KABHI ALVIDA NAA KEHNA tells the story of two married couples whose household seemed fine but turned out to be sad. The story opens with a married couple, Dev Saran (Shahrukh Khan) and Riya Saran (Preity Zinta). They have been blessed with a son, but their domestic life is lame.
This inequality is due to the difference in income between Dev and Riya. Dev who used to be a soccer player gets into an accident, so he is now a crippled soccer coach. Meanwhile, Riya has a successful career in a well-known fashion magazine company.
This economic difference makes the two never meet because Riya is very busy. Their household is even more uncomfortable because there is no intense communication from the two of them. Then the story continues from the next couple, namely Rishi Talwar (Abhishek Bachchan) and Maya Talwar (Rani Mukherjee). Maya is an orphan raised by Rishi’s father, Samarjit Talwar (Amitabh Bachchan).
Maya and Rishi’s matchmaking which ended in marriage made Maya uncomfortable, she was even reluctant to be treated affectionately by Rishi. Maya feels awkward and stiff with her marriage. Riya and Rishi are friends who make Dev and Maya acquainted.
Through an intense encounter, the seeds of love emerge between Dev and Maya. It all started because they gave each other tips for their respective partners, Maya gave Dev advice to Riya. Meanwhile Dev gives advice for Maya’s relation with Rishi.
This difficult love story they finally put together. Through various obstacles and thoughts, they finally decided to divorce and build a new relationship. Although Dev and Maya’s marriage is difficult for their respective partners to accept, they still do it. Riya and Rishi bless both.