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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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Nandini has to choose between Sameer, the man who taught her to fall in love; and Vanraj, the man from whom she learnt how to abide and fulfill promises of love.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sameer Rafilini
Nandini (as Aishwarya Rai)
Zohra Segal ...
Dadi (as Zohra Sehgal)
Vikram Gokhale ...
Pundit Darbar
Smita Jaykar ...
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 ...
Sheeba Chaddha ...
Meenakshi Verma ...
Preeti Koppikar ...
Divya Jagdale ...


When Sameer asks for Nandini's hand in marriage her family refuses. They have already chosen a husband for their daughter. Sameer returns to Italy. When Vanraj, Nandini's 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, Sameer. Written by Tapestry

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INR 60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£49,723 (UK) (18 June 1999)


£111,200 (UK) (25 June 1999)

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Did You Know?


The music of the film was quite popular. Songs such as Tadap Tadap, Chand Chupa Badal Mein, Dholitaro, Nimboda and Jhoka Hawa Ka were big hits. See more »


Universal health care is offered in Italy to all citizens and visitors: a hospital there would not have refused to treat Nadini over lack of funds after she had been shot. See more »


Sameer: I only ask Nandini from you, but still you cannot grant it!
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Remake of Antha Ezhu Natkal (1981) See more »


Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
Written by Mehboob
Composed by Ismail Darbar
Performed by Kavita Krishnamurthy and Mohammad Salamat
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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A wonderful journey with the use of colors,traditions,music and scenery
3 August 1999 | by (Killeen, Texas) – See all my reviews

This movie is 3hrs long, but the pace of the movie was sufficient,so that the passage of time wasn't an issue. It's about a girl(Ash) who meets an Italian-Indian (salman).He stays at her home learning music/song from her father Initially she doesn't like the foreigner, but in time they fall in love with each other. At the same time a lawyer (ajay) see Ash and falls in love with fact he asks for her hand in marriage. Her family agrees to the marriage, and she's reluctantly married to ajay. Meanwhile salman had asked to marry her and he was refused,so he goes away dejected. Ash is "cold" to her husband and he finally finds out why. He loves her so much that he's prepared to sacrifice his love by taking her to Italy to find salman and reunite the lovers........

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