Dil Hai Tumhaara [English: My Heart Is Yours] is a 2002 Bollywood romantic comedy and family film starring Rekha, Preity Zinta, Mahima Chaudhry, Arjun Rampal, Jimmy Shergill and Alok Nath. The film performed poorly at the Indian box office, however Zintas performance was praised by critics and earned her nominations at a number of award ceremonies. The music of the film, composed by Nadeem-Shravan, went on to do well on the charts.
Rekha as Saritaji - a woman who is heartbroken when she discovers that her husband has been having an affair. When her husband is wounded in a car accident, he begs Saritaji on his death bed to accept Shalu, his daughter from the other woman. Sarataji adopts Shalu, but gives her none of the love that she shows to her real daughter, Nimmi. Sarataji, with her two daughters, moves to another town where no one knows of their history, and there she fulfils her political aspirations and becomes mayor. Sarataji is constantly under attack from her political rivals who her seek to undermine her authority and remove her from office.
Preity Zinta as Shalu - the playful and adventurous daughter of Saratajis husband and the woman that he had been having an affair with. She is adopted by Sarataji, whom she believes is her own mother. She constantly craves her mothers affection but does not get it, so she retaliates by being rebellious, which is the only way to get her mothers attention. She loves her mother and sister Nimmi very much. She eventually falls in love with Dev Khanna, unaware that Nimmi has fallen for him as well.
Mahima Chaudhry as Nimmi - the kind and responsible biological daughter of Sarataji and her husband. She does not know that Shalu, whom she loves very much, is only her half-sister. Nimmi constantly stands up for Shalu, though she refuses to think ill will of her own mother. Nimmi falls in love with Dev Khanna, not realising that Dev and Shalu have fallen in love. Later when it is revealed that Shalu is not Saratajis daughter, Nimmi still openly considers Shalu her sister.
Arjun Rampal as Dev Khanna - an American business school graduate who decides to investigate his fathers factory in Palampur. There he crosses paths with Shalu, who works at the factory. Dev wants to shut down the factory but Shalu convinces him otherwise, and together they work out a plan to save the factorys business. The pair fall in love during this time. When Nimmi is injured, Dev visits her in the hospital and helps cheer her up, unaware that his actions cause Nimmi to fall in love with him.
Jimmy Shergill as Samir - Shalus childhood friend and a ventriloquist slash puppeteer. He has been in love with Shalu for years, but has not been able to find a way to tell her. He constantly cheers her up whenever she is upset from having an argument with her mother.Jimmy Shergill is accompanied by a puppet called "Rangeela", who was operated by renowned Ventriloquist & Puppeteer Ramdas Padhye
Alok Nath as Mr. Khanna - a wealthy but generous businessman who owns the factory in Palampur that is the livelihood of most of the people of the town. He is the father of Dev Khanna, and approves of Shalus positive influence on his son. When Sarataji visits him with a marriage proposal, he assumes that it is on behalf of Shalu, and is shocked when he learns that it is for Nimmi.
* Producer: Kumar Taurani, Ramesh S. Taurani
* Director: Kundan Shah
* Story: Kundan Shah, Rajkumar Santoshi
* Screenplay: Kundan Shah, Rajkumar Santoshi
* Dialogues: Subrat Sinha
* Lyrics: Sameer
* Music: Nadeem-Shravan
* Choreography: Jojo, Longines Fernandes, Raju Khan
* Editing: Asim Sinha
* Costume Design: Shaheed Aamir
Even though the film did not do well at the box office, the music of the film went on to be successful. [http://www.boxofficeindia.com/music2000.htm] The film has nine songs composed by the duo Nadeem-Shravan, with lyrics authored by Sameer.
* Betabi Ka Khamoshi Ka - Sarika Kapoor
* Chahe Zubaan - Alka Yagnik and Sonu Nigam
* Chayya Hai Jo Dil - Kavita Krishnamurthy and Shaan
* Dil Hai Tumhaara - Alka Yagnik, Kumar Sanu and Udit Narayan
* Dil Laga Liya Maine - Alka Yagnik and Udit Narayan
* Kabhi Hasna Hai Kabhi - Tauseef Akhtar
* Kasam Khake Kaho - Alka Yagnik and Kumar Sanu
* Mohabbat Dil Ka Sakoon - Alka Yagnik, Kumar Sanu and Udit Narayan
* O Sahiba O Sahiba - Kavita Krishnamurthy and Sonu Nigam
The film revolves around the character of Shalu [Preity Zinta] and her relationships with her mother, Saritaji [Rekha], and sister, Nimmi [Mahima Chaudhary]. Unknown to the two girls, Shalu and Nimmi are only half-sisters, as Shalu is the daughter of Saritajis late husband with the woman he had been having an affair with. Wounded in a car accident with the other woman, he begged Saritaji on his death bed to accept Shalu. Although Saritaji adopted Shalu, she has given her none of the love that she has shown to her real daughter, Nimmi; Shalus hidden parentage is the main factor that causes Saritaji to openly pay more affection to her own daughter while ignoring Shalu.
Shalu, on the other hand, loves Saritaji, whom she believes is her own mother. She constantly craves her mothers affection but does not get it, so she retaliates by being rebellious, as that is the only way to get her mothers attention. Unlike their mother, Nimmi loves her sister very much, and constantly stands up for Shalu, though she refuses to think ill will of Saritaji.
Eventually a young man named Dev Khanna [Arjun Rampal] enters both their lives. Dev and Shalu initially do not get along but soon fall in love. However, circumstances make Nimmi believe that Dev is in love with her, not Shalu. Her mother, only aware of Nimmis side of the story, offers a marriage proposal to Devs father [Alok Nath] on Nimmis behalf. When Saritaji sees Dev and Shalu being affectionate, she jumps to the conclusion that Shalu has stolen Dev from Nimmi, just as Shalus mother stole Saritajis husband from her. Saritaji confronts Shalu in anger and reveals her true heritage in front of Nimmi.
Shalu, who has long craved her mothers love, decides to sacrifice Dev in order to make her beloved mother and sister happy. When Dev learns of this situation from Shalu, he is confused and dismayed, but agrees to marry Nimmi in order to make Shalu happy. When Nimmi notices that something is wrong with Shalu, Shalu deflects the question by saying that she has fallen in love with Samir [Jimmy Shergill], her childhood best friend who has been in love with her for years.
On the engagement day, Saritajis political rivals try to use Shalus secret illegitimate heritage to threaten Nimmis marriage to Dev, who is in a prominent family. Shalu takes matters into her own hands, and she rushes to Devs house where she publicly announces to Devs entire family that she is illegitimate, arguing that it is proof of Saritajis kindness and generosity that Shalu was adopted into her family, and it would be an injustice if the marriage were cancelled solely because of her. Devs father is impressed with Shalus courage, and promises that nothing will stop this marriage from taking place.
Saritaji secretly witnesses Shalus confession and is deeply touched. She is ashamed of how she has treated Shalu in the past, and they share their first hug together. Saritaji tells her that she will ask Nimmi to step aside if Shalu and Dev are really in love, but Shalu stops her from doing so, saying that now she has her mothers love and acceptance, she does not want anything else.
Nimmi is very happy that her mother has accepted Shalu but she still feels that something is not quite right with her sister. She soon learns from Samir of the whole ruse, and gladly steps aside in order for Shalu and Dev to be together.
The film is notable for having unusually long takes during the musical scenes, most notably during the Mohabbat Dil Ka Sakoon and Dil Hai Tumhaara sequences. A number of the musical sequences were also used to advance the plot forward, instead of simply being enjoyable interludes.
This is the second film where Preity Zinta and Kundan Shah worked together, the first being Kya Kehna.
Preity Zinta received a nomination for Best Actress at the Star Screen Awards.
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