Dil (1990 film)

Dil (transl. 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; in Odia as Agni Parikshya. It was also remade in Bangladesh in 1997 under the title Amar Ghor Amar Beheshto. The film was also remade in Kannada as Shivaranjini. The film was the highest grosser of 1990.

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Directed byIndra Kumar
Written byKamlesh Pandey (dialogues)
Naushir Khatau[1]
Screenplay byRajeev Kaul
Praful Parekh
Produced byIndra Kumar
Ashok Thakeria
StarringAamir Khan
Madhuri Dixit
Saeed Jaffrey
Deven Verma
Anupam Kher
Narrated byMadhuri Dixit
CinematographyBaba Azmi
Edited byHussain A. Burmawala
Music byAnand–Milind
Maruti International
Release date
22 June 1990
Running time
172 minutes
Budget₹2 crore
Box officeest. ₹20 crore[2]


Hazari Prasad, an absolute miser wants a rich woman's marriage proposal for his son Raja, a college student and spendthrift interested in spending money on wild parties. Raja meets the beautiful and arrogant Madhu Mehra. Enraged by her, he misleads her that he is blind. He mocks her when she finds out, and they quickly prank on each other.

Hazari looks for a bride with large dowry for Raja. He finds his involvement in wastepaper business makes Raja a less-than-stellar marriage prospect. Accidentally, he runs into Madhu's rich father Durgesh. Hazari gives beggars large quantity of money to masquerade as wealthy acquaintances. He befriends Durgesh, deciding alliance for Raja and Madhu, but when the two find the truth, they disagree to their fathers.

On a weekend college retreat, Madhu falsely accuses Raja of trying to rape her. With his reputation ruined, he reprimands her for her dishonesty, saying many take revenge but he is different. Madhu instantly falls for Raja who now develops love for her too. Durgesh discovers Hazari's true circumstances; he insults him who takes offense. Raja and Madhu are forbidden by them to see each other again. Nevertheless, Raja and Madhu secretly meet.

When Durgesh finds this, he pays thugs to beat Raja who however sneaks into Mehra house and marries Madhu. Durgesh banishes her from the house. Hazari also disowns Raja, who moves into a small shack with Madhu and works as a constructionist. Despite their poverty, they live happily until Raja is hurt at construction site. Madhu leaves to beg Hazari for money to pay an emergency operation.

He agrees, only if she divorces Raja. Hazari removes her wedding necklace. Madhu returns to Durgesh and is forgiven but he orders her to never see Raja. When he recovers, Hazari lies that Madhu never visited him at the hospital. Believing Madhu deserted him, Raja returns to his home.

His mother Savitri reveals that Madhu was blackmailed by Hazari. Raja rushes to stop Madhu from taking a plane to London but is late as it takes off. Luckily, she didn't take the plane and meets him. They reunite and everyone live happily, as Hazari and Durgesh repent for their deeds.



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. The song oh priya priya was originally composed by Ilaiyaraaja originally sung by Chithra & S. P. Balasubrahmanyam in the Telugu film Geethanjali.

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)Sadhana Sargam02:16
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 Film Indra Kumar Nominated
Best Actor Aamir Khan Nominated
Best Actress Madhuri Dixit Won
Best Supporting Actor Anupam Kher Nominated
Best Music Director Anand–Milind Nominated
Best Lyricist Sameer for "Mujhe Neend Na Aaye" Nominated
Best Male Playback Singer Suresh Wadkar for "O Priyaa Priyaa" Nominated
Best Female Playback Singer Anuradha Paudwal for "Mujhe Neend Na Aaye" Nominated


  1. ^ Dil at IMDb
  2. ^ "Box Office 1990". Box Office India. Archived from the original on 17 October 2013. Retrieved 7 August 2016.
  3. ^ http://www.hindigeetmala.net/movie/dil_1990.htm
  4. ^ Limca Book of Records. Limca Book of Records. 1991. p. 105. ISBN 9788190011518. 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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