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Dillagi (1999 film)

Dillagi is a 1999 Indian Hindi drama film co-produced and directed by Sunny Deol and also starring Sunny Deol alongside his real-life brother Bobby Deol and Urmila Matondkar. The film was not a box office success but Deol's first attempt at directing was appreciated.

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Directed bySunny Deol
Produced byDharmendra
Sunny Deol
Written bySanjay Masoom (dialogues)
Screenplay bySutanu Gupta
StarringSunny Deol
Bobby Deol
Urmila Matondkar
Dara Singh
Zohra Sehgal
Music byJatin-Lalit,
Shankar Ehsaan Loy,
Sukhwinder Singh
CinematographyManmohan Singh,
Sameer Arya
Release date
  • 19 November 1999 (1999-11-19)
Running time
184 minutes[1]
Budget14 crore
Box office21 crore

The film is noted for being the first time Sunny Deol directed a film and also the first time he acted alongside his brother Bobby.[2] This pairing was repeated in 23rd March 1931: Shaheed (2002), Apne (2007), Heroes (2008), Yamla Pagla Deewana (2011), Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 (2013), Poster Boys (2017) and Yamla Pagla Deewana: Phir Se (2018).[3]


Rajvir (Bobby Deol) and Ranvir (Sunny Deol) are devoted brothers. They along with their parents leave their village in Punjab to move to Mumbai. When their mother passes away, Ranvir takes on the responsibility of looking after his younger brother. After some hardship Ranvir manages to turn everything around and he becomes really wealthy. Rajvir on the other hand lives recklessly and without a care in the world.

Both brothers find love with Shalini (Urmila Matondkar). Happy for Rajvir, Ranvir arranges the marriage. Unfortunately he later finds out that he has arranged Rajvir's marriage with the person he (Ranvir) loves. Rajvir must decide what is more important, the brother who has cared for him and given him everything all these years or his love.



Dillagi features music composed by a number of directors, including Jatin-Lalit, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Anand-Milind, and Sukhwinder Singh. The music got a positive review with a huge compilation of singers including Mahendra Kapoor, Kumar Sanu, Amit Kumar, Abhijeet, Udit Narayan, Sonu Nigam, KK Roop Kumar Rathod, Sukhwinder Singh, Shankar Mahadevan, Shaan, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Alka Yagnik, Jaspinder Narula, Mahalaxmi Iyer, Mohini Brahmbhatt and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. The Title song Dillagi assembles ten finest singers to render their voice together but was not picturised accordingly like Title song of Mela and Apna Bombay Talkies.

Title Music Singer(s)
"Dillagi Dillagi" Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy Kavita Krishnamurthy, Alka Yagnik, Abhijeet, Udit Narayan, Sonu Nigam, Sukhwinder Singh, Shankar Mahadevan, Shaan, Jaspinder Narula & Mahalaxmi Iyer
"Dhoom Dhoom Luck Luck" Sukhwinder Singh Mahendra Kapoor, Sukhwinder Singh, Shankar Mahadevan, Mohini Brahmbhatt
"Kya Yeh Sach Hai" Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy Mahalaxmi Iyer, Shankar Mahadevan
"Koi Nahin Aisa Ki Jo Mujhko" Jatin-Lalit Amit Kumar, Alka Yagnik
"Main Kya Karoon" Jatin-Lalit Kumar Sanu
"Yeh Zameen Hai" Jatin-Lalit Roop Kumar Rathod
"Rahon Mein Chhayee" Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy Udit Narayan, Shankar Mahadevan, Alka Yagnik
"Haan Haan Yeh Pyar Hai" Jatin-Lalit Abhijeet
"Tanhai" Anand-Milind Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
"Sangeet" Sukhwinder Singh Jaspinder Narula, Dilraj Kaur


  1. ^ "DILLAGI (1999)". British Board of Film Classification. Retrieved 21 September 2019.
  2. ^ "Dillagi (1999)". BFI.
  3. ^ Verma, Suparn (19 November 1999). "Family affair". Retrieved 23 August 2017.

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