Twenty-Two Years Of Dil Toh Pagal Hai


Release on October 31, 1997, ‘Dil Toh Pagal Hai’ was an instant hit among the youth and families alike. This Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit, and Karisma Kapoor starrer set new trends in many ways. Be it iconic suits donned by Dixit, sporty outfits by Khan, or cute trendy outfits by Kapoor, the movie put up a fashion A-game in every aspect. The melodious tunes, iconic dialogues, and the evergreen Shah Rukh Khan whistle — the movie has been a perfect recipe for a big hit. Since, the movie completes 22 years today, as shared by Madhuri Dixit Nene on her Instagram account; we commemorate everything good about the movie.

Karisma Kapoor’s outfits and dance was out of this world. ‘Le gayi Le gayi’ set trends and records with its release. Kapoor’s work was outstanding. Her outfits immediately became style inspirations for the young girls at that time. Plus, her acting too was well appreciated and quite convincing. Madhuri Dixit’s dance, as always, was totally mind-blowing. Her jugalbandi scene with Kapoor and her solo piece in the Anarkali were loved and appreciated by one and all. This movie was kind of the first revolutionary dance movie in India. The audience accepted it with warm hearts.

Khan’s whistle became the go-to flirting technique in the young boys at that time. That tune is so iconic that a lot of us still continue to associate the movie with the melody. The chemistry and romance between Khan and Dixit were admired by the audience at that time. Their ‘Chak Dhoom Dhoom’ dance in the rain was the cynosure of everything cute and romantic at that time.

All in all, the movie had set romance standards to new heights upon its release owing to the fire chemistry between Khan and Dixit, excellent acting by Kapoor, and a wonderful comic timing in the cameo by Akshay Kumar. The movie still warms our hearts-whenever we put it on TV. An absolute delight to watch!