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Dil Dhadakne Do (2015)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 5 June 2015 (USA)
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The Mehra family must contemplate over their way of living and their love lives while on a cruise celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary.


Zoya Akhtar


Zoya Akhtar (story and screenplay), Reema Kagti (story and screenplay) | 2 more credits »
5 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »





Credited cast:
Anil Kapoor ... Kamal Mehra
Shefali Shah ... Neelam Mehra (as Shefali Shetty)
Priyanka Chopra ... Ayesha Mehra
Ranveer Singh ... Kabir Mehra
Anushka Sharma ... Farah Ali
Farhan Akhtar ... Sunny Gill
Rahul Bose ... Manav
Zarina Wahab ... Manav's mother
Vikrant Massey ... Rana Khanna
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yousaf Bokhari Bustamante Yousaf Bokhari Bustamante ... Entertainment Manager
Ozge Cagaloglu Ozge Cagaloglu ... Tourist guide at Hagia Sofia
Pawan Chopra ... Prem Mehra
Hale Cigek Hale Cigek ... Singer in King Bar
Khushi Dubey Khushi Dubey ... Putlu Mehra
Jonathan Alonso Flete Jonathan Alonso Flete ... Staff manager


On the occasion of their 30th wedding anniversary, Kamal and Neelam and their adult children Ayesha and Kabir invite their family and friends on a cruise. Amidst much celebration and revelry, long suppressed emotions, resentments and insecurities emerge that might tear them apart completely or bring them closer than ever before. Written by Santhosh

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Comedy | Drama | Romance


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Did You Know?


Ranbir Kapoor had schedule conflicts and had to decline the project, so Ranveer Singh was approached to play the role of Kabir. See more »


While Kabir Mehra is taking his solo flight in the beginning of the movie, after take off, the plane is shown crossing a highway. From the trucks & vehicles one can easily understand it is not an Indian road for sure. At the end of the flight, when he returns to the airport, it shows Delhi Flying Club. See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK release was cut, the distributor chose to remove detail of a suicide technique in order to obtain a 12A classification. An uncut 18 classification was available. See more »


Featured in 61st Filmfare Awards (2016) See more »


Gallan Goodiyaan
Performed by Shankar Mahadevan, Yashita Sharma, Manish Kumar Tipu, Farhan Akhtar, Sukhwinder Singh
Music composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy / Shankar Mahadevan, Loy Mendonsa, Ehsaan Noorani
Lyrics written by Javed Akhtar
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User Reviews

Must watch with entire family!
14 October 2015 | by pranalichoudhariSee all my reviews

Initially, I was hesitant to watch this movie as this movie did not do that well commercially(compared to other Zoya Akhtar movies). However,I must say I was very impressed with the way the movie was put together and executed.

DDD is a must watch for everybody regardless of what social status or financial category a person belongs to. Agreed, the drama takes place in a 'rich' people setting. But the family problems depicted in the movie are common across all classes in the country. So although it feels like they are rich people problems, they are actually not.

The performance of all the actors is superb especially Anil Kapoor and Shefali. The portrayal of Anil Kapoor as a shrewd, stubborn businessman is very genuine and so is Shefali's struggle to cope with unhappiness in marriage and maintaining social status. It is refreshing to watch Ranveer Singh doing something different than playing the usual macho/rowdy roles. Priyanka Chopra and Anushka Sharma are good as usual.

Overall the film is extremely pleasant to watch with no unwanted melodrama or item songs. It is a very sensible approach to depicting problems within a family that are often not spoken about but need to be discussed.And I must say Zoya handled it pretty well!

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Release Date:

5 June 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Let the Heart Beat See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,326,267, 7 June 2015

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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