Dil Dhadakne Do

Synopsis: The Mehra family must contemplate over their way of living and their love lives while on a cruise celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary.
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Director(s): Zoya Akhtar
Production: Junglee Pictures
  3 wins & 9 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
170 min


The world Is fllled wlth

all klnds of anlmals.

But the strangest specles

Is the human belng.

Tlme just flows for the

rest of the creatures...

But human belngs dlvlde

It Into years, months, days

and make calendars.

They clalm you can't turn back tlme.

And they also say my

blrthday has come agaln.

Whether tlme can turn back or not

all the speclal

occaslons of human belngs

take a u-turn and

come back each year.

Whlch brlngs us to these

hampers belng packed.

These are glfts as well as Invltatlons

for a 30th marrlage annlversary.

The 30th happy annlversary

of Mr. And Mrs. Mehra.

One of Delhl soclety's

most popular couples -

The Mehras.

Thls Is Mr. Kamal Mehra.

A successful buslnessman...

who bullt hls mlghty

emplre from scratch.

A fact he repeats often,

Incase anyone forgets lt.

Mr. Mehra Is referred

to as a self made man.

One wonders that If people

can make themselves...

then why don't they make

themselves a llttle better?

But what does one do?

These days, 'better' Is not deflned

by Intelllgence, honesty or courage

but by somethlng else.

It has to do wlth

somethlng called money.

Nice putt Kamal!

If only you had been this

precise with the Suri deal.

You win some, you lose some, Lalit.

Only a man nearing

the end does accounts.

Oome on!

Beer is on me.

I have a lunch date with my wife...

and I never keep a lady waiting.

See you.

Thls Is hls wlfe, Neelam Mehra.

Mr. Mehra Is not havlng lunch

wlth her, she Is just an excuse.

In fact, they have not

lunched together In years.

Thelr story was qulte

romantlc to begln wlth.

18 year old Neelam had run away

and marrled 22 year old Kamal.

Over tlme, they found

unbellevable success.

But lost each other along the way.

Anyway, thls Is just

Inslde Informatlon.

In front of the world,

thelrs Is a perfect marrlage.

An Ideal couple.

You know na Kamal was in Taiwan

last week for some work...

Guess who had a meeting

in Taiwan the same week?

Don't tell me!


She's such a number!

And this Kamal...

why pack your pants

when you aren't going to wear them?!

We were just talking

about you & Kamal.


It's so sweet of him

to plan a cruise.

My husband doesn't even

remember our anniversary.

How do you remember your husband?

My maid's run away again.

Again? What do you do with them?!

Yes, Ayesha?

Deeya aunty still hasn't confirmed...

I know, mom

but we can't keep the room on hold.

Nice card...

To celebrate 30 years

of Kamal and Neelam,

we wish you to join us

for a 10 day cruise

of Turkey and Greece.

Just like our lives, this journey

won't be the same without you.

Kabir Mehra.

Ayesha Mehra...

Neelam and Kamal's flrst born.

But her name Is not on the

Invlte alongslde her brother's.

Why would It be?

The tradltlon of our natlon

Is that after marrlage

the daughter belongs

to another famlly.

The son could have umpteen marrlages

he wlll always remaln our own.

And so, 21 years after her blrth,

Ayesha was marrled and

shlpped off to Mumbal

to lead a llfe llke all

glrls In these clrcumstances.

But Ayesha Is not

typlcal of the female llk.

Soon after her weddlng,

she started her buslness

- An onllne travel portal.

Today, she Is the

2nd blggest In the market.

Just llke her father,

she too Is self made.

The dlfference Is, she doesn't say lt.

And here we have Kablr Mehra,

the youngest member

of the Mehra famlly.

The male chlld, or rather God's glft.

After all, he wlll

carry on the famlly name.

Just last week, he turned 25.

The apple of hls mother's eye

and the sole helr to

hls father's emplre.

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Zoya Akhtar

Zoya Akhtar (Born 14 October, 1972) is an Indian film director and screenwriter. After completing a diploma in filmmaking from NYU, she assisted directors such as Mira Nair, Tony Gerber and Dev Benegal, before turning writer-director in her own right. She has directed movies such as Luck by Chance (2009), Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011) and Sheila Ki Jawani, a segment of Bombay Talkies (2013). She has co-written Talaash (2012) alongside Reema Kagti. She then went on to direct Dil Dhadakne Do (2015), a film based on a dysfunctional Punjabi family. more…

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