34 Years of Dil: Celebrating Aamir Khan-Madhuri Dixit's romantic drama

22 June,2024 03:18 PM IST |  Mumbai  |  mid-day online correspondent

34 Years of Dil: The film marked Indra Kumar`s directorial debut and emerged as the highest-grossing film of that year

Aamir Khan and Madhuri Dixit in Dil

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When it comes to entertainment, love stories have always found a distinct place in the hearts of audiences. One such film that has distinguished itself on the big screen is Aamir Khan and Madhuri Dixit-starrer 'Dil'. Released in 1990, the film has gained cult status over the years. Today, as it completes 34 years, it's safe to say that 'Dil' remains fresh and alive in our hearts, thanks to elements like its classic love story, music, and dialogues that give it a mass appeal.

'Dil' was a classic cult film that completely captivated hearts upon its release in the 1990s. A pure love story like this was indeed rare at the time, and 'Dil' created a whole new wave. The film featured amazing chemistry between Aamir Khan and Madhuri Dixit. Their charm deeply resonated with the masses, contributing to the film's status as a classic love story and instantly making them famous. Aamir Khan's chocolate boy charm and style were greatly loved by the audience and faced no competition.

What makes 'Dil' a classic love story are its songs, which were truly the best. Almost all the songs from the film were popular at the time of release and remain memorable today. Tracks like "Mujhe Neend Na Aaye" and the energetic "Khambe Jaise Khadi Hai" set trends and led to high cassette sales.

The lyrics of all songs were written by Sameer, and the music was composed by Anand-Milind. The song "O Priyaa Priyaa" was originally composed by Ilaiyaraaja, and originally sung by Chithra & S. P. Balasubrahmanyam in the Telugu film Geethanjali.

'Dil' was universally loved by audiences. The film marked Indra Kumar's directorial debut and emerged as the highest-grossing film of that year. Critics praised the film upon its release, particularly applauding its soundtrack and the performances of the cast.

The film was written by Naushir Khatau and Kamlesh Pandey, with music composed by Anand-Milind .The film was remade in Telugu (1993) under the title Tholi Muddu. The film was also remade in Kannada as Shivaranjani (1997). The film was the highest-grossing film of the year.

Meanwhile, Aamir Khan was last seen in the film 'Laal Singh Chaddha'. He recently announced his production 'Lahore 1947' with Sunny Deol in the lead.

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