A grand musical about three passionate and dreamy characters: Rahul, Pooja and Nisha. Will their dreams come true? Will they find their true love?


Yash Chopra


Tanuja Chandra (screenplay), Aditya Chopra (dialogue) | 2 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Shah Rukh Khan ... Rahul
Madhuri Dixit ... Pooja
Karisma Kapoor ... Nisha
Akshay Kumar ... Ajay
Farida Jalal ... Ajay's mother
Deven Verma ... Ajay's father
Aruna Irani ... Nisha's Dai
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Murad Ali Murad Ali
Hemlata Deepak Hemlata Deepak
Suresh Menon
Tanya Mukherjee Tanya Mukherjee
Balvinder Singh Suri Balvinder Singh Suri
Rajesh Tandon
Shruti Ultaf Shruti Ultaf
Priya Varma Priya Varma


DIL TO PAGAL HAI is the story of Rahul (Shahrukh Khan), who does not believe in love. Rahul fails to understand how two people can spend their lives together. It is the story of Pooja (Madhuri Dixit), who believes that there is someone who is made for her and she is destined to meet that person. It is also the story of Nisha (Karisma Kapoor) who believes that love is friendship and one day her dream will come true. Dil To Pagal Hai is a grand musical about passionate people with dreams. Will their dreams come true? Will they find their true love? Dil To Pagal Hai makes us believe that - someone - somewhere - is made for us. Written by Official Source

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Karan Johar designed all of Shah Rukh Khan's costumes. See more »


[first lines]
Rahul: What is love?
Pooja: Love?... Love is life.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits are set in a montage of loving couples. See more »


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Bholi Le Surat
Sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Udit Narayan
Composed by Uttam Singh
Lyrics by Anand Bakshi
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Glorious Days of Yashraj Films
12 September 2009 | by AvinashPatalaySee all my reviews

One of the last movies coming from the Yashraj banner where quality stood sacrosanct. Every department exhibits the Yash Raj signature stamp over it. As usual Yash Raj takes a single theme and puts his heart and soul into it ensuring the audience feels and connects. With Dil Toh Paagal Hain he attempts to convey "Someone..... Somewhere..... is made for you" and it comes across poetically beautiful.

¤ SRK:: He hams to his very best, but guess what? It goes extremely well with the character of Rahul. Rightfully, he is very soul of DTPH.

¤ Madhuri Dixit:: The first-choice of "Darr" gets opportunity to work with Yashraj. She was spot-on in the character. And was absolutely gorgeous (special credits the costumes/ wardrobe department).

¤ Karishma:: Fantastic performance. Call it ill-fate or whatever, post- Yash raj practically every top-actress begins her journey towards exit.

¤ Akshay Kumar:: His cameo was supposed to be the surprise element which later on many copied. He was extremely raw in terms of performance but hey, he got the best song (the title song).

¤ Aruna Irani:: Another important cameo which was effectively incorporated into the storyline as an important cog-in-the-wheel. And she delivered the goods to the utmost satisfaction.

Music is one of the strong-points of DTPH. A couple of listens and they linger on for years to come. When it comes to Yashraj the lyrics from Anand Bakshi are a notch above the his usual. Playback from Lata was at its angelic best (and perhaps the last!). Costumes/ wardrobe were aesthetically beautiful. Manmohan Singh carries his signature style when it comes to DOP. Choreography was different from the Shiamak Davar group. Special mention is deserved for the story/ screenplay & dialogues.

Finally the best part was the opening credits which truly communicates the entire message of the movie - simply awesome. Hats off Yash-ji!

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Release Date:

31 October 1997 (India) See more »

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The Heart Is Crazy See more »

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Dolby Digital



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2.35 : 1
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