Aamir Khan, though initially seems to be miscast in the role of the completely cynical womaniser Akash, demonstrates a very fine versatility in this role and successfully shows the gradual growth in his character with depth and humour. The Akshaye Khanna/Dimple Kapadia story was fresh, as far as I can see. I do not remember a hero falling in love with an older woman in Bollywood. (The Assamese movie, Brishti, handled this issue way back in 1974; but that was an ‘Art’ movie.). Indian cinema needed a ‘Dil Chahta Hai’. Desperately. The movies were losing younger audiences to TV and bowling alleys. Also Hindi film writers seemed to have nothing new to add.Dil Chahta Hai is the story of three best-friends, so close that they could be brothers and how love and life changes them on the last summer they spend together before they go about their adult lives.
Director: Farhan Akhtar
Writers: Kassim Jagmagia (story), Farhan Akhtar (story)
Stars: Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Akshaye Khanna
Genres: Comedy | Drama
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