Khandaan: A Bollywood Podcast has taken its time, but we’ve finally arrived at the film that forever changed the Hindi film industry: 2001’s DIL CHAHTA HAI. Farhan Akhtar’s debut feature had a glitzy starcast: Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Akshaye Khanna, Dimple Kapadia, Preity Zinta, Ayub Khan, Sonali Kulkarni, Suhasini Mulay, and the by-now patented list of talented supporting actors.
Everything from the costumes (super trendy at the time), to the dialogues (a stark departure from what the rest of Hindi filmdom sounded like), to cinematography (fresh and natural), to the music (still a bop), left an impact. It changed the trajectory of several careers and gave others an opportunity to showcase their talents in a way few Hindu films have been able to.
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