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Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (English: I Have Given My Heart Away, Darling) is a 1999 Indian Hindi-language romantic drama film directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. It was released internationally as Straight From the Heart.[3] The film stars Salman Khan, Ajay Devgn and Aishwarya Rai and is shot at Prag Mahal, Gujarat.

Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
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Film poster
Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Screenplay by Kanan Mani
Kenneth Phillipps
Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Story by Pratap Karvat and Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Starring Salman Khan
Ajay Devgn
Aishwarya Rai
Music by Ismail Darbar And Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Cinematography Anil Mehta
Edited by Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Distributed by SLB Films
Release date
  • June 18, 1999 (1999-06-18)
Running time
188 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi
Budget 160 million[1]
Box office 513.85 million[2]

The story is adopted from Maitreyi Devi's Bengali novel Na Hanyate and is based on a love triangle. It also reflects the influence of the German novella Immensee and the 1943 Nazi-era film based on it, Immensee. It has some inspiration from 1983 movie Woh Saat Din.

It was filmed throughout the Gujarat-Rajasthan border region, in addition to Budapest, Hungary, which was used to represent Italy. The film was premiered in the Indian Panorama section at the 1999 International Film Festival of India.[4] It was remade in Bengali as Neel Akasher Chandni in 2009, with Jeet reprising Salman Khan's role, Jisshu Sengupta reprising Ajay Devgn's role, and Koel Mallick reprising Aishwarya Rai's role.

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PlotEdit

Nandini (Aishwarya Rai) is the daughter of Pundit Darbar (Vikram Gokhale), a renowned proponent of Indian classical music. It is announced that a young man named Sameer (Salman Khan) will be arriving to stay with the Darbar family, as he wants to grasp the intricacies of Indian classical music under the guidance of the Pundit. He is accommodated in Nandini's room, causing her to take a dislike to Sameer. At first the two tease and prank one another, but soon enough they fall deeply in love. The two spend romantic moments during several family events, including weddings and festivals.

One day, the pair are caught rehearsing their wedding vows by the Pundit and he is enraged since he has already planned Nandini's wedding with Vanraj (Ajay Devgn), who had fallen in love with her during her cousin Anu's (Sheeba Chaddha) wedding. Sameer is banished from the household and the Pundit quits singing since he believes Nandini has brought shame to the family. Sameer is asked never to meet Nandini again. Although he eventually leaves for Italy, he writes letters to Nandini asking her to join him, but his letters do not reach her. After a futile suicide attempt, Nandini reluctantly weds Vanraj. He tries to consummate their marriage on their wedding night, but Nandini is disgusted by his approach and acts coldly towards him. He asks her for an explanation but she chooses to remain silent.

Nandini finally receives Sameer's letters and Vanraj walks in on her reading them. He is enraged and initially decides to return her to her parents, but soon realizes that since she is in love with another man, the right thing to do would be to unite the pair. Vanraj seeks his parents' consent, which they give after disagreeing at first. Nandini and Vanraj arrive in Italy but come up against dead ends searching for Sameer. During their search, they are mobbed and Nandini is shot in the arm. Moved by Vanraj's gentleness and affection towards her, Nandini begins to warm up to him. Eventually they are able to locate Sameer through his mother (Helen), and Vanraj dutifully arranges for their meeting on the night of Sameer's debut concert. He then bids goodbye to Nandini and walks away heartbroken.

Upon meeting Sameer, she apologises to him and tells him that she has come to love Vanraj. She reflects on the unwavering love and devotion that Vanraj has showered upon her throughout their relationship, and realises that Vanraj is her true soul mate. She runs back to him and he tells her that he cannot live without her. Vanraj adorns a mangala sutra around her neck and they embrace each other with fireworks in the background.

CastEdit

 
Aishwarya Rai won several accolades for her performance in the film.

DVD releaseEdit

In 2000, Video-sound company in the United States, released the official DVD edition of the film with a "making of" segment. The main feature was presented in an aspect ratio of 1.85 and the original Dolby Digital 5.1 mix.

The second release was by Digital Entertainment Inc. This was a collectors' edition two-disc set, filled with supplementary features. These included:

  • Making of the Film
  • IIFA 2000 and Zee Gold awards, 2000
  • Television Promos
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Subtitles in English, Spanish, French, Japanese and Arabic
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Audio
  • Anamorphic Widescreen Presentation
  • Attractive Information Booklet

Shemaroo and Eros International released single-disc editions in the India market, sans supplementary features.

The movie was released under its English title Straight From The Heart. This DVD was released by Pathfinder Home Entertainment, which was a port of the Digital Entertainment Inc. edition, sans supplementary features.

ReceptionEdit

Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam was well received by most critics — especially for its emotional content, cinematography and music — as well as the performances of the lead actors and a surprising performance by guest star Helen.[5][6]

Anupama Chopra said "this three-hour spectacular is stuffed with songs, romance, comedy, devotional material, and color-soaked dance numbers that are huge even by Hindi standards."[7] Michael Dequina writing for TheMovieReport.com said of the three leads "Rai, in a luminous, award-winning performance (largely considered her big dramatic breakthrough--and justifiably so), fills in the conflicted emotional shades that Khan fails to bring with his one-dimensional presence; and Devgn's soulful subtlety does its job in suggesting Sameer to be a more formidable romantic adversary than viewers would see him as being."[8] The reviewer for Filmfare felt it was a "once in a decade type of extravaganza" and wrote, "Cinematographically, the movie is flawless and by virtue of this fact alone, a must-see. It aims at capturing poetry on screen without becoming pretentious. The music by Ismail Darbari is simply enchanting. The film juxtaposes Indian thematic content with exotic foreign locales."[9]

Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam was a Hit at the Indian box office, becoming the third highest grossing of the Bollywood films of 1999 with 200 million.[10] It also did well in the foreign box office with 85 million.[11]

SoundtrackEdit

Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
Soundtrack album by Ismail Darbar
Released 21 June 1999 (1999-06-21)
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length 54:03
Language Hindi
Label T-Series
Ismail Darbar chronology
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The music was composed by Ismail Darbar with lyrics by Mehboob and sung by Kavita Krishnamurthy, Alka Yagnik, Kumar Sanu, Udit Narayan, Hariharan, Vinod Rathod, Sultan Khan, Shankar Mahadevan, KK and others. It received nine Filmfare Awards nominations in the music and singing categories and produced some winners as well.[12] Vikas Bhatnagar of Planet Bollywood gave the soundtrack a perfect 10 out of 10 stars and said it has "cemented it's [sic] place in the history books of greatest ever Hindi soundtracks."[13]

Track listingEdit

ankhon ki gustakhiyaan
# Song Singer(s) Length
1 "Chand Chupa Badal Mein" Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik 05:46
2 "Nimbooda" Kavita Krishnamurthy, Karsan Sargathi 06:23
3 "Aankhon Ki Gustakhiyan" Kavita Krishnamurthy, Kumar Sanu 05:00
4 "Man Mohini" Shankar Mahadevan 02:26
5 "Jhonka Hawa Ka" Kavita Krishnamurthy, Hariharan 05:46
6 "Dholi Taro Dhol Baje" Kavita Krishnamurthy, Vinod Rathod, Karsan Sagathia 06:16
7 "Love Theme" Kavita Krishnamurthy, Shankar Mahadevan 02:11
8 "Tadap Tadap" K.K., Dominique Cerejo 06:36
9 "Albela Sajan" Kavita Krishnamurthy, Sultan Khan, Shankar Mahadevan 03:20
10 "Kaipoche" Damayanti Bardai, Jyotsna Hardikar, K.K., Shankar Mahadevan 05:03
11 "Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam" Kavita Krishnamurthy, Mohammed Salamat, Dominique Cerejo 06:45

AwardsEdit

Won
Award Category Recipient(s)
47th National Film Awards National Film Award for Best Production Design Nitin Chandrakant Desai
National Film Award for Best Music Direction Ismail Darbar
National Film Award for Best Choreography Vaibhavi Merchant
National Film Award for Best Cinematography Anil Mehta
45th Filmfare Awards Best Movie Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Best Director
Best Actress Aishwarya Rai
Best Male Playback Udit Narayan for "Chand Chupa Badal Mein"
Best Art Director Nitin Chandrakant Desai
Best Cinematographer Anil Mehta
Best Choreography Saroj Khan for "Nimbooda"
Best Background Score Anjan Biswas
RD Burman Award Ismail Darbar
Star Screen Awards Star Screen Award Best Film Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Star Screen Award Best Director
Star Screen Award Best Actress Aishwarya Rai
Star Screen Award Best Female Playback Kavita Krishnamurthy
Star Screen Award for Best Screenplay Sanjay Leela Bhansali & Kenneth Philips
1st IIFA Awards Best Movie Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Best Director
Best Actress Aishwarya Rai
Best Male Playback Udit Narayan, "Chand Chupa Badal Mein"
Best Cinematography Anail Mehta
Best Story Pratap Karvat / Sanjay Leela Bansali
Best Dialogue Amrik Gill
Best Screenplay Sanjay Leela Bansali
Best Choreography Saroj Khan
Best Sound Recording Jeetendra Chaudhary
Best Sound Re–Recording Sushmita Sen
Zee Cine Awards Zee Cine Award Best Film Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Zee Cine Award Best Director
Zee Cine Award Best Actor- Female Aishwarya Rai
Lux Face of the Year
Zee Cine Award Best Playback Singer- Male Udit Narayan
Zee Cine Award Best Playback Singer- Female Kavita Krishnamurthy
Zee Gold Awards Best Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Best Actress Critics' Award Aishwarya Rai
Best Male Singer Kumar Sanu
Best Costume Designer Neeta Lulla
Best Cinematographer Anil Mehta
Best Screenplay Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Nominated

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam". boxofficeindia. BOI. Retrieved 5 April 2017. Budget: 16,00,00,000 
  2. ^ "Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam". boxofficeindia. BOI. Retrieved 5 April 2017. Worldwide Gross: 51,38,50,000 
  3. ^ "Straight From the Heart". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 27 May 2013. 
  4. ^ http://iffi.nic.in/Dff2011/FrmIP1999Award.aspx?PdfName=IP1999.pdf
  5. ^ "Planet-Bollywood - Film Review - Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam". Indolink.com. 18 June 1999. Retrieved 27 September 2011. 
  6. ^ "Rediff On The NeT, Movies: The review of Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam". Rediff.com. 17 June 1999. Retrieved 27 September 2011. 
  7. ^ Eisner, Ken (5 November 2000). "Variety Reviews - Straight From the Heart - Film Reviews - - Review by Ken Eisner". Variety.com. Retrieved 27 September 2011. 
  8. ^ "The Movie Report Archive: July 2003 - TheMovieReport.com". Mrbrownmovies.com. Retrieved 27 September 2011. 
  9. ^ "Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam". Filmfare. Archived from the original on 16 February 2001. Retrieved 25 October 2015. 
  10. ^ "Box Office 1999". BoxOfficeIndia.Com. Archived from the original on 18 September 2010. Retrieved 19 May 2010. 
  11. ^ "Box Office India overseas earners". BoxOfficeIndia.Com. Retrieved 19 May 2010. 
  12. ^ "Filmfare nominations 1999". IndiaTimes.com. Archived from the original on 8 July 2012. Retrieved 20 May 2010. 
  13. ^ "Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam Music Review". 

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