and elements - comedy, drama, romance and flashy musical numbers - into one picture of epic length, to maximize cinema's capacity for entertainment. The story concerns two Manhattan couples. Soccer player Dev (Shah Rukh Khan) and his magazine editor wife, Rhea (Preity Zinta) are happily married despite occasional stress on … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Musical & Performing Arts, Art House & International
Directed By:
Written By: Shibani Bathija, Karan Johar, Niranjan Iyengar
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 25, 2006
Box Office: $3.2M
Yash Raj Films - Official Site


as Samarjit 'Sam' Talwa...

as Dev Saran

as Maya Talwar

as Riya Saran

as Rishi Talwar

as Kamaljit
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Critic Reviews for Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (4)

For something so silly and so long, however, the film is surprisingly engaging, thanks largely to its very watchable actors; it's easy to see why they are international stars in the world of Hindi films.

August 26, 2006
New York Times
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Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (Never Say Goodbye) contains set pieces so spine-chillingly effective that people may still be talking about them 20 years from now.

Full Review… | August 17, 2006
L.A. Weekly
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Generally good but works better in bits than as a whole.

Full Review… | August 17, 2006
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Full Review… | November 24, 2011
Boston Globe
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For a good part of his run time, Johar succeeds in crafting something genuinely absorbing and fairly uncompromising--which makes it all the more disappointing when he ultimately succumbs to his more formulaic candyfloss instincts.

Full Review… | August 20, 2007

It's sad as all hell at times, you bet, but it can also be riotously funny and the musical numbers are pure unadulterated joy.

Full Review… | September 3, 2006
Montreal Film Journal

Audience Reviews for Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna

Absolutely fantastic! Here is a beautiful, and heartwarming movie that follows a pair of unlikely individuals who meet and are connected by one factor: true love. Dev and Maya are total strangers when they meet in a garden. Maya is hesitant about marrying her closest, childhood friend Rishi. Dev is a married man with a small family of his own. The two strike up an interesting conversation about true love, soul-mates, and happiness that later leaves them feeling a bit confident about their places in life. Several years later, they meet again and vastly become friends. Their past fears and troubles escalate, and the two began to question their current situations in which they are striving to make the best within their relationships whether they are happy or not. But, now, they have also realized that they aren't the same person as they were when they first married their spouses. Their marriages are suffering, and they are determined to make their relationships work regardless. As their joint plan later begins to unravel and worsen, the two feel the pressure and uncertainties of whether love and relationships should ultimately be saved even if they are no longer in love with their spouses. As they are growing fond within their friendship, the two realize that they are also falling in love with each other. The two pursue this newfound love, and later are forced to come to grips with their relationship. Great cast- Shahrukh Khan, Rani Mukherjee, Preity Zinta, Abhishek Bachchan, Amitabh Bachchan, and Kiron Kher. Great music! Vast appearances by Kajol (she's looking absolutely fantastic) and John Abraham. Definitely worth seeing!

Leo L

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