Dhadkan

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Dhadkan Akshay Kumar
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Directed by Dharmesh Darshan
Produced by Ratan Jain
Written by Naseem Mukri
Raj Sinha
Starring Akshay Kumar
Sunil Shetty
Shilpa Shetty
Mahima Chaudhry
Music by Nadeem-Shravan
Cinematography W.B. Rao
Edited by Bharat Singh
Release date(s) 11 August 2000
Running time 160 mins
Country India
Language Hindi

Dhadkan (Hindi: धड़कन, Urdu: دھڑکن) (English: Heartbeat) is a Bollywood romantic drama film which deals with the love triangle of individuals portrayed by Sunil Shetty, Shilpa Shetty and Akshay Kumar. Sunil Shetty won a Filmfare Best Villain Award for his performance.

Synopsis[edit]

Dhadkan is about Anjali (Shilpa Shetty), a young woman who hails from an extremely rich and influential family. Her father Mr. Chauhan (Kiran Kumar) is a renowned businessman and has many dreams for his daughter. Anjali is in love with Dev (Sunil Shetty) who is very poor and often cannot even afford to clothe himself properly. Dev loves Anjali and wants to marry her — so he has to meet her father.

When Anjali puts forward to her parents the proposal of marrying Dev, she is rebuked and gets an outright refusal. Moreover, her parents have chosen for her a wealthy suitor from Delhi. Not wanting to hurt her parents Anjali finally gives in and marries Ram (Akshay Kumar) who her parents believe will be a perfect match for her.

Ram is a man of great ideals, who believes in giving a rightful place to his wife and respects her sensibilities. Despite this, he is unable to win Anjali’s love at first and their marriage remains on the edge. However, after seeing the magnanimity of her husband’s heart in forgiving and accepting her, she realises she has fallen in love with him.

Anjali leads a life of bliss and becomes an ideal wife. But suddenly, at their third wedding anniversary party, Dev returns and reveals his intent of winning Anjali back. Dev is now a wealthy businessman, and Anjali finds herself at a crossroads where she has to fight for her husband with her former love. Anjali is in love with her husband and has no wish to return to her former lover. When she tells him this, he sets out to ruin Ram's business. But the truth wins in the end when Anjali tells Dev she is pregnant with Ram's child. Dev realises his folly and decides to marry his friend and business partner Sheetal Varma (Mahima Chaudhary) who has secretly loved him for a long time.

Cast[edit]

Crew[edit]

  • Director:: Dharmesh Darshan
  • Story: Raj Sinha and Naseem Mukri
  • Dialogue: Dharmesh Darshan and Naseem Mukri
  • Producer: Ratan Jain
  • Music: Nadeem-Shravan
  • Art Direction: Bijon Das Gupta
  • Editor: Bharat
  • Lyrics: Sameer
  • Costume Designer: Vikram Phadnis and Navin Shetty

Music[edit]

Dhadkan
Studio album by Nadeem Shravan
Released 2000
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Label Venus
Producer Nadeem Shravan
Nadeem Shravan chronology
Sirf Tum
(1999)
Dhadkan
(2000)
Kasoor
(2001)

The music of this film gave the message loud and clear that composer Nadeem-Shravan are back in a big way as they recreated their magic of the 90's once again. Overall, all tracks are awesome and not worth a miss. Dil Ne Yeh Kaha became a legendary love track.

Track # Title Singer(s)
1 "Dil Ne Yeh Kaha Hai Dil Se" Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik, Kumar Sanu
2 "Tum Dil Ki Dhadkan Mein" Abhijeet, Alka Yagnik
3 "Dulhe Ka Sehra" Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
4 "Dil Ne Yeh Kaha Hai Dil Se (II)" Sonu Nigam, Alka Yagnik
5 "Na Na Karte Pyar" Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik
6 "Tum Dil Ki Dhadkan Mein (Sad)" Kumar Sanu
7 "Aksar Is Duniya Mein" Alka Yagnik

Review[edit]

Taran Adarsh wrote of the film:

Dhadkan is an intense love story and director Dharmesh Darshan has handled it with the sensitivity it deserves ... Despite the flaws, one has to acknowledge the fact that Dharmesh Darshan succeeds in melting the heart at several places. The entire marriage song-sequence in the initial reels, prior to it the scenes involving Sharmila Tagore, Sunil's portions in the second half, clearly indicate that the director knows his job well. He relies more on close-ups to capture expressions, which is the hallmark of a seasoned technician.

Adarsh described Shilpa Shetty as the "life of the enterprise", adding that she "looks good, delivers her lines effectively and emotes with utmost conviction." He also said "Akshay Kumar shows vast improvement as an actor. He is very controlled and handles this difficult role with sincerity." [1]

Awards[edit]

Filmfare Awards

Nominated

International Indian Film Academy Awards

Nominated

Screen Awards

Won

  • Best Publicity Design - Himanshu Nanda, Rahul Nanda

Nominated

Sequel[edit]

Dharmesh Darshan the director of the film announced Dhadkan 2 - The Heart Beats Again which will be a sequel to Dhadkan. It will have fresh cast and Music Directors. It will release in late 2014

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dhadkan : Movie Review by Taran Adarsh

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