On Sunday, Farhan Akhtar posted a picture of the first shot that was rolled for his directorial debut Dil Chahta Hai (2001) on Twitter.
August 2000. 15 yrs ago, we rolled this.. the 1st shot of DCH. Forever thankful to my cast, crew & you the viewers. pic.twitter.com/jc9o7InPCv— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) August 2, 2015
The film — starring Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Preity Zinta, Akshaye Khanna, Sonali Kulkarni, and Dimple Kapadia — was a runaway hit and became an instant Hindi cinema classic. Even now, 14 years after its release, it is remembered as a 'game-changing' film that broke ground for the manner in which it portrayed India's urban, upwardly mobile youth and their relationships. Its glossy aesthetics and matter-of-fact writing set the foundation for a number of romantic comedies that were made over the next decade or so.
Changed the way Hindi films looked. Changed the way young people in them spoke. Still being ripped off. https://t.co/4oLLH3FMOW— Uday Bhatia (@yooday) August 3, 2015
Easily the most gamechanging Bollywood film of the last couple of decades. https://t.co/Y8fLIRFEQR— Sahil Rizwan (@SahilRiz) August 3, 2015
Nearly 14 years later, Dil Chahta Hai continues to strike a chord with viewers. Here are a few scenes from the film that will always have a special place in our hearts.
1. "Mard ban, be a man!"
2. "Tujhe kya lagta hai, main roz iss takiye pe baithta hoon?"
3. "I hate economics."
4. "Shaayad uske bathroom jaane ka time hai."
5. "Subodh, tumhe time yaad nahi hai?"
*Pretends to stab every filmmaker who attempts to cash in on this movie's epicness instead of trying to make something original*