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Dil Ne Jise Apna Kahaa (DVD)

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Genre: Bollywood / Theatrical Release: 2004 / Director: Atul Agnihotri / Actors: Salman Khan, Preity Zinta ... / DVD released 18 October, 2004 at Eros International / Features of the DVD: Colour, DVD-Video, PAL

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      04.08.2009 20:11
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      Must watch movie.

      After the great success of Tery Naam Bhoomika and Salmans couple got popularity. After Tery Naam they have only one film together that is Dil Nay Jisy Apna Kaha released on September 10, 2004 .Written and directed by Atul Agnihotri this Movie is Simple romantic love story. Perhaps this movie had lots of emotional scences on it.
      The movie starts showing great love between Rishabh (Salman Khan) and Parineeta (Preity Zinta). These both Husband wife had pretty satisfied life. The Rishabh Is very Rich, handsome hardworking man having own business and her wife Parineeta is a Doctor. The movie had one more lead charactor which is Dhani (Bhoomika Chawla), she is patient and Parineeta become friend of Dhani in hospital. The movie becomes emotional when Parineeta had a serious accident. Because she was doctor that is why she know that she will not survive. She makes a will that her heart should be donated
      to Dhani. After death of Parineeta her heart is donated to Dhani. The death of Parineeta her husbands life becames upset. He seems not have any inetrest to life. Dhani falls in love with Rishabh though she knows not that the heart donated to her was his wifes. Rishabh ignores Dhani everytime. He find one day diary of Parineeta and finds that his wife wanted to build a childrens hospital. He tells to all his staff to his wifes dream. When completing his wifes dream of childrens hospital he finds that Dhani has same views that parineeta had. The movies emotional parts begin when Dhani and Rishabh know that Parineeta had donated her heart to Dhani.
      In my personal view this is a must watch movie, which is very simple and very romatic.

      Starring:

      Salman Khan as Rishabh
      Preity Zinta as Dr. Parineeta
      Bhoomika Chawla as Dhani
      Rati Agnihotri as Dr. Shashi Rawat
      Helen as Dhani's grandmother
      Renuka Shahane as Rishabh's Sister
      Aashif Sheikh as R. Tripathi
      Riya Sen as Kamini

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        13.03.2009 11:34
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        An average film - gets monotonous at-times with its repeated sequences

        Released in 2004
        Directed by Atul Agnihotri
        Producer: Sunil Manchanda, Mukesh Talreja (Orion & Mad Production)
        Music: A. R. Rahman , Himesh Reshammiya
        Star cast: Salman Khan, Preity Zinta, Bhumika Chawla, Rati Agnihotri, Helen.


        This was the second film by Orion & Mad production after the grand success of 'Tere Naam' so the expectation with this movie was also high... However the audience didn't show much interest in 'Dil ne jise apna kaha' since the promos and the film itself was not that impressive. Hence, the movie left the box office without any notice.

        'Dil ne jise apna kaha' has a very unusual and one its kind story line. First for the Indian cinema but yet again inspired by the Hollywood movie 'Return to me' :) The movie starts with the love story of Doctor Parineeta (Priety Zinta) & an advertising tycoon Rishab (Salman khan) who after few minutes in the movie get married and are living happily. They are also seen expecting their first child. Doctor parineeta is very generous by nature and feels a lot for the ones in need, She has a dream of opening a hospital for the poor and Rishab is all hers to help her do this.

        Cut two - Dhani (Bhumika chawla), parineeta's patient is suffering from some heart disease and needs a heart transplant to lead a normal life. Parineeta is very keen on Dhani getting to lead a normal and a healthy life again. Unfortunately OR fortunately Parineeta meets a serious road accident and before dieing donates her heart to her patient Dhani.

        Rishab is all shattered and broken by this and decides to live only for completing the dream project of Parineeta i.e. is opening a Hospital. Dhani and Rishab get to meet in a sequence and Dhani having heart of Pari starts feeling for Rishab... On the other hand Rishab too likes Dhani's simplicity but is reluctant to give his wife's place to anyone else in his life....

        What happens after this... Does the cupid strike again? What happens to the dream project of Parineeta? Are Dhani and Rishab brought together..?? All these question are answered in the second half of the film.

        Overall, the movie is touchy and sensitive, however its so touchy at times the one start feeling bored of its slow paced narration. The appreciable side of the movie is that the way the couple is demonstrated in the first half is amazing and I guess every one of us wants a 'Perfect' life like that with our partner. The second half of the movie is a little slow and bore but has some good emotional heartfelt scenes. Performance wise work of priety is good with her peppy look that lights up the screen. Bhumika goes slow and is ok in her shoes. Salman rocks through out since he is great in doing romantic portrayal and also looks cute crying in the movie...

        Watch this movie with your family to have a clean experience. In all an average film, could be tedious at-times.

        HaPpY Watching!! =)

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          20.09.2006 20:07
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          Have the tissue box handy, you'll need it!

          Dil Ne Jise Apna Kahaa (meaning "The Heart You Said Was Yours") is a Hindi language (Bollywood) film and was released in September 2004. It stars Salman Khan as Rishab, Preity Zinta as Pari and Bhumika Chawla as Dhani. Supporting cast includes Asif Sheikh as R.T. (Rishab's best friend and colleague), Rati Agnihotri as Dr Shashi and Helen Khan as Dhani's grandmother and Riya Sen as Kaveri.

          The film was directed by Atul Agnihotri (Salman Khan's brother-in-law and a somewhat failed actor), produced by Mukesh Talreja and Sunil Manchanda. The pretty decent cinematography was by Stephen Fernandes and Kishore Kapadia and the run time is just over 2 hours.


          PLOT SUMMARY

          Pari and Rishab are a happily married couple, she's a doctor and he's the boss of an advertising agency. Their lives seem perfect and she's expecting their first child when they move into her dream home which he buys for her as a surprise. Around the same time Pari gets a new patient at her hospital, a young woman, Dhani, who needs a heart transplant.

          One fine day Pari meets with a car accident on the way to drop off some files to Rishab before she goes to work. It's a fatal accident but before she dies she bequeaths her heart to her patient, Dhani. Rishab is totally devastated by the loss of his Pari, and is upset that her heart has been transplanted and basically doesn't want to know anything about where her heart has gone. He only comes of his depression to fulfil one of her biggest dreams - to build a childrens' hospital.

          Dhani has a new heart and new lease of life, so where does she end up working of all places in the country? Can you guess where I'm going? What does Rishab make of this girl who has all the same tastes as his wife? Will he ever stop being mean to Dhani and see her love for him? Will he ever get over the death of his beloved?


          MUSIC

          The music for the film is by A R Rahman and Himesh Reshammiya with lyrics by Mehboob and Sameer. The songs were nice enough, A R Rahman is usually known for producing some great music but I can't recall any of the songs in this film now or say that any of them made much of an impact on me. At the time of watching the film I felt that the title song was very soft and melodious and nicely filmed, but I was rather disappointed with the only dance song set in a nightclub as usually I find those songs quite catchy.


          ANALYSIS

          Preity Zinta lights up absolutely every scene she appears in. This is one actress who is not only stunning to look at but never fails to deliver in any role I've seen her in so far. You can truly see why her husband is so utterly devoted to her as she comes across as someone very endearing and easy to love. I have to admit to shedding buckets of tears when her character dies on screen. I also thought it was very apt to name her character Pari, which means fairy, as that's how she came across!

          Salman Khan is not one of my favourite actors; he is pretty good at his job but I'm just not a big fan of his. I can't quite put my finger on it, most people who watch Bollywood films really rate him up there with the top stars, but to me he's just another average looking guy who pretty much overacts in all of his films. There always seems to be an element of the cheeky chap who loves to play the fool in any film he's in, till the role demands his character turn serious. He does depression with ease and was pretty convincing in this role. He portrayed the loving doting husband quite charmingly and when his character sinks into depression you really believe the guy is suicidal! I had no complaints with the way his character was developed during the film and felt he was justified in his choices.

          I found it a bit strange that his character doesn't find out about his wife's dream of building a children's hospital until well after she'd died. They were portrayed as a loving couple who shared everything in each others' lives yet she had this huge dream and he only becomes aware of it when he catches a young guy breaking into his home to burgle the house. What was interesting about that part of the plot was that he feeds the thief and gives him money and the guy eats the food and takes the money and said "Sir, I'm not really a thief. I was hungry!" Erm so what were you doing climbing out of the window with his stuff then if you're not a thief? Sometimes Bollywood dialogues are beyond belief!

          This is only the 2nd time I've seen Bhumika Chawla in a film and I found her to be quite adept at the role, although it's a shame she was up against the beautiful Preity Zinta. It must be difficult for even the most talented actress to be supporting female (there were quite a few other supporting female cast in the film actually) to follow on from Zinta's performance in any film, aside from maybe Aishwarya Rai. Her role wasn't supposed to be supporting actress. It was supposed to be a double female lead but she couldn't quite hold a candle to Zinta; maybe she wasn't meant to? She's a sweet looking girl and came across as very sincere, innocent and gentle throughout the film. I wondered why her character never tried to find out who she got the heart transplant from, although there's a scene where her grandmother asks Dr Sashi about the donor. Chawla's character never actually seems to show any interest in that side of things till much later in the film. I also wondered why her character didn't ask after her original doctor (Pari) as they got along very well and Dhani seemed to be very attached to her. I guess the story couldn't develop the way it did if THAT had happened!

          Asif Sheikh plays Rishab's best friend R Tripathi aka R.T. (we never get to know his first name), although one of the girls at the office constantly called him Mr "tea party" instead of Tripathi, so it was probably deliberate. I've never seen him before this film and to be honest I wouldn't remember seeing him if I saw him again in a couple of months. Although he came across as very sincere and his acting was acceptable as supporting actor he was really nothing to write home about. I don't see this guy taking on any lead roles unless they're very low budget films!

          Helen Khan (Salman's real life step-mother) didn't have a big role to play aside from the doting grandmother of Dhani, although I felt it was a bit mean making her a grandmother, it would have made more sense to make her the mother or even aunt! She played her part satisfactorily although she wasn't given much screen time. It's quite interesting to see Helen play these mature roles as she was most famous in her heyday for being the "item number" in most films she appeared in. An "item number" is basically the scantily clad dancer in song and dance sequences in Bollywood films. Most films have at least one "item number", in the past these scenes would be set in a brothel or dance bar, these days the scenes are in nightclubs!

          Rati Agnihotri didn't have a big role in the film - she played Pari's close colleague friend Dr Sashi and later Dhani's doctor. She appears in a few scenes and is quite sincere although I don't quite believe her as a doctor. This actress was quite a famous star in the 80s and nowadays she mainly does supporting actress roles, although I've seen her playing the "bitch" in some films and she's pretty good at that!

          Riya Sen had a small part in the film as Pari's best friend but she had a very annoying fake accent, like someone Indian not brought up in India and it meant that her lines sounded forced and false.

          There were some other supporting actors in this film who had rather too much to say as far as I was concerned. There was a secretary type receptionist at the office who was a bit like a maternal figure to Rishab. Another woman working in the office who couldn't speak Hindi properly (as she seemed to have been brought up in the US) and she kept getting phrases muddled up giving sentences completely the wrong context, it was supposed to be funny but I found it annoying. Then there was the token gay cross dresser friend of Dhani who was so annoying I wanted to strangle him. Too much time was wasted on these characters stretching out the film by a good 20 minutes overall which wasn't necessary. Maybe the director thought it was a way to lighten the atmosphere in an otherwise very intense film.


          FOOD FOR THOUGHT?

          As to the main crux of the story, I think what they were trying to mostly get across to audiences was to question whether a heart transplanted into another human being could actually also transplant all the "previous owner's" dreams and characteristics and tastes. This is what seemed to come across here. The new owner of the heart falls madly in love with the same guy the first heart owner loves. She is drawn to the same people as friends, she has the same tastes and designs model hospital exactly the way the first owner would have. The guy she loves is also somehow drawn to her but he can't understand why as he doted on his wife and no one else is going to get near to taking her place. Are we to believe all these things are due to the heart having a life and mind of its own? Oh well, it was only a film, mustn't dwell on it!


          WHERE TO GET IT

          I bought my copy of this film on VHS for £1.99 from erosentertainment.com (and I was very pleased that it had subtitles or I would have been somewhat stumped). I would warn anyone buying VHS films from Eros that they tend to have a good 20 minutes at the start of their films of adverts for their other products.

          You can get it on DVD from Amazon for £9.97 or from play.com for £14.99 or try your usual DVD rental source.


          OVERALL

          I did enjoy the film on the whole, although it did make me cry several times which I guess is not the best recommendation - although I'd add that it was the emotional scenes that made me cry and not due to poor acting!

          I understand the plot has been somewhat lifted from the Hollywood film "Return To Me" which I've not seen so I can't comment on how similar the storyline is.

          I'd give the film a good 7 out of 10 and most of those points are due to the excellent Preity Zinta. The film loses points due to the comedy scenes with the surplus characters and being a bit too soppy, although the PG rating on the film cover has a comment below it: "contains emotionally intense scenes" which was fair warning!

          Oh and don't forget to keep a box of tissues by you; you'll definitely need it during this film!

          UPDATE (April 2008) - I just recently saw the film Return To Me which was made prior to this so I can only assume the story was copied for the Bollywood version. The ending was somewhat different though, but I think the David Duchovny/Minnie Driver version wins hands down!

          This review is also published on Ciao by myself on the same username...

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          Young and good-looking Dr. Parineeta alias Pari is in love with Rishabh, a wealthy young man, working in an advertising agency. Both plan to marry soon, as Pari gets pregnant. Unfortunately, Pari in involved in an accident, and both the baby and she die in hospital. In her will, Pari donates her heart to the hospital. Rishabh is devastated, and opposes the plan to donate the heart, the hospital, however, goes ahead with the Pari's last request. Rishabh, after a bout with depression, begins Pari's project, a hospital for sick children called Pari Lok. Meanwhile Pari's heart has been transplanted in a young woman named Dhani. Dhani and Rishabh's paths cross, and Dhani is instantly attracted to him, but Rishabh does not even look twice at her, and is immersed in Pari's memories.