Dil Dhadakne Do

2015 film by Zoya Akhtar

Dil Dhadakne Do (transl. Let the heart beat) is a 2015 Indian Hindi-language comedy-drama movie directed by Zoya Akhtar, and produced by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar. The movie features an ensemble cast of Anil Kapoor, Shefali Shah, Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh, Anushka Sharma and Farhan Akhtar, with a voice-over performance by Aamir Khan as the family dog Pluto, the narrator of the movie. The supporting cast also includes Rahul Bose, Zarina Wahab, Vikrant Massey, Pawan Chopra, Parmeet Sethi, Dolly Mattdo and Manoj Pahwa. The soundtrack was composed by the trio Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy, with lyrics by Javed Akhtar. The movie was released worldwide on 5 June 2015 to positive reviews from critics, who praised the performances of Kapoor, Shah, Chopra and Singh, who portrayed the members of the Mehra family, as well as Akhtar's direction, cinematography and costumes. The movie grossed 1.45 billion at the box office against a production and marketing budget of 850 million, and earned a number of accolades. It received five Filmfare nominations, winning Best Supporting Actor for Kapoor. Dil Dhadakne Do also received nine nominations at the 2016 Screen Awards, including Best Film, and won two, Best Supporting Actor for Kapoor and Best Ensemble Cast.

Dil Dhadakne Do
Directed byZoya Akhtar
Written by
Produced by
Narrated byAamir Khan
CinematographyCarlos Catalan
Edited by
  • Anand Subaya
  • Manan Mehta
Music byShankar–Ehsaan–Loy
Distributed byEros International
Release date
  • 5 June 2015 (2015-06-05)
Running time
173 minutes[1]
Budget850 million[2]
Box office1.45 billion[3]



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  2. Shah, Jigar (6 June 2015). "Dil Dhadakne Do earns Rs 10.53 crore on day one". Hindustan Times. Mumbai, India. Archived from the original on 26 March 2016. Retrieved 4 February 2021.
  3. "Dil Dhadakne Do". Box Office India. Archived from the original on 15 June 2017. Retrieved 19 August 2017.