Dil Hai Tumhaara

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Dil Hai Tumhaara
Directed byKundan Shah
Produced byKumar Taurani
Ramesh S. Taurani
Written bySubrat Sinha (dialogues)
Screenplay byKundan Shah
Rajkumar Santoshi
Preity Zinta
Mahima Chaudhry
Arjun Rampal
Jimmy Sheirgill
Music bySongs:
Background score:
Surinder Sodhi
Edited byAseem Sinha
Tips Music
Release date
  • 6 September 2002 (2002-09-06)
Running time
185 minutes

Dil Hai Tumhaara (English: My Heart Is Yours) is a 2002 Indian Hindi romantic comedy and family film directed by Kundan Shah starring Rekha, Preity Zinta, Mahima Chaudhry, Arjun Rampal, Jimmy Sheirgill and Alok Nath. It was a big success at the box office. Zinta's performance was praised by critics and earned her nominations at award ceremonies. The soundtrack, composed by Nadeem-Shravan, did well on the charts.


Shalu (Preity Zinta) is a fun loving young woman living with her mother, Sarita (Rekha), and older sister, Nimmi (Mahima Chaudhry). Unknown to Shalu and Nimmi, they are half-sisters. Shalu is the daughter of Sarita's late husband Shekar and the woman with whom he had an affair. Fatally wounded in a car accident with Shalu's biological mother, Shekar begged Sarita to raise Shalu as her own.

Although Sarita adopted Shalu, she cannot give her the love she shows towards Nimmi. Shalu, on the other hand, constantly craves her mother's affection. She seeks attention and retaliates by being rebellious. Nimmi loves Shalu very much and constantly stands up for her, though she refuses to think ill of her mother or take sides.

A young man named Dev Khanna (Arjun Rampal) enters the sisters' lives. Dev and Shalu initially do not get along but slowly fall in love. However, circumstances make Nimmi believe that Dev is in love with her. Sarita, only aware of Nimmi's side of the story, offers a marriage proposal to Dev's father (Alok Nath) on Nimmi's behalf. Mr Khanna is taken aback because he knows about Dev and Shalu. When Sarita sees Dev and Shalu being affectionate, she jumps to the conclusion that Shalu has stolen Dev from Nimmi just as Shalu's mother stole Shekar from her. In anger, she reveals her true heritage in front of Nimmi.

Shocked at her parentage, Shalu decides to sacrifice Dev to make her mother and sister happy. Saddened, Dev eventually agrees to marry Nimmi to make Shalu happy. Nimmi notices that something is wrong with Shalu, but Shalu deflects the question by saying that she has fallen in love with Samir (Jimmy Sheirgill), her childhood friend who has been in love with her for years.

On the engagement day, Sarita's political rivals try to use Shalu's illegitimate heritage to threaten Nimmi's marriage to Dev, who is from a prominent family. Shalu takes matters into her own hands, rushing to Dev's house where she publicly announces that she was born out of wedlock, arguing that it is proof of Sarita's kindness and generosity that she had adopted Shalu. Mr Khanna is impressed with Shalu's courage and promises that nothing will stop the wedding.

Sarita secretly witnesses Shalu's confession and is deeply touched. She is ashamed of how she has treated Shalu and they share their first hug. Sarita tells her that she will ask Nimmi to step aside if Shalu and Dev are really in love. Shalu stops her from doing so, saying that now she has her mother's love and acceptance, she does not want anything else.

Nimmi is very happy that her mother has accepted Shalu, but she still feels that something is not quite right with her sister. She soon learns of the whole ruse from Samir and gladly steps aside for Shalu and Dev to be united.




Dil Hai Tumhaara is notable for having unusually long takes during the musical scenes, most notably during the 'Mohabbat Dil Ka Sakoon' and 'Dil Hai Tumhaara' sequences. A number of the musical sequences were used to advance the plot, instead of simply being interludes.

This is the second film where Preity Zinta and Kundan Shah worked together, the first being Kya Kehna.


Dil Hai Tumhara
Studio album by
Released28 June 2002 (India)
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelTips Music Films
Nadeem-Shravan chronology
Tumse Achcha Kaun Hai
Dil Hai Tumhara
Jeena Sirf Merre Liye
Professional ratings
Review scores
Planet Bollywood8/10 stars[1]

The soundtrack went on to be highly successful. It has nine songs composed by the duo Nadeem-Shravan, with lyrics authored by Sameer. According to the Indian trade website Box Office India, with around 15,00,000 units sold, this film's soundtrack album was the year's sixth highest-selling.[2]

# Title Singer(s) Length
1 "Mohabbat Dil Ka Sakoon" Kumar Sanu, Udit Narayan & Alka Yagnik 05:37
2 "Dil Laga Liya Maine" Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik 04:31
3 "O Sahiba O Sahiba" Kavita Krishnamurthy, Sonu Nigam 04:52
4 "Chayya Hai Jo Dil" Kavita Krishnamurthy, Shaan 04:36
5 "Betabi Ka Khamoshi Ka" Sarika Kapoor 01:57
6 "Dil Hai Tumhaara" Kumar Sanu, Udit Narayan & Alka Yagnik 06:41
7 "Chahe Zubaan" Sonu Nigam, Alka Yagnik 04.37
8 "Kasam Khake Kaho" Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik 05:53
9 "Kabhi Hasna Hai Kabhi" Tauseef Akhtar 05.16


Screen Awards

Nominated : Screen Award for Best Actress - Preity Zinta


  1. ^ "Dil Hai Tumhara Music Review". Retrieved 17 October 2011.
  2. ^ "Music Hits 2000–2009 (Figures in Units)". Box Office India. Archived from the original on 15 February 2008.

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