Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin
|Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin|
Audio cover of Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin
|Directed by||Mahesh Bhatt|
|Produced by||Gulshan Kumar|
|Written by||Robin Bhatt
|Editing by||Sanjay Sankla|
|Studio||Fern Hill Palace
Mount View Hotel
|Running time||154 min.|
Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin (Hindi:दिल है कि मानता नहीं) is a 1991 Bollywood romantic drama film. It was produced by Gulshan Kumar, directed by Mahesh Bhatt, and starred his daughter Pooja Bhatt in the lead female role. The lead male role was played by Aamir Khan. Anupam Kher, Sameer Chitre, Tiku Talsania, and Deepak Tijori played supporting roles. It is an unofficial remake of the 1934 Hollywood film It Happened One Night,and is the frame by frame copy of 1956 films Chori Chori. The script of the 1934 Hollywood film was modified to suit Indian culture in Chori Chori, which was copied frame by frame in this 1991 movie. Some scenes are totally copied from the earlier film, such as the hitchhiking scene, the scene of the hotel room with curtains between the beds, as in the 1956 Bollywood blockbuster Chori Chori. Starring Aamir Khan, Anupam Kher and daughter Pooja, Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin revolves around a spoilt heiress who runs away from home to marry a gold-digging film star. En route she is helped by a smart-alecky journalist only to end up falling for him. The premise was previously tackled in Chori Chori starring Raj Kapoor and Nargis, which itself took inspiration from Hollywood's It Happened One Night.
The movie was a major money spinner and was declared superhit at the boxoffice launching the career of Pooja Bhatt as a leading actress and reinforcing the stardom of Aamir Khan. 
Pooja Dharamchand (Pooja Bhatt) is the daughter of a rich Mumbai shipping tycoon, Seth Dharamchand (Anupam Kher). She is head-over-heels in love with movie star Deepak Kumar (Sameer Chitre), but her father strongly disapproves of their courtship. One night, Pooja escapes from her father's yacht and hops onto a bus to Bangalore to be with Deepak, who is shooting there. Meanwhile, Seth Dharamchand, realizing his daughter has run away, dispatches private detectives to locate her.
Aboard the bus, Pooja meets Raghu Jetley (Aamir Khan), a loud-mouth newspaperman, a man of values like straightforwardness and some sort of arrogance, who has just lost his job. He offers to help her in exchange for an exclusive story on her, which would revive his flagging career. Pooja is forced to agree to his demands, as he threatens to let her father know of her whereabouts should she not comply. After the bus breaks down, Raghu and Pooja go through various adventures together and find themselves falling more and more in love. Raghu desires to marry Pooja, but financially he is in no shape to do so. He simply wanted a story on her life and never wanted to win her heart. Pooja also falls for Raghu and she decides to go with him, but a misunderstanding leads her to believe that Raghu was just looking for a story and not her love.
She calls it quits, returns home and agrees to marry Deepak. However, her father learns about Raghu when he comes to him to take back his money, spent by Raghu on Pooja on his way to Bangalore. He realises how Raghu has taken care of Pooja during the trip. Pooja misunderstands him and believes that he might have come for the reward announced by her rich father. At last her father tells Pooja that Raghu is the right man for her and that he has not come for the reward. On the wedding day she realises that Raghu really loves her and then runs away from the marriage mandap to Raghu.
- Aamir Khan as Raghu Jetley, press reporter
- Pooja Bhatt as Pooja Dharamchand
- Anupam Kher as Dharamchand
- Tiku Talsania as editor of Daily Toofan newspaper
- Avtar Gill as kidnapper
- Javed Khan as purse snatcher
- Sameer Chitre as film actor Deepak Kumar
- Rakesh Bedi as private detective
- Veerendra Saxena as private detective
- Mushtaq Khan as bus conductor
- Shammi as Parsi lady who gives lift
- Rajesh Puri as Dharamchand's P.A.
- Amrit Patel as inn manager
- Shobha Khote as inn manager
- Deepak Tijori Special appearance in the song "Galyat Sankali"
- Jennifer Winget