Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna

2006 film by Karan Johar

Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (transl. Never say goodbye), also abbreviated as KANK, is a 2006 Indian Hindi-language musical romantic drama movie written and directed by Karan Johar and produced by his mother Hiroo Yash Johar, in her debut, under the Dharma Productions banner. The movie stars Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Rani Mukherji, Preity Zinta and Kirron Kher.

Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna
Directed byKaran Johar
Produced byHiroo Yash Johar
Screenplay byKaran Johar
Shibani Bathija
Niranjan Iyengar
Story byKaran Johar
Narrated byShah Rukh Khan
Music byShankar-Ehsaan-Loy
CinematographyAnil Mehta
Edited bySanjay Sankla
Distributed by
Release date
  • 11 August 2006 (2006-08-11)
Running time
192 minutes[1]
Budget₹50 crore[2]
Box officeest. 112–120 crore[3][4]

The movie released worldwide on 11 August 2006 and it received positive reviews and was a success internationally, especially in the United States. It became the highest grossing Indian movie of all time overseas when it was released. The movie was played in over 1,200 cinemas worldwide,[5] and it grossed a worldwide total of ₹2.26 billion ($37 million).[4]





  1. "Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (12A)". British Board of Film Classification. Retrieved 2 February 2013.
  2. "A Rs 150 cr question". The Financial Express. Retrieved 26 December 2010.
  3. https://www.boxofficeindia.com/movie.php?movieid=364
  4. 4.0 4.1 Bamzai, Kaveree (30 October 2006). "Bollywood hits overseas box office in 2006". India Today. Retrieved 30 January 2012.
  5. "sify.com". KANK opens in 1,200 screens. Archived from the original on 30 September 2007. Retrieved 24 August 2007.