BollyCurry is back with the next
edition of Retro Review, and this time we bring to you a romantic movie which
still rules the hearts of many movie buffs and was a superhit in its own time. Dil
(1990), is one of the most iconic films of its times, and it went on to
become a game changer for its lead actor, Aamir Khan, and its director,
Released on 22nd June, 1990, Dil
was the highest grossing film of the
year. It starred two of the most popular stars of Bollywood, Aamir Khan
and Madhuri Dixit
Nene as leads, whose chemistry blew everyone's mind. The two of them
were also supported by talented actors like Anupam Kher, Saeed Jaffrey,
Sarita Joshi, Shammi and Deven Verma. This movie marked the debut of
Kumar as a Director, who went on to deliver many critically and
commercially successful movies like Beta
is a story of
two lovers Raja (Aamir Khan) and Madhu (Madhuri Dixit Nene) who had to
through various ups and downs to be together. Raja was the son of a
Hazaari Prasad (Anupam Kher) who saw his son as a tool to gain money in
form of dowry by getting his son married to a rich girl, but Raja wasn't
interested in his father's ulterior plans. Madhu was the daughter of a
rich businessman Mr. Mehra (Saeed Jaffrey), whom Hazaari Prasad wants to
con by setting himself
up as a rich businessman so that Madhu gets married to Raja. After a lot
of fights between Madhu and Raja and their fathers, the two fall in
love and leave their families to tie the knot. The two live in marital
bliss for a while till disaster strikes in the form of an accident,
where Raja is rendered critically ill. Madhu rushes to her in-laws to
ask for monetary help, who only agree to help her on the condition that
she leaves him for good. The rest of the movie revolves around Madhu's
decision and the repercussions faced because of it, and how do the two
lovers finally unite.
The selling point of Dil
is that this movie had all the elements of a quintessential Bollywood
movie: romance, comedy, drama and tragedy. It boasted of an amazing
script, delivered by some of the best
actors of Bollywood. The comic scenes were enhanced due to the excellent
comic timing of actors while the dramatic scenes were the highlight of
the movie thanks to amazing performances by the talented cast.
The music of Dil
is such that even today, people still remember its songs. It is one of
the few movies in which every song was just as popular as the next!
While "Mujhe Neend Na Aaye" is a love song and also the
most popular song from the movie, "O Priya Priya" talks of pain,
anguish, sung by the immensely talented Suresh Wadkar and Anuradha
Paudwal. "Humne Ghar Choda Hai" and "Hum Pyaar Karne Waale" are songs
about the lovers rebelling against their fathers, while "Dum Dama Dum"
and "Khambe Jaisi
Khadi Hai" are college based songs, filled with funny lyrics and music
will surely force you to groove along with the actors. All in all, the
songs of this movie are a must
for your music library. The songs are composed by Anand Milind and
lyrics have been penned by the skillful Sameer.
movie was critically acclaimed, earning Filmfare nominations in the
category of Best Actor (Male and Female), Best Music Director, Best
Film, Best Director and Best Supporting Actor (Male). However, due to
the cut-throat competition with other popular films of the year, only
Madhuri Dixit won the award that year for the Best Actress.
Priya Priya" is copied from Telugu Movie Geethanjali, and it was
originally voiced by Udit Narayan and Alka Yagnik. However, since the
original version was extremely unpopular, the song was re-recorded in
the voices of Suresh Wadkar and Anuradha Paudwal, and the rest, as they
say, is history.
- "Dum Dama Dum" was added to the movie only after the movie was released.
- The Filmfare Award for Best Actress won by Madhuri Dixit Nene for Dil was the first Filmfare Best Actress Award
of her career.
- After the success of Dil, many other filmmakers decided to cash in on the popularity of the name, which is why many movies after Dil had variations of the name in their title, such as Dil Toh Pagal Hai, Dil Hai Ki Maanta Nahi and many others
Needless to say, Dil
is touted as one of the best movies of
Bollywood till date with impeccable cast, lovable songs and excellent
plot. If you have yet to watch this movie, then watch it for the
chemistry of the leads, melodious songs and fast paced story with a
Writer: Kalpana K.C.
Editors: Ritchelle C. and Gunia K.
Graphics: Komal P.
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