DIL CHAHTA HAI (2001)
Director: Farhan Akhtar
Screenplay: Farhan Akhtar & Kassim Jagmagia
Starring: Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Akshaye Khanna, Preity Zinta, Dimple Kapadia
Plot: "Dil Chahta Hai" tells the story of the three friends Akash, Samir and Siddhart. It's about how the three of them change, fall in love and grow up, and how strong their friendship is in the end. (I know, this sounds worn-out, but don't judge before seeing!).
Written the 2nd of January 2011As you can read out of the plot description, we're not fed a new story, but that can, as is generally known, also be lovely – provided that the whole thing is freshened up a little. Be it via new perspectives, eminently good actors, a great soundtrack... or a little bit of everything. That's probably what Farhan Akhtar, who debuted as a director with this one, thought too, when he puzzled out what became one of the most known Bollywood films nowadays. (By the by, I'm a big appreciator of Farhan Akhtar's work and happy to have seen all of his scheduled work by now).
|The three friends|
|A cute jodi - Aamir & Preity|
I could go on praising this film, but I think it's enough for today. “Dil Chahta Hai” lives up to its promise: It's an ode to friendship, with all its highs and lows, and a remembrance, that there's a soulmate for everyone. All of that may sound really kitschy to you, but it's been permuted resourcefully and hence remains a true milestone of Bollywood – a must-see.
Thank you for reading my review,
Mette M. K.