Dil Chahta Hai – Movie Review

We had ordered Dil Chahta Hai dvd from Netflix and that gave us an opportunity to watch the movie one more time last night.

Dil Chahta Hai is an entertaining movie about three friends each one of them with unique characteristics. Aamir Khan plays the role of a happy go lucky person who never has anything serious to think or say about – reminds me about some one I know very well 🙂 . Saif Ali Khan plays the role of a romeo, who walks around carrying his heart in his hands, ready to fall in love within five minutes of meeting any girl. Akshaye Khanna plays the role of the serious minded artist who is absorbed in his own world most of the time.

Aamir Khan falls in love with Priety Zinta and the way the story is developed around these two is well done – every scene in which Aamir and Priety showed up together, we were just watching with a smile on our face, as both of them have enacted their roles to perfection.

Dimple Kapadia plays the role of an interior designer, who happens to be a divorcee. Akshay Khanna becomes friends with her and develops a soft corner for her as he knows her more – obviously falling into love with her and realizing it on the night of her birthday.

Saif Ali Khan is the best of all, with his expressions on his face every time a girl leaves him. The best is the background sound effect in the scene, when he and the so called ‘Portuguese woman’ go into the hotel room and in about a minute it becomes obvious that Saif was fooled yet again. Finally he ends up with Sonali Kulkarni – who I am seeing after a very long time – the last time I saw her was in May Madham, a tamil movie with Vineeth.

All the songs are very nice and I just loved hearing them again after a long time. I still cannot stop humming ‘Dil Chahta Hai’.

I liked ‘Koi Kahe Kehta Rahe’ also a lot and it reminded me of the typical Aamir introduction scenes in his earlier movies starting from Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak.

It is really nice to notice how these men and women, all grown up (must have been in their 30s and 40s when this movie was taken) managed to bring in quite a lot of humour and romance into the movie from the beginning to the end. Overall, Dil Chahta Hai now enters into ‘My Favourite Movies’ list just for this reason.

Another funny thing about the movie was that almost until the end of the movie, we did not see any cell phone usage in the movie, even in the part where Aamir and Priety are in Australia. At the end though, in the hospital scene, Aamir uses a cell phone and Akshay Khanna is also seen with one that looks like a brick. I think it is now a days referred to as the Nokia Brick Sized Phone by many of my friends whenever they talk about cell phones during their early stages in India.

I have seen this movie at least two times in the past, but this was the first time that I have seen this movie fully in one sitting! I guess that is the reason why I got to absorb the story fully because I did not even remember having seen the movie before until my wife reminded me about it.

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