WriterRamana Chintapally (dialogue) Release dateApril 4, 2003 ScreenplayV. V. Vinayak, Chintapalli Ramana CastNithin (Seenu), Prakash Raj (Gowri Shankar), Venu Madhav, M S Narayana, Neha Bamb (Nandini) Similar moviesM S Narayana and Venu Madhav appear in Dil and Dubai Seenu
Dil is a 2003 Telugu action comedy film that starred Nitin, Neha, and Prakash Raj in the lead roles. Dil was directed by V.V. Vinayak and produced by debutant Dil Raju. The film was a box-office hit. The comedy of the film was appreciable.
It was remade into Oriya as Premi No.1 in 2004 with Anubhav Mohanty and Koyel Mallick. It was remade into Kannada as Student with Mayur Patel and Pooja Kanwal in the lead roles but was a flop. The movie was remade in Tamil in 2004 as Kuththu starring Silambarasan and Divya Spandana.
Seenu (Nithin) is a new admit at Maharaja College of Arts and Sciences. Nandini (Neha) goes to the same college. Seenu is from a middle-class family. She is the only daughter of Gowri Shankar (Prakash Raj), who is a land mafia don.
Gowri Shankar's assistant suspects them to be lovers after he finds them dancing at the freshers celebration at college. Seenu gets beaten up badly. Irritated by this, Seenu is challenged to win Nandini's love. After few attempts, she falls in love with him. They elope and get married when Gowri Shankar tries to separate them. The story takes few turns before it ends in a happy note.
This was the first film as producer for "Dil" Raju. In fact, his name got prefixed with the title after it brought him recognition in the film industry; after this he went on to register many a hit, and the name displayed on the screens of his movies is still "Dil" Raju.
This was the debut for the heroine Neha
The budget of the film was around 2.5 crores. Dil has collected a share of 11 crores at the box office.