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Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999)

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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan ... Nandini (as Aishwarya Rai)
Salman Khan ... Sameer
Ajay Devgn ... Vanraj
Zohra Sehgal ... Dadi
Vikram Gokhale ... Pundit Darbar
Smita Jaykar ... Amrita
Rekha Rao Rekha Rao ... Kamna Pui
Rajeev Verma ... Vikramjeet (Vanraj's dad)
Keneth Desai Keneth Desai ... Bhairav (as Kenneth Desai)
Ghanshyam Nayak Ghanshyam Nayak ... Vitthal Kaka (as Ghanshyam Naik)
Vinay Pathak ... Tarun
Sheeba Chaddha ... Anupama
Meenakshi Verma Meenakshi Verma ... Pushpa
Preeti Koppikar Preeti Koppikar ... Radha
Divya Jagdale Divya Jagdale ... Sanjukta
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Storyline

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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Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam

Country:

India | Hungary

Language:

Hindi | English | Hungarian

Release Date:

18 June 1999 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

I Have Given My Heart Away, Darling See more »

Filming Locations:

Bhuj, Gujarat, India See more »

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Budget:

INR 60,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital | DTS

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Sanjay Dutt, Anil Kapoor, and Akshay Kumar were all considered for the role of Vanraj, which would later be played by Ajay Devgn. See more »

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All of the scenes supposedly set in Italy are in Hungary - the signs are all in Hungarian, and the locals all speak Hungarian. See more »

Quotes

Sameer: I only ask Nandini from you, but still you cannot grant it!
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simply outstanding
6 January 2006 | by Dawn_AssayasSee 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.


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