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Dil Bole Hadippa! (Hindi: दिल बोले हड़प्पा , Punjabi: ਦਿਲ ਬੋਲੇ ਹਦਿਪ੍ਪਾ , English: Heart Says Hurrah!) is a 2009 Bollywood film directed by Anurag Singh and produced by Aditya Chopra under the Yash Raj Films banner. It stars Rani Mukerji and Shahid Kapoor in pivotal roles in the story about a young woman who pretends to be a man to join an all-male cricket team, with Anupam Kher, Dalip Tahil, Rakhi Sawant and Sherlyn Chopra in supporting roles. The film released on 18 September 2009. The film is loosely inspired from 2006 Hollywood film She's the Man, which is further adapted from Shakespeare's play Twelfth Night.


The film tells the story of the young woman Veera (Rani Mukerji), who lives in a small village but dreams of playing cricket in the big league. She is mad about Sachin Tendulkar and is herself extremely talented in the game.. Veera works in a nautanki and dances with the star performer, Shanno (Rakhi Sawant), an arrogant female who thinks no end of herself. She is very proud of her dance and talent.. Rohan (Shahid Kapoor) is an accomplished captain of a county cricket team in England. His father, Vicky, and mother, Yamini, are separated. Rohan lives with his mother in England and his father lives in India. Vicky has been captaining the Indian cricket team consecutively against the Pakistani cricket team in a tournament called the 'Aman Cup' against his friend Lucky, who leads and coaches Pakistan. And every year, for 8 years, India has been losing all matches. In order to win, Vicky pretends to have a heart attack and asks Rohan to come to India as his "last wish." When Rohan reaches India, he agrees to captain the team for his father, after repeated forcing. He is determined to make the team win. He holds an audition to select the best players and when Veera goes to audition, she is stopped by the security guard and not allowed to enter, because players have to be male. Then Veera disguises as a man named Veer and is accepted in the team. One day when Sonia(Sherlyn Chopra) throws a glass of juice in Veera's face, her facial hair falls, but she covers it and runs to the men's changing room, Rohan goes and looks for Veer, but finds Veera in the changing room who pretends to be Veer's sister. He argues with her and later asks Veer to bring him to Veera to ask for an apology. Veera is stuck but manages to get out of the mess. Rohan's father tells Veera to change his son into a Hindustani so that he would not want to go back to England. Later on, Rohan falls in love with Veera as herself (he is not in love with Veer and does not even recognize that this is Veera). Rohan tells Veer to allow Veera to go on a date with him, and she goes. They both start to fall in love.

Finally the day of the match arrives, when India is set to play Pakistan in Lahore's Gaddafi Stadium. Rohan's mother arrives at the match and Vicky is shocked but they have a great time together. In the match, Veer catches the ball making the other player out, Rohan comes and everyone hugs Veer. Then out of excitement, one of Veer's brown contact lenses falls out onto Rohan's finger and he finds out that Veer is Veera. He goes to the changing room and argues with her about her fraud and also playing with him. Rohan goes back to play the match without Veer. Veer is upset and changes back to Veera. Rohan's team is losing, and Vicky goes to Rohan and tells him that it isn't important to win or lose anymore. He tells him that at least through the match his mother came, he came and that this is all he wanted. But Rohan understands how badly his father wants to win the match and so Rohan asks his father to ask Veera to come and play the match. She plays and she injures herself and Rohan comes to her help. Veera sees the love for her in Rohan's eyes. In the end they win and Rohan asks Veer to show his true identity and everyone is shocked that she is a woman. Everybody accuses her of being a cheat and Veera then goes and gives a speech. Everybody realises that talented women should be allowed to play with men in cricket teams and gives her a round of applause. In the end, Rohan and Veera are reunited.


Filming began on July 17, 2008. Shahid Kapoor's portions were shot in February 2009, since he was shooting for Kaminey from June to December 2008. Urmila Matondkar was initially offered to play a cameo role in the film but she eventually opted out of the project.
Title Dispute

Sanjay Leela Bhansali had already bought rights for the title "Hadippa". When Yashraj Films requested him to give them rights for the title, Bhansali refused. Later, it was announced that the movie title would be "Dil Bole Hadippa."
Box Office

Dil Bole Hadippa had an average opening the first week and it started losing very badly at week two however picked up during weeks three and foar and went average during week five and six. The initial reviews of the movie were negative, especially blaming the film's story (Cricket, a very well known story). Rani Mukherji's critical acclaim was mostly positive. It's overall verdict came to above average.

Actor/Actress Role
Shahid Kapoor Rohan Singh
Rani Mukerji Veera Kaur/Veer Pratap Singh
Anupam Kher Vikram Singh (Vicky)
Dalip Tahil Liyaqat Ali Khan (Lucky)
Rakhi Sawant Shanno Amritsari
Sherlyn Chopra Soniya Saluja
Vallabh Vyas Home Minister Parimal Chaturvedi
Vrajesh Hirjee Chamkila
Poonam Dhillon Yamini Singh (Vikram's Wife)
Shonali Nagrani Herself

Dil Bole Hadippa
Studio album by Pritam Chakraborty
Released 12 August 2009 (India)
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length 30:17
Label YRF Music
Producer Pritam Chakraborty
Professional reviews

* Bollywood Hungama 3/5 stars
* 2/5 stars

Pritam Chakraborty chronology
Love Khichdi
(2009) Dil Bole Hadippa
(2009) All The Best

The soundtrack of Dil Bole Hadippa has music by Pritam and Julius Packiam with lyrics provided by Jaideep Sahni. The melody composition for the track 'Ishq Hi Hai Rab' was composed by 'Mukhtar Sahota', a UK based Music Director.

Released 12 August 2009 (India)
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length 30:17
Label YRF Music
Producer Pritam Chakraborty

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