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

 -  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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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 ...
Pushpa
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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This movie also resulted in a real life romance between Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai, the most publicized love affair in the history of Indian Cinema. See more »

Goofs

When Nandini cuts her wrist, falls sideways and the blood trickles into the water you can see the device attached to the back of her arm that carries the fake blood. See more »

Quotes

Sameer: I only ask Nandini from you, but still you cannot grant it!
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Soundtracks

Man Mohini
Written by Mehboob
Composed by Ismail Darbar
Performed by Shankar Mahadevan
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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The story with it all in just the right mixture
11 February 2000 | by (Berlin, Germany) – See all my reviews

Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (English title "Straight from the Heart") is an epic story with gorgeous landscapes, singing, dancing, romance, danger, betrayal, humor, religion, family and cultural tradition all balanced and directed masterfully to produce the most beautiful film.

I saw this movie at the Berlinale International Film Festival, and I knew from the start that it was a real gem. By the end I had decided that it was the best movie I had ever seen.

Some of the backgrounds and special effects are not perfect, but I never would have paid any attention to that except that lots of people in the theater were laughing. Some people might grow tired of the singing and dancing, but they're really quite superb.

This movie is worth watching every of its 187 minutes.


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