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Dil Hai Tumhaara (English: My Heart Is Yours) is a 2002 Indian Hindi romantic comedy and family film directed by Kundan Shah starring Rekha, Preity Zinta, Mahima Chaudhry, Arjun Rampal, Jimmy Sheirgill and Alok Nath. It performed poorly at the Indian box office. Zinta's performance was praised by critics and earned her nominations at award ceremonies. The soundtrack, composed by Nadeem-Shravan, did well on the charts.

Dil Hai Tumhaara
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Directed byKundan Shah
Produced byKumar Taurani
Ramesh S. Taurani
Written bySubrat Sinha (dialogues)
Screenplay byKundan Shah
Rajkumar Santoshi
StarringRekha
Preity Zinta
Mahima Chaudhry
Arjun Rampal
Jimmy Sheirgill
Music bySongs:
Nadeem-Shravan
Background score:
Surinder Sodhi
Edited byAseem Sinha
Production
company
Tips Music
Release date
  • 6 September 2002 (2002-09-06)
Running time
185 minutes
LanguageHindi

Contents

PlotEdit

Shalu (Preity Zinta) is a young, fun loving young woman living with her mother, Sarita (Rekha), and older sister, Nimmi (Mahima Chaudhry). Unknown to Shalu and Nimmi, they are half-sisters. Shalu is the daughter of Sarita's late husband Shekar and the woman with whom he had an affair. Fatally wounded in a car accident with Shalu's biological mother, Shekar begged Sarita to raise Shalu as her own.

Although Sarita adopted Shalu, she cannot forget the truth of Shalu's hidden parentage, and so gives her none of the love she shows to her real daughter, Nimmi. Shalu, on the other hand, loves Sarita, whom she believes is her real mother. She constantly craves her mother's affection but does not get it. She seeks attention and retaliates by being rebellious. Unlike their mother, Nimmi loves Shalu very much and constantly stands up for her, though she refuses to think ill of her mother or take sides.

Eventually a young man named Dev Khanna (Arjun Rampal) enters the sisters' lives. Dev and Shalu initially do not get along but slowly fall in love. However, circumstances make Nimmi believe that Dev is in love with her, not Shalu. Sarita, only aware of Nimmi's side of the story, offers a marriage proposal to Dev's father (Alok Nath) on Nimmi's behalf. Mr Khanna is taken aback, because he knows about the relationship between Dev and Shalu. When Sarita sees Dev and Shalu being affectionate, she jumps to the conclusion that Shalu has stolen Dev from Nimmi - just as Shalu's mother stole Shekar away from her. Sarita confronts Shalu in anger and reveals her true heritage in front of Nimmi.

 
Preity Zinta and Jimmy Sheirgill

Shocked at her parentage, Shalu decides to sacrifice Dev to make her mother and sister happy. When Dev learns this from Shalu, he is confused and dismayed, but eventually agrees to marry Nimmi to make Shalu happy. Nimmi notices that something is wrong with Shalu, but Shalu deflects the question by saying that she has fallen in love with Samir (Jimmy Sheirgill), her childhood friend who has been in love with her for years.

On the engagement day, Sarita's political rivals try to use Shalu's illegitimate heritage to threaten Nimmi's marriage to Dev, who is from a prominent family. Shalu takes matters into her own hands, rushing to Dev's house where she publicly announces to Dev's entire family that she was born out of wedlock, arguing that it is proof of Sarita's kindness and generosity that Shalu was adopted into her family. It would be an injustice if the marriage were cancelled solely because of her. Mr Khanna is impressed with Shalu's courage and promises that nothing will stop the marriage from taking place.

Sarita secretly witnesses Shalu's confession and is deeply touched. She is ashamed of how she has treated Shalu, and they share their first hug. Sarita tells her that she will ask Nimmi to step aside if Shalu and Dev are really in love. Shalu stops her from doing so, saying that now she has her mother's love and acceptance, she does not want anything else.

Nimmi is very happy that her mother has accepted Shalu, but she still feels that something is not quite right with her sister. She soon learns of the whole ruse from Samir, and gladly steps aside for Shalu and Dev to be united.

CastEdit

 
Preity Zinta, Mahima Chaudhary and Rekha

CrewEdit

ProductionEdit

Dil Hai Tumhaara is notable for having unusually long takes during the musical scenes, most notably during the 'Mohabbat Dil Ka Sakoon' and 'Dil Hai Tumhaara' sequences. A number of the musical sequences were used to advance the plot, instead of simply being interludes.

This is the second film where Preity Zinta and Kundan Shah worked together, the first being Kya Kehna.

MusicEdit

Dil Hai Tumhara
 
Studio album by
Released28 June 2002 (India)
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelTips Music Films
ProducerNadeem-Shravan
Nadeem-Shravan chronology
Tumse Achcha Kaun Hai
(2002)
Dil Hai Tumhara
(2002)
Jeena Sirf Merre Liye
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Planet Bollywood          [1]

Even though the film did not do well at the box office, the soundtrack went on to be highly successful. It has nine songs composed by the duo Nadeem-Shravan, with lyrics authored by Sameer. According to the Indian trade website Box Office India, with around 15,00,000 units sold, this film's soundtrack album was the year's sixth highest-selling.[2]

# Title Singer(s) Length
1 "Mohabbat Dil Ka Sakoon" Kumar Sanu, Udit Narayan & Alka Yagnik 05:37
2 "Dil Laga Liya Maine" Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik 04:31
3 "O Sahiba O Sahiba" Kavita Krishnamurthy, Sonu Nigam 04:52
4 "Chayya Hai Jo Dil" Kavita Krishnamurthy, Shaan 04:36
5 "Betabi Ka Khamoshi Ka" Sarika Kapoor 01:57
6 "Dil Hai Tumhaara" Kumar Sanu, Udit Narayan & Alka Yagnik 06:41
7 "Chahe Zubaan" Sonu Nigam, Alka Yagnik 04.37
8 "Kasam Khake Kaho" Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik 05:53
9 "Kabhi Hasna Hai Kabhi" Tauseef Akhtar 05.16

AwardsEdit

Preity Zinta received a nomination for 'Best Actress' at the Star Screen Awards.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Dil Hai Tumhara Music Review". Retrieved 17 October 2011.
  2. ^ "Music Hits 2000–2009 (Figures in Units)". Box Office India. Archived from the original on 15 February 2008.

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