Life Lessons From Kuch Kuch Hota Hai

Karan Johar’s Kuch Kuch Hota Hai gave us a ton of gyan that we haven’t been able to forget, even after 17 years!

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Here’s what we’ve learnt from Karan Johar’s<i> Kuch Kuch Hota Hai </i>(Photo: Film poster)<i></i>

Can you believe it, it’s been 17 years since Karan Johar’s directorial debut with Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. And we’ve grown up to love his films, well most of them. Remember what a rage this Kajol-Shah Rukh-Rani love triangle was amongst teenagers back when it released in 1998? I guess it’s because we learnt a great deal from it. If you have a smirk on your face and are wondering what gyan I’m talking about, read on. 

Pyaar Dosti Hai

Love is friendship, isn’t it? (Source: <a href="">YouTube/ Dharma Productions</a>)
Love is friendship, isn’t it? (Source: YouTube/ Dharma Productions)

‘Agar woh meri sabse achhi dost nahi ban sakti, toh main usse pyaar kar hi nahin sakta’. Sigh! Rahul aka SRK’s deep and profound logic might have been the reason behind all my heartbreaks. Cheezy, but true, isn’t it?

Friendship Band Ke Bina Friendship Hi Kya?

(Source:<a href=";"> YouTube/ Dharma Productions</a>)
(Source: YouTube/ Dharma Productions)

I had no idea what Friendship day was till I watched this film. My parents might hate Karan Johar for all the money I spent at Archies Gallery, thanks to this college romance, but gift shops had him to thank for making friendship bands, teddies and SRK’s ‘COOL’ neck piece popular, and how! Oh, and slam books too! 

Mard Ka Sir Aurat Ke Saamne Rarely Jhukta Hai

(Source: <a href=";">YouTube/ Dharma Productions</a>)
(Source: YouTube/ Dharma Productions)

‘Ek apni maa ke samne, ek devi ma ke samne aur ek....’
I’m sure this dialogue had all boys thinking Ye kahan fasaa diya yaar, ab kis kis ke samne sar jhukate phirein?’. Even worse, it had all the girls thinking that the man who bows his head in front of them just HAS to be their future husband. I’m damn curious about where this idea even came from. KJo, was it you?

Mini Skirt Waali Ladkiyan Bhi Sanskari Ho Sakti Hain

(Source: <a href=";">YouTube/ Tordar3</a>)
(Source: YouTube/ Tordar3)

We’ve learnt it the hard way, but every girl knows that you’ve gotta have a bit of both worlds to get the man of your dreams (if that’s your agenda of course)- sex appeal and sanskari-ness. So KJo basically taught us that all tom boys out there need to pull up their socks, sex up a little and get the hang of a few bhajans to become the ideal dream girl! Then again, you can also do what I did, watch Kuch Kuch Hota Hai again, laugh your guts out and forget all about it!

Sari Nahin Toh Kuch Nahin

Shah Rukh finally falls for Kajol when she turns into a long haired sari clad demure beauty (Source: <a href=";">YouTube/ Khan HD Music 1080p</a>)
Shah Rukh finally falls for Kajol when she turns into a long haired sari clad demure beauty (Source: YouTube/ Khan HD Music 1080p)

KJo was probably at his stereotypical best in his first film. No wonder he thought that the only way to get Shah Rukh to fall in love with Kajol in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai is to turn her into this demure, long haired, saree clad diva. Apparently Kuch Kuch tabhi hota hai jab sari-make up- gehne hote hain. Wah! Wah!

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