By Fenil Seta, Dec 15, 2021 – 17:41 hrs IS
Directed by Karan Johar, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham has completed 20 years of its release. Known for its dialogues, songs and characters in Hindi cinema for over 20 years, the film Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham is still one of the people’s favorite films. Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Kajol, Jaya Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan and Kareena Kapoor Khan were seen in lead roles in Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, released on 14 December 2001. Karan Johar sometimes shed money like water on happiness and sorrow. Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham was shot at a place in Egypt where no Hindi film had been shot till that time. This increased the appeal of the film as well as increased the budget.
Sometimes happiness and sometimes sorrow completed 20 years
From the glamorous set of the film to the glamorous dressage, Karan did not skimp and chose more than one expensive dress for the characters of the film. In his autobiography ‘An Unsuitable Boy’, Karan has written openly about the budget of Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham. Karan wrote, “The budget of the film in 2001 was Rs 50 crore which is equal to Rs 500 crore today. No one in the history of film budget had spent so much money on his film. 50 crores were spent on a feature film while the total remuneration of the actors at that time was Rs 6 crores.”
He further wrote, “If you make a similar film with the same star cast in today’s time, it will be out of budget and you won’t even be able to release it. Because now you can’t even make up for this kind of investment. ,
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham did not disappoint in terms of box office collection.
Luckily Karan Johar did not disappoint in terms of box office collections with his mega-budget film Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham. The film earned more than its fixed budget. Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham earned Rs 55.65 crore at the box office at that time, which was quite high for that time. At that time, it was probably the third highest grossing film after Yeh Hum Aapke Hain Koun (1994) which earned Rs 72.46 crore at the box office and Gadar – Ek Prem Katha (2001) which earned Rs 76.88 crore. Had happened . In the overseas market, however, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham went far ahead of Gadar and the film grossed Rs 42 crore outside India alone.
On Rajeev Masand’s audio show ‘Picture Ke Peche’, Karan Johar had said, “Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham’s UK (Life Time Numbers) was £2.6 million; Dhoom 2 (2006) (Life Time Numbers) was £2.7 million. No one has gone beyond these figures in all these years.