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Yeh Dillagi (English:This Light Hearted Jest) is a 1994 Indian romantic drama film, produced by Yash Chopra and directed by Naresh Malhotra under the banner of Yash Raj Films. It stars Kajol, Akshay Kumar and Saif Ali Khan. Karisma Kapoor has a special appearance. It was the sixth highest-grossing film of 1994. Akshay Kumar was nominated as Best Actor and Kajol for Best Actress at the Filmfare Awards.

Yeh Dillagi
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Directed byNaresh Malhotra
Produced byYash Chopra
Uday Chopra
Written bySachin Bhowmik
Akshay Kumar
Saif Ali Khan
Music byDilip Sen
Sameer Sen
Distributed byYash Raj Films
Release date
  • 6 May 1994 (1994-05-06)
Running time
154 minutes
Budgetest. 2 crore
(est. 12 crore as of 2019)[1]
Box officeest. 10.77 crore
(est. 64.62 crore as of 2019) [1]

This was the first of several films in which Akshay Kumar and Saif Ali Khan acted together and the only movie in which Kajol and Akshay Kumar acted alongside each other. The movie was loosely based on the 1954 American movie Sabrina. The movie was remade in Telugu in 1997 as Priya O Priya.



Brothers Vicky Saigal (Saif Ali Khan) and Vijay Saigal (Akshay Kumar) are both heirs to Saigal Industries, headed by their father Bhanupratap (Saeed Jaffrey). Vijay spends all his time working and Vicky is a flirt. Vicky notices Sapna when she becomes a successful model. However, Sapna's success does not change the fact that she is a driver's daughter. Mrs. Shanti Devi (Reema Lagoo), Vijay and Vicky's mother, may overlook her son's affairs with rich girls, but not with a driver's daughter. As Vijay tries to help, he finds himself falling in love with Sapna, too. Before it's too late, Sapna falls in love with him, too, and the pair decides to get married.

Sapna (Kajol), the daughter of the Saigal family's driver, is a simple fun-loving girl, but she dreams about riches.

On Vicky's birthday, Vijay comes back with Sapna and sees his brother has changed. The man who used to be a flirt now doesn't drink liquor, smoke cigarettes, or flirt with girls. The only one he sees is Sapna. The boys talk: both want to marry Sapna. Vicky mistakenly thinks that his brother supports his pursuit of Sapna.

One afternoon, Vicky goes out for lunch with Vijay and Sapna. In the middle of their journey, they have a flat tire, and Vijay tries to fix it. Instead, the jack breaks and Vicky offers to get one from a garage. Sapna realizes that Vicky wants to marry her at that point and starts to cry, so Vijay tries to calm her down by giving her a hug. Just then, Vicky arrives and realises that there is a connection between his brother and Sapna. He returns home drunk. Their mother has had enough and tells Sapna's father to tell her to go back to Bombay or get fired.

Sapna storms off with her dad to the train station. Vicky threatens to commit suicide if his mother does not accept Sapna as her daughter-in-law; his mother accepts. Sapna returns and Vicky sacrifices his love for his brother. Vicky is seen driving and comes across a girl named Anjali (Karisma Kapoor). He instantly falls for her.


Main CastEdit

Character Portrayed By
Sapna Bannerjee/Sapna Vijayendra Saigal Kajol
Vijayendra "Vijay" Saigal Akshay Kumar
Vikram "Vicky" Saigal Saif Ali Khan

Recurring CastEdit

Character Actor/Actress
Shanti Devi Saigal (Vijay and Vicky's Mother) Reema Lagoo
Bhanupratap Saigal (Vijay and Vicky's Father) Saeed Jaffrey
Gurdaslal "Gurdas" Bannerjee (Sapna's Father) Deven Verma
Anjali Karisma Kapoor (Cameo)
Himself Pankaj Udhas (Cameo in song "Main Deewana Hoon")


The film's soundtrack album contains seven songs composed by Dilip Sen and Sameer Sen with lyrics by Sameer. The song "Ole Ole", sung by Abhijeet was a hit.[2] The other artists who contributed to this album are Lata Mangeshkar, Kumar Sanu, Pankaj Udhas and Udit Narayan.

It became one of the top three best-selling Bollywood soundtrack albums of 1994, with 4.5 million sales.[3]

# Title Singer(s) Duration Filmed On
1 "Dekho Zara Dekho" Lata Mangeshkar, Kumar Sanu 04:45 Akshay Kumar & Kajol
2 "Gori Kalai" Lata Mangeshkar, Udit Narayan 05:15 Akshay Kumar & Kajol
3 "Hothon Pe Bas" Lata Mangeshkar, Kumar Sanu 04:54 Saif Ali Khan & Kajol
4 "Lagi Lagi Hai Ye Dil Ki Lagi" Lata Mangeshkar, Udit Narayan, Abhijeet 04:21 Saif Ali Khan, Akshay Kumar & Kajol
5 "Mai Deewana Hu Mujhe Dillagi Ne Mara" Pankaj Udhas 05:07 Pankaj Udhas & Saif Ali Khan
6 "Naam Kyaa Hai" Lata Mangeshkar, Kumar Sanu 03:28 Saif Ali Khan & Kajol
7 "Ole Ole" Abhijeet 04:32 Saif Ali Khan
8 "Dance Music" Instrumental 01:05




  1. ^ a b "Yeh Dillagi - Movie - Box Office India". Retrieved 28 July 2016.
  2. ^ Rashtriya Sahara Volume 2, Issue 2 - Page 168 1991 "The success of the film Yeh Dillagi can easily be attributed to the song "Ole Ole" and the outstanding acting of the bold and beautiful heroine Kajol."
  3. ^ "Bollywood hinges on Hindi film music industry, fans soak up wacky new sounds". India Today. 15 November 1994. Retrieved 17 July 2013.

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