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Movie Info

Rahul (Shah Rukh Khan), the adoptive son of business magnate Yash Raichand (Amitabh Bachchan), feels eternal gratitude to his father for rescuing him from a life of poverty. Yet, when Yash forbids his love of poor Anjali (Kajol), Rahul marries her and moves to London with new wife and sister-in-law, Pooja (Kareena Kapoor), breaking the heart of his mother (Jaya Bachchan). Ten years later, Rahul's younger brother (Hrithik Roshan) comes to London intent on brokering peace between father and son.

Cast & Crew

Amitabh Bachchan
Yashvardhan "Yash" Raichand
Jaya Bachchan
Nandini Y. Raichand
Kajol
Anjali Sharma, Anjali R. Raichand
Hrithik Roshan
Rohan Y. Raichand
Kareena Kapoor
Pooja "Poo" Sharma
Shah Rukh Khan
Rahul Raichand
Kiran Deohans
Cinematographer
Sanjay Sankla
Film Editor
Sharmishta Roy
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Critic Reviews for Happiness and Tears

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (5) | Fresh (9)

  • The film literally lives up to its name-making you laugh and cry alternately. The narrative is interspersed with sumptuous song-'n-dance items that appear with rhythmic precision.

    November 1, 2017 | Full Review…
  • A well made film, with some magical moments (hilarious and weepy) and possibly the world's best looking family!

    November 1, 2017 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…
  • Johar is an accomplished filmmaker, currently on top form. The assured hand he lends to his fine cast makes this a delight, despite a plotline as old as the hills.

    November 1, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • This is a film with celebration in its heart: the musical routines are triumphantly lavish, boasting pounding dhol percussion and gorgeously fluid choreography.

    November 1, 2017 | Full Review…
  • Stunningly scored and costumed, and gradually bringing in all the principals as it crosscuts between the Western-influenced party and Anjali's more traditional, middle-class milieu.

    November 1, 2017 | Full Review…
  • There is, perhaps, nothing more delightful than the film's commitment to melodrama; it cooks up its own, addictive rhythm, and peppers it with instantly iconic moments.

    March 29, 2021 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Happiness and Tears

  • Nov 30, 2011
    A brilliant story that potentially features the greatest collection of Bollywood superstars in a single feature film. Everybody puts on a steller performance from Shahrukh Khan to Kareena Kapoor to Amitabh Bachchan. The plot may seem classicly unoriginal, but it rapidly becomes its own idea as you approach the half-way mark. The soundtrack is one of the more memorable of the decade and has a solid variety to appeal to young and more mature audiences. The film is decently friendly for a non-Indian to watch because of the setting and Western-appeal thrown in. The film is one of the few of its kind that can be watched over and over again as well as its family-friendly attitude. KKKG is extremely saddening a lot of the time, but has a large number of comedic, happy moments to keep it from being a sobfest. If you have 3.5 hours to spare, there is no better way to spend that time than a viewing of KKKG.
    Suneel J Super Reviewer
  • Aug 01, 2008
    Great musical, great casts! All of the India superstar is in this movie.
    Cita W Super Reviewer
  • Jan 24, 2008
    I never like movie that shove us the value of family, I know family is important but seriously? The cast made it watchable, oh and I love the music and Bebo!
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  • Dec 26, 2007
    Absolutely captivating! Great movie by Karan Johar. Intriguing story plot that follows a small family that abides traditions and cultures, but it is to a degree when the bonds of family is tested in terms of values and matters of the heart. Rahul is a dutiful son of Yash and Nandini Raichand. His family has always been the center of his world. Yash had always envisioned the young Naina as Rahul's bride and life partner. Rahul sees her only as a sister, but Naina has always been in love with him. Rahul has always been Nandini's favorite, and she only wants absolute happiness for him regardless of whom the young bride may be. One day, Rahul meets the carefree Anjali, and immediately falls in love with her. He asks for his father's permission to pursue her but Yash refuses because of Anjali's social status. He respects and abides his father's wishes but when Anjali loses her father, he then immediately marries her. To the dismay of his father, he has broken his promise and is disowned. Several years passes, young Rohan must now find his older brother and bring his family back together. With the help of a childhood friend, Pooja (Anjali's younger sister), he wishes to fulfill his grandmother's last wish: to bring back the joy and happiness to the family. Amazing cast- Kajol, Shahrukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Farida Jalal, Alok Nath, and Rani Mukherjee. Worth seeing!
    Leo L Super Reviewer

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