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Published on 29 Mar 2012 | over 4 years ago

Singer - Nusrat Fateh Ali , Music - Nadeem-Shravan
Starring - Akshay Kumar Shilpa Shetty Sunil Shetty Mahima Chaudhry

Dhadkan (English: Heartbeat) is a Bollywood movie which deals with the love triangle of Akshay Kumar, Shilpa Shetty and Sunil Shetty. Sunil Shetty won a Filmfare Best Villain Award for his performance.


Akshay Kumar ... Ram
Shilpa Shetty ... Anjali
Sunil Shetty ... Dev
Mahima Chaudhry ... Sheetal Varma
Sharmila Tagore ... Dev's mother (Special Appearance)
Sushma Seth ... Ram's stepmother
Parmeet Sethi ... Bob (Ram's stepbrother)
Manjeet Kullar ... Nikki (Ram's stepsister)
Kiran Kumar ... Anjali's father
Anjana Mumtaz ... Anjali's mother
Anupam Kher ... Sheetal's father (Special Appearance)
Kader Khan ... Singer (Special Appearance in song 'Dulhe Ka Sehra')


Director:: Dharmesh Darshan
Story: Raj Sinha and Naseem Mukri
Dialogue: Dharmesh Darshan and Naseem Mukri
Producer: Ratan Jain
Music: Nadeem-Shravan
Art Direction: Bijon Das Gupta
Editor: Bharat
Lyrics: Sameer
Costume Designer: Vikram Phadnis and Navin Shetty


Taran Adarsh wrote of the film:
Dhadkan is an intense love story and director Dharmesh Darshan has handled it with the sensitivity it deserves ... Despite the flaws, one has to acknowledge the fact that Dharmesh Darshan succeeds in melting the heart at several places. The entire marriage song-sequence in the initial reels, prior to it the scenes involving Sharmila Tagore, Sunil's portions in the second half, clearly indicate that the director knows his job well. He relies more on close-ups to capture expressions, which is the hallmark of a seasoned technician.
Adarsh described Shilpa Shetty as the "life of the enterprise", adding that she "looks good, delivers her lines effectively and emotes with utmost conviction." He also said "Akshay Kumar shows vast improvement as an actor. He is very controlled and handles this difficult role with sincerity."

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