Dil Chahta Hai
|Dil Chahta Hai|
|Directed by||Farhan Akhtar|
|Produced by||Ritesh Sidhwani|
|Screenplay by||Farhan Akhtar
Saif Ali Khan
|Cinematography||Ravi K. Chandran|
|Edited by||A. Sreekar Prasad|
|Distributed by||Excel Entertainment|
Dil Chahta Hai (English: The Heart Desires) is a 2001 Indian comedy/drama film starring Aamir-Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Akshaye Khanna, Preity-Zinta, Sonali Kulkarni, and Dimple Kapadia. The first film written and directed by Farhan Akhtar, it is set in modern-day urban Mumbai and Sydney, and focuses on a major period of transition in the lives of three young friends.
In 2001, the film won National Film Award for Best-Feature Film in Hindi. It performed better in the urban areas of the country compared to the rural areas, which was attributed by critics to the city-oriented lifestyle depicted in which all the characters are from rich or upper-middle-class families. Over the years, it has attained a cult status.