Dil Bole Hadippa!

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Dil Bole Hadippa!
Theatrical release poster
Directed byAnurag Singh[1]
Written byJaya-Aparajita
Produced byAditya Chopra
StarringShahid Kapoor
Rani Mukerji
Sherlyn Chopra
Anupam Kher
Dalip Tahil
CinematographySudeep Chatterjee
Edited byRitesh Soni
Music bySongs:
Background Score:
Julius Packiam
Release date
  • 18 September 2009 (2009-09-18)
Running time
148 minutes
Box office65 crore

Dil Bole Hadippa! (transl. The heart says hurray!) is a 2009 Indian Hindi-language sports comedy film directed by Anurag Singh[2] and produced by Aditya Chopra under the Yash Raj Films banner. It stars Shahid Kapoor and Rani Mukerji in the story about a young woman who pretends to be a man to join an all-male cricket team. It also has Anupam Kher, Dalip Tahil, Rakhi Sawant and Sherlyn Chopra in supporting roles.[3]

The film is a Bollywood adaptation of the 2006 film She's the Man by Andy Fickman which was itself an adaptation of William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night.[4] It was released on September 18, 2009[5] and received mixed-to-negative reviews upon release.[not verified in body]

ASTPL, an Indian software developer, also released a cricket mobile video game based on the film.[6]


Veera is a young woman who lives in a small village but dreams of playing cricket in the big league, being extremely talented in the game.[7] Veera works in a nautanki and dances with the star performer, Shanno, an arrogant and conceited woman.[8]

Rohan is an accomplished captain of a county cricket team in England. His father, Vicky, and mother, Yamini, are separated. Rohan lives with his mother in England and his father lives in India. Vicky has been captaining the Indian cricket team against the Pakistani cricket team in a tournament called the 'Aman Cup.' Every year, for 8 years, India has lost all matches. To win, Vicky pretends to have a heart attack and asks Rohan to come to India. When Rohan reaches India, he agrees to captain the team for his father, determined to make the team win.

Rohan holds auditions to select the best players, but when Veera goes to audition, she is not allowed to enter because players have to be male. Upset, Veera then disguises herself as a man named Veer and is accepted into the team. One day when a glass of juice is thrown in Veera's face, her hair falls, but she hides it and runs to the men's changing room. Rohan looks for "Veer", but finds Veera in the changing room instead. Veera quickly pretends to be Veer's sister to cover the disguise. Rohan argues with her but later asks "Veer" to bring him to Veera to apologise. Rohan falls in love with Veera as herself (he does not recognise her as Veer). Rohan and Veera go on a date and Veera falls in love with Rohan as well.

The big day of the match arrives, when India is set to play Pakistan in Lahore's Gaddafi Stadium. Rohan's mother arrives at the match and she and Rohan's father are reunited. In the match, Veer gets the other player out and everyone hugs her in joy. In the excitement, one of Veer's brown contact lenses falls out onto Rohan's finger and he realises that Veer is Veera. He argues with her about her deception and goes back to play the match without "Veer". Upset, Veer takes off her disguise, changing back to herself. When Rohan's team starts losing, Vicky tells Rohan that it isn't important to win or lose any more; he is happy that at least through the match, he and his mother came. But Rohan understands how badly his father wants to win this match, so he gets Veera to come back and play the match.

Veera puts her disguise back on and plays well, but in the closing stages, she is tripped by a Pakistan fielder. Rohan rushes to her aid and the medical unit says that Veera's arm is fractured, but she determinedly continues playing. She shows her talent by switching sides and batting with her left hand. They win the match and Rohan asks "Veer" to show his true identity. Everyone is shocked that Veer is actually a woman and accuses her of being a cheat. Veera then gives a heart-touching speech about women and their talents that become useless because of men's dominance. Everybody realises that talented women should be allowed to play with men in cricket teams and gives her a round of significant applause. Veera sees Rohan's love for her and the two are reunited.



Filming began on 17 July 2008. Shahid Kapoor's portions were shot in February 2009, since he was shooting for Kaminey from June to December 2008. Urmila Matondkar was initially offered to play a cameo role in the film, but she eventually opted out of the project. Sanjay Leela Bhansali had already bought rights for the title Hadippa. When Yash Raj Films requested him to give them rights for the title, Bhansali refused. Later, it was announced that the movie title would be Dil Bole Hadippa.

Box office[edit]

Dil Bole Hadippa's domestic net collections were 11.50 crore for its opening weekend.[9] It went on to collect a net of 31.72 crore, and was declared a "flop" by Box Office India.[10]


Dil Bole Hadippa!
Soundtrack album by
Released12 August 2009
RecordedYRF Studios
Mumbai, India
GenreFilm soundtrack
LabelYRF Music
Pritam chronology
Love Khichdi
Dil Bole Hadippa!
All the Best: Fun Begins

The soundtrack of Dil Bole Hadippa had been composed by Pritam with lyrics provided by Jaideep Sahni. The melody composition for the track "Ishq Hi Hai Rab" was composed by Mukhtar Sahota, a United Kingdom-based music director. The film score was composed by Julius Packiam.

Track listing[edit]

1."Gym Shim"Joshilay03:17
2."Bhangra Bistar"Alisha Chinoy, Sunidhi Chauhan, Hard Kaur04:45
3."Ishq Hi Hai Rab"Sonu Nigam, Shreya Ghoshal, Mukhtar Sahota05:25
4."Discowale Khisko"KK, Sunidhi Chauhan, Rana Mazumder04:26
5."Hadippa"Mika Singh04:08
6."Discowale Khisko" (Remix)Master Saleem04:14
7."Hadippa" (Remix)Mika Singh, Sunidhi Chauhan04:17

In popular culture[edit]

After Justin Trudeau was first elected Prime Minister Canada in 2015, an older video of him dancing to the theme song of the movie surfaced. [11]


V. Shantaram Awards
Anandalok Purashkar
  • Best Actress (Critics) – Rani Mukerji[13]


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  3. ^ "Rakhi Sawant bags Yash Raj film". DNA. 9 July 2008.
  4. ^ Kini, Nandan (4 October 2014). "Bollywood loves Shakespeare... but sadly not everyone can pull off a Haider". Firstpost.
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  6. ^ "Dil Bole Hadippa". phoneky.com. Retrieved 30 September 2023.
  7. ^ "Rani Mukherji talks about Dil Bole Hadippa, getting ready for her role and future plans". Archived from the original on 23 September 2009.
  8. ^ "I was so excited to get an YRF film: Rakhi". Archived from the original on 23 September 2009.
  9. ^ "BO: Wanted nets 175 mn; Dil Bole Hadippa business at Rs 115 mn". 21 September 2009.
  10. ^ "Dil Bole Hadippa – Movie – Box Office India".
  11. ^ "Justin Trudeau grooves to 'Bhangra' beats". The Economic Times. 23 October 2015. ISSN 0013-0389. Retrieved 25 January 2024.
  12. ^ "Rani Mukerji, Prakash Raj share acting honours at Shantaram awards". 22 December 2009. Retrieved 16 January 2010.
  13. ^ "Rani Mukherjee Awarded The Best Actress at the Anandalok Purashkar". Retrieved 17 May 2011.

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