: Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol, Urmila Matondkar, Dara Singh
Music:Jatin Lalit, Shankar Ehsaan, Loy, Sukhwindara
Singh, Anand Milind
Producer: Dharmendra-Vijayta Films
Director : Sunny Deol
Theatrical Release: 19th November 1999
Sapna.Chhaya's Rating: 2/5
In the movie there are two brothers, Ranvir (Sunny Deol) and
Rajvir urf Rocky (Bobby Deol) Singh. Ranvir, who has taken
the family restaurant business to great heights is responsible,
serious, caring, passionate, and adored by all. Rajvir is
a spoiled loverboy who lives to dance, party, and enjoys flirting
with women. Their father Bir Singh (Dara Singh) is an owner
of Kiran Continental, named after his dead wife. Moreover
the two brothers have a sweet grandmother, Biji (Zohra Sehgal).
Ranvir fulfills every wish and desire of Rajvir's (in accordance
to the promise he made to his mother before she died).
Along comes Shalini (Urmila), a simple, sweet girl who meets
Rajvir in college and falls in love with him. Rajvir does
not believe in love and insults Shalini. In the meantime Ranvir
falls in love with Shalini and then the rest of movie is about
who gets Shalini.
The movie has same subject as recently-released Pyar Koi Khel
Nahin. Both Dillagi and Pyar Koi Khel Nahin revolve around the
same subject: a rich, mature, responsible elder brother (Sunny
Deol .. in both films) running the family business and a spoilt,
irresponsible younger brother (Bobby Deol in Dillagi & Apurva
Agnihotri in PKKN) who both fall in love with the same girl
(Urmila in Dillagi and Mahima Chaudhary in PKKN). In case you
missed out on the earlier one, there is no problem as you can
see Dillagi. Dillagi is a much better version of PKKN. It has
a better cast and songs but the editing and camera work could
have been better.
Morevoer the dialogues are also not so great and the climax
being too long, makes you wish for its end. Once again, Sunny
Deol plays his role in very good way. Urmila has got a fairly
standard role which any actress gets in Hindi movies but still
she is excellent in some scenes. Bobby Deol has done his role
in the very best way.
I expected a much better film from Sunny Deol's directorial
debut. I was very surprised to see a near-remake of a movie
he starred in not-so-long ago. Maybe he thought he could do
a better job or maybe they started at the same time and PKKN
finished earlier. Still... On the plus side, he seems to have
inspired good acting from Bobby Deol. In the list of Vijayta
Films there are very good films such as Ghayal and Barsaat.
Dillagi is the of course nowhere in comparision to this films.
On the whole, the film is not what we had expected from Sunny
Deol. You can safely wait for it to come out on video, not worth
seeing in a theatre.
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