Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam

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Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam.jpg
Film poster
Directed bySanjay Leela Bhansali
Screenplay byKanan Mani
Kenneth Phillipps
Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Story byPratap Karvat
Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Based onNa Hanyate (by Maitreyi Devi)
Produced bySanjay Leela Bhansali
StarringSalman Khan
Aishwarya Rai
Ajay Devgn
CinematographyAnil Mehta
Edited bySanjay Leela Bhansali
Music byIsmail Darbar
Production
company
Distributed bySony Pictures Networks
Eros International
Release date
  • 18 June 1999 (1999-06-18)
Running time
188 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi
Budget16 crore[1]
Box office51.4 crore[2]

Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (transl. I have given my heart away, darling) is a 1999 Indian Hindi-language romantic drama musical film directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. It was released internationally as Straight From the Heart.[3] The film stars Salman Khan, Ajay Devgn and Aishwarya Rai. Based on Rashtriyashayar Jhaverchand Meghani's play Shetal ne Kathe, the film narrates the story of a newlywed man who discovers that his wife is in love with another man, and decides to unite them. The film has been described as a loose adaptation of Maitreyi Devi's Bengali novel Na Hanyate, although the film itself does not credit it as a source.[4]

It was filmed throughout the Gujarat-Rajasthan border region, in addition to Budapest, Hungary, which was used to represent Italy. The film premiered in the Indian Panorama section at the 1999 International Film Festival of India.[5] The Bengali film Neel Akasher Chandni was inspired by this movie.[citation needed]

The film was a commercial success and emerged as one of the highest-grossing Indian films of the year, earning 160 million (US$2.1 million). It received predominantly positive reviews from critics. Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam received seventeen nominations at the 45th Filmfare Awards, including Best Actor (Khan and Devgn), winning seven, including Best Film, Best Director (Bhansali), and Best Actress (Rai) and Best Male Playback (Udit Narayan).

Plot[edit]

Nandini is the daughter of Pundit Darbar (Vikram Gokhale), a renowned proponent of Indian classical music. It is announced that a young man named Sameer (Salman Khan) will be arriving to stay with the Darbar family, as he wants to grasp the intricacies of Indian classical music under the guidance of the Pundit. He is accommodated in Nandini's room, causing her to take a dislike to Sameer. At first the two tease and prank one another, but soon enough they fall deeply in love. The two spend romantic moments during several family events, including weddings and festivals.

One day, the pair are caught rehearsing their wedding vows by the Pundit and he is enraged since he has already planned Nandini's wedding with Vanraj, who had fallen in love with her during her cousin Anu's wedding. Sameer is banished from the household and the Pundit quits singing since he believes Nandini has brought shame to the family. Sameer is asked never to meet Nandini again. Although he eventually leaves for Italy, he writes letters to Nandini asking her to join him, but his letters do not reach her. After a futile suicide attempt, Nandini reluctantly weds Vanraj. He tries to consummate their marriage on their wedding night, but Nandini is disgusted by his approach and acts coldly towards him. He asks her for an explanation but she chooses to remain silent.

Nandini finally receives Sameer's letters and Vanraj walks in on her reading them. He is enraged and initially decides to return her to her parents, but soon realizes that since she is in love with another man, the right thing to do would be to unite the pair. Vanraj seeks his parents consent, which they give after disagreeing at first. Nandini and Vanraj arrive in Italy but come up against dead ends searching for Sameer. During their search, they are mobbed and Nandini is shot in the arm. Moved by Vanraj's gentleness and affection towards her, Nandini begins to warm up to him. Eventually, they are able to locate Sameer through his mother, and Vanraj dutifully arranges for their meeting on the night of Sameer's debut concert. He then bids goodbye to Nandini and walks away heartbroken.

Upon meeting Sameer, she apologises to him and tells him that she has come to love Vanraj. She reflects on the unwavering love and devotion that Vanraj has showered upon her throughout their relationship, and realises that Vanraj is her true soul mate. Sameer realizes that she doesn't have that love for him which he saw in her long back. Heartbroken, Sameer lets her go back to Vanraj which she readily accepts and Sameer breaks down after she leaves and his mother consoles him. She runs back to Vanraj and he tells her that he cannot live without her. Vanraj adorns a mangala sutra around her neck and they embrace each other.

Cast[edit]

The cast is listed below:

Release[edit]

DVD[edit]

In 2000, Video-sound company in the United States, released the official DVD edition of the film with a "making of" segment. The main feature was presented in an aspect ratio of 1.85 and the original Dolby Digital 5.1 mix.

The second release was by Digital Entertainment Inc. This was a collectors' edition two-disc set, filled with supplementary features. These included:

  • Making of the film
  • IIFA 2000 and Zee Gold awards, 2000
  • Television Promos
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Subtitles in English, Spanish, French, Japanese and Arabic
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Audio
  • Anamorphic Widescreen Presentation
  • Information Booklet

Shemaroo and Eros International released single-disc editions in the India market, sans supplementary features.

The movie was released under its English title Straight From The Heart. This DVD was released by Pathfinder Home Entertainment, which was a port of the Digital Entertainment Inc. edition, sans supplementary features.

OTT[edit]

Eros International holds rights to this film and has released it in VCD and DVD formats, but without any picture and sound enhancement. The high-definition version of this film is available on the Eros Now website in its uncut format, with improved picture and sound quality.

World television premiere[edit]

The film's television premiere was on Sony Entertainment Television.

Reception[edit]

Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam was well received by most critics — especially for its emotional content, cinematography and music — as well as the performances of the lead actors and a surprising performance by guest star Helen.[6][7]

Ken Eisner said "this three-hour spectacular is stuffed with songs, romance, comedy, devotional material, and color-soaked dance numbers that are huge even by Hindi standards."[8] Michael Dequina writing for TheMovieReport.com said of the three leads "Rai, in a luminous, award-winning performance (largely considered her big dramatic breakthrough—and justifiably so), fills in the conflicted emotional shades that Khan fails to bring with his one-dimensional presence; and Devgn's soulful subtlety does its job in suggesting Sameer to be a more formidable romantic adversary than viewers would see him as being."[9] The reviewer for Filmfare felt it was a "once in a decade type of extravaganza" and wrote, "Cinematographically, the movie is flawless and by virtue of this fact alone, a must-see. It aims at capturing poetry on screen without becoming pretentious. The music by Ismail Darbar is simply enchanting. The film juxtaposes Indian thematic content with exotic foreign locales."[10]

Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam was a Hit at the Indian box office, becoming the third highest grossing of the Bollywood films of 1999 with 200 million.[11] It also did well in the foreign box office with 85 million.[12]

Soundtrack[edit]

Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
Soundtrack album by
Released30 April 1999 (1999-04-30) (Digital Release)
18 June 1999 (1999-06-18) (Film)
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length54:03
LanguageHindi
LabelT-Series
Ismail Darbar chronology
Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
(1999)
Tera Jadoo Chal Gayaa
(2000)

The soundtrack had lyrics by Mehboob and music by Ismail Darbar. Voices in the soundtrack include those of Kavita Krishnamurthy, Alka Yagnik, Kumar Sanu, Udit Narayan, Hariharan, Vinod Rathod, Sultan Khan, Shankar Mahadevan, KK and others. It received nine Filmfare Awards nominations in the music and singing categories and produced some winners as well.[13] Vikas Bhatnagar of Planet Bollywood gave the soundtrack 10 out of 10 stars and said it has "cemented it's [sic] place in the history books of greatest ever Hindi soundtracks."According to the indian trade website, box office india the films soundtrack sold 35,00,000 units making it one of the best selling indian music album of 1999.[14]


Track listing[edit]

# Song Singer(s) Length
1 "Chand Chupa Badal Mein" Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik 05:46
2 "Nimbooda" Kavita Krishnamurthy, Karsan Sargathi 06:23
3 "Aankhon Ki Gustakhiyan" Kavita Krishnamurthy, Kumar Sanu 05:00
4 "Man Mohini" Shankar Mahadevan 02:26
5 "Jhonka Hawa Ka" Kavita Krishnamurthy, Hariharan 05:46
6 "Dholi Taro Dhol Baje" Kavita Krishnamurthy, Vinod Rathod, Karsan Sagathia 06:16
7 "Love Theme" Kavita Krishnamurthy, Shankar Mahadevan 02:11
8 "Tadap Tadap" K.K., Dominique Cerejo 06:36
9 "Albela Sajan" Kavita Krishnamurthy, Sultan Khan, Shankar Mahadevan 03:20
10 "Kaipoche" Damayanti Bardai, Jyotsna Hardikar, K.K., Shankar Mahadevan 05:03
11 "Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam" Kavita Krishnamurthy, Mohammed Salamat, Dominique Cerejo 06:45

Accolades[edit]

Award[a] Date of ceremony[b] Category Recipient(s) Result Ref.
Bollywood Movie Awards[c] 8 June 2000 Best Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali Won [15]
Critics Award Best Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Won
Best Playback Singer Male Kumar Sanu – (for "Aankhon Ki Gustakhiyan") Won
Best Costume Designer Neeta Lulla Won
Best Story Pratap Karvat, Sanjay Leela Bhansali Won
Best Screenplay Kenneth Philips, Sanjay Leela Bhansali Won
Best Cinematography Anil Mehta Won
Filmfare Awards 13 February 2000 Best Film Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam Won [16]
[17]
[18]
Best Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali Won
Best Actor Ajay Devgn Nominated
Salman Khan Nominated
Best Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Won
Best Music Director Ismail Darbar Nominated
R. D. Burman Award Won
Best Background Score Anjan Biswas Won
Best Lyricist Mehboob – (for "Aankhon Ki Gustakhiyan") Nominated
Mehboob – (for "Tadap Tadap") Nominated
Best Male Playback Singer Udit Narayan – (for "Chand Chupa Badal Mein") Won
KK – (for "Tadap Tadap") Nominated
Kumar Sanu – (for "Aankhon Ki Gustakhiyan") Nominated
Best Female Playback Singer Alka Yagnik – (for "Chand Chupa Badal Mein") Nominated
Kavita Krishnamurti – (for "Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam") Nominated
Kavita Krishnamurti – (for "Nimbooda") Nominated
Best Choreography Saroj Khan – (for "Nimbooda") Won
Best Art Direction Nitin Chandrakant Desai Won
International Indian Film Academy Awards 24 June 2000 Best Film Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam Won [19]
[20]
[21]
Best Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali Won
Best Story Pratap Karvat, Sanjay Leela Bhansali Won
Best Screenplay Sanjay Leela Bhansali Won
Best Dialogue Amrik Gill Won
Best Cinematography Anil Mehta Won
Best Actor Ajay Devgn Nominated
Salman Khan Nominated
Best Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Won
Best Music Director Ismail Darbar Nominated
Best Lyricist Mehboob – (for "Aankhon Ki Gustakhiyan") Nominated
Mehboob – (for "Chand Chupa Badal Mein") Nominated
Mehboob – (for "Tadap Tadap") Nominated
Best Male Playback Singer Udit Narayan – (for "Chand Chupa Badal Mein") Won
KK – (for "Tadap Tadap") Nominated
Kumar Sanu – (for "Aankhon Ki Gustakhiyan") Nominated
Best Female Playback Singer Kavita Krishnamurti – (for "Aankhon Ki Gustakhiyan") Nominated
Kavita Krishnamurti – (for "Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam") Nominated
Best Choreography Saroj Khan – (for "Nimbooda") Won
Best Sound Recording Jitendra Arya Won
Best Sound Re-Recording Suresh Kathuria Won
National Film Awards 18 September 2000 Best Music Direction Ismail Darbar Won [22]
Best Choreography Vaibhavi Merchant and Sameer–Arsh Tanna – (for "Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam") Won
Best Cinematography Cameraman: Anil Mehta
Laboratory Processing: Adlabs
Won
Best Production Design Nitin Chandrakant Desai Won
Screen Awards 23 January 2000 Best Film Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam Won [23]
[24]
Best Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali Won
Best Story Pratap Karvat, Sanjay Leela Bhansali Nominated
Best Screenplay Kenneth Philips, Sanjay Leela Bhansali Won
Best Dialogue Amrik Gill Won
Best Cinematography Anil Mehta Won
Best Supporting Actor Ajay Devgn Nominated
Best Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Won
Best Supporting Actress Smita Jaykar Nominated
Best Music Director Ismail Darbar Nominated
Best Lyricist Mehboob – (for "Aankhon Ki Gustakhiyan") Nominated
Best Male Playback Singer Udit Narayan – (for "Chand Chupa Badal Mein") Nominated
KK – (for "Tadap Tadap") Nominated
Best Female Playback Singer Kavita Krishnamurti – (for "Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam") Won
Best Choreography Saroj Khan – (for "Nimbooda") Won
Best Art Direction Nitin Chandrakant Desai Won
Best Special Effects Ramesh Meer Won
Zee Cine Awards 11 March 2000 Best Film Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam Won [25]
[26]
[27]
[28]
[29]
Best Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali Won
Best Screenplay Nominated
Best Story Pratap Karvat, Sanjay Leela Bhansali Won
Best Dialogue Amrik Gill Won
Best Cinematography Anil Mehta Won
Best Actor – Male Ajay Devgn Nominated
Best Actor – Female Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Won
Lux Face of the Year[d] Won
Best Music Director Ismail Darbar Nominated
Best Background Score Anjan Biswas Nominated
Best Lyricist Mehboob – (for "Chand Chupa Badal Mein") Nominated
Best Playback Singer – Male Udit Narayan – (for "Chand Chupa Badal Mein") Won
Best Playback Singer – Female Kavita Krishnamurti – (for "Nimbooda") Won
Best Choreography Saroj Khan – (for "Nimbooda") Won
Samir Tanna–Arsh Tanna – (for "Dholi Taro Dhol Baje") Nominated
Vaibhavi Merchant – (for "Aankhon Ki Gustakhiyan") Nominated
Best Editing Bela Sehgal Nominated
Best Costume Design Neeta Lulla Nominated
Shabina Khan Nominated
Best Art Direction Nitin Chandrakant Desai Won
Best Sound Recording Jitendra Chaudhary Nominated
Best Re-Recording Suresh Kathuria Nominated
Best Song Recording Bishwadeep Chatterjee Nominated
Best Special Effects (Visual) Ramesh Meer Nominated

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Awards, festivals and organizations are in alphabetical order.
  2. ^ Date is linked to the article about the awards held that year, wherever possible.
  3. ^ as Zee Gold Bollywood Awards.
  4. ^ also for Taal.

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