Dil To Pagal Hai

Dil To Pagal Hai

Yash Chopra (1997)

171min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Yash Chopra isn't on top form here, but still turns in an entertaining romantic comedy. It's essentially a backstage story, in which theatrical director Shahrukh Khan has to find a substitute for star dancer Karisma Kapoor after she's injured during rehearsals and promptly falls for her replacement, Madhuri Dixit, despite the fact she's engaged to London businessman Akshay Kumar. Complicating matters further is the fact that Kapoor is in love with Khan, but he doesn't know it. The characters may be stereotypical and the situations clichéd, and Chopra scarcely helps matters with his stagey direction of both the dialogue (by his son, Aditya) and the musical interludes (set to Uttam Singh and Anand Bakshi's hit score), but Bollywood fans won't be overly concerned.

Summary

An actress takes a role in a play directed by the man she secretly loves, but who doesn't return the affection. When she becomes ill, she thinks this will make him appreciate her more. But on her recovery, she learns her part has been given to another woman - whom the director is clearly smitten with. Romantic musical, starring Shahrukh Khan and Madhuri Dixit. With an introduction by director Yash Chopra.

Cast & Crew

Rahul Shah Rukh Khan
Pooja Madhuri Dixit
Nisha Karisma Kapoor
Ajay Akshay Kumar
Nisha's Dai Aruna Irani
Ajay's mom Farida Jalal
Director Yash Chopra
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Other Information

Language: HindiColourAvailable on: video
Drama