Excellent remake of Chori Chori and It Happened One Night
Although the plot is already-seen, already-known many many times in many many movies (both Western and Indian), Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin is refreshing and is a must-watch for the whole family.
Pooja is the only daughter of a shipping tycoon Seth Dharamchand in Bombay. She is head over heels in love with a movie star Deepak Kumar. When her father strongly disapproves of their marriage, she jumps from their family yacht and escapes. She has to reach Bangalore anyhow because Deepak is on a shooting there. Meanwhile her father has sent private detectives to look for her. She manages to elude them, and boards a crowded inter-state bus to Bangalore.
In the bus she encounters a smart loud-mouth reporter Raghu Jetley who has just lost his job. On the way he finds out the truth about her. He offers to help her in exchange for an exclusive story on her. She has to accept his help or he would blow the whistle on her to her father. Their adventures begin here. After many hitch-hikes, nightly shelters, the out-of-luck reporter and runaway heiress find themselves more and more in love with each other. Raghu is afraid of expressing his feelings as he is in financially no condition to propose a rich girl. He had expected to get only an juicy story from her for his newspaper but never her heart.
The lead actors played by Aamir Khan and Pooja Bhatt provide a refreshing change from all the fatty and middle aged ones we have seen so many times in Indian movies of yester years. Aamir has done an excellent job as a smart mouthed reporter so much so the role looks tailor-made for him. Anupam Kher & Pooja too have well supported him.