A look back at the beautiful film that instilled all of our faith in miraculous weight loss and made us think of Kareena every time we made a dookie.
Every good desi remembers Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham as an iconic 3.5-hour-long sob-sesh, but you’ve probably forgotten the details. Now, over a decade later, we figured we’d remind you.
If you’re expecting some hot and sexy action in this film, here’s a Karan Johar quote to shatter your expectations:
K3G opens with a shot of Mr. Yash (Amitabh Bachchan), who is kind of a stuck-up father, and his wife Nandini (Jaya Bachchan).
This is the story of the Raichand family:
We are taken to a boarding school, where the younger Raichand son, Rohan (Hrithik Roshan), is seen winning cricket matches, writing douchebaggy emails to his family in which all he talks about is how good he looks, and missing his brother.
Rohan is planning to go home for Diwali. But before that he decides to meet his “girlfriends”, as he calls them. They’re his grandmas (weird fam alert).Rohan’s Naani is a well-intentioned, albeit sarcastic woman who loves throwing snark at the nice older Daadi.
Naani and Daadi are having a super-secret conversation. They’re talking about things that Rohan should never find out. Of course, Rohan is standing right there and now knows everything.
Bollywood rule: When you talk about secrets, you lose your eyesight temporarily.
Now that Rohan has found out, the grannies have to tell him everything…
We are taken back 10 years to “Raichand House”, which is the understatement of the year because this is clearly Hogwarts for desi kids. Look at this fucking palace.
It is Diwali and friends and family have gathered together at Hogwarts House.
That woman stuffing the kid is Dai Jaan AKA “DJ”. She takes care of everyone and can hardly wait for Rohan’s little heart to succumb to obesity.
You heard me correctly: That is Rohan. The green-eyed tall handsome boy with the chiseled jaw and dimpled chin you saw earlier? Yup.
Are we being shit with or are we being shit with? Is this an Ekta Kapoor serial? Hell, people have to go through reincarnation or cosmetic surgery to look different in Ekta Kapoor serials too. This one just GREW (or ungrew?) into a fucking gorgeous man.
Damn, Bollywood, you trippin’.
Can this happen? If you know someone who performs this miracle, please email me and tell me what I have to do to go from boom-boom-chubby-choom-choom to slender sexy in a matter of years at boarding school.
Anyway, at the Diwali, Daddy jee (Yashvardhan) is eyeing his friend’s daughter Naina in the most appropriate fashion.
Naina is also rich as fuxxx.
While celebrations are going on, Rahul returns from London. He shows up in a fucking helicopter because, let’s face it, if you had the money you’d also chill in your own fucking copter.
Naina, who we obviously expected to hit on Rahul, is quite straightforward. Unfortunate for her, Rahul is one clever mofo.
The family is very close and they love partaking in normal desi fam banter.
Papa Raichand (who also goes to work in a copter for fuck’s sake) tells Rahul that from this day on, Raichand Empire is his…along with a few other things.
Oops! Meet Anjali. She’s a humble confectioner’s daughter. She lives with her dad and annoying sister in Chandni Chowk.
There are other characters in Chandni Chowk too. Everyone is friends with one another.
That is Rukhsar – Anjali’s friend and Dai Jaan’s daughter. She’s getting married soon and these guys are filling in the Muslim void in K3G.
Can you guess who Anjali’s dad is?
What do we want? KANYADAAN!When do we want it? ON A SHUBH MAHOORAT!
He cannot wait to marry off his loud-ass girls, but they’re not fond of the idea. What if they want to go to school or become doctors? Fuck that, kanyadaan comes first.
Bros before hoes? More like bidaai before bhaai, AMIRITE GUISE?
There’s a party at the Raichand house for Yashvardhan’s sweet 50th, and Bharat Halwai (Anjali’s shop) is making mithaai for it.
Rukhsar tells Anjali that her fiancé will visit and Anjali’s looking forward to meeting him. Meanwhile, Rahul and Pillsbury dough boy show up to check on the order they placed for daddy’s 50th birthday bash.
Obviously, when they arrive, Anjali is dancing in the street. Please don’t be surprised, this is normal for Chandni Chowk – just not real life.
Rahul sees Anjali shakin’ what her Baou Ji gave her and he falls in love at first sight. You see, he’s from London. This kind of shit is, like, toootally exotic to most people who don’t live in the third world.
Meanwhile Rohan is busy getting bullied by Anjali’s sis Pooja (future Kareena) and her goons.
Raichand Dad’s birthday bash is happens and Anjali makes a rather stupid impression by breaking vases and just being loud in general at the party.
Say shawa shawa, mahiya.
Rahul is eyeing Anjali at the party but says nothing. However, after one meeting at a carnival the next day, they open up to each other. Literally.
But the whole thing is actually just a mutual dream.
While Rahul and Anjali are falling in love, Rahul’s fate has already been decided by Yashvardhan Raichu.
Not only this, he’s also sending Laddoo to boarding school!