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Dil (translation: Heart) is a 1990 Indian Hindi-language romantic drama film, starring Aamir Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Anupam Kher, and Saeed Jaffrey. It was directed by Indra Kumar, written by Naushir Khatau and Kamlesh Pandey, with music composed by Anand-Milind. Dixit received the Filmfare Award for Best Actress for her performance. The film was remade in Telugu in 1993 under the title Tholi Muddhu, starring Divya Bharti and Prashanth; in Odia as Agni Parikshya, starring Siddhanta Mahapatra & Anu Choudhury. It was also remade in Bangladesh in 1997 under the title Amar Ghor Amar Beheshto, directed by Sohanur Rahman Sohan, starring Shakil Khan, Popy, Ahmed Sharif and Tarik Anam Khan. The film was also remade in Kannada as Shivaranjini. The film was declared a blockbuster at the box office and the highest grosser of 1990.

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Directed byIndra Kumar
Produced byIndra Kumar
Ashok Thakeria
Written byKamlesh Pandey (dialogues)
Naushir Khatau[1]
Screenplay byRajeev Kaul
Praful Parekh
StarringAamir Khan
Madhuri Dixit
Saeed Jaffrey
Deven Verma
Anupam Kher
Narrated byMadhuri Dixit
Music byAnand-Milind
CinematographyBaba Azmi
Edited byHussain A. Burmawala
Maruti International
Release date
22 June 1990
Running time
128 minutes
Budget₹2 crore
Box officeest. ₹18 crore[2]


Hazari Prasad (Anupam Kher) is an absolute miser who dreams of finding a rich young woman for his only son, Raja (Aamir Khan), to marry. However, Raja is a spendthrift who is only interested in spending his father's money on wild parties.

One day as Raja is walking to his college along with his friends, a passing jeep douses him with mud and the rude response of the beautiful driver Madhu (Madhuri Dixit) enrages Raja who tricks Madhu into thinking that he's blind and then mocks her when the truth is revealed. The two quickly become enemies and play pranks on each other.

Meanwhile, Hazari is looking for a bride with a large dowry for Raja, only to find that his involvement in the wastepaper business makes his son a less-than-stellar marriage prospect. While visiting a lavish hotel, Hazari accidentally runs into a rich man, Mr. Mehra (Saeed Jaffrey), who has one daughter. Hazari hires actors to pretend to be his staff and gives beggars large quantities of counterfeit money to masquerade as a wealthy industrialist. He quickly becomes friends with Mr. Mehra and the two agree to marry their children to each other. However, when Raja meets his prospective bride, she turns out to be Madhu and the two refuse to consider the possibility of marriage.

Madhu takes her dislike of Raja too far on a weekend school retreat when she falsely accuses him of trying to rape her. Raja is furious that his reputation has been ruined and reprimands her for her dishonesty and thoughtlessness, pointing out that many men would take their revenge, but he is different. Madhu instantly falls in love with Raja. At their engagement party, Mr. Mehra discovers Hazari's true financial circumstances. Furious, he insults and strikes Hazari, who immediately takes offense. Raja and Madhu are forbidden by their parents to see each other again.

Nevertheless, the two continue to secretly meet. When Mr. Mehra discovers this, he arranges to have some thugs beat up Raja. He also decides to send Madhu away where she will not be able to contact Raja. Before he can do so, Raja sneaks into Madhu's house and the two are married on the spot. Mr. Mehra banishes Madhu from the house, declaring that she is dead to him. Hazari also disowns Raja when he discovers that he has married the daughter of his greatest enemy. The couple moves into a small shack and Raja finds work as a construction worker. Despite their poverty, they are happy.

Raja is hurt at the construction site. Madhu goes to beg his father for money to pay for an emergency operation. Hazari agrees, but only if she divorces him. He removes her wedding necklace and, in despair, Madhu returns to her father's house. Seeing her distress, he forgives her but orders her to never see Raja again. When Raja recovers, Hazari tells him that Madhu returned to her father and never visited him at the hospital. Believing Madhu has deserted him to return to a life of luxury, Raja returns to his parents. Later, he discovers from his mother (Padmarani) that Madhu did not come to see him in the hospital because of his father's blackmail. He rushes to stop her from taking a plane to London but arrives after it takes off. Luckily, Madhu did not take the plane, and the two manage to reconcile their parents and have a happy life.



The lyrics of all songs were written by Sameer, and the music was composed by Anand Milind.[3] Two songs were originally sung by Alka Yagnik in a different company, but later were dubbed by Anuradha Paudwal, because Anuradha was the only female playback singer of T-Series. The song oh priya priya was originally composed by Ilaiyaraaja originally sung by Chithra & S. P. Balasubrahmanyam

The film's soundtrack album sold 5 million cassettes, making it one of the best-selling Bollywood music albums at the time, along with Maine Pyar Kiya.[4]

1."Mujhe Neend Na Aaye"Udit Narayan, Anuradha Paudwal06:14
2."Hum Pyaar Karne Wale"Udit Narayan, Anuradha Paudwal06:57
3."Hum Ne Ghar Chora Hai"Udit Narayan, Sadhana Sargam06:18
4."Khambe Jaise Khari Hai"Udit Narayan05:26
5."Dam Dama Dam"Udit Narayan, Anuradha Paudwal06:40
6."O Priyaa Priyaa"Anuradha Paudwal, Suresh Wadkar06:03
7."Saansein Teri" (Sad)Sarika Kapoor02:16
Total length:39:54

Awards and nominationsEdit

At the 36th Filmfare Awards the film won one award out of eight nominations.

Award Category Recipients and Nominees Results
36th Filmfare Awards Best Actress Madhuri Dixit Won
Best Film Indra Kumar Nominated
Best Actor Aamir Khan
Best Supporting Actor Anupam Kher
Best Music Director Anand-Milind
Best Lyricist Sameer for "Mujhe Neend Na Aaye"
Best Male Playback Singer Suresh Wadkar for "O Priyaa Priyaa"
Best Female Playback Singer Anuradha Paudwal for "Mujhe Neend Na Aaye"


  1. ^ Dil on IMDb
  2. ^ "Box Office 1990". Box Office India. Archived from the original on 17 October 2013. Retrieved 7 August 2016.
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  4. ^ Limca Book of Records. Limca Book of Records. 1991. p. 105. Best-selling movie sound track The sound track of the films Dil and Maine Pyar Kiya have, reportedly sold 5 million in cassettes.

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