Kal Ho Naa Ho (English: There May Or May Not Be A Tomorrow) is a 2003 Indian romantic drama film directed by debutante director Nikhil Advani. The film was written by Niranjan Iyengar and Karan Johar and produced by Yash Johar and Karan Johar under the Dharma Productions banner. The music of the film was composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, with lyrics written by Javed Akhtar.
The film features Jaya Bachchan as Jennifer Kapur, Shahrukh Khan as Aman Mathur, Saif Ali Khan as Rohit Patel, and Preity Zinta as Naina Catherine Kapur. It also features Lilette Dubey, Reema Lagoo, Sushma Seth and Delnaaz Paul in supporting roles. The film narrates the story of an uptight student, Naina Kapur, who falls in love with her neighbour, Aman Mathur, a terminally ill patient. Meanwhile, Aman tries to play matchmaker for Naina and her friend, Rohit Patel.
Made on a budget of 30 crore (US$5.46 million), Kal Ho Naa Ho released on 28 November 2003 to positive critical reviews. Additionally, it was screened at the Valenciennes, Era New Horizons, Marrakech International and Helsinki Film Festival.
The film was a commercial success, with a lifetime gross of 77.95 crore (US$14.19 million) and emerged as the second highest grossing film, domestically and the highest grossing film in the overseas market, that year. When adjusted for inflation its total worldwide gross is 1.3 billion. The following year, Kal Ho Naa Ho won 2 National Film Awards and 7 Filmfare Awards.