Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham… (2001)


Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham film poster- 6 family members stood in a row smiling at the camera. Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham written in yellow

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.

three actors comforting each other at bluewater shopping centre. Shops and crowds seen behind

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.

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Doctor Who – The Dalek Invasion of Earth (1964)

William Hartnell as Doctor Who in a suit staring away from the camera

William Hartnell as Doctor Who © BBC

Director: Richard Martin
Starring: William Hartnell, Carole Ann Ford, Jacqueline Hill and William Russell
Production Company:BBC
Kent Locations Used: St John’s Hole Quarry

The Dalek Invasion of Earth (1964) is a six part story of popular sci-fi show, Doctor Who, starring William Hartnell. The Doctor and his three companions, Ian, Barbara and Susan, land in havoc wreaked London during the 21st century only to discover that the Daleks have invaded earth. This is the second appearance of the Doctor’s greatest enemies, where he will attempt to send the Daleks back to their planet and save earth.

William Hartnell (Carry On Sergeant, Escape) stars as the first Doctor alongside Carole Ann Ford (The Day of the Triffids, Moonstrike), Jacqueline Hill (Paradise Postponed, The Six Proud Walkers) and William Russell (The Great Escape, Coronation Street).

The production visited St John’s Hole Quarry in Dartford, now Bluewater, which doubled as the entrance to the mines where prisoners have to work.

Dartford is a historic town with boasts great travel links and has a variety of shopping facilities, hotels and parks. Productions such as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 (2010), The Inbetweeners (2010) and Wasp (2003) have been filmed in the Dartford area.

Doctor Who: The Dalek Invasion of Earth (1964) began airing on Saturday 21st November 1964 and is now available to buy on DVD.

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