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Dil To Pagal Hai (दिल तो पागल है) 1997


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BannerYash Raj Films
DirectorYash Chopra
WriterAditya Chopra, Tanuja Chandra, Pamela Chopra, Yash Chopra
ProducerAditya Chopra, Yash Chopra
Music DirectorUttam Singh
CinematographyManmohan Singh
Film EditingV.V. Karnik
Art DirectorSharmishta Roy
Camera Operator
Assistant CameramenRatan Soni
Playback SingersUdit Narayan, Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Aditya Narayan, Hariharan
Character Actor/Actress
RahulShah Rukh Khan
PoojaMadhuri Dixit
NishaKarisma Kapoor
Ajay (Special Appearance)Akshay Kumar
Murad Ali
Hemlata Deepak
Nisha's DaiAruna Irani
Ajay's motherFarida Jalal
Suresh Menon
Tanya Mukherjee
Balvinder Singh Suri
Rajesh Tandon
Shruti Ultaf
Priya Varma
Shivani Vazir
Ajay's fatherDeven Verma
HerselfPamela Chopra
HimselfYash Chopra
Background Dancer in Dil Le GayiShahid Kapoor
HimselfSanjeev Kohli
Rahul (Shahrukh Khan) and Nisha (Karisma Kapoor) are members of a massive dance troupe. 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 when Rahul describes "Maya" as a girl who believes in true love and waits for her prince charming who will surely turn up and take her away.Meanwhile, Pooja (Madhuri Dixit) also has a passion for 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 while they run into each other time and again. Each of these instances is marked by a tune that registers with Pooja. Doted upon by her foster family, Pooja is soon taken to Germany by her guardian's son Ajay (Akshay Kumar) who has been in London for months. Just as Ajay leaves to fly to England, he proposes to Pooja. In a dilemma, she ends up accepting it.

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. Nisha soon returns from hospital and is upset that she has been replaced. 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 she often heard. The next day, the two go to meet Pooja's old dance tutor Tai (Aruna Irani) who believes the two are blatantly in love. At the wedding of two members of the dance troupe, Rahul and Pooja confess their love for each other but are highly awkward about it.

A few days before the premiere, Ajay arrives and tells everyone that he is Pooja's 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. On the night of the premiere, Ajay plays a recorded tape where Pooja described how she felt about Rahul, implying that Ajay thinks Rahul and Pooja are meant to be together. Pooja now realises she truly loves Rahul and the two confess their love on stage as the audience applauds them. Also, backstage, Ajay ends up asking Nisha whether she is already married or not (implying he wishes to start a relationship with her).
Release Date31-October-1997
Budget₹9 crore
Revenue₹71.8 crore
1998 National Film Awards:
Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment - Yash Chopra
Best Choreographer - Shiamak Davar
Best Supporting Actress - Karisma Kapoor

1998 Filmfare Awards:
Best Film - Yash Chopra
Best Actor - Shahrukh Khan
Best Actress - Madhuri Dixit
Best Supporting Actress - Karisma Kapoor
Best Music Director - Uttam Singh
Best Art Direction -Sharmishta Roy
Best Dialogue - Aditya Chopra

Best Director - Yash Chopra
Best Supporting Actor - Akshay Kumar
Best Lyricist - Anand Bakshi
Best Male Playback Singer - Udit Narayan for the song "Dil To Pagal Hai"

1998 Zee Cine Awards:
Best Film - Yash Chopra
Best Actor - Shahrukh Khan
Best Actress - Madhuri Dixit
Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Karisma Kapoor
Best Dialogue - Aditya Chopra
Best Art Direction - Sharmishta Roy
Best Music Director - Uttam Singh
Best Female Singer - Lata Mangeshkar
Best Cinematography - Manmohan Singh
Best Choreography - Shiamak Davar

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