Dil Chahta Hai, Kabhi Na Beete Chamkeele Din
Dil Chahta Hai, Hum Na Rahein Kabhi Yaaron Ke Bin
Dil Chahta Hai has been a first for many. It was Farhan Aktar’s directorial debut. DCH also was the first movie to change the perception of wealth in Bollywood. The rich in Bollywood before DCH were rich because they were bad people making money off illegally. Here there were three boys comfortably at home in their classy elegant rich homes, playing with their expensive gadgets or hopping into a Mercedes coupe for an impromptu weekend in Goa where the party continues.
The movie also refashioned the potrayal of young urban love. Samir’s inclination to falling for whoever hoves into view is made fun in a gentle and accepting manner. He is not dubbed a ‘womanizer without any morals’. Sid falls in love with an older woman who is divorced and has a weakness for alcohol is perhaps the most radical stand. Aakash likes to love ’em and leave ’em. While his friends are not exactly ecstatic at his ways, they’re hopeful that he will mend ways. And he does, by falling in love with the same girl he had once made fun of.
DCH is a feel good movie setting up its characters and us for a happily ever after.