Fifteen years ago Bollywood was blessed with a larger than life elite class drama that was going to change the course of movies in India forever. That’s right, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham is that movie. It doesn’t really matter if you like it or not, because the movie and it’s characters already have a cult following who worship the movie and DGAF about what you think.
The story of Raichand family consisting of parents and their two sons, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham is one of Karan Johar’s best works. It’s a movie that is serves the true purpose of a movie picture, and that is entertainment. The characters are placed into the plot perfectly, performed even more better and directed beautifully by our very own KJo.
What makes K3G special is its characters. Yash Raichand, the stuck-up father is a man of honour. He expects his sons to not bring shame to his family while his wife, Mrs. Raichand who is emotionally attached to his sons like every Indian mother. They are like every Indian parent which makes them so relatable.
Rahul Raichand, the elder child falls in love with the fun loving Anjali from Chandni Chowk, something that Yash Raichand believes will bring shame to the family. He is banned from the Raichand house and property, something that Mrs. Raichand has to accept. Rohan Raichand, the younger son is given the responsibility to bring together this broken family which introduces the breakthrough character of the movie.
Poo, you guessed it right! Without her, K3G is nothing. Kareena Kapoor Khan portrays the character of Anjali’s younger sister Pooja on whom puberty was very kind. From being that teen age girl roaming around Chandni Chowk to the hottest chick in a university in London, Poo comes a long way. She is a character every Indian girl aspires to be. She’s unapologetic, doesn’t care about what everyone thinks, is a pro at handling unwanted advances by boys and isn’t afraid to flirt with someone she likes. Poo shackled the very basis of female characters in Bollywood movies. She broke all barriers that were made by the Indian cinema and came through like a shining star. Till today, people love her sass, arrogance and beauty.
We hope Karan Johar never stops making movies that entertain the audiences so much. K3G was a gift by him that we’re all going to cherish forever. Thank you KJo, especially for Poo.