Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Three inseparable childhood friends are just out of college. Nothing comes between them - until they each fall in love, and their wildly different approaches to relationships creates tension.
Farhan alsways talks about is the writing in DCH and also its honest portrayal of Westernised urban youth in Mumbai. "Most Hindi movies tend to dramatise events. They are very dialogue heavy. Characters don't speak like people normally do in real life. So it was a conscious decision, which is why I wrote the dialogues of the film. He also wanted it in live sound to make the film feel more real and like a international movie. He could have commissioned someone else to write the dialogues of DCH ("Most probably it would have been my Dad," he says). "It would have been very powerful and completely blown me away," he says. "But I didn't want any of the characters to speak a language I was not familiar with. So I wrote in the Hindi I know, which has a lot of English in it.
So where are you going?
Shalini: ...This flight goes to Sydney
Akash Malhotra: I know, but where are *you* going?
Shalini: To Sydney!
Akash Malhotra: What a coincidence, the three of us are going to Sydney!
Shalini: Three of us?
Akash Malhotra: You, me, and this flight.
The closing credits roll while the last scene featuring the cast eating still continues.
Hindi, English, Urdu
£57,600 (UK) (12 August 2001)
$300,000 (USA) (31 December 2001)