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Dil To Pagal Hai

Dil To Pagal Hai (transl. The heart is crazy; Hindi pronunciation: [d̪ɪl t̪oː paːgəl ɦɛː]), is a 1997 Indian Hindi-language musical romance film directed by Yash Chopra. The film follows the love lives of the members of a musical troupe, in which two dancers played by Madhuri Dixit and Karisma Kapoor compete for the love of a choreographer played by Shah Rukh Khan with Akshay Kumar as the childhood friend of Dixit’s character. The soundtrack was composed by Uttam Singh, while the lyrics were written by Anand Bakshi. The film was screened retrospective, during the 2014 International Film Festival of India in the Celebrating Dance in Indian cinema section.[2]

Made on a budget of ₹90 million (US$1.2 million), which includes print and advertising costs, Dil To Pagal Hai went on to gross over ₹598 million (US$7.9 million) worldwide, becoming the highest-grossing Bollywood film of 1997. The film received highly positive reviews from critics,[3] who praised Chopra’s direction,[4] the storyline, soundtrack, and performances of Khan, Dixit, Kapoor and Kumar. The film also marked Khan’s third film with Chopra after Darr (1993) and Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), and the third movie to feature Khan opposite Dixit, after Anjaam (1994) and Koyla (1997), and Kapoor for the first time. This is also the only film to star Khan and Kumar, and Dixit and Kapoor.

Dil To Pagal Hai is the recipient of several awards. At the 45th National Film Awards, the film won three awards, including Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment. In addition, the film was nominated for eleven awards at the 43rd Filmfare Awards and picked up eight trophies, including ones for Best Film, Best Actor for Khan, Best Actress for Dixit, and Best Supporting Actress for Kapoor.

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