Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003) - Rotten Tomatoes

Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003)




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A young man's matchmaking takes a turn for the triangular when he develops feelings for one of his subjects. Jaya Bhaduri, Shahrukh Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Preity Zinta.

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Jaya Bachchan
as Jennifer Kapur
Shah Rukh Khan
as Aman Mathur
Preity Zinta
as Naina Catherine Kapur
Sushma Seth
as Lajjo Kapur
Reema Lagoo
as Aman's Mother
Lillete Dubey
as Jaswinder "Jazz" Kapoor
Delnaaz Irani
as Jasprit "Sweetu" Kapoor
Sonali Bendre
as Dr. Priya
Sulabha Arya
as Kanta Bhen
Athit Naik
as Shiv Kapur
Princey Shukla
as Gia Kapur
Simone Singh
as Camilla
Satish Shah
as Kursann Bhai Patel
Ketki Dave
as Rohit's Mother
Rani Mukerji
as Special Appearance
Kamini Khanna
as Lajjo Kapur's sister
Shoma Anand
as Lajjo Kapur's sister
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Critic Reviews for Kal Ho Naa Ho

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (4)

Bollywood musicals, those big, loud, colorful extravaganzas from India, are an acquired taste and much of Kal Ho Naa Ho doesn't translate easily.

May 15, 2015 | Rating: 2/4

Zinta, who's been carving a growing following the past three years or so, has never been better, definitively moving from juve roles to a charismatic young woman with her sexy, assured Naina.

March 27, 2009 | Full Review…
Top Critic

This is a rich meal that may best be reserved for stomachs accustomed to such bountiful fare.

December 2, 2003

Uncomfortable melding of East and West.

December 1, 2003 | Rating: 2/4

Kal Ho Naa Ho would be incomplete without Shah Rukh Khan.

May 15, 2015 | Full Review…

A half-decade has passed, but the film has not lost any of its fresh energy and heartfelt poignance.

January 24, 2009 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Kal Ho Naa Ho


I loved this movie. The dialogues were really funny. At some point, it did seemed a bit lame (when Shahrukh was acting like an irritating neighbor who comes to ask for something, that part wasn't near laughable). I like Preity Zinta. She looked really good. One thing I don't like about Bollywood movies is they are super long. But this movie was enjoyable from starting till the end. The ending was purely heart-breaking. Made me cry. I do recommend this to watch. It's a great family movie (Off it goes to my favorite list).

Dead Angel
Dead Angel

Super Reviewer

This marks my first bona-fide Bollywood film. (No, Slumdog Millionaire doesn't count.) And it has its merits. I love how immersed everybody is with culture, not just their native Indian culture but also that of America. I love the spontaneous breakouts into song - such unique, colorful, big productions. That being said, this movie is WAY too long and cheesy. Also, I did not cry.

Jennifer Xu
Jennifer Xu

Super Reviewer


An amazing movie by Nikhil Advani about friendship, love, and the close ties and value of family. Preity Zinta, Shahrukh Khan, and Saif Ali Khan star in this fascinating story about three individuals who are brought together through friendship, and are paired off through convenience rather than seeking their true desires. Although one is ailing of terminal illness, the other two are abruptly matched to disbarge loneliness and embark companionship. Great music. Worth seeing!

Leo L
Leo L

Super Reviewer

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