Note to self: Sid is fictional. Dil Chahta Hai

So good! But in a different way. I don't think I've ever seen a movie in which three men get to be friends, to be affectionate with each other, especially when they're in their early twenties. Very sweet. The song at the beginning about being young and free and the world being theirs, in which everybody jumps around and throws their hands in the air like they just don't care, genuinely made me happy.

Also, I recognized a song playing in the background of a restaurant scene, "Eena Meena Dika," even though it was a different version than the one I have in my iTunes. Hurarh, knowledge!

And, most importantly: move over Hrithik and Shah Rukh - Akshaye Khanna and Aamir Khan... numma. And they can act!


Anonymous said…
I won't be objective, but this is my fav movie ever. Completely. Everything is great, with Akshaye in the first place :)
Deepa is cool ("Aaaakash!" :D)
Akash is just about to be a perfect fun-maker :D
Sameer is like a link to those two guys.
Did you know that Akshaye was meant to be Akash in the first sketch of the script? He wouldn't fit i think. I love Sid i have some problems with no-identifying Akshaye as Sid. I mean, he seems to be just totally himself :)

*~mad munky~* said…
i recall being blown away by this film...i was pretty fed-up with bollywood, and just happened to watch it as it was on tv...

very glad i did :o) such a refreshing change from what else was around at the time (and now!)
It is great, isn't it! I saw it very early on in my discovery of Hindi films, but I go back to it often because it's just such a compelling story and so very well done. I love stories about friendship.
crazyhorse said…
TRIVIA: Besides being a fantastic debut film from Farhan Akhtar, DCH is also ground-breaking, since it is the first Bollywood movie to use sync-sound (or "live" sound).
cadiz12 said…
one of my very favorites!
yedmallya - Oooh cool! I'd never heard that before. Is it true that Aamir Khan insists on that in his projects now?

cadiz - Absolutely!

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