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Dil Bole Hadippa! (2009)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Sport | 18 September 2009 (India)
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In a village where girls don't play cricket, Veera puts on a turban and beard and becomes Veer to fulfill her dreams and meets Rohan. And fun begins.


Anurag Singh


Aparajita, Jaya B. (as Jaya)





Cast overview, first billed only:
Shahid Kapoor ... Rohan Singh
Rani Mukerji ... Veera Kaur / Veer Pratap Singh (as Rani Mukherjee)
Anupam Kher ... Choudhary Vikramjeet 'Vicky' Singh
Dalip Tahil ... Pathan Liyaqat 'Lucky' Ali Khan
Rakhi Sawant ... Shanno Amritsari
Sherlyn Chopra ... Soniya Saluja
Shri Vallabh Vyas ... Chachu (as Vallabh Vyas)
Vrajesh Hirjee
Poonam Dhillon ... Yamini Kaur
Shonali Nagrani ... Reporter / Commentator
Karan Veer Karan Veer
Bobby Bedii ... (as Bobby Bedi)
Vickeey Ahhuja Vickeey Ahhuja ... Khosla (as Vicky Ahuja)
Sherry Rekhi Sherry Rekhi
Akhilesh Sharma Akhilesh Sharma


Veera (Rani Mukerji) is a fire-cracker of a girl who lives in a small village but dreams in 70mm. She works in a local theatre group but dreams of playing cricket in the big league. Yes, believe it or not, she wants to play with Tendulkar and Dhoni for India. While Veera dreams on in India, Rohan (Shahid Kapoor) is an accomplished captain of a county cricket team in England. Rohan returns to India to captain his fathers cricket team which has been losing consecutively for the last 8 years. In a village where girls don't play cricket, Veera has to put on a turban and beard and become a man to fulfill her dreams. Her brilliance on the field earns her a place in Rohans team and Veera Kaur becomes Veer Pratap Singh. And then begins a roller-coaster journey of Veera, Rohan and Veer filled with colour, vibrant music, romance and comedy through Punjab and beyond. This tale of turbans, twists and tricks will make your heart go Hadippa. Written by Official source

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


This September... dil bole sing & dance... dil bole bat & bowl...


Comedy | Drama | Sport


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Did You Know?


The film was originally to be called simply "Hadippa," but Sanjay Leela Bhansali had already bought the rights to use the title in his own film and wasn't willing to give it up, so it was announced that the movie title would be "Dil Bole Hadippa." See more »


Rohan: [thinking Veera and Veer are siblings] What'll it take to put a silencer over your mouth? You know, you and your sister are absolutely crazy!
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References Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995) See more »


Discowale Khish Ko
Written by Jaideep Sahni
Composed by Pritam Chakraborty
Performed by Krishnakumar Kunnath and Sunidhi Chauhan
Courtesy of Yash Raj Music
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I loved it - way to go Yashraj Films!!!!
7 November 2009 | by AvinashPatalaySee all my reviews

Shahid perhaps jumped at the opportunity to work under YRF without bothering to even ask for the script. His character surfaces quite fickle-minded. Shahid however gives his best shot to infuse life into the character.

For Rani its supposed to be come-back movie - why? When did she have a sabbatical on the first place? And didn't you know what the turn of events when Adi attempted comeback movie for Mrs. Nay-nay? Not being funny but her personality and height was not quite suited for the role of the Surd Veer Pratap Singh (somebody else with a strong personality and better height might have helped). Remember Padmini Kolhapure in Zamaane Ko Dikhana Hai?

Rakhi Sawant can put in her resume that she worked in a YRF banner. Seriously, there wasn't an iota of contribution for her character. YRF perhaps incorporated as a marketing gimmick.

Sherlyn Chopra - again an unwanted character who forces a nasal in the name of sensuous voice. And she hasn't improved a bit since Red Swastik.

Anupam and Dilip Tahil were dependable. Cameo by Poonam was okay'ish.

Whilst in "Chak De" the focus on the game was like fish-eye and there was no tom-foolery around there. Whereas in "Dil Bole Hadippa" there are too many plots::

* Father-son relationship

* Anupam - Poonam failed marriage

* Rani's passion for the game

* Shahid - Rani's romantic track

* India - Pakistan milaap

Amongst all these somewhere the game of cricket seems desperately hunting for its identity. The last 30-minutes of the writing is perhaps the worst it could possibly get.

Sick is perhaps the nearest word that comes to mind looking at the movies churned out by YRF factory. Does anybody even bother to look at the statistics in there - hello? I wouldn't be surprised would beg their lucky mascot to salvage the Titanic. Its quite apt to quote Scar's words from The Lion King " I'm surrounded by idiots!".

PS: Siddhart Anand in his "Bachna Ae Haseeno" paid homage to the self- obsessed producers "one & only and never again will be" movie and guess what? He was instantly rewarded with another movie. Well Mr. Anurag Singh no harm in counting the chickens before the eggs hatch. Adi - grow up boy!

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18 September 2009 (India) See more »

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$351,457, 20 September 2009

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