Dil To Pagal Hai
|Dil To Pagal Hai|
DVD Cover for Dil to Pagal Hai
|Directed by||Yash Chopra|
|Produced by||Yash Chopra,
|Written by||Tanuja Chandra; Aditya Chopra; Pamela Chopra; Yash Chopra|
|Music by||Uttam Singh; Anand Bakshi|
|Distributed by||Yash Raj Films Pvt. Ltd|
|Release date(s)||October 31, 1997|
Dil To Pagal Hai (Hindi: दिल तो पागल है, , Urdu: دِل تو پاگل ہے) (The Heart Is Crazy) is a Bollywood comedy/drama, released October 31, 1997, depicting the love-lives of dancers in a musical dance troupe. It was directed by Yash Chopra. It stars Shahrukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit and Karisma Kapoor, with a guest appearance by Akshay Kumar. It won seven Filmfare awards, including Best Film, Best Actor and Best Actress.
The tagline is "Someone..... Somewhere..... is made for you."
Rahul (Shahrukh Khan) is a dancer and the director of a successful music and dance troupe. He believes that Nisha (Karisma Kapoor), one of his dancers, is his best friend; Nisha acts like his pal, but is secretly in love with him.
Nisha injures her foot and Rahul needs a new dancer. He hires Pooja (Madhuri Dixit). She and Rahul are increasingly attracted to each other, but they act as if it were not happening. Pooja, unbeknownst to Rahul, is already engaged to Ajay (Akshay Kumar), the son of family friends who raised her when her parents were killed. A romance with another man would be scandalous, and be a disappointment to her auntie and uncle, who want to see her marry their son. She tries to keep her distance from Rahul and Rahul, puzzled by her mixed signals, does not push matters.
Nisha, however, her senses sharpened by jealousy, sees it all. Rather than try to stop the affair, however, she decides to leave India for a time and let matters take their course. She truly loves Rahul, and wishes only the best for him.
As preparations for the new show continue, Pooja finally tells Rahul that she is engaged to Ajay; Rahul is deeply hurt. He revises the show to reflect his new unhappiness.
Nisha returns from London to view the new production and complains that it has an unhappy ending. Rahul refuses to change it; the story reflects his relationship to Pooja the way he sees it.
In the end, Rahul decides to make one last effort to revive his romance with Pooja. Pooja is torn between love and duty until Ajay, who has realized what is going on, releases Pooja from her engagement. Pooja and Rahul reconcile and all ends happily -- for Rahul and Pooja.
- Shahrukh Khan ... Rahul
- Madhuri Dixit ... Pooja
- Karisma Kapoor ... Nisha
- Akshay Kumar ... Ajay (Guest Appearance)
- Farida Jalal ... Pooja's aunt
- Yash Chopra .... Himself (opening credits sequence)
1998 Filmfare Awards
- Best Film
- Best Actor (Shahrukh Khan)
- Best Actress (Madhuri Dixit)
- Supporting Actress (Karisma Kapoor),
- Filmfare Best Choreographer Award (Shiamak Davar)
- Filmfare Best Art Direction Award (Sharmishta Roy)
- Best Dialogue (Aditya Chopra)
- Best Music Director (Uttam Singh)
1998 National Awards
Zee Cine Awards
- The role of Nisha was offered to several actresses before it was offered to Karisma- including Juhi Chawla, Kajol, Urmila Matondkar, Manisha Koirala, Shilpa Shetty - but all of them declined. Karisma Kapoor won the Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award for this role.
- Juhi Chawala turning down this role is considered to be one of her bad career decisions. Ironically, another is turning down the lead in Raja Hindustani-- which also went to Karishma Kapoor
- Was first titled "Maine To Mohabbat Ki Hai."
- The Punjabi term "Dholna" caused confusion among most non-Punjabi viewers, since it is slang for "sweetheart."
- The names Ajay and Nisha (Akshay Kumar's and Karisma Kapoor's) were later used in the movie Ek Rishtaa: The bond of Love.
- The movie was the second highest grosser for the year 1997 in bollywood(highest was Border).
- "Dil to pagal hai" (sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Udit Narayan)
- "Le gayi" (Asha Bhosle and Udit Narayan)
- "Bholi se surat" (Lata Mangeshkar and Udit Narayan)
- "Pyar kar" (Lata Mangeshkar and Udit Narayan)
- "Koi ladki hai" (Lata Mangeshkar and Udit Narayan)
- "Dholna" (Lata Mangeshkar and Udit Narayan)
- "Are re are" (Lata Mangeshkar and Udit Narayan)
- "Eja duje ke vaaste" (Hariharan and Lata Mangeshkar)
- "The Dance of Envy"