Directed by Anurag Singh
and produced by Aditya
Chopra, starring the dynamic duo of Shahid Kapoor
& Rani Mukherjee,
Dil Bole Hadippa
has won the "Readers' Choice Award for Best Film of
2009" presented by Ishq - Germany's biggest Bollywood magazine.
Dil Bole Hadippa
successfully released worldwide on September 18, 2009.
The movie is a celebration of the never say die spirit of India. In a
village where girls don't play cricket, Veera (Rani Mukherjee) has to
put on a turban and beard and become a man to fulfill her dreams. Her
brilliance on the field earns her a place in Rohan's (Shahid Kapoor
team and Veera Kaur becomes Veer Pratap Singh and what follows is a hide
and seek game of romance, passion and dreams.
The winning film was screened at the "Bollywood & Beyond" Festival
in Stuttgart and drew large crowds to the cinema in the early morning
that came to celebrate their favorite film Dil Bole Hadippa
. The screen
entrances of both Shahid Kapoor
& Rani Mukherjee were met with loud
cheers and thunderous applause.
This accolade proves yet again that the appeal of Dil Bole Hadippa
no border and no language barrier. The film has truly captured the
hearts and minds of audiences the world over! German fans especially
found the film had many of the elements they loved about Hindi cinema:
the colourful songs, the fun and laughter, the positive message of
female empowerment which is put across "with lots of sugar" plus the
dazzling star combo of Shahid Kapoor
& Rani Mukherjee.
Other noted films nominated in the "Readers' Choice Award for Best Film
of 2009" included Billu Barber, Luck by Chance, Love Aaj Kal and Wake up
Sid. Ishq magazine has a circulation of 30,000 copies in the German
speaking countries (Germany, Austria and witzerland). Most of its
readers are not NRIs but German speakers with a strong passion and love
for Hindi Cinema.