Dil Chahta Hai

2001 film by Farhan Akhtar

Dil Chahta Hai (transl. The Heart Desires) is a 2001 Indian Hindi-language coming-of-age musical romantic comedy-drama movie, directed, produced, and written by Farhan Akhtar. It was also produced by Ritesh Sidhwani. The movie stars Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Akshaye Khanna, Preity Zinta, Sonali Kulkarni and Dimple Kapadia. The movie is set in present-day metropolitan Mumbai and Sydney, and spotlights on a significant time of progress in the romantic lives of three college-alumni friends. The music was composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy.

Dil Chahta Hai
Directed byFarhan Akhtar
Produced byRitesh Sidhwani
Farhan Akhtar
Screenplay byFarhan Akhtar
Story byFarhan Akhtar
Kassim Jagmagia
StarringAamir Khan
Saif Ali Khan
Akshaye Khanna
Preity Zinta
Sonali Kulkarni
Dimple Kapadia
Narrated bySaif Ali Khan
Akshaye Khanna
Preity Zinta
Music byShankar–Ehsaan–Loy
CinematographyRavi K. Chandran
Edited byA. Sreekar Prasad
Distributed byExcel Entertainment
Release date
  • 10 August 2001 (2001-08-10)
Running time
185 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi
Budget 120 million[1]
Box office 456 million[1]

The movie released on August 10, 2001 to positive reviews and was a success at the box office. In 2001, the movie won National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi. Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy won the Best Music Director award.

CastEdit

  • Akshaye Khanna as Siddharth "Sid" Sinha
  • Sonali Kulkarni as Pooja
  • Dimple Kapadia as Tara Jaiswal
  • Ayub Khan as Rohit
  • Rajat Kapoor as Mahesh
  • Suchitra Pillai as Priya
  • Samantha Treymane as Deepa
  • Asad Dadarkar as Subodh
  • Suhasini Mulay as Sid's Mother
  • Ahmed Khan as A K Malhotra, Aakash's Father
  • Kannu Gill as Aakash's Mother
  • Rakesh Pandey as Rohit's Father
  • Smita Oak as Rohit's Mother
  • Anjula Bedi as Sameer's Mother
  • Yusuf Hussain as Naresh, Pooja's Father
  • Shail Mehta as Pooja's Mother
  • Kiran Rao as Deepa's Friend
  • Raj Zutshi as Ajay's voice (Tara'a ex-husband)
  • Mandala Tayde as Sid's Partner (She appears towards the end of movie where Sid looks at her in fort)
  • Simran Makhija as Eesha, Tara's daughter
  • Beatrice Gibson as Kristine

SoundtrackEdit

All lyrics written by Javed Akhtar, all music composed by Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy.

No. TitleArtist(s) Length
1. "Dil Chahta Hai"  Shankar Mahadevan, Clinton Cerejo 5:11
2. "Jaane Kyon"  Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik, Caralisa Monteiro 4:49
3. "Woh Ladki Hai Kahan"  Shaan, Kavita Krishnamurthy 5:06
4. "Kaisi Hai Yeh Ruth"  Srinivas 5:29
5. "Koi Kahe Kehta Rahe"  Shankar Mahadevan, Shaan, KK 5:46
6. "Akash's Love Theme"  Michael Harvey 2:10
7. "Tanhayee"  Sonu Nigam 6:10
8. "Dil Chahta Hai (Reprise)"  Shankar Mahadevan, Clinton Cerejo 4:18
9. "Rocking Goa"  Chorus 2:06

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Dil Chahta Hai". IBOS. Archived from the original on 21 July 2012. Retrieved 4 January 2015.