Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998)
Rahul (Shahrukh Khan) and the tomboy Anjali (Kajol) are students at St. Xavier’s College. They are the best of friends. One day Tina, (Rani Mukherjee), the principal’s daughter, enrolls at St. Xavier’s. She had come from London and as she was beautiful, feminine, and sophisticated; she was the antithesis of Anjali. Rahul falls hard for Tina as soon as he meets her, which was just the time that Anjali realized that she has some feelings for Rahul, probably prompted by a careless comment on his part that she had heard, which equated love with friendship. This creates a romance triangle. One day, Rahul confesses his love for Tina to Anjali. Anjali leaves college suddenly, vowing to forget the heartbreak he caused.
Tina and Rahul marry and have a daughter, whom Tina names Anjali. Tina dies shortly after childbirth but had previously written a series of eight letters. Every year, on Anjali’s birthday, she is given a letter and hears her mother’s loving wishes for her. In the eighth and last letter, the little girl is told about her namesake. Where Rahul had been blind, Tina had noticed the older Anjali’s emotions and pitied her deeply. Because Rahul hasn’t remarried, perhaps his first love could be the mother that the young Anjali needs and wants.
Anjali Jr. believes that the older Anjali can make her beloved father happy again, and decides to help her father reclaim his lost paramour. She soon recruits her doting grandmother (Rahul’s mother, played by Farida Jalal) and grandfather (Tina’s father played by Anupam Kher) as accomplices.
The unlikely conspirators locate Rahul’s old friend and contrive to make Rahul and Anjali meet again. They meet in a camp where Anjali Jr. had enrolled, where her namesake is a counselor. The namesake discovers, without the younger girl’s knowledge, the truth of her new charge’s parentage. Rahul soon finds old feelings reviving. However, Anjali has bowed to her family’s wishes and is engaged to another man, Aman (played by Salman Khan). Complications ensue, but all ends well as Aman steps aside to let the fated couple marry at last.
Starring: Shahrukh Khan, Kajol, Rani Mukherjee, Farida Jalal, Sana Saeed, Anupam Kher.