#20YearsOfDilChahtaHai: 5 Life Lessons That Are Relevant Even In 2021!
20 years ago today, director and actor Farhan Akhtar gave us a film about three best friends – Dil Chahta Hai. The film is so iconic that the scenes are still fresh in our minds. Whether it’s jamming on ‘Woh Ladki Hai Kahan?” or watching the scene at the Chapora Fort in Goa, we have all revisited the film again and again! It seems like one can’t get enough of Dil Chahta Hai even after it has completed 20 years of its release (10th August 2001).
Director Farhan Akhtar created such a masterpiece that the lessons learnt from Dil Chahta Hai, are as relevant as it was in 2001! Let’s celebrate #20YearsOfDilChahtaHai by remembering the life lessons we learned and cherished:
It’s okay to love an older women.
In the film, Siddharth Sinha (Akshaye Khanna) falls in love with a much older woman, Tara Jaiswal (Dimple Kapadia), who is a divorcee and has a child. Sid’s love for Tara is so pure that nothing changes the way he adores her and continues to imagine her as his soulmate despite knowing her past. Though his friends and family have a tough time accepting, it’s Dil Chahta Hai. This is one of the most important life lessons taught by the film that love has nothing to do with age!
Give arranged marriage a chance.
In today’s online dating age, we often associate love with dating profiles, but sometimes one can even experience love and affection in an arranged marriage. In the film, Sameer Mulchandani (Saif Ali Khan), at first, rejects the idea of arranged marriage, but after he meets Pooja (Sonali Kulkarni), he decides to give it a chance, eventually making a happily ever after. You never know ‘Woh Ladki Hai Kahan’, right?
Your inner circle should uplift you.
Dil Chahta Hai was all about the thick bond between Akash Malhotra (Aamir Khan), Siddharth Sinha (Akshaye Khanna) and Sameer Mulchandani (Saif Ali Khan). Whether it’s the iconic Goa scene or standing through thick and thin with each other, their three musketeers bond proved that one can always count on their inner circle. They did have rifts, but they never judged each other!
It’s never too late to confess your feelings.
We often think that it’s too late to tell the other person about our feelings, but the film proved why the notion is wrong. In the movie, Akash Malhotra (Aamir Khan) confesses his feelings for Shalini (Preity Zinta) at her wedding right in the front of her fiance. Though the scene is melodramatic and it might make you cry, it delivers a beautiful message that the other person always has the right to know what you feel for them.
Letting them go is better than holding on to them.
It’s a great feeling to be with someone you love but if they are not reciprocating the same love, letting them go is the best gift you can give yourself. After all “Iss raet ko jitna apne haath mein bandh karne ki koshish kare, yeh utni hi haath se nikal jaati hai,”