Dill Mill Gayye

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Dill Mill Gayye.
Title Banner
Genre Medical drama
Romantic Comedy
Created by Palki Malhotra
Directed by Nissar Parvez/Amit Mallik/Aniruddh Rajderekar/Rahul Agarwal
Starring See Below
Opening theme "Dill Mill Gayye" by Sonu Nigam & Prajakta Shukre
Country of origin India
Original language(s) Hindi
No. of episodes 721
Producer(s) Cineistaas (Prem Krishen, Sunil Mehta)
Running time approx. 25 minutes
Original channel STAR One
Picture format 576i (SDTV),
Original airing August 20, 2007 - October 29, 2010

Dill Mill Gayye (translation: Hearts Have Met) is an Indian soap medical drama series that aired on STAR One. The show ended in October 2010 after running for three years. The show was so successful among Indian youth audiences that the actors like Karan Singh Grover, Jennifer Winget, Sukirti Kandpal, Drashti Dhami, Shweta Gulati, Shilpa Anand and Karan Wahi are still fondly remembered by people.

Airing history[edit]

It aired on STAR One on 20 August 2007. It aired on Monday to Thursday at 8:30pm. Later its timing was mon to fri at 8pm.


Dill Mill Gayye follows the lives of surgical interns and resident doctors of Sanjivani. Set in the backdrop of Sanjeevani Hospital, it deals with the pressures, drama, romance, inter personal relationships and humor in their lives.

Doctors Armaan and Riddhima meet in the basketball court outside Saanjeevani and have a basketball match. Doctor Anjali, Doctors Atul and Supna join them in Saanjeevani. After a rather rough start, Armaan falls in love with Riddhima after getting lost with her in a jungle. Gradually, Riddhima falls for Armaan. However, she hides it and avoids him. When Riddhima's sister Dr. Anjali realizes that Armaan has feelings for her sister, she gets jealous and bets Armaan that he can never make Riddhima fall in love with him. This makes Armaan furious and he accepts her bet. Soon, his actions leave Riddhima thinking that he loves her. On the day of the Dandiyan festival, they dance together. Anjali realizes that her sister is in love, concedes the bet and tells him to stop playing with Riddhima's feelings. Riddhima overhears their conversation and is hurt. Armaan tries to tell her that he loves her, but she does not listen and leaves.

The next day at the hospital, Armaan tries to talk to Riddhima, but Riddhima scolds him for playing with her feelings. Armaan keeps on asking for her forgiveness, but she refuses to listen. When they both save a patient's life, Riddhima accepts Armaan's proposal of friendship, but tells him that their relationship should not go further.

After about 3–4 months of friendship, Riddhima's feelings for Armaan erupt again, though she again hides them. Two new interns Dr. Muskkan and Dr. Rahul appear, initially in conflict, but later falling in love. One day Armaan has a bike race with Rahul. During the race Armaan is badly injured. When Riddhima finds out, she runs towards the hospital in tears Gupta tells her to treat Armaan. She stays the night in his room to take care of him. When Armaan wakes up, Atul tells him how Riddhima cared for him. Armaan asks Riddhima why she is so concerned, but she does not answer. On New Year's Eve, he finds Riddhima on the hospital roof and tells her that he knows that she loves him. Riddhima tears up and runs. Armaan returns to work, but starts bleeding and Riddhima helps him. She starts to cry and expresses her love. They hug and agree to stay together, but still fight with each other. They then convince Riddhima's father Dr. Shashank to accept their relationship.

On their engagement day, they see a couple who come to their hospital wounded and they ask them what happened. The couple tells them that they love each other, but their parents are against their marriage and wanted to kill them. Hearing this, Armaan and Riddhima decide to help the couple. Soon the couple's parents arrive and start shooting at the couple. Riddhima takes a bullet heading for Armaan. Armaan goes into shock. Riddhima falls on him and his head hits the glass table. They both become unconscious and their story ends.

The next season introduces Dr. Siddhant, Dr. Yuvi, Dr. Tamanna and Dr. Naina in parallel failed love stories. Tamanna tells Siddhant that she loves him, but cannot marry him due to her personal problems. Naina tells Yuvi that she cannot marry him due to her problems. On the day Tamanna leaves, Siddant comes face to face with Riddhima in the airport. Riddhima finds him immature and scolds him. Soon, she arrives at Sanjivani and is reminded of Armaan. She then cries saying that doctors told Armaan that she might not be able to walk again, and he leaves her. However, later Riddhima learns that Armaan knew that his mind was failing. He made Shashank promise to never reveal his condition. She begins to search for Armaan with Sid. They find him, but when they are about to meet she faints from cold. Sid takes her to where they were staying. Sid finds that Riddhima is dying with cold, so he shares his body heat. Awaking, Riddhima says that Sid used her. Ashamed she decides not to see Armaan. When the situation is revealed to Riddhima's father, he asks Riddhima to marry Sid. She refuses, but her parents force her. After marriage, Sid ill-treats her. They are about to divorce until Shashank falls ill and asks them to go to honeymoon. After this, they start to accept each other.

Armaan reappears and leaves Riddhima astonished. Armaan is shattered by their marriage. Shashank asks him to stay so that Riddhima can start her new life happily. Although, heartbroken, he does everything possible to save Sid and Riddhima's marriage. Sid and Riddhima renew their vows and go for their honeymoon. Armaan follows them, still unable to get her out of his mind. On the supposed night of Sid and Riddhima's consummation, Armaan enters Riddhima's honeymoon suite in Sid's absence. Riddhima almost gives in to him, but then runs. Armaan unsuccessfully pressures her to divorce Sid.

In the hospital ICU an oxygen cylinder bursts. To save a patient one of them has to close a valve. Sid volunteers, but Armaan overrides him. A nurse is lying unconscious, so Armaan gives his oxygen mask to her. To stop the flow of oxygen, he inhales the oxygen and falls unconscious. Riddhima tells Armaan he is hers and that Sid is her responsibility, not her love . Sid overhears it and decides to divorce her.

Riddhima decides go to Harvard to avoid Armaan. Armaan also gives up. On the night of Riddhima's farewell party, Shashank makes Armaan realise how much Riddhima actually loves him. Armaan proposes and she accepts. Sid wishes them well and the season ends with the gang singing "Hum to chale thay dost ban ke, jane kaha dill mill gayye".


Actor Role Description Episodes
Main Cast
Karan Singh Grover Dr. Armaan Mallik Intern turned Doctor, Father-Billy Malik and Mother-Ananya Malik. Lover-fiancée-lover of Dr. Riddhima Gupta 1 to 433
558 to 721
Shilpa Anand / Sukirti Kandpal/ Jennifer Winget Dr. Riddhima Gupta Intern turned Doctor, Father-Dr. Shashank Gupta and Mother- sister Padma Bansal Gupta. Lover-ex-fiancée-lover of Dr. Armaan Mallik. 1 to 433
508 to 721
Sunaina Gulia Dr. Anjali Gupta Intern turned Doctor, Father-Dr. Shashank Gupta and Mother- Dr. Smriti Gupta, Lover of Dr. Atul Joshi 1 to 433
540 to 543
709 to 721
Mohnish Bahl Dr. Shashank Gupta Director of Sanjeevani,Neurosurgeon,Father of Dr. Anjali Gupta and adoptive father of Dr. Riddhima Gupta. Husband of Dr. Smriti Gupta(1st wife(dead)) and sister Padma Bansal Gupta( 2nd wife) 1 to 721
Karan Wahi Dr. Siddhant Modi (2009-2010) Intern, First husband of Dr. Riddhima Gupta 434 to 721
Pankit Thakker Dr. Atul Joshi Intern turned Doctor, Loves Dr. Anjali Gupta. 1 to 545
Muskaan Mihani Dr. Sapna Shah (2007–2008) Intern, married to patient named Amit 1 to 90
Mayank Anand Dr. Rahul Garewal (2007–2009) Intern turned Doctor, Lover of Dr. Muskaan Chadda. 70 to 408
Drashti Dhami Dr. Muskaan Chadda (2007–2009) Intern turned Doctor, Lover of Dr. Rahul Garewal. 70 to 433
Amit Tandon Dr. Abhimanyu Modi (2008–2009) Director of Sanjeevani, Fiancee of Dr. Nikita Malhotra. Brother of Dr. Siddhant Modi.
Shweta Gulati Dr. Nikita Malhotra (2008–2009) Intern turned Doctor, Fiancee of Dr. Abhimanyu Modi, Childhood friend of Dr. Armaan Mallik.
Sonia Singh Dr. Kirti Mehra Senior Doctor, Gynacologist, Wife of Dr. Shubhankar Rai. Adoptive mother of Navneeta.
Ayaz Khan Dr. Shubhankar Rai Senior Doctor, Cardiologist, Husband of Dr. Kirti Mehra. Has a daughter from first marriage named Navneeta and a son with Dr. Kirti Mehra
Shilpa Tulaskar
Ekta Sohini
Padma Bansal Gupta Former Head Nurse and wife of Dr. Shashank Gupta and mother of Dr. Riddhima Gupta(biological) and Dr. Anjali Gupta(adoptive)
Iravati Harshe Dr. Smriti Gupta First wife of Dr. Shashank Gupta(dead,seen in the show in flashbacks).
Season 2 cast.
Karan Wahi Dr. Siddhant Modi Intern, Loved Dr. Tamana Patil and then became the First husband of Dr. Riddhima Gupta
Shilpa Anand Dr. Shilpa Malhotra Intern, Riddhima's sister, loved Dr. Armaan Malik but left after finding out that Armaan loves Riddhima
Moulshree Sachdeva Dr. Tamana Patil Intern, Loved Dr. Siddhant Modi(terminated after her arranged marriage)
Neha Julka Dr. Naina Mehta Intern, Loved Dr. Yuvraaj Oberoi.(terminated after her engagement with Rohit)
Sehban Azim Dr. Yuvraaj Oberoi Intern, Loved Dr. Naina Mehta
Prasad Barve Dr.JP Intern
Barun Sobti Dr.Yuvraj Singh Intern
Madhura Naik Dr.Suvarna Modi Intern, Sister of Dr. Siddhant Modi.
Supporting Cast.
Vinita Malik (Anjali's and Riddhima's) Nani Dr.Shashank's Mother-in-law.
xxxx Sister Lovely Nurse
xxxx Sister Stella Nurse
Mahesh Jadhav Nana Serial Artist who becomes patient often.
Swini Khara Minnie (2007 & 2009) Patient.
Kanika Maheshwari Maya(2007) Patient who falsely traps Dr.Armaan
Shaleen Bhanot Armaan's friend (June-August 2008 helps bringing Armaan and Ridhima closer
Ankita Bhargava Armaan's friend's wife (June-August 2008) helps bringing Armaan and Ridhima closer
Aashif Sheikh Balvinder Mallik (2009–2010) Dr.Armaan's Father
Meher Acharia Dar Ananya Mallik (2009) Dr.Armaan's Mother
Roopal Tyagi Pari/Bubbly (2009) Dr.Shubhankar's sister.
Preeti Amin Jiya Modi First Wife of Dr. Abhimanyu Modi
Ishita Panchal Tamanna(2010) Patient.
Upasana Singh Mrs. Modi Dr. Siddhant Modi's Mother

Dill Mill Gayye soundtrack[edit]

  • Dill Mill Gayye- Title Track Sung by Sonu Nigam (famous Indian singer) and Prajakta Shukre (Contestant of Indian Idol 1)
  • Dill Mill Gayye- Sad Track Sung by Sonu Nigam
  • Asmaani Rang Ho Composed by Pranit/(Female version )- Sung by Aishwarya Majumdar(Contestant and winner of SVOI Chhote Ustad)
  • Asmaani Rang Ho Composed by Pranit (Male)- Sung by Ali Haider
  • Asmaani Rang Ho Lyrics by Pranit
  • Ishq Leta Hain Kaise Imtehaan (Armaan and Riddhima's tune)
  • Dill Mill Gayye 'Kaisa Hain Yeh Khumar'
  • Saajnaa (Armaan-Shilpa Tune)


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