Iconic Dialogues from Karan Johar's Dharma Movies that Echo in Bollywood

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“Kuch Kuch Hota Hai Rahul, Tum Nahi Samjhoge”

This line from Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998) is timeless. Loosely, it translates to, “something bustles within, you won’t get it”. It's sufficiently vague to apply to a multitude of situationships and delusionships.

“Keh Diya Na, Bas Keh Diya”

This mic drop of a line in Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham (2001), by one of the most famous and “sadoo” patriarchs of Hindi cinema, is solely responsible for ending countless arguments with parents about late-night parties, sleepovers with friends, road trips, new Playstations – the list goes on.

“Kabhi Kabhi Dosti Mohabbat Ki Jagah Le Leti Hai ... Aur Phir Mohabbat Ke Liye Jagah Hi Nahi Rehti”

From Johar’s Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna (2006), this line perfectly encapsulates Maya’s (Rani Mukherjee) hesitation and turmoil right before she is about to make her way to the mandap to get married to her future husband, who she only feels familial affection for.

“Main Udna Chahta Hoon, Daudna Chahta Hoon, Girna Bhi Chahta Hoon Bas Rukna Nahi Chahta”

Representing our generation’s restlessness and sheer defiance of the norm, Bunny (Ranbir Kapoor) in “Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani”(2013)gave us a mantra to navigate our lives. Run, fly, fall, but don’t stop. 

“Ek Tarfa Pyar Ki Taqat Hi Kuch Aur Hoti Hai, Auron Ke Rishton Ki Tarah Yeh Do Logon Mein Nahi Bat-ti, Sirf Mera Haq Hai Ispe”

This line by Tahir Taliyar Khan (Shah Rukh Khan) From “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil"(2016)-doubles down to state that unlike love that is reciprocated, this kind of love doesn’t need to be divided. You become the sole owner of your love.