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Dil (1990)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 22 June 1990 (India)
A man pretends to be a rich industrialist to improve his son's chances of marrying in to wealth, but his plan backfires on him.


Indra Kumar


Rajeev Kaul (screenplay) (as Rajiv Kaul), Rajeev Kaul (story) (as Rajiv Kaul) | 4 more credits »
1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Aamir Khan ... Raja
Madhuri Dixit ... Madhu Mehra
Saeed Jaffrey ... Mr. Mehra
Deven Verma ... Police Inspector Ghalib
Anupam Kher ... Hazariprasad
Shammi ... Madhu's Grandmother
Padma Rani Padma Rani ... Savitri Hazariprasad
Rajesh Puri ... Pandit
Satyendra Kapoor ... Girdharilal (as Satyen Kappu)
Adi Irani ... Shakti
Dinesh Hingoo ... Pandu
Viju Khote ... Constable
Birbal ... Constable
Manmauji ... Postman (as Manmoji)
Babbanlal Yadav ... Constable (as Babban)


Raja lives a poor lifestyle along with his dad, Hazariprasad and mom. He attends college where he has several run-ins with wealthy fellow-collegian, Madhu Mehra. Matters escalate to such an extent that she accuses him of sexually molesting her. When his dad comes to know, he decides to seize this chance to get rich quickly, masquerades as a wealthy businessman, approaches Mr. Mehra, and arranges for their children to get married. Murphy's law prevails at the time of the engagement - changing everyone's lives forever. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Comedy | Drama | Romance


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The song " Dil Kho Gaya" was sampled from Alaap group's " Chunni Udd Udd Jaye". Indra Kumar and Ashok Thakeria were friends of Channi Singh of Alaap and visited him in England in 1989. When they left they took some of Alaap's cassette tapes with them. They gave the cassette to Anand Milind and told them to remake Chunni Udd Udd Jaye in Hindi. 6 months later Channi Singh heard the song on TV and was shocked. He could not believe that his friends could betray him and take his songs with out his permission. Channi called Ashok and Inder and voiced his hurt and anger. He told them the least they could have done was buy him out and take the rights to the song. 2 years later, Ashok Thakeria and Inder Kumar again took Alaap's song Nach Mundeya and recorded it for Beta. Again they chose not to take Channi Singh's permission to remake the song. See more »

Alternate Versions

The song Dum Duma Dum was omitted from most video versions when the film was first released See more »


Humne Ghar Choda Hai
Music by Anand Chitragupth & Milind Chitragupth
Lyrics by Sameer
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An innocent, charming college romance
4 March 2021 | by Peter_YoungSee all my reviews

Dil is really a fun film to revisit for its youthful energy and romantic feel. The film has a very strong first half, which fucuses on the tension between the two leads - Aamir Khan and Madhuri Dixit. They really work well together and do a wonderful job with the love-hate relationship. The scenes of romantic realisation are absolutely charming. The film's second half is far less intriguing, as it takes a sharp dramatic turn and makes the overall product seem to consist of two different films.

Aamir Khan, in one of his early films, does what he did pretty much in each one of his films in those years, playing the innocent young romantic fool, and he does it well. It is Madhuri who charges the film with her graceful presence and extraordinary beauty, and hers is actually a truly good performance. Her transformation during the course of the film from an impetuous brat to a caring, mature housewife, is very credible.

Without taking anything from these two young charmers, the film actually belongs to the two fathers, Anupam Kher and Saeed Jaffrey, who steal the show with their impeccable comic timing. Kher is great as the pathetic, eccentric and greedy Hazari Prasad, but it is Saeed Jaffrey who made me laugh out loud with his officious antics. Just see the scene in which he finds out about Kher's identity - totally hilarious.

Mind you, Dil is a mainstream Hindi romantic film and should be viewed in the right context. Those who will try to take it too seriously are bound to be disappointed. It is to be enjoyed for its soul and young spirit. The film's music is beautiful. "Mujhe Neend Na Aaye" is a classic, but so are the other numbers. Dil is overall a charming romance with many great moments and even though it gets a little more serious like most films of its sort, it remains a watchable and entertaining Hindi.

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