Directed by Kundan Shah, Dil Hai Tumhara is a simple and touching story that explores the subtle nuances of human relationships on various levels.
It shows the intricacies of relationship between a mother and her two daughters. It also goes into the lives of two stepsisters and shows jealousy, envy and love that animates the ties between two.
Light and hilarious moments dominate the first half of the film. The narrative picks up the pace towards the interval time as the story gets more emotive and melodramatic. Kundan Shah builds up the momentum gradually and takes the story to its logical conclusion with a climax that is likely to reduce viewers to tears.
Dil Hai Tumhara boasts of mature performances from its cast ensemble.
Preity Zinta plays the tomboyish and vivacious girl with panache. What's particularly impressive about her is the quicksilver delicacy with which she switches from one facial expression to another.
Same goes for Mahima Chowdhari whose emotive range seems to have shot up by several notches in the presence of talented performers like Rekha.
Despite her age Rekha looks scintillating throughout the film and delivers a meticulous performance with the ease of a veteran.
Both Arjun Rampal and Jimmy Shergill too play their part convincingly.
In a nutshell, Dil Hai Tumhara is a moving drama that is void of typical Bollywood mush.