Dilwale (translation: The Big Hearted) is a 2015 Indian romantic action comedy film directed by Rohit Shetty, and produced by Gauri Khan and Rohit Shetty under the banner of Red Chillies Entertainment and Rohit Shetty Productions respectively.
Dilwale has grossed over ₹350 crore (US$52 million) at the box-office, becoming one of the highest-grossing Indian films of all time. The film had the highest opening of 2015 abroad and the second highest ever,[clarification needed]with a weekend gross of around $8.5 million. The film also set an all-time record opening in the Gulf. However, Shahrukh Khan expressed disappointment with the box office collections and the film’s performance, especially in India. as did Kajol, who stated that she regretted doing the film.
The movie begins in Goa, where Raj leaves his auto repair shop to confront Mani for stealing a man’s cell phone. Mani tells Raj that he is stealing it for his younger brother, whom he must care for after both of their parents died. While out driving, Veer sees a woman, Ishita, hitchhiking but refuses to pick her up. However, after he stops the car to urinate, she catches up with him, and he agrees to take her where she needs to go, damaging the car in his rush to get there. For penance, Raj forces Veer to work in the shop day and night. Veer’s friend Siddhu provides him with coffee so he can stay awake to fix the car. However, he falls asleep anyway and awakes to find that the car’s sound system has been stolen. Siddhu takes it to a pawn shop to sell it, having stolen the sound system while Veer was asleep.
The men of the local gang leader, King, try to sell drugs at a crab shack. Veer beats them up after they threaten Ishita. They then come back later to exact revenge on Veer, but Raj breaks up the fight. Raj’s men find him at the hospital where Veer is staying and tell him they know where to find King’s men. Raj goes to King’s hideout, incapacitates the gang members, and burns their drug stash. Raj tells King’s men his gangster name, Kaali. King stops by Raj’s shop the next day to present a deal where Raj will fix all of King’s cars in exchange for protection.
The film then flashes back to Bulgaria. Raj is in a car chase with a rival gang, trying to make off with a container of gold, when he accidentally runs over a woman, Meera. When he gets out to help her, the rival gang catches up with him, and he has to leave. Later, Raj runs into Meera again, who works as a sketch artist. He reveals to her that he is a gangster, and that he is the son of Randhir Bakshi, the leader of the gang. Veer attends a boarding school where Raj only comes to visit once a month. Randhir and Raj talk about how Raj was adopted. Raj meets with Meera again, and she asks him to take care of some guys who are troubling her. She also asks him to celebrate her birthday with her the next day. He promises to take care of a job early and then meet her in the evening. The next day, Raj is engaged in a car chase. His car gets blown up and rolls over, trapping him inside. He is confronted by Meera, who he finds out is the daughter of the rival gang’s leader, Malik. She reveals that their entire relationship so far was designed so that Malik’s gang could have a chance to kill him. She holds a gun to his head, but she chooses to spare his life this time. Later, Raj gets a new car and engages in a car chase with Meera, eventually pushing her car to the edge of a cliff. He saves Meera from falling off the cliff, then tells her that the next time he sees her, he will kill her. Despite this warning, she later comes to his home and tells him that she loves him. At first he refuses to listen to her, but then he admits that he loves her, too. They make plans to tell their parents about their relationship.
The film quickly flashes back to Goa, where Veer discovers that Siddhu has been putting sleeping pills in Veer’s coffee so that he fell asleep on his shift, allowing Siddhu to steal items from the shop. Veer is upset, but Siddhu explains it is for his girlfriend, Jenny. They agree to help each other secure girlfriends. As a consequence, Veer reveals his feelings to Ishita. Upon finding out about their relationship, Raj wants to meet Ishita’s family. When Raj visits Ishita’s house, he discovers that Meera is Ishita’s older sister.
The film then quickly flashes back to Bulgaria, where Malik agrees to meet Randhir, but, secretly, he plans to kill him. The meeting breaks into a shootout, during which Malik shoots Randhir. Randhir then shoots Malik, and both men die. Raj holds Randhir and takes the gun out of his hand. Meera finds Raj and believes that he killed her father, for which she shoots Raj; however, he survives the gunshot. Both Meera and Raj decide to move far away from Bulgaria and start a new life.
The film is again in Goa, where Veer and Ishita come up with several plots to bring Meera and Raj together. As a side plot, Mani steals King’s car and brings it to the shop, where Veer discovers drugs in the trunk and decides to burn them. Ishita tells Raj that Meera has not forgotten her first love. King comes to Meera’s house one night, but Raj, as Kaali, shows up and stops them from causing her any harm. King asks Meera later if she knows Kaali, but she refuses to acknowledge their relationship.
Meera issues an ultimatum that in order to marry Ishita, Veer must move in with Meera. Meera also tells him that Raj is adopted and not his blood brother. Veer says that he loves Ishita, but he cannot abandon his brother. Raghav, one of Malik’s men, decides to tell Meera that Raj did not kill Malik, but that Malik had shot Randhir, who had shot Malik in return. Upon learning this, Meera tells Veer that he can marry Ishita and stay with Raj.
Siddhu and Jenny get married. King shows up at the wedding, having tracked down his stolen car, which is now being used as the bride and groom’s getaway car. King starts to cause a disturbance, but Raj beats him up. King then tries to shoot Raj, but accidentally shoots Meera. The gunshot doesn’t turn out to be fatal.
- Shah Rukh Khan as Raj Randhir Bakshi/Kaali
- Kajol as Meera Dev Malik
- Varun Dhawan as Veer Randhir Bakshi
- Kriti Sanon as Ishita Dev Malik
- Varun Sharma as Sidhu
- Johnny Lever as Mani Bhai
- Sanjay Mishra as Oscar Bhai
- Mukesh Tiwari as Shakti, Sidhu’s brother
- Pankaj Tripathi as Anwar
- Boman Irani as King
- Vinod Khanna as Randhir Bakshi
- Kabir Bedi as Dev Malik
- Nawab Shah as Raghav, Malik’s right-hand
- Chetna Pande as Jenny, Sidhu’s girlfriend (Oscar Bhai’s sister)
- Dilwale‘s songs are composed by Pritam and lyrics are written by Amitabh Bhattacharya. Amar Mohile has composed the film score.Dilwale, the film’s soundtrack album, was composed by Pritam. A track titled “Gerua” was released on November 18, 2015 as the first single prior to the soundtrack album’s release. The second single to be released was “Manma Emotion Jaage”. The album features seven tracks, and was released on 4 December 2015. Sony Music India acquired the music rights of the film for a record ₹19 crore (US$2.8 million).The song “Gerua” also had different versions. An Arabic version called “Telagena” was released on 11 December 2015 while a Malay version entitled “Warna Cinta” featuring vocals from Aliff Aziz and Kilafairy was released later on 18 December 2015.
In January 2015, Rohit Shetty announced a project with Shah Rukh Khan in the lead which would be their second collaboration after the 2013 film Chennai Express. Shetty stated that he would start filming in March 2015. Shetty paired actress Kajol with Khan, making it the seventh time they were cast opposite each other. He also signed actor Varun Dhawan who was reportedly playing Khan’s brother while actress Kriti Sanon was signed opposite him.
Dilwale Soundtrack album by Pritam Released 4 December 2015 Recorded 2015 Genre Feature film soundtrack Length 29:35 Language Hindi Label Sony Pritam chronology Phantom
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Dilwale, the film’s soundtrack album, was composed by Pritam. A track titled “Gerua” was released on November 18, 2015 as the first single prior to the soundtrack album’s release. The second single to be released was “Manma Emotion Jaage”. The album features seven tracks, and was released on 4 December 2015. Sony Music India acquired the music rights of the film for a record ₹19 crore (US$2.8 million).
The song “Gerua” also had different versions. An Arabic version called “Telagena” was released on 11 December 2015 while a Malay version entitled “Warna Cinta” featuring vocals from Aliff Aziz and Kilafairy was released later on 18 December 2015.
All lyrics are penned by Amitabh Bhattacharya.
Dilwale (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) No. Title Singer(s) Length 1. “Gerua” Free Download Arijit Singh, Antara Mitra 05:45 2. “Manma Emotion Jaage” Free Download Amit Mishra, Anushka Manchanda, Antara Mitra 03:29 3. “Janam Janam” Free Download Arijit Singh, Antara Mitra 03:57 4. “Tukur Tukur” Free Download Arijit Singh, Kanika Kapoor, Neha Kakkar,Nakash Aziz, Siddharth Mahadevan 04:07 5. “Daayre” Free Download Arijit Singh 04:50 6. “Premika” Free Download Benny Dayal, Kanika Kapoor 03:45 7. “Theme of Dilwale (DJ Chetas)” Free Download Arijit Singh 03:42Total length: