MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 2,845 this week

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

Not Rated  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Musical  |  18 June 1999 (India)
7.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.6/10 from 7,910 users  
Reviews: 44 user | 11 critic

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.

Writers:

, (dialogue), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 45 titles
created 07 Oct 2010
 
a list of 25 titles
created 23 Aug 2011
 
list image
a list of 45 titles
created 04 Sep 2011
 
a list of 24 titles
created 11 Sep 2011
 
a list of 47 titles
created 10 Mar 2012
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Straight from the Heart (1999)

Straight from the Heart (1999) on IMDb 7.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Straight from the Heart.
26 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Devdas I (2002)
Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

After his wealthy family prohibits him from marrying the woman he is in love with, Devdas Mukherjee's life spirals further and further out of control as he takes up alcohol and a life of vice to numb the pain.

Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Partner (2007)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A 'Love Guru' assists other males, woos a widowed single mother, but becomes embroiled in controversies.

Director: David Dhawan
Stars: Salman Khan, Govinda, Lara Dutta
No Entry (2005)
Comedy | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Kishen is a newspaper baron married to Kaajal, a housewife who suspects her husband of having numerous non-existent affairs. Pooja is the believing wife of ever-philandering globe-trotting ... See full summary »

Director: Anees Bazmee
Stars: Anil Kapoor, Salman Khan, Fardeen Khan
Saajan (1991)
Drama | Romance | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Aman (Sanjay Dutt) is a poor, handicapped orphan who is befriended by wealthy Akash Verma (Salman Khan) during his childhood. Akash's parents adopt him and give him their family name, and ... See full summary »

Director: Lawrence D'Souza
Stars: Sanjay Dutt, Madhuri Dixit, Salman Khan
Wanted (2009)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Radhe is a ruthless gangster who will kill anyone for money. He is attracted towards Jhanvi, a middle class girl, who does not approve of his work and wants him to change.

Director: Prabhudheva
Stars: Salman Khan, Ayesha Takia, Vinod Khanna
Judwaa (1997)
Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Two lookalikes get involved in a love triangle.

Director: David Dhawan
Stars: Salman Khan, Karisma Kapoor, Rambha
Biwi No. 1 (1999)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A housewife learns that her husband is cheating on her. Thus, her quest to bring him back begins

Director: David Dhawan
Stars: Anil Kapoor, Salman Khan, Karisma Kapoor
Veer (2010)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Circa 1920 British India, Pindari leader, Prithvi Singh, narrates his story to a Report from London Times about betrayal and deceit at the hands of the British and Madhavgarh's Raja ... See full summary »

Director: Anil Sharma
Stars: Salman Khan, Jackie Shroff, Mithun Chakraborty
Baghban (2003)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

An elderly couple wish their children to care for them in their old age. But their children see and treat them as a burden, and they must struggle to regain their worth and dignity to themselves and others.

Director: Ravi Chopra
Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini, Aman Verma
Ek Tha Tiger (2012)
Action | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

RAW agent Tiger is on a mission to retrieve information from a scientist in Dublin.

Director: Kabir Khan
Stars: Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Ranvir Shorey
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Sapna has lost her parents at an early age and lives with her three quirky uncles - Bhola Nath is a fitness freak, Prabhu Nath is a deeply religious fellow and Vicky Nath is a disco-savvy ... See full summary »

Director: David Dhawan
Stars: Salman Khan, Om Puri, Paresh Rawal
Action | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Vir, a young man from a rural village, learns on his wedding day that the people whom he thought were his parents arn't. After an attempt is made on his life by unknown gunmen, whom he ... See full summary »

Director: Pankaj Parashar
Stars: Pankaj Dheer, Arbaaz Khan, Salman Khan
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Sameer Rafilini
...
Vanraj
...
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
Edit

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)

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

|

Language:

| |

Release Date:

18 June 1999 (India)  »

Also Known As:

Straight from the Heart  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

INR 60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£49,723 (UK) (18 June 1999)

Gross:

£111,200 (UK) (25 June 1999)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

At a screening of Raja Hindustani (1996), Aishwarya Rai Bachchan came up to Sanjay Leela Bhansali, shook his hand and told him that she loved his work in Khamoshi: The Musical (1996). Sanjay Leela Bhansali has said that her eyes were like fire, and he had been looking for a girl to play Nandini. At that moment he said to himself, "Yehi to hai meri Nandini (She is my Nandini)." See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Sameer: [to Nandini] I love your voice.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Talaash (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Kaipoche
Written by Mehboob
Composed by Ismail Darbar
Performed by Shankar Mahadevan, Jyotsna Hardikar, Bardai Damayanti and Kay Kay
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

simply outstanding
6 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

Yes. Simply Outstanding. This is truly one of the best Bollywood movies to come out in a long, long time. A great commercial hit back in our India, it also swept all the major awards. Though I'm from India where Bollywood movies are compulsory watching, I dislike them for their absurdity but this film has me raving about it. Its simply fabulous.

Set in western India in a prosperous Gujarti household overflowing with people, lives Nandini, our heroine (the beautiful Ashwariya Rai), daughter of a renowned singer Pandit Durbar. Sameer (Salman Khan), a handsome young Italian who comes to learn classical music from the Pandit falls in love with his daughter. As the movie enfolds, we watch the beautifully enacted comedy of the star crossed lovers. But once the father comes to know, all hell breaks loose. Sameer is thrown out of the house, Nandini's heart is broken and she is married of to a young, respectable and well mannered suitor Vanraj (Ajay Devgan) who truly loves her but is detested by Nandini. But the husband also discovers about the affair, is heartbroken too, but decides to take Nandini to Italy to meet her lover.

As the plot moves to Italy (Hungary actually, which the director would have us believe as Italy), we are engaged in Nandini's and Vanraj's troubles of living in a foreign country, finding Sameer and living with each other. As she searches for her love, Nandini comes to know her husband and how much he truly loves her and realizes his grief and sense of loss in losing her. When she finally does find Sameer, she's torn between the two and must choose one of the them and break the heart of the other.

This is Bollywood at its best. Here the wonderful music that goes with this film, it underlines each scene with its sparkling melody. Also the set pieces are lavishly mounted and the music numbers burst upon the seen. The movie is also very beautifully shot.

This movie also captures Ashwariya Rai at her best. She is miraculously beautiful and lights up the screen whenever she's on it. All in all a must watch Bollywood affair. Iwould also recommend the same director's (Sanjay Leela Bhansali) Black, which is the story of a dumb, deaf and blind girl.


12 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
I will forever hate the ending... neodur
Song question dragonfire13
Contempt for Viewers? Jonesh54
The background song.....Ban Ke Joganiya kuberpandey
when is its bluray goin to be relesed jeetu-835-820797
Discuss Straight from the Heart (1999) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?