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.
— BeBo 👸 (@betu__) August 10, 2019
The film redefined Coolness.
The film doesn’t try too hard to push a happy ending down a viewer’s throat and when it indeed happens, it is every bit emotional as the rest of the movie
— Anamika Agarwal (@AnamikaAgarwl) August 10, 2019
It’s probably the first time that we saw friends on-screen discuss limits and permanence. In an iconic scene, Sid tells his friends that they’re like ships. Forget coming every year, it’s possible that they might never ever come to this place again. #18YearsOfDCH pic.twitter.com/Y7pBBnekXn
— JB! (@irockstarfan) August 10, 2019
— Sanjana (@Sanjana048) August 10, 2019
The three all ever best friends to grow apart as they try to figure out life itself but their reunion is everything you can wish for. The trio’s take on adulthood is vastly different from each other and Dil Chahta Hai celebrates it. #18YearsOfDCH pic.twitter.com/pjRmqIRVvr
— 😘🌸disha.gupta🌸😘 (@dishagupta678) August 10, 2019
Sid’s relationship with her grows beyond friendship in the most heartfelt manner and we as viewers can’t help but root for the two. The love they shared was untainted, gentle and unconventional. #18YearsOfDCH pic.twitter.com/g5pVYvRpFs
— पिकाचू (@GujjuBoss) August 10, 2019
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.