Dil To Pagal Hai

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Dil To Pagal Hai
Dil To Pagal Hai.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byYash Chopra
Screenplay byAditya Chopra
Tanuja Chandra
Pamela Chopra
Yash Chopra
Story byAditya Chopra
Produced byYash Chopra
Aditya Chopra
Starring
CinematographyManmohan Singh
Edited byV. Karnik
Music byUttam Singh
Production
company
Distributed bySony Pictures Networks
Release date
  • 31 October 1997 (1997-10-31)
Running time
180 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi
Budgetest.90 million[1] [a]
Box officeest.598 million[1]

Dil To Pagal Hai (transl. The heart is crazy; Hindi pronunciation: [d̪ɪl t̪oː paːgəl ɦɛː]), is a 1997 Indian Hindi-language musical romance film directed by Yash Chopra. The film follows the love lives of the members of a musical troupe, in which two dancers played by Madhuri Dixit and Karisma Kapoor compete for the love of a choreographer played by Shah Rukh Khan with Akshay Kumar in a very important special role, as the childhood friend of Dixit's character. The soundtrack was composed by Uttam Singh, while the lyrics were written by Anand Bakshi. The film was screened retrospective, during the 2014 International Film Festival of India in the Celebrating Dance in Indian cinema section.[2]

Made on a budget of 90 million (US$1.3 million), which includes print and advertising costs, Dil To Pagal Hai went on to gross over 598 million (US$8.4 million) worldwide, becoming the highest-grossing Bollywood film of 1997. The film received generally positive reviews from critics,[3] who praised Chopra's direction,[4] the storyline, soundtrack, and performances of Khan, Dixit, Kapoor and Kumar. The film also marked Khan's third film with Chopra after Darr (1993) and Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), and the third movie to feature Khan opposite Dixit, after Anjaam (1994) and Koyla (1997), and Kapoor for the first time. This is also the only film to star Khan and Kumar, and Dixit and Kapoor.

Dil To Pagal Hai is the recipient of several awards. At the 45th National Film Awards, the film won three awards, including Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment. In addition, the film was nominated for eleven awards at the 43rd Filmfare Awards and picked up eight trophies, including ones for Best Film, Best Actor for Khan, Best Actress for Dixit, and Best Supporting Actress for Kapoor.

Plot[edit]

Rahul and Nisha are members of a massive dance troupe that performs dance-based musical plays. They are the best of friends, although Nisha is secretly in love with Rahul. Rahul announces his desire to direct a musical named Maya. The members of the troupe, including Nisha, have their doubts about the title character, "Maya", who Rahul describes as a girl who believes in true love and waiting for her prince charming who will surely turn up and take her away. Meanwhile, Pooja is introduced, an amazing dancer, classically trained as well, and passionate about dancing. Having been orphaned at a young age, she has been raised by close friends of her parents.

Pooja and Rahul have a string of near-misses as they run into each other time and again. Each of these instances is marked by a tune playing in the background, that registers with Pooja. During rehearsals for the play, Nisha injures her leg and the doctor says she cannot dance for a few months. Rahul needs a new woman to play the lead role in the play. He comes across Pooja dancing one day and believes she is perfect for the role. He begs her to come to their rehearsals and she agrees. Rahul and Pooja become close friends. Doted upon by her foster family, Pooja is soon taken to Germany by her guardian's son Ajay, her childhood best friend who has been in London for months. Just as Ajay leaves to fly to London, he proposes to Pooja. In a dilemma, she ends up accepting it.

Nisha soon returns from the hospital and is upset that she has been replaced. Upon learning that Rahul loves Pooja, she becomes very jealous of her. Knowing that Rahul does not reciprocate her love, she decides to leave for London. Throughout rehearsals, Rahul and Pooja find themselves falling for one another. When Rahul drops Pooja home one day, he starts whistling his tune, making Pooja realize that she has fallen for the man with the tune she so often heard. The next day, the two go to meet Pooja's old dance tutor, who Pooja addresses as Tai, who figures that the two are blatantly in love. At the wedding of two members of the dance troupe, Rahul and Pooja share an intimate moment but are unsure how to fully express their love.

A few days before the premiere, Ajay arrives at the rehearsal hall to surprise Pooja while telling everyone that he is her fiancé. Rahul is heartbroken but tries not to show it. Nisha, who has returned, notices Rahul's devastation and explains how she too was devastated when he did not love her in return. Rahul edits the end of the play to reflect his heartbreak, in contrast to his usual style of always giving a happy ending. On the night of the premiere, as Rahul and Pooja's characters are about to break up on stage, Ajay plays a recorded tape Pooja was going to send him before his proposal where she described how she felt about Rahul. Ajay is indirectly telling Pooja that she and Rahul are meant to be together. Pooja now realizes she truly loves Rahul and the two confess their love on stage as the audience applauds them, giving the play a happy ending once again. Also, backstage, Ajay ends up asking Nisha whether she is already married or not (implying him getting interested in her).

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Dil To Pagal Hai was the second of Chopra's 4 consecutive films to star Shah Rukh Khan in the lead role. It was the third film to feature Shah Rukh Khan opposite Madhuri Dixit. The film was originally titled "Maine To Mohabbat Kar Li" and "Tevar" before Yash Chopra finally settled on "Dil To Pagal Hai" as the title.

Sridevi was initially offered to play the part of Pooja but she refused it.[5] The role then went to Dixit. After casting Dixit in the lead role of Pooja, Chopra found it hard to cast the role of Nisha, which was eventually essayed by Kapoor.[6] The role had been earlier offered to Manisha Koirala, who refused the role. Chopra then offered it to Juhi Chawla as Chopra wanted the 2 leading actresses of that time to appear together on screen. But Chawla did not want to play second-fiddle to Dixit, especially after playing the leading-lady in Chopra's Darr. Kajol and Raveena Tandon were next offered the role; however, Kajol deemed the role insubstantial, while Raveena Tandon was considering quitting her career at the time. The role was also offered to Urmila Matondkar who accepted, but left the film after a day of shooting. No leading-lady of that time was willing to take the risk of playing the second lead to Dixit. Chopra finally approached Kapoor with the film and she agreed to take up the challenge and was finally signed for the role.[7][8] She felt that despite the short screen-time, a lot could be achieved with her role.[9]

In addition to writing the story, Chopra co-produced the film along with M. Vakil under the banner Yash Raj Films. The script was written by Chopra, his son Aditya and wife Pamela. The film's costumes were handled together by Manish Malhotra, Karan Johar and Salman. Manmohan Singh was the cinematographer. The choreography was handled by Farah Khan and Shiamak Davar.[10] This was one of Shahid Kapoor's first appearances on film. He was a background dancer in the song "Le Gayi".[11]

Chopra rejected 54 dresses created by Manish Malhotra for Dixit's character, choosing a salwar kameez over others.[12] Filming began on June 1996. It was the first Bollywood film to be shot in Baden-Baden and Europa Park, both German tourist attractions. It was made on a budget of 90 million.[1]

Soundtrack[edit]

Dil To Pagal Hai
Soundtrack album by
Released27 August 1997 (1997-08-27)[13]
LabelYRF Music
ProducerYash Chopra
Uttam Singh chronology
Jazbaat
(1994)
Dil To Pagal Hai
(1997)
Dushman
(1998)
External audio
audio icon Audio Jukebox on YouTube

The soundtrack of Dil To Pagal Hai includes 10 songs. The songs for the film were composed by Uttam Singh. Lyrics were written by Anand Bakshi.[13] The music was a major hit among the audience, with the album becoming the best-selling Bollywood soundtrack of the year, with 12.5 million soundtrack album sales.[14] Chopra earned an advance of ₹45 millionfor the music rights.[15] In 2008, Chopra launched an unreleased song from the soundtrack, "Chanda Ki Chandni (Kitni Hai Bekarar Yeh)" sung by Mangeshkar & Kumar Sanu.[16]

No.TitleSinger(s)Length
1."Dil To Pagal Hai"Lata Mangeshkar, Udit Narayan05:40
2."Arre Re Arre"Lata Mangeshkar, Udit Narayan05:38
3."Bholi Si Surat"Lata Mangeshkar, Udit Narayan04:17
4."Dholna"Lata Mangeshkar, Udit Narayan05:21
5."Le Gayi"Asha Bhosle (feat. Udit Narayan (extended film version))05:46
6."Chand Ne Kuch Kaha (Pyaar Kar)"Lata Mangeshkar, Udit Narayan06:48
7."Koi Ladki Hai (Chak Dum Dum)"Lata Mangeshkar, Udit Narayan05:34
8."Ek Duje Ke Vaaste"Lata Mangeskhar, Hariharan03:30
9."Arre Re Arre" (Part 2)Lata Mangeshkar, Udit Narayan02:06
10."Chanda Ki Chandni (Kitni Hai Bekarar Yeh)"Lata Mangeshkar, Kumar Sanu05:51
11."The Dance of Envy"Instrumental03:15
Total length:54:34

Release[edit]

Approximately 300 prints of the film were released worldwide, with 250–260 across India, including approximately 60 in the Mumbai circuit. 60 prints were released overseas.[17]

Box office[edit]

Screen reported that Dil To Pagal Hai opened to a "record business with 100 percent collections in the first week all over India." The report added that prints were sold as 2 crore per territory.[18] 100 per cent collections were report also in the second week, and 97 per cent in the third.[19]

It grossed 59.82 crore (US$8.4 million) in India and $3.3 million (12.04 crore) in other countries, for a worldwide total of 71.86 crore (US$10 million), against its 9 crore (US$1.3 million) budget, which also included print and advertising costs. It had a worldwide opening weekend of 4.71 crore (US$660,000), and grossed 8.97 crore (US$1.3 million) in its first week.[20] It opened on Friday, 31 October 1997, across 245 screens, and earned 98 lakh (US$140,000) nett on its opening day. It became the third highest opener of the year behind Border (1.12 crore (US$160,000) nett) and Koyla (1.06 crore (US$150,000) nett).[21] It grossed 2.75 crore (US$390,000) nett in its opening weekend, and had a first week of 5.24 crore (US$730,000) nett. The film earned a total of 34.97 crore (US$4.9 million) nett. It is the 2nd-highest-grossing film of 1997 in India after Border which grossed 39.45 crore (US$5.5 million) nett.[22]

It earned $3.3 million (12.04 crore) outside India.[20] Overseas, It is the highest-grossing film of 1997.[23] Dil To Pagal Hai is the highest-grossing Indian film of 1997 worldwide.[24]

Critical reception[edit]

Omar Ahmed of Empire gave the film 4 out of 5 stars, noting, "It's great eye-candy, painting a portrait of a newly prosperous India in rainbow colours. Good performances too make this a cut above the Bollywood average."[3]

Yahoo! Movies, Rediff.com, IBNLive and The Times of India have listed Dil To Pagal Hai as one of the top 10 Yash Chopra films.[4][25][26][27]

Accolades[edit]

Award[b] Date of ceremony[c] Category Recipient(s) Result Ref.
Filmfare Awards 31 January 1998 Best Film Dil To Pagal HaiYash Chopra Won [28]
[29]
Best Director Yash Chopra Nominated
Best Actor Shah Rukh Khan Won
Best Actress Madhuri Dixit Won
Best Supporting Actor Akshay Kumar Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Karisma Kapoor Won
Best Music Director Uttam Singh Won
Best Lyricist Anand Bakshi – (for "Bholi Si Surat") Nominated
Best Male Playback Singer Udit Narayan – (for "Dil To Pagal Hai") Nominated
Best Dialogue Aditya Chopra Won
Best Art Direction Sharmishta Roy Won
National Film Awards 10 July 1998 Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment Producer: Yash Chopra
Director: Yash Chopra
Won [30]
Best Supporting Actress Karisma Kapoor Won
Best Choreography Shiamak Davar Won
Screen Awards 17 January 1998 Best Actor Shah Rukh Khan Nominated [31]
[32]
[33]
[34]
Best Supporting Actress Karisma Kapoor Nominated
Best Music Director Uttam Singh Nominated
Best Male Playback Singer Udit Narayan – (for "Dil To Pagal Hai") Nominated
Best Female Playback Singer Asha Bhosle – (for "Le Gayi") Nominated
Best Cinematography Manmohan Singh Nominated
Best Art Direction Sharmishta Roy Won
Best Choreography Shiamak Davar Won
Zee Cine Awards 14 March 1998 Best Film Dil To Pagal HaiYash Chopra Won [35]
[36]
[37]
[38]
Best Director Yash Chopra Nominated
Best Story Pamela Chopra Nominated
Best Screenplay Aditya Chopra, Pamela Chopra
Tanuja Chandra, Yash Chopra
Nominated
Best Dialogue Aditya Chopra Nominated
Best Art Direction Sharmishta Roy Won
Best Cinematography Manmohan Singh Won
Best Costume Design Manish Malhotra Nominated
Best Editing V.V. Karnik Nominated
Best Actor – Male Shah Rukh Khan Won
Best Actor – Female Madhuri Dixit Won
Karisma Kapoor Nominated
Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Female Won
Farida Jalal Nominated
Best Music Director Uttam Singh Won
Best Background Score Nominated
Best Lyricist Anand Bakshi – (for "Dil To Pagal Hai") Nominated
Anand Bakshi – (for "Bholi Si Surat") Nominated
Best Playback Singer – Male Udit Narayan – (for "Are Re Are Ye Kya Hua") Nominated
Udit Narayan – (for "Bholi Si Surat") Nominated
Udit Narayan – (for "Dil To Pagal Hai") Nominated
Best Playback Singer – Female Lata Mangeshkar – (for "Are Re Are Ye Kya Hua") Nominated
Lata Mangeshkar – (for "Dil To Pagal Hai") Won
Asha Bhosle – (for "Le Gayi") Nominated
Best Choreography Shiamak Davar Won
Best Special Effects (Visual) Sai Prasad Won
Best Sound Recording Anuj Mathur Nominated

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Note: figure includes print and advertising costs
  2. ^ Awards, festivals and organizations are in alphabetical order.
  3. ^ Date is linked to the article about the awards held that year, wherever possible.

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