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Dil Dhadakne Do
Directed by Zoya Akhtar
Produced by
Written by
  • Reema Kagti
  • Zoya Akhtar
Narrated by Aamir Khan
Starring
Music by Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy
Cinematography Carlos Catalan
Editing by
  • Anand Subaya
  • Manan Mehta
Studio Excel Entertainment
Junglee Pictures
Distributed by Eros International
Release date(s) 5 June 2015 (2015-06-05)
Running time 173 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi
Budget INR850 million
Money made INR1.45 billion

Dil Dhadakne Do (transl. Let the heart beat) is a 2015 Indian Hindi-language comedy-drama movie directed by Zoya Akhtar, and produced by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar. The movie features an ensemble cast of Anil Kapoor, Shefali Shah, Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh, Anushka Sharma and Farhan Akhtar, with a voice-over performance by Aamir Khan as the family dog Pluto, the narrator of the movie. The supporting cast also includes Rahul Bose, Zarina Wahab, Vikrant Massey, Pawan Chopra, Parmeet Sethi, Dolly Mattdo and Manoj Pahwa. The soundtrack was composed by the trio Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy, with lyrics by Javed Akhtar. The movie was released worldwide on 5 June 2015 to positive reviews from critics, who praised the performances of Kapoor, Shah, Chopra and Singh, who portrayed the members of the Mehra family, as well as Akhtar's direction, cinematography and costumes. The movie grossed INR1.45 billion at the box office against a production and marketing budget of INR850 million, and earned a number of accolades. It received five Filmfare nominations, winning Best Supporting Actor for Kapoor. Dil Dhadakne Do also received nine nominations at the 2016 Screen Awards, including Best Film, and won two, Best Supporting Actor for Kapoor and Best Ensemble Cast.

Cast

  • Anil Kapoor as Kamal Mehra
  • Shefali Shah as Neelam Mehra
  • Priyanka Chopra as Ayesha Mehra
  • Ranveer Singh as Kabir Mehra
  • Anushka Sharma as Farah Ali
  • Farhan Akhtar as Sunny Gill
  • Aamir Khan in a voice-over as Pluto Mehra
  • Rahul Bose as Manav Sangha
  • Zarina Wahab as Smita Sangha
  • Vikrant Massey as Rana Khanna
  • Ridhima Sood as Noorie Sood
  • Pawan Chopra as Prem Mehra
  • Ayesha Raza Mishra as Indu Mehra
  • Parmeet Sethi as Lalit Sood
  • Dolly Minhas as Naina Sood
  • Manoj Pahwa as Vinod Khanna
  • Preeti Mamgain as Vandana Khanna
  • Shireesh Sharma as Jamaal Hashmi
  • Divya Seth as Saira Hashmi
  • Ikhlaque Khan as Amrish Gill
  • Vandana Sajnani as Anju Chopra
  • Sarah Hashmi as Divya Mehra
  • Khushi Dubey as Putlu Mehra

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