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Dil Chahta Hai (2001)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 10 August 2001 (India)
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Three inseparable childhood friends are just out of college. Nothing comes between them - until they each fall in love, and their wildly different approaches to relationships creates tension.

Director:

Farhan Akhtar

Writers:

Kassim Jagmagia (story co-developed by), Farhan Akhtar (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Aamir Khan ... Akash Malhotra
Saif Ali Khan ... Sameer
Akshaye Khanna ... Siddharth Sinha
Preity Zinta ... Shalini
Sonali Kulkarni ... Pooja
Dimple Kapadia ... Tara Jaiswal
Ayub Khan ... Rohit
Rajat Kapoor ... Shalini's Uncle
Suhasini Mulay ... Sid's Mother
Ahmed Khan ... Akash's Father
Suchitra Pillai ... Priya
Anjula Bedi Anjula Bedi ... Sameer's Mother
Rakesh Pandey ... Rohit's Father
Samantha Tremayne Samantha Tremayne ... Deepa
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Claire Claire ... Joan
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Storyline

Three young men Akash, Sameer, and Siddharth are close friends, but their tastes and characters are completely incompatible. So when Siddharth falls in love with a much older woman, Tara, a woman who has been unsuccessful in keeping her marriage intact as well as alcohol-dependent, widens the rift between the trio, forcing them to part company. Years later, the trio will be re-united, they will be much mature and understanding, but will they still accept Siddharth love for Tara, especially when they themselves have fallen in love with women around their respective ages? Written by Sonia

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Welcome to a summer of their lives you will never forget.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Om Puri turned down the role of Shalini's uncle because he was very busy at the time and couldn't come for shooting. See more »

Goofs

When the three friends meet Deepa in the hotel lobby, they claim to be staying there since a week. However, as per earlier scenes and Akash's black eye, they have met Deepa in the club during Koi Kahe song just couple of days ago. The very next day after Koi Kahe song, Akash breaks up Sameer and Priya, and hence take Sameer to Goa. See more »

Quotes

Siddharth Sinha: Take this sand for instance, the tighter you try to hold it, the more it slips out of our hand.
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits roll while the last scene featuring the cast eating still continues. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Chef (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Dil Chahta Hai
(reprise)
Sung by Shankar Mahadevan
Lyrics by Javed Akhtar
Composed by Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani & Loy Mendonsa
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Details

Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

10 August 2001 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Do Your Thing See more »

Filming Locations:

Australia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

INR140,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$316,221
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Excel Entertainment See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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