GenreAdventure, Drama Running time2h 31m WriterSaurabh Shukla LanguageHindi
Release date29 September 2000 (2000-09-29) (India) Release dateSeptember 29, 2000 (India) Music directorVishal Bhardwaj, Raju Singh CastManoj Bajpai (Ram Saran Pandey), Tabu (Kamya Lal), Aditya Srivastava (Tito), Saurabh Shukla (Gaitoude), Kashmira Shah Similar moviesManoj Bajpai appears in Dil Pe Mat Le Yaar!! and Swami
Dil Pe Mat Le Yaar!! (English: Don't Take It to Heart!) is a 2000 Indian drama film directed by Hansal Mehta, written by Saurabh Shukla and produced by Ajay Tuli. Besides Shukla, it stars Manoj Bajpayee, Tabu and Aditya Srivastava in pivotal roles. The film met with positive critical response and was an average grosser at the box office.
An innocent simpleton Ram Saran Pandey (Manoj Bajpai) leaves his village for Mumbai to make his earnings. He leaves behind his parents and promises them that he will call them to the city once he is stable. In the bustling city, he gets a job as a car mechanic. Kamya Lal (Tabu), a journalist, visits the car garage as a customer and is bowled over by his innocence and honesty. She makes up her mind to write articles on his life and make him popular among the social circles. Soon, the mutual admiration develops into a good friendship and Ram falls in love with her. However, she rebuffs him on every proposal.
On one night, Ram accidentally spots Kamya in a compromising position with another person in her apartment and this breaks his heart. He decides to shed his innocence, takes the rough path to propose her, and ends up being a don in town.
Manoj Bajpayee...Ram Saran Pandey
Kishor Kadam...Bhaskar Shetty
Vijay Raaz...Raju Bhai
Prithvi Zutshi...Suleman Patil
Rakesh Kumar (film director)|Rakesh Kumar
Kashmira Shah...Item song dancer for title track
The music is composed by Vishal Bhardwaj. Lyrics were written by Abbas Tyrewala except the song "Paagal" which was written by Piyush Mishra.