Shah Rukh Khan- as Rahul
Madhuri Dixit- as Pooja
Karisma Kapoor- as Nisha
Akshay Kumar- as Ajay
Farida Jalal- as Shanti
Deven Verma- as Shrikant
Aruna Irani- as Anamika
Suresh Menon- as Amit
Shahid Kapoor- as a background dancer in the song "Le Gayi"
Dil To Pagal Hai (transl.?The heart is crazy; Hindi pronunciation: [dÌªÉªl tÌªoË paËgÉ™l É¦É›Ë]), is a 1997 Indian Hindi-language musical romance film directed by Yash Chopra. The film follows the love lives of the members of a musical troupe, in which two dancers played by Madhuri Dixit and Karisma Kapoor compete for the love of a choreographer played by Shah Rukh Khan with Akshay Kumar as the childhood friend of Dixit's character. The soundtrack was composed by Uttam Singh, while the lyrics were written by Anand Bakshi. The film was screened retrospective, during the 2014 International Film Festival of India in the Celebrating Dance in Indian cinema section.
Made on a budget of â‚¹90 million (US$1.2 million), which includes print and advertising costs, Dil To Pagal Hai went on to gross over â‚¹598 million (US$7.9 million) worldwide, becoming the highest-grossing Bollywood film of 1997. The film received highly positive reviews from critics, who praised Chopra's direction, the storyline, soundtrack, and performances of Khan, Dixit, Kapoor and Kumar. The film also marked Khan's third film with Chopra after Darr (1993) and Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), and the third movie to feature Khan opposite Dixit, after Anjaam (1994) and Koyla (1997), and Kapoor for the first time. This is also the only film to star Khan and Kumar, and Dixit and Kapoor.
Dil To Pagal Hai is the recipient of several awards. At the 45th National Film Awards, the film won three awards, including Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment. In addition, the film was nominated for eleven awards at the 43rd Filmfare Awards and picked up eight trophies, including ones for Best Film, Best Actor for Khan, Best Actress for Dixit, and Best Supporting Actress for Kapoor.
Plot: Rahul and Nisha are members of a massive dance troupe that performs dance-based musical plays. They are the best of friends, although Nisha is secretly in love with Rahul. Rahul announces his desire to direct a musical named Maya. The members of the troupe, including Nisha, have their doubts about the title character, "Maya", who Rahul describes as a girl who believes in true love and waiting for her prince charming who will surely turn up and take her away. Meanwhile, Pooja is introduced, an amazing dancer, classically trained as well, and passionate about dancing. Having been orphaned at a young age, she has been raised by close friends of her parents.
Pooja and Rahul have a string of near-misses as they run into each other time and again. Each of these instances is marked by a tune playing in the background, that registers with Pooja. During rehearsals for the play, Nisha injures her leg and the doctor says she cannot dance for a few months. Rahul needs a new woman to play the lead role in the play. He comes across Pooja dancing one day
and believes she is perfect for the role. He begs her to come to their rehearsals and she agrees. Rahul and Pooja become close friends. Doted upon by her foster family, Pooja is soon taken to Germany by her guardian's son Ajay, her childhood best friend who has been in London for months. Just as Ajay leaves to fly to London, he proposes to Pooja. In a dilemma, she ends up accepting it.