Dil Chahta Hai (2001)

Dil Chahta Hai


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As Dil Chahta Hai opens, Siddarth, known as Sid (Akshaye Khanna) is racing to the hospital due to an unexplained emergency. There, he is reunited with his old friend, Sameer (Saif Ali Khan). Sameer calls the third member of the trio, Akash (Bombay superstar Aamir Khan from Lagaan), who tells him he's not going to join them at the hospital, due to an unresolved dispute between him and Sid. The film then flashes back to earlier, happier days, to show us what came between the three close friends. … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Farhan Akhtar
On DVD: Sep 25, 2001


as Akash

as Sameer

as Siddharth

as Shalini

as Tara Jaiswal

as Rohit

as Sid's Mother
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Critic Reviews for Dil Chahta Hai

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | February 19, 2005
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

The voice that rings loudest and clearest is Farhan Akthar's, fearlessly answering the call to forward Bollywood cinema into a bright, hopeful future.

Full Review… | December 19, 2011

Full Review… | February 19, 2005

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Boston Phoenix

Full Review… | February 19, 2005

Audience Reviews for Dil Chahta Hai

Heart-warmingly Funny, technically innovative, with great performances. A movie that revolutionised the way Bollywood FilmMakers think..

Sajin P A

Super Reviewer

Considering that I've only ever seen two Bollywood movies, (one being this one, the other the newer version of Devdas) I can't really compere this effectively to others. However, as a film in its own right it's pretty damn good. A lot of Western viewers would probably be put off by the musical element and the language barrier/having to read subtitles, but if you suspend disbelief of people spontanously bursting into song and perservere with the subs you'll be suprised at how witty and relevant it is even to a Western audience. The nightclub dance routine is visually spectacular too.

Kylie B

Super Reviewer

Too long, not really interesting. It had one or two good songs in it, but I felt that overall it wasn't focused.

Marion Ravenwood

Super Reviewer

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