Love is such a phenomena that when a person (or two persons mutually)is hit by it, he / she never knows when it's happened. However Indiansocial and family values have always put a premium on brotherhood (andsisterhood) and the love between the siblings has been silentlyconsidered as supreme over the romantic love for the opposite sex.Nevertheless, it may happen that two sisters fall in love with the sameman or two brothers fall in love with the same woman. In Indianpatriarchal social set-up, the sisters' rivalry in love could bedigested by the public but not the brothers' rivalry for that purpose.Movies like President (1937) and Bahaaren Phir Bhi Aayengi (1966) weremade in Bollywood showing two real sisters falling in love with acommon male. However the first Bollywood movie showing two realbrothers as Raqeeb (rival in love) of each other is, in my opinion, YehDillagi (this joke / this teasing) which came as late as in 1994.<br><br>An adaptation of Hollywood movie - Sabrina (1954), this movie has beenproduced by the prestigious Yash Raj banner of Bollywood and theresponsibility of direction has been put on the shoulders of NareshMalhotra. This story is a love triangle in which the girl - Sapna(Kajol) who happens to be the daughter of the driver of the householdwhose two sons - Vijay (Akshay Kumar) and Vicky (Saif Ali Khan)unwillingly and unknowingly become each other's Raqeeb for her love.The brothers are son of a businessman, Bhaanu Prataap Saigal (SaeedJaaffrey) and his wife - Shaanti (Reema Laagoo). Their mother, i.e.,Shaanti is status-conscious and wants only the girls of equal status asher daughters-in-law. However the parents are by no means concerned forthe life of their younger son - Vicky who has turned into a casanova,philandering with different girls with seriousness for none of them. Healso does not pay two hoots for the business and related works alsowhich is completely taken care of by his elder, more mature andsensible, no-nonsense elder brother - Vijay.<br><br>The real story of Yeh Dillagi starts with the ladies' man Vicky'sgetting smitten by the charms of Sapna and he actually starts feelingto be in love with her. However considering his image of a flirt, Sapnaavoids him. Gradually Sapna's opinion about Vicky changes and Vickyhimself also takes steps in transforming his personality and approachtowards life. But the trouble comes when Sapna and Vijay fall in lovewith each other. Now both of them know that Vicky loves Sapna buthesitant of telling this fact to him. Vijay loves Vicky very much andwants to sacrifice his love for him but he cannot force his will onSapna for that purpose. On the other hand, Vicky, being ignorant of thelove of Vijay and Sapna, feels the real trouble as his mother'shigh-handed attitude of not accepting a driver's daughter as herdaughter-in-law though she has become an accomplished model now. Theday, the extremely painful truth dawns on Vicky, nothing remains thesame for all three of them. The movie ends on an expected yet veryemotional and impressive note.<br><br>The biggest USP of Yeh Dillagi is the power-packed performances of allthe three lead characters. Kajol has always been a class apart and YehDillagi is another showcase of her talent. As a girl with sky in hereyes but feeling the circumstances of hers clipping the wings of herambitions, a girl conscious of her self-respect and unwilling to beclose to a flirt but losing her heart to a sincere and mature boy and agirl caught between the love of two real hand-in-glove brothers but notready to sacrifice her love for one for the sake of the other, Kajolhas marvelled like anything. Akshay Kumar and Saif Ali Khan have alwayscomplimented each other well and that's why the audience was fond oftheir pairing in many movies during the nineties. <br><br>Sameer has written good lyrics for the songs and Dilip Sen Sameer Senhave composed heart-soothing melodies for them. Jab Bhi Koi LadkiDekhoon Mera Dil Deewaana Dole, Naam Kya Hai Pyar Ka Maara, Dekho ZaraDekho Barsaat Ki Jhadi, Hothon Pe Bas Tera Naam Hai, Gori Kalaai KalaaiMein Kangna etc. are good to listen and were quite popular in thattime. However the two profound songs of this movie which have won myheart are - 1. The title track - Lagi Lagi Hai Yeh Dil Ki Lagi NaSamjho Ise Dillagi (sung jointly by Lata Mangeshkar, Udit Naarayan andAbhijeet), 2. Main Deewaana Hoon Mujhe Dillagi Ne Maara Hai (sung byPankaj Ud-haas). I just loved the latter for Pankaj's singing, thetouching lyrics and above all, the performance of Saif on that. Itproved to be a tear-jerker for me when I watched the movie.<br><br>All in all, this two decades old romantic movie is a nice timepasswhich is full of fun as well as sentiments. Both the rom-com lovingaudience and the audience of emotional family dramas will like it forsure. It was a box office hit and rightly so.
Musical / Drama
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Sapna, the daughter of the Saigal family's driver is a simple fun-loving girl, but her dreams are not as simple. She dreams about riches and day-dreams about her dream man. Vijay Saigal and Vicky Saigal, both heirs to Saigal Industries have almost all the qualities of a dream man. Almost. Because "All work and no play" makes Vijay a dull boy and "All play and no work" makes Vicky and outrageous flirt, as he does not believe in the affairs of the hearts, but only in affairs. But then even Sapna is not made of the stuff, dream girls are made of. Not until she becomes a successful model and transforms into a beautiful girl. That's when she become Vicky's dream girl. But Sapna's success hasn't changed her status. She is still the driver's daughter and Mrs. Shanti Devi may overlook her son's affairs with rich girls but not with a driver's daughter. Big brother Vijay takes upon himself to iron out the differences, but himself gets smothered by Sapna's live-wire charm and subsequently her ...
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