Dil To Pagal Hai (translation: The Heart Is Crazy), also known as DTPH, is a 1997 Indian musical romance film directed by Yash Chopra. The film depicts the love lives of the dancers in a musical dance troupe. It stars Madhuri Dixit, Shahrukh Khan and Karisma Kapoor, with Akshay Kumar in a supporting role. The soundtrack was composed by Uttam Singh, while the lyrics were penned by Anand Bakshi. It was the first Bollywood film to be shot in Baden-Baden and Europa Park, both German tourist attractions. Dil To Pagal Hai was the second biggest hit of 1997, as well as receiving much praise for its storyline and soundtrack. Additionally, the film won three National Film Awards and seven Filmfare Awards. The film has attained classic status over the years and is regarded as one of Chopra's best.
Dil To Pagal Hai Reviews
It turned out to be the world's longest music video -- which modern dances ALL looked the same after the opening song/dance sequence. In fact, Dil... is just a polished and slick version of HAHK!, and I wonder if that wonderful cinematographer, Manmohan Singh, emerged from the experience mentally unscathed.
A dream in which impossibly rich and beautiful people who have never known dirt and sweat and grime will gambol in impossibly exotic locations (this time Baden-Baden in Germany), play games of love, even shed a few tears but always live happily ever after. In Chopra's chiffon and champagne cinema, there is little room for realism. And Dil to Pagal Hai (DTPH) is no different.
Though Yash can't give his die hard fans again a run-away-hit like DDLJ, this movie is worth watching for its exotic foreign locales and excellent choreography by Shiamak Davar and Farha Khan. Madhuri's age shows in some scenes but nevertheless she looks gorgeous as she is a natural beauty. Karishma is stunning and full of life through out the movie.Something's amiss as far as Shah Rukh Khan is concerned. Perhaps, his extraordinary energy.
The sets of the film are so dapper and snazzy that they give the film an unreal look. The vegetable market where Rahul and Pooja meet is impossible to find in India. The film appears completely divorced from reality in what is otherwise a fairly plausible script ? notwithstanding the fact that it is so hackneyed. The screenplay in the second half is especially awry.