Dil Ne Jise Apna Kaha
Producers: Orion, MAD Pictures.
Director: Atul Agnihotri.
Music: A.R. Rahman.
Cast: Salman Khan, Preity Zinta, Bhumika Chawla.
The film is inspired by the Minnie Driver starrer Hollywood flick "Return To Me".
The story unfolds with Rishabh (Salman Khan), partner in an upcoming media company, and Pari (Preity Zinta) a doctor, in love with each other. Everything seems to be going fine when Pari has a fatal accident. Rishabh is devastated. He cannot handle the loss. However he has to live to fulfill Pari's last wish - to build a charitable hospital for the poor.
Life however takes an unexpected turn for Rishabh when he meets Dhani (Bhumika Chawla). Dhani has seen some dark moments in her life and makes the most of the smallest joys that life throws her way. Strangely, Rishabh and Dhani are drawn to each other. Rishabh gets a new lease of life. For Dhani this is her first love.
However fate has something else in store for Rishabh. He uncovers a harsh and shocking reality about Dhani which brings back all the painful memories which he so much wants to forget. Once again, Rishabh is shattered. He finds himself at the crossroads of life. Will Rishabh get back Dhani's love? Will he be able to forget his painful past? Actor Atul Agnihotri makes his directorial debut with Dil Ne Jise Apna Kaha and does a fairly good job. The writers (Purnendu Shekhar, Aloke Upadhyaya) have messed up the story and have kept many questions unanswered. The movie is very interesting for the first half an hour and then statrs dragging. Post inteval also the movie is unable to keep the audience stuck to the seat and the film keeps dropping and picking up pace at regular intervals. The climax mostly leaves you with one question and you are at a loss to understand what to think which is the major drawback of the film. Director Atul Agnihotri's choice of the subject is right and to be fair to him, he has extracted wonderful performances from Salman and Preity. But he should've ensured that the writing is of superior quality. The emotional moments - especially those involving Salman - are the best part of the enterprise. Performance wise Salman is excellent, Preity has done justice to her role and is excellent too. Bhumika Chawla is strictly okay. Rest of the cast lend able support. Music is ok. On the whole the film is worth a dekho atleast for two people, Salman and Preity.