Dil Chahta Hai, which released in 2001 was considered to be a path-breaking film of the time which soon became a cult-favourite for the 90’s generation and those who followed after.

Featuring Aamir Khan, Akshaye Khanna, Saif Ali Khan, Preity Zinta, Sonali Kulkarni, and Dimple Kapadia, the film went on to be considered as one of the best made films in Bollywood.

Dil Chahta Hai was Farhan Akhtar’s directorial debut which completed 18 years on Saturday. It is still loved by moviegoers and music lovers, alike. Still fresh in public memory, fans have flooded the internet by posting heartfelt messages marking the anniversary by the trending hashtag #18YearsOfDCH.

Here are some tweets by the fans.

Dil Chahta Hai was based on the bond between three best friends, played by Aamir, Saif and Akshaye. It traced their journey from their carefree college days to maturity. The film won a National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi that year.

Dil Chahta Hai was produced by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar’s production house Excel Entertainment.