Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

Synopsis: A story about unrequited love - the shapes it takes, the ways it changes us and the exhilarating and often heartbreaking ride it takes us on. It is the journey of three characters, Ayan, Alizeh and Saba, as their lives intertwine and they navigate life, love and heartbreak.
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical
Director(s): Karan Johar
Production: Dharma Productions
  5 wins & 7 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
158 min


- Mic check...

- Sounds good... Checking focus.

- Roll sound!

- Ready, Ayan?


- Great... Let's start!

- So... The reclusive Ayan Sanger!

5 years 4 big songs

...all hits and all non-film


Thanks... and thanks to all of you.

- The lyrics of your

songs are by a certain...

- Saba Taliyar Khan...

...and she's a lesser

known poet. Right?

We had a very special relationship...

- Past tense! And now?

She's a really good friend...

- And all your songs hint at

unrequited loved... Does that mean...

No. No. No...

My love isn't unfulfilled...

- And still... unrequited?

I'd only heard of the

power of one-sided love...

Now I understand it.

Does this love have a name?

What kind of hug was that?!

- Means?

- 'Mmmmm.

I wasn't aware that

hugs had standards.

Listen... save these sentimental

hugs for your family...

...not girls you're hooking up with!

And what was that kiss!

Excuse me!

All my ex-girlfriends say

I'm a great kisser!

Really... People will say

anything these days...

Great kisser...

what kind of guy are you?

A guilty one...



I have a girlfriend...

So? I've got a boyfriend.

And you're not guilty?

Look... boyfriends are like movies...

Some flops... some blockbusters!

And Dr.Faisal was

chosen by my father...

Won't take too long to flop.


This was...


No, no... it's... done.



Nice meeting you...


Are you following me?

I don't know anyone here...

What do you want me to do?

Take you around like a tour guide?

"Hello, Party! Meet Emran Hashmi...

world's best kisser!"


What's with the attitude'?

Hello hello hello!

Did you feel bad?!

Why so touchy' baby?

Just... Fought with my girlfriend.

I fought with my boyfriend. Too!

Just two lost souls

swimming in a fish bowl!


Totally! Why'd you guys fight?

If I tell you. You'll judge me...

Oh. I've already judged

you with that 'kiss'.

- Just tell me!

So... we were late for this party... when I saw Lisa. I asked her why

she hadn't worn her clothes. Yet...

And she said...

"I'm already dressed!"

No way!

Short or skimpy?

Both. She showed up

in a bikini, I swear!

Man... It's up to her!

You stink of male chauvinism!

Are you saying it's my fault?!

I know too many boys like you!

You're so judgmental!

Happily judgmental!

Now... If you're done.

Can we get out of here?

Where to?

Bar hopping!

With me?

Well. I'm not going alone!

Okay. Let's go!

Let's go!

We haven't been properly introduced!

My name is Alizeh Khan...

Khan. And I'm not a terrorist!

Rahul! in Kuch Kuch Hota Ha!

Are you joking or

is that really your name?

It was a joke!

I don't like jokes!

I don't like you!


Ayan... Ayan Sanger.

Ayan Sanger...

It's the time to disco!

- Look! My girlfriend's apologizing!

She's apologizing?

Yeah I feel bad.

How rich are you?

What does that have

to do with anything?

Well. It's not because

of your good looks. Is it?

- Yes!

- Sure...

So... you're rich, right?

Yeah... I'm rich.

First Class or Private Jet?

Private Jet...

I knew it!

She's a gold-digger!

Are you poor?

Well, my father's rich...

I'm wealthy. Big difference.

What's the difference?

I'm the 4th of 4 daughters...

Youngest kids usually get

the most love, but not in my family...

My mom left me when I was 2.


She ran away.

Ours Mothers are Teresa

yours is Usain Bolt!

My mom

I'm so sorry...

That's wrong...

Why did she leave?

I was never allowed to ask...


What difference does it make?

You must be close to your dad. Right?


What do you do

in London, anyway?


You don't look the

the business type!

Another one of your Daddy's dreams?

Don't you have a dream of your own?


What? Is it illegal?

I want to sing.


But my voice won't help

my father's company... so...

Sink it, maybe!

- Hey!

- Sorry

I sing really well! Lots of people

think I sing like Mohammed Rafi...

Shall I sing for you?

What did I ever do to you?

And doesn't Mohammed Rafi

always sound like he's crying?

What's better than crying?

I'm not a fan...

And not of laughing. Either!

I take the road less taken...

Which is?


- You talk like you're Amitabh Bachchan!

- I wish!

Do you do anything but talk?

Or do you rip apart

men's ego's for a living?

Please... I'm really busy!

Sometimes I do yoga...

Buddhist chanting...

I'm learning French...

Bollywood Dance class.


Like the wind.

I'm everywhere...

My name is registered

in any and every course.

But this register

has someone else's name.

Who's Ali?


Hello. Ali... Who you?

Let me go. He's no one!

- Look the train is here.

- Who is Ali?

Who is Ali?

My apocalypse.

I was studying in Lucknow

when I first met Ali...

The sexy, smoldering, deep DJ Ali...

It was like music

was a part of his soul...

He was as absorbed in his music...

as I was in him.

I thought we were in love...

he never bothered to correct me.

But, in truth,

he was the love of my life...

...and I was just his habit.

So, what Happened?

What could happen?

He found another habit...

Decided that was love.

She was this goddamned

beautiful air hostess...

She showed him where

her emergency exits were...

...and that was that.

And me and my broken

heart found our way to London.

But you still love him?

That question makes me feel weak...

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Karan Johar

Karan Johar, often informally referred to as KJo, is an Indian film director, producer, screenwriter, costume designer, actor and television personality who is primarily known for his work in Hindi films. He is the son of Hiroo Johar and the acclaimed producer Yash Johar. Johar made his directorial debut with the blockbuster romance Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), which earned him the Filmfare Awards for Best Director and Best Screenplay. His next two films were the ensemble dramas Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... (2001) and Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006), which were both very successful in the overseas market. His counter-terrorism drama My Name Is Khan (2010) earned him his second Filmfare Award for Best Director. These, along with the several successful films he has produced under the Dharma Productions banner, have established him as one of the leading director-producers in Hindi cinema. more…

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