Yeh Dillagi is an 1994 Indian Hindi-language romantic comedy-drama film directed by Naresh Malhotra and produced by Yash Chopra for his production company Yash Raj Films. Based on the 1954 American film Sabrina, its story revolves on two brothers (Akshay Kumar and Saif Ali Khan) who fall in love with their family driver's daughter, Sapna (Kajol), a successful model.

Yeh Dillagi
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Theatrical-release poster
Directed byNaresh Malhotra
Written bySachin Bhowmik
Produced byYash Chopra
Uday Chopra
Starring
CinematographyRaju Kaygee
Edited byNaresh Malhotra
Music by
  • Dilip Sen
  • Sameer Sen
Distributed byYash Raj Films
Release date
  • 6 May 1994 (1994-05-06)
Running time
148 minutes[1]
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi
Budget1.6 crore[1]
Box office10.8 crore[1]

Yeh Dillagi opened to positive reviews from critics and emerged as a commercial success, grossing 10.8 crore against its 1.6 crore budget. At the 40th Filmfare Awards, the film received four nominations: Best Actor (Kumar), Best Actress (Kajol), Best Music Director (Dilip Sen, Sameer Sen) and Best Male Playback Singer (Abhijeet for the song "Ole Ole"). The film was later remade in Telugu as Priya O Priya.

PlotEdit

Vijay and Vicky are heirs to Saigal Industries, headed by their dad Bhanupratap Saigal. Vijay works all time. Vicky is smitten by Sapna, a model and the daughter of their driver Gurdas Banerjee. Their mom Shanti rejects Sapna. Vijay tries to help Vicky but instead falls in love with Sapna who also develops feelings for Vijay.

The boys talk: both want Sapna. Vicky thinks Vijay supports his pursuit (Sapna). Shanti later asks Gurdas to take Sapna to Bombay or get fired. He storms off with her to the station but as Vicky attempts suicide if Shanti doesn't allow him to marry Sapna, Shanti finally accepts her. Sapna returns. Vicky instead sacrifices his love, uniting her and Vijay, as he has realised the truth. Then, he comes across and instantly falls for a girl, Anjali.

CastEdit

Credits adapted from Box Office India.[2]

MusicEdit

The film's soundtrack album contains seven songs composed by Dilip Sen-Sameer Sen. The song "Ole Ole", sung by Abhijeet was a hit at the music charts.[12] 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.[13] The song 'Ole Ole' was remixed for Jawaani Jaaneman (2020).

# 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) Instrumental 01:05

Release and receptionEdit

Made on a budget of 1.6 million (US$21,000), Yeh Dillagi was released on 6 May 1994.[1] According to the film-trade website Box Office India, the film opened to a wide audience and emerged as a commercial success and one of the highest-grossing films of 1994.[1] Distributed by Eros International, it was released on DVD on 8 October 2007 in a single-disc pack.[14] It was available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video and Apple TV+ since 23 May 2017.[15]

Yeh Dillagi received a positive reception from critics.[16] On 3 June 1994, The Indian Express praised Kajol's performance, saying that "[she] looks better than she did in Baazigar (1993) and gives a believable performance".[17] A review published by India Today on 15 June hailed: "After a season of psychopaths and avenging angels, finally, relief. Here is romance, comedy and the foot-thumping ole ole."[18]

Yeh Dillagi received 4 nominations at the 40th Filmfare Awards - Best Actor (Akshay Kumar), Best Actress (Kajol), Best Music Director (Dilip Sen, Sameer Sen) and Best Male Playback Singer (Abhijeet for the song "Ole Ole").

ReferencesEdit

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  12. ^ "Film Review". Rashtriya Sahara. Vol. II, no. 12. Sahara India Mass Communication. April 1995. p. 168. Archived from the original on 2 June 2021. Retrieved 12 January 2021. 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.
  13. ^ "Bollywood hinges on Hindi film music industry, fans soak up wacky new sounds". India Today. 15 November 1994. Archived from the original on 10 December 2018. Retrieved 17 July 2013.
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  17. ^ PR (3 June 1994). "Gentle comedy". The Indian Express. p. 6. Archived from the original on 11 July 2021. Retrieved 12 January 2021.
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