MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 4,981 this week

Dhadkan (2000)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  11 August 2000 (India)
6.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.3/10 from 1,690 users  
Reviews: 12 user | 1 critic

Wealthy Anjali falls in love with poor Dev, both want to get married, but Anjali's family objects and instead get her married to equally wealthy Ram, who lives with his uncaring step-mother... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

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

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 09 Jul 2011
 
a list of 41 titles
created 13 Oct 2011
 
a list of 31 titles
created 29 Nov 2011
 
a list of 25 titles
created 13 Mar 2013
 
a list of 36 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Dhadkan" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Dhadkan (2000)

Dhadkan (2000) on IMDb 6.3/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Dhadkan.
3 wins & 26 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

When U.S.-based Siddharth visits his Indian home town with his new wife, he insists they stay at the ancestral home, laughing off family members' warnings of ghostly goings-on in the ... See full summary »

Director: Priyadarshan
Stars: Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Ameesha Patel
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Police Academy trainer, Pandey, has been assigned to train some new recruits who are likely candidates in senior positions of India's Police Force. He does his best to train them, and get ... See full summary »

Director: Dilip Shukla
Stars: Akshay Kumar, Raveena Tandon, Amrish Puri
Heyy Babyy (2007)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Aarush, Ali and Tanmay wake up to find a baby left outside their door.

Director: Sajid Khan
Stars: Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Fardeen Khan
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

Major General Amarjeet Singh (Amitabh Bachchan) is a dedicated officer for the Indian army. His son Lieutenant Commander Vikramjeet Singh (Bobby Deol) follows in his footsteps and joins the... See full summary »

Director: Anil Sharma
Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Bobby Deol
Aflatoon (1997)
Action | Drama | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

Mistakenly appointed as a college professor, happy-go-lucky Raja finds the rich girl of his dreams - but must confront a look-alike con man named Rocky to win her father's approval. The ... See full summary »

Director: Guddu Dhanoa
Stars: Akshay Kumar, Urmila Matondkar, Anupam Kher
Angaaray (1998)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Bangalore-based Police Inspector Amar, a reformed juvenile, convicted for knifing a male, is approached by Mumbai's Police Commissioner Vinod Talwar, and assigned the task of locating the ... See full summary »

Director: Mahesh Bhatt
Stars: Akshay Kumar, Nagarjuna Akkineni, Pooja Bhatt
Action | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

One-time rival collegians, Vikas Sabkuchwala and Sunil, are now friends and in love with sisters Ayesha and Mamta Vidrohi, who they would like to marry. But their politician father wants a ... See full summary »

Director: Bharat Rangachary
Stars: Akshay Kumar, Sunil Shetty, Ayesha Jhulka
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Babu Rao, Raju and Shyam, are living happily after having risen from rags to riches. Still, money brings the joy of riches and with it the greed to make more money - and so, with a don as an unknowing investor, Raju initiates a new game.

Director: Neeraj Vora
Stars: Akshay Kumar, Sunil Shetty, Paresh Rawal
Sangharsh (1999)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Police in India are baffled over the case of missing children, who bodies are later found dead. The case is assigned to the Central Bureau of Investigation, who entrust this matter to the ... See full summary »

Director: Tanuja Chandra
Stars: Akshay Kumar, Preity Zinta, Ashutosh Rana
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

-The Hunt Begins- For them it was revenge. For him it was a challenge. A timeless ride on a ferocious mission.

Director: Suneel Darshan
Stars: Rakhee Gulzar, Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A man with the ability to visit the past by looking at photographs, must solve the mystery behind his father's sudden death.

Director: Nagesh Kukunoor
Stars: Akshay Kumar, Ayesha Takia, Javed Jaffrey
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A Bombay police officer seeks revenge when his brother is killed by a powerful underworld figure. Things get complicated when a matinee movie idol begins to tag along the policeman so he can research a movie role.

Director: Sameer Malkan
Stars: Akshay Kumar, Saif Ali Khan, Shilpa Shetty
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Ram
...
Anjali
...
Dev
Mahima Chaudhry ...
Sheetal Varma (as Mahima Choudhary)
Sharmila Tagore ...
Dev's mother
Sushma Seth ...
Ram's stepmother
Parmeet Sethi ...
Bob
Manjeet Kullar
...
Babban Miyan
Nilofar ...
(as Nilofer)
Kiran Kumar ...
Anjali's father
Naseem Mukri
Anjana Mumtaz ...
Anjali's mother
Kader Khan ...
Singer (Special Appearance)
...
Sheetal's father (Special Appearence)
Edit

Storyline

Wealthy Anjali falls in love with poor Dev, both want to get married, but Anjali's family objects and instead get her married to equally wealthy Ram, who lives with his uncaring step-mother and siblings. Anjali finds out that Ram is not respected, but does not care as she does not love him. Ram continues to be affectionate toward her and his family, but Anjali cannot get Dev out of her mind. Then things change, when Ram decides to assert himself and asks his family to leave him and his wife alone. Anjali starts warming up to Ram, when Dev shows up - this Dev is not the poor Dev that Anjali once knew, this Dev is a multi-millionaire, scheming, and devious, and a Dev who will try to win Anjali over by hook or by crook. Written by Calista

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Never break a heart...

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

11 August 2000 (India)  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$45,380 (USA) (11 August 2000)

Gross:

$45,380 (USA) (11 August 2000)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Sushmita Sen was in negotiations to play Sheetal Varma. See more »

Goofs

Akshay's hairstyle suddenly changes to long hair in 2 songs. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Gang of Ghosts (2014) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Cheesy and badly overdone film that somehow works...
8 July 2009 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

I somehow started enjoying this film after some time but never really understood the need for the overly melodramatic script and the corny writing. I do like Bollywood for its unrestrained emotions but it is greatly overdone in this one. Not that I expected much from Dharmesh Darshan who's done some incredibly stupid films, but the dialogues were so damn cheap. Sunil's love confessions to Shilpa, high ton speeches, arguments with Shilpa's father, and his mother's sudden death are pure and old platitude. On top of that, all of a sudden he returns as one of the richest men in the city. What nonsense! His overacting does not help. He is hamming all through. But then comes the goodness himself, Akshay Kumar, whose overly generous attitude and morning prayers are similarly too cliché to be true, but you can't but sympathise with his optimistic and peaceful Ram. You somehow start feeling inevitably charmed and excited by the film's proceedings and the Akshay-Shilpa romance.

Akshay's often kitschy dialogues surprisingly don't make him look peculiar. On the contrary, he is convincing and seems to be a simple guy and a loving husband. There's something genuinely sincere and crafted about his performance that works. There is also a lovely appearance by the young hottie Mahima who is charming and beautiful in her relatively insignificant role. The film, however, is quite Shilpa's film, and she is strikingly compelling throughout the film. But if there is something that makes Dhadkan unforgettable, it's the music. All the songs without exception are melodious, beautiful and well pictured. "Dil Ne Yeh Kaha", "Na Na Karte", shot beautifully in the backdrop of stunning green fields, are very romantic and present the different sides of Akshay and Shilpa's relationship, and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan's "Dulhe Ka Sehra" is splendid, with a great appearance by Kader Khan. Dhadkan is not an extraordinary film, but it strangely manages to convince you despite the awfully ancient and unrealistic drama.


7 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
how does this movie end? smacherz
Discuss Dhadkan (2000) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?