Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999)

Released : 18 June 1999
Director : Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Genre : Romantic
Music : Ismail Darbar
Star Cast : Salman Khan, Aishwarya Rai, Ajay Devgan

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Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam is a 1999 Hindi romantic drama film directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. The film features Salman Khan, Aishwarya Rai and Ajay Devgan. It was released in the English-speaking world as Straight from the Heart. The story is adopted from Maitreyi Devi's Bengali novel Na Hanyate, and is based on a love triangle. It also reflects the influence of the German novella Immensee and the 1943 Nazi era film based on it, Immensee. The film was remade in Bengali as Neel Akasher Chandni in 2009, with Jeet reprising Salman Khan's role, Jishu Sengupta reprising Ajay Devgan's role, and Koel Mallick reprising Aishwarya Rai's role.

So Filmyfolks enlist lesser known facts about the film that you may have not known even after watching the movie numerous times...

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1. The film won a lot of critical acclaim and awards, including three National awards, nine Filmfare and eleven IIFA awards.

2. Not many people know that Ismail Darbar, who was honored with a National Award for the music direction spent two years on the music of the film. As a result, the album had songs for all the occasions and all the songs of the movie were a hit.

3. In the garba song Dholi Taro, to light-up the acrylic floor the art-director Nitin Desai, used marigold flowers for the purpose. The flowers that are traditionally offered in temples were placed under the acrylic sheets, which lightened up the floor as well as the whole set. While the song was shot, the floor looked phenomenal with an orange background and nobody could make out that it was dazzling due to the marigold flowers and not the lighting.

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4. Saroj Khan won an award for Best Choreography at the Filmfare Awards for the song Nimbooda. The song picturized on Aishwarya Rai is a dance number involving fast beats and a lot of quick dance movements. The actress did a fabulous job in performing on this track even when her feet were swollen due to an accident she met on the sets of the movie.

5. Aishwarya met with an accident during Nimbooda song due to a chandelier on the set and had to dance with swollen feet. Bhansali has thanked her many times for her dedication and incredible performance in the movie and particularly for this song.

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6. Salman Khan, who plays Sameer in the movie, is shown to have a strange habit of talking to his deceased father while looking at the sky. It is said that even director Bhansali had this habit from his childhood as he lost his father at a young age. Sameer's connection with his father had a pivotal role in the movie, as it was only during these conversations that Sameer spoke his heart out. The connection between Sameer and his father was brought out very well during the movie.

7. The picturesque locales of Gujarat, Rajasthan and Italy combined with Ismail Darbarís music and a brilliant script, made the movie the highest grossing Bollywood film of 1999.

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