Always Kabhi Kabhi is based on Roshan Abbas' 1999 play 'Graffiti'. Like Shahrukh Khan (producer of the film) told, Always Kabhi Kabhi speaks the language of the youth. Debutant director Abbas makes a great attempt to capture the life, thinking and style of the Gen-X in a film. The intentions behind the film was to convey the thinking of today's youth, so that it reduces the generation gap between the elders and the youngsters.
Always Kabhi Kabhi reveals the story of four student of St. Marks School. Each of them is going through a difficult phase due to enormous expectations from their parents. Tariq (Satyajeet Dubey) is expected to be a topper. Sameer (Ali Fazal) has to arrange money as he's cornered by two corrupt cops. Ash (Giselle Monteiro) has an over-ambitious mother who wants her to join the ad and movie world. Nandini (Zoa Morani) has a major attitude and it stems because of her relationship with her parents. Now, how these youngsters overcome all odds and realise they mistakes is the basic line behind the story.
Roshan Abbas has managed to execute a number of sequences well. He also succeeds in gets the cast right as each one of them deliver natural and likeable performances. The songs of Always Kabhi Kabhi are a mixed bag. The song 'School Ke Din' just kicks-off. Cinematography is eye-catching.