Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin

Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin (transl. The heart is such, it will not agree) is a 1991 Indian Hindi-language romantic comedy film. It was produced by Gulshan Kumar, directed by Mahesh Bhatt, and starred his daughter Pooja Bhatt in her first major lead female role, while the lead male role was played by Aamir Khan. Supporting roles were played by Anupam Kher, Sameer Chitre, and Tiku Talsania, while Deepak Tijori made a special appearance.The soundtracks are also the main highlight of the film which were sung by Anuradha Paudwal along with Kumar Sanu, Abhijeet Bhattacharya, Babla Mehta and Debashish Dasgupta. The music was composed by Nadeem-Shravan.[2]

Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin
Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin.jpg
Poster of Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin
Directed byMahesh Bhatt
Written byRobin Bhatt
Sharad Joshi
Based onIt Happened One Night (1934) & Chori Chori (1956)
Produced byGulshan Kumar
StarringAamir Khan
Pooja Bhatt
CinematographyPravin Bhatt
Edited bySanjay Sankla
Music byNadeem-Shravan
Distributed bySpark Worldwide (US), (DVD)
Release date
  • 12 July 1991 (1991-07-12)
Box office₹42 million[1]

The movie was a box office success and boosted the career of newcomer Pooja Bhatt while cementing Aamir Khan's status as a leading movie star.[3] The movie revolves around a spoilt heiress who runs away from home to marry a gold-digging film star. En route, she is helped by a smart-alecky journalist only to end up falling for him.

It is an unofficial remake of the 1934 Hollywood film It Happened One Night.[4][5] and 1956 film Chori Chori starring Raj Kapoor and Nargis. In turn, Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin was remade in Tamil as Kadhal Rojavae (2000). The Kannada movie Hudugaata (2007) was also inspired by the same American film.


Pooja Dharamchand is the daughter of a rich Bombay shipping tycoon, Seth Dharamchand. She is head-over-heels in love with movie star Deepak Kumar, but her father strongly disapproves of their courtship. One night, Pooja escapes from her father's yacht and hops onto a bus to Bangalore to be with Deepak, who is shooting for a film there. Meanwhile, Seth Dharamchand, realizing his daughter has run away, dispatches private detectives to locate her.

Aboard the bus, Pooja meets Raghu Jetley, a loud-mouth journalist who has just lost his job. He offers to help her in exchange for an exclusive story on her, which would revive his flagging career. Pooja is forced to agree to his demands, as he threatens to let her father know of her whereabouts should she not comply. After both of them happen to miss the bus, Raghu and Pooja go through various adventures together and find themselves falling in love with one another.

Raghu desires to marry Pooja, but knows that financially he is in no shape to do so. Pooja also falls for Raghu and she decides to go with him, but a misunderstanding leads her to believe that Raghu was just looking for a story and not her love.

She calls it quits, returns home and agrees to marry Deepak. However, her father learns about Raghu when he comes to him to take back his money, spent by Raghu on Pooja on his way to Bangalore. He realizes how Raghu has taken care of Pooja during the trip. Pooja misunderstands him and believes that he might have come for the reward announced by her rich father. At last her father tells Pooja that Raghu is the right man for her and that he has not come for the reward. On the wedding day she realizes that Raghu really loves her and then runs away from the marriage mandap (hall) to Raghu with her father's support.


Actors/Actresses Main Roles Notes
Aamir Khan Raghu Jetley, Press Reporter
Pooja Bhatt Pooja Dharamchand
Anupam Kher Seth Dharamchand
Tiku Talsania Sharma, Editor of Daily Toofan
Rakesh Bedi Khabrilal Private Detectives
Veerendra Saxena
Sameer Chitre Actor Deepak Kumar With whom Pooja falls in Love and runs away from home

Supporting rolesEdit

Actors/Actresses Characters Notes
Deepak Tijori Fisherman Special Appearances In the Song "Galyat Saakli Sonyachi"
Roma Manek Fisherwomen
Rajesh Puri Dharamchand P.A
Mushtaq Khan Bus Conductor
Javed Khan Amrohi Purse Snatcher
Avtaar Gill Kidnapper
Shammi Parsi Lady Who Gives Lift to Raghu and Pooja
Ghanshyam Rohera Tempo Driver
Dinyar Tirandaz Parsi Guest House Owner
Shobha Khote Inn Managers
Amrit Patel
Shehnaz Kudia Anna, Secretary in Daily Toofan Newspaper Office


37th Filmfare Awards:




Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin
Soundtrack album by
ReleasedJune 13, 1991
StudioSudeep Studio Pvt. Ltd.
GenreFilm Soundtrack
DirectorNadeem Shravan
ProducerGulshan Kumar
Nadeem Shravan chronology
Aap Ki Yaadein
Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin

The soundtrack of the movie is composed by the music director duo Nadeem-Shravan. The song lyrics were written by Sameer, Faaiz Anwar, Rani Malik and Aziz Khan. All the songs are sung by Anuradha Paudwal, along with co-singers Kumar Sanu, Abhijeet, Babla Mehta and Debashish Dasgupta. On first release of audio, all the songs were originally voiced by Babla Mehta, but later was released with Kumar Sanu replacing Mehta, except "Galyat Sankali Sonyachi" sung by Mehta and "Dil Tujhpe Aa Gaya" sung by Abhijeet. The album became very popular in India with tracks like the title track and "Tu Pyaar Hai Kisi Aur Ka" being very successful tracks in the 90s, and still are iconic till date. It was the 5th highest-selling Bollywood soundtrack of 1991.

# Title Singer(s) Lyricist Duration
1 "Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin" (Duet) Kumar Sanu, Anuradha Paudwal Faaiz Anwar 06:08
2 "O Mere Sapno Ke Saudagar" Anuradha Paudwal Sameer 05:05
3 "Kaise Mizaj Aap Ke Hain" Anuradha Paudwal, Kumar Sanu Faaiz Anwar 05:39
4 "Dil Tujhpe Aa Gaya" Abhijeet Bhattacharya, Anuradha Paudwal Sameer 04:38
5 "Dulhan Tu Doolah Main" Anuradha Paudwal, Debashish Das Gupta Aziz Khan 04:57
6 "Adayein Bhi Hain" Anuradha Paudwal, Kumar Sanu Sameer 05:32
7 "Tu Pyaar Hai Kisi Aur Ka" Anuradha Paudwal, Kumar Sanu Sameer 06:48
8 "Galyat Sankali Sonyachi" Anuradha Paudwal, Babla Mehta, Debashish Dasgupta Sameer 06:44
9 "Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin" (Female) Anuradha Paudwal Faiz Anwar 06:09
10 "Hum To Mashoor Hue" Anuradha Paudwal Rani Malik 05:07
11 "Mainu Ishq Da Lagiya Rog" Anuradha Paudwal Sameer 05:44


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  3. ^ "Aamir Khan's Koimoi Filmometer". Koimoi. 11 September 2019. Retrieved 15 July 2021.
  4. ^ Bhaskaran, Gautaman (22 August 2003). "Aping Hollywood". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 7 November 2003. Retrieved 2 March 2012.
  5. ^ Jha, Lata (6 December 2016). "Ten films to remember Jayalalithaa by". Mint. Retrieved 10 September 2018.

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