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Release Date 30 October, 1997
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Budget ₹9 crores
Box Office India ₹35 crores
Box Office Worldwide ₹72 crores
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This is a story of Rahul, Pooja and Nisha, who are extremely passionate and dreamy in their lives. Each has different expectations from love and life. Rahul does not believe in love. Pooja believes that someone is there destined for her. Nisha believes that love is friendship. Will they find their true love? Will they ever be able to fulfil their dreams?

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Day-wise Box Office Collections

First Day₹0.98 crores
Saturday₹0.91 crores
Sunday₹0.86 crores
First Weekend₹2.75 crores
First Week₹5.24 crores
Second Week₹4.06 crores
Third Week₹3.6 crores
Lifetime India (net)₹35 crores
Worldwide Gross₹72 crores
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True Adj Domestic Net ₹328.65 (
) crores
True Adj Worldwide Gross ₹676.08 (
) crores

Movie Reception

On its arrival at the box office, Dil To Pagal Hai took a good start and maintained it over the first weekend. It didn't fall much on the weekdays and earned an excellent amount in the first week. The film showed a little drop in the second week and again collected a very good amount in the theatres.

The stronghold of the film in the subsequent weeks ensured a huge total in its lifetime and it also fared exceptionally well in the overseas. Dil Toh Pagal Hai movie songs also impressed the listeners on a large scale. Because of its excellent journey at the box office, it became the second highest grosser of 1997.

In the overseas, it turned out to be the highest Hindi grosser of 1997 which also helped the film to take the top spot in terms of highest-earning among all Hindi films worldwide.

Full Cast & Characters

Shahrukh KhanRahul
Madhuri DixitPooja
Karishma KapoorNisha
Akshay KumarAjay
Farida JalalPooja's guardian / Ajay's mother
Deven VermaPooja's guardian / Ajay's father
Aruna IraniPooja's teacher
Ameesha PatelBackstage Speaker
Shahid KapoorBackground dancer

Fun Facts & Triva

  • Before Karishma Kapoor, actresses like Kajol, Juhi Chawla, Urmila Matondkar & Manisha Koirala were approached.
  • Interestingly for this role, Karishma won her first National award.
  • This was her first film with SRK.
  • The music album was the biggest hit of 1997.
  • The film was the second highest grossing film of that year.
  • Earlier, it was titled as Maine To Mohabbat Kar Li & Mohabbat Kar Le.
  • Akshay Kumar & Madhuri Dixit shared the screen for the first time.
  • It also marks Shamak Davar's debut as a choreographer.

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