Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham… (2001)


Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... film poster - the family

Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham… (2001) © Dharma Productions

Writers: Karan Johar and Sheena Parikh

Director: Karan Johar

Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Hrithik Roshan, Kareena Kapoor

Production Company: Dharma Productions

Kent Locations Used: Bluewater Shopping Centre

Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham… is an Indian drama which explores the troubles an Indian family faces when their adopted son chooses to marry a girl belonging to a lower social class.

Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... (2001) at Bluewater family hugging at the shopping centre

Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham… (2001) at Bluewater © Dharma Productions

The film is directed by Karan Johar (Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna) and also written by Johar with Sheena Parikh. The cast includes Amitabh Bachchan (The Great Gatsby, Mohabbatein), Jaya Bachchan (Kal Ho Naa Ho, Meherjaan), Shah Rukh Khan (My Name Is Khan, Kal Ho Naa Ho), Kajol (My Name is Khan, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai), Hrithik Roshan (Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Jodhaa Akbar) and Kareena Kapoor (3 Idiots, Bajrangi Bhaijaan).

The production chose to film its main climactic scene in Bluewater Shopping Centre where mother and son are reunited.

Bluewater is one of the biggest shopping centres in Europe and is situated in an old chalk quarry bowl. The space is adaptable for a range of events and filming purposes and before it was a shopping centre previously featured in Doctor Who-The Mutants (1972).

Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham… was released in 2001 and is now available for DVD and online purchase.


For more information about filming in Kent please contact: filmoffice@kent.gov.uk

For more information on programme/film visit: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0248126/?ref_=ttfc_fc_tt

For more information on locations used: http://www.bluewater.co.uk/

For more information about Kent’s Filming History please visit our Movie Map: https://kentfilmoffice.co.uk/kent-movie-map/moviemap-live-2/