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Dil To Pagal Hai
Romantic confusion between four Indian dancers in this Bollywood extravaganza


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Plot
Rahul is the leader of a dance troop, and a cynic who doesn't believe in love. His lead dancer, Nisha, is secretly in love with him - but when she sprains her ankle, he brings in a new dancer, Pooja. She's engaged to Ajay, but slowly she and Rahul begin to fall in love...


Review
A cultural eye-opener, this spectacularly made gorgeous love story was the first Bollywood flick in the UK to reach the £1 million mark - and it's easy to see why. Yash Chopra's muscular tale includes rich musical interludes and is both measured and intelligent.

Chopra sets his tale in Mumbai and creates a grand musical revolving around a love triangle between members of an Indian dance group. Shahrukh Khan, who forged his reputation with Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge and Baazigar, is simply ravishing. The career-defining film for the director, Dil To Pagal Hai made Bollywood's kitsch glamour hugely fashionable.


Verdict
It's great eye-candy, painting a portrait of a newly prosperous India in rainbow colours. Good performances too make this a cut above the Bollywood average.


Reviewed by Omar Ahmed

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