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.[2]

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Directed bySunny Deol
Written bySanjay Masoom (dialogues)
Screenplay bySutanu Gupta
Produced by
Edited byV. N. Mayekar
Music by
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.[3] 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).[4]


Rajvir (Bobby Deol) and Ranvir (Sunny Deol) are devoted brothers. They along with their family, 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 hardships Ranvir, along with his father, manages to turn everything around and their family becomes really wealthy. But Rajvir, on the other hand, lives recklessly.

Shalini (Urmila Matondkar) joins the same college as Rajvir and falls for his charm. He tries to woo her as a joke but she falls in love with him. One night, Shalini confesses her love for Rajvir telling him she intends to marry him assuming the same desire on Rajvir's part, but he takes the proposal casually, as a joke.

She keeps on talking about marriage but one day Rajvir goes berserk and tells her that he does not love her. He even shows up at Shalini's house (enraged because his friends told him they think he has fallen in love with Shalini) disrespecting her parents as well in the process. A college rival of Rajvir (Sameer), that is jealous of Rajvir since he had a crush on Shalini but she fell in love with Rajvir instead, tries to beat up Rajvir with his hired goons. Ranvir comes to know about it and rushes over to Rajvir's aid. The college guy with his goons attacks Rajvir on the head with a weapon, but Ranvir manages to reach on time and saves Rajvir, and they beat the goons and Rajvir's college rival up.

Prior to all this, Ranvir had cathed a glimpse of Shalini at a signal on a road and fell in love with her. After seeing Shalini at a wedding, he came to know about her identity. He sent a marriage proposal but she refused it claiming she loves someone else (Rajvir). Ranvir, heartbroken, accepts.

After the aforesaid event, Shalini meets Ranvir again and they both eventually fall in love, and Shalini accepts Ranvir's marriage proposal. Rajvir later realises his love for Shalini and confesses it in front of Ranvir(who is unaware that Rajvir's love interest is Shalini), who encourages him to propose Shalini.

When he shows up and confesses his love, Shalini very politely disapproves. He feels broke and vows to kill that person (unaware it is Ranvir, as he never met his sister in law). He later on sees Ranvir along with Shalini in a restaurant and in anger behaved very rudely with Ranvir. Ranvir slaps Rajvir and Rajvir pushes him away, leaving both Ranvir and Shalini shocked. Rajvir then runs and attempts to commit suicide by jumping off a bridge, Ranvir rushes behind him, to save him, and ends up getting hit by a car and goes into a coma. Shalini bursts out at Rajvir because, due to him, so many people were troubled.

Later, In an emotional scene, Rajvir apologises to Ranvir, and he wakes up from his comma forgiving Rajvir. Shalini and Ranvir get married.

The film ends up with Rajvir going back to his village and ends up meeting Rani (Preity Zinta) and falling for her.



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


  1. ^ "DILLAGI (1999)". British Board of Film Classification. Retrieved 21 September 2019.
  2. ^ Dillagi Movie: Showtimes, Review, Trailer, Posters, News & Videos | eTimes, retrieved 11 May 2020
  3. ^ "Dillagi (1999)". BFI.
  4. ^ Verma, Suparn (19 November 1999). "Family affair". Rediff.com. Retrieved 23 August 2017.

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