ⓘ Dil Kya Kare


ⓘ Dil Kya Kare

Dil Kya Kare is a 1999 Indian drama film, directed by Prakash Jha and produced by Veeru Devgan and Veena Devgan. The film stars Ajay Devgn, Mahima Chaudhry, Kajol and Chandrachur Singh in lead roles.


1. Plot

This story is about tragic love which begins in tragedy and ends in tragedy.

Anand Ajay Devgn lives happily with his wife Kavita Mahima Chaudhry with his one adopted daughter, Neha. The couple has to adopt children because Kavita suffered from a miscarriage.

One day, a strange lady starts stalking Neha and meets her up daily at school. After some time, she makes friends with Neha and Neha starts calling her "sweet Aunty" and introduces her to her mother Kavita, who invites her home.

The strange lady introduces herself as "Nandita" Kajol and requests to spend more time with Neha. So Kavita lets her stay in their home as a Nanny. However, deeply buried secrets threaten to surface when Nandita and Anand come face-to-face. With a shock, it is revealed that Anand is actually the biological father of Neha and Nandita is the biological mother!

They have a short-lived tragic history: Anand and Nandita were traveling by train when thugs took over and tried to rape/kill Nandita. Anand saved Nanditas life and the two became attracted and made love. They did not meet after this night.

While Anand had to move on with his life, Nandita became pregnant with his child and was forced to give up her child Neha for adoption.

Anand and Nandita try to hide their past from Kavita at first, though Anand tries many times to meet with Nandita alone and talk to her, anxious to know why and where she mysteriously disappeared even though he tried to find her, he could not!

Soon after, however, Kavita finds out the truth and is disgusted with Nandita. Heartbroken, Nandita promises to leave the family alone on one condition - to take Neha with her. Kavita becomes frantic, as she refuses to give up Neha and Anand reluctantly supports Kavita after realizing how desperate she is to keep Neha.

When Nandita realizes that Anand and Kavita love Neha and are not ready to give her up, she decides to leave her daughter in their care and go away forever.

Anand is shocked at this and runs to the train station alone without Kavita. He makes it just in time to see Nandita on the moving train, peering at him with tear-filled eyes and he helplessly watches her leave with a heavy feeling in his heart.


2. Cast

  • Rakhi Sawant
  • Dinesh Hingoo
  • Mahima Chaudhry as Kavita Kishore
  • Farida Jalal
  • Rajendra Gupta as a Lawyer
  • Kajol as Nandita Rai
  • Ajay Devgn as Anand Kishore
  • Chandrachur Singh as Somu Dutt
  • Akshita Garud as Neha Kishore
  • Laxmikant Berde as Ram Dulare Sinha
  • Avtar Gill as a Lawyer
  • Aroon Bakshi
  • Achla Sachdev
  • Pushpa Varma
  • Sameer Dharmadhikari
  • Rajpal Yadav as a School Watchmen
  • Manohar Singh
  • Mohan Joshi as Nanditas Father
  • Anant Mahadevan as DCP Krishan Kumar
  • Yogi Singh

3. Box office

Dil Kya Kare grossed $285.000 in the US and £204.547 in UK. The film had a weak heart in the United States, suffered a financial haemorrhage in the second weekend, grossing $54.000 on screens, crashing to 51st position on the box-office chart from 27th. But it fared far better in the United Kingdom. It has remained at No 14 there on 22 screens for two weeks.