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Straight from the Heart (1999)
"Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam" (original title)

Not Rated  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Musical  |  18 June 1999 (India)
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A student of classical music and his teacher's daughter fall in love. However, the young woman's family arrange for her marriage to another man. The new groom surprises everyone with his actions in handling the situation.

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Sameer Rafilini
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Vanraj
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Nandini (as Aishwarya Rai)
Zohra Segal ...
Dadi (as Zohra Sehgal)
Vikram Gokhale ...
Pundit Darbar
Smita Jaykar ...
Amrita
Rekha Rao ...
Kamna Pui
Rajeev Verma ...
Vikramjeet (Vanraj's dad)
Keneth Desai ...
Bhairav (as Kenneth Desai)
Ghanshyam Nayak ...
Vitthal Kaka (as Ghanshyam Naik)
Vinay Pathak ...
Tarun
Sheeba Chaddha ...
Anupama
Meenakshi Verma ...
Preeti Koppikar ...
Radha
Divya Jagdale ...
Sanjukta
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Storyline

When Salman asks for Ash's hand in marriage her family refuses. They have already chosen a husband for their daughter. Salman returns to Italy. When Ajay, Ash's new husband realizes that his new bride has been in love with someone else, he is prepared to sacrifice his love for her and take her to Italy to be reunited with her true love, Salman. Written by hEmRaJ (gavin_coolhgr@hotmail.com)

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In this world... where desire rules the heart, you will discover... love is the flame that lights up the soul See more »


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Release Date:

18 June 1999 (India)  »

Also Known As:

Straight from the Heart  »

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Box Office

Budget:

INR 60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£49,723 (UK) (18 June 1999)

Gross:

£111,200 (UK) (25 June 1999)
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For the lit-up acrylic floor in the garba song, Nitin Desai placed marigold flowers, which are traditionally offered in temples, under the acrylic sheets. See more »

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All of the scenes supposedly set in Italy are in Hungary - the signs are all in Hungarian, and the locals all speak Hungarian. See more »

Quotes

Vanraj: Can I say something?
Nandini: What?
Vanraj: I cannot live without you
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Composed by Ismail Darbar
Performed by Hariharan and Kavita Krishnamurthy
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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A Gem To Help Catapult the Hindi Film Industry

HDDCS must have come straight from Sanjay Leela Bhansali's heart. Each and every scene is well-executed. It's a little unrealistic to have the husband help find the wife's lover, but movies have that little license to stretch the truth and I suggest we just let loose once in a while. Aishwarya Rai has been presented more beautifully than she already is. It's so ironic that she was once written off as wooden because she truly shines in this film. Her emotional scenes are a delight to watch. Even when she's not speaking, she communicates with her eyes, which is lovely. Even Salman Khan acts FAIRLY well in here. You can't tell when he's crying or laughing, but every time he irritates you, just turn to Ash for solace. Ajay Devgan does what he's best at. The romantic, silent hero. Hey, he's good at it, so I have no complaints.

The sceneries are beautiful. There's not a song on the soundtrack which I don't like. Chand Chupa Badal and the title song are especially beautiful. The choreography is superb. The "Tadap Tadap" scene is perhaps one of the best I've ever come across. I confess. I actually cried during that song. :P The characters are so well-etched that you really don't know who to root for. You want Salman to get the girl, but you feel for Ajay, too.

Bhansali is an artistic genius. He has surpassed his previous film (Khamoshi) with this flick. Can't wait for his Devdas.


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