Tuesday Trivia: Did you know Karan Johar's Ae Dil Hail Mushkhil title derived its name from a 1956 song?

While Ae Dil Hai Mushkil's casting excited fans and movie buffs across the globe, the film's music was a big winner too. But did you know that the film's title is actually derived from a 1956 song?
Tuesday Trivia: Did you know Karan Johar's Ae Dil Hail Mushkhil title derived its name from a 1956 song? Tuesday Trivia: Did you know Karan Johar's Ae Dil Hail Mushkhil title derived its name from a 1956 song?
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Over the course of last two decades, Karan Johar has given Indians and Bollywood movies buffs several characters to reminisce and cherish. From K3G's Poo played by Kareena Kapoor Khan to My Name is Khan's Rizwan Khan played by Shah Rukh Khan. Fans have fallen in love with these bigger than life stories of love, heartbreak and grandeur. After directing some superhit films in the early aughts, Karan focused on producing films and returned with directing Student of the Year in 2012 followed by a short in Bombay Talkies.

The filmmaker put on the director's hat in 2016 when he decided to direct Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. While Karan was returning to direction after a long time, he managed to take everyone by surrprise when he announced the film's cast. A casting coup of sorts, Karan managed to bring together A-listers Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Anushka Sharma, Ranbir Kapoor and Fawad Khan together. 

While the casting excited fans and movie buffs across the globe, the film's music was a big winner too. But did you know that the film's title is actually derived from a 1956 song? Yes, you heard that right. Karan wrote the film's script when he was out of India and managed to finish the screenplay in a matter of just one month. And during the writing process, a 50s Hindi song inspired Karan to give the film its title Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. 

If you're wondering which song we are talking about, it is the iconic song "Yeh Hai Bombay Meri Jaan" from the 1956 Dev Anand starrer C.I.D. For the unversed, the song begins with the legendary and late actor Johnny Walker singing, "Ae dil hai mushkhil jeena yaha, zara hat ke, zara bach ke, yeh hai Bombay meri jaan.." 

Check out the video below: 

Even though Ae Dil Hai Mushkil did not impress critics, the film was a commercial box office success as it raked in close to Rs 160 crore at the domestic box office. 

Did you love or hate Ae Dil Hai Mushkil? Let us know in the comments below. 

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Anonymous 1 month ago

The thing is that most people didn't get the perspective of the picture and saw it for entertainment as whole ,while when you try to understand the movie itself with each character's desires and wordplay you will understand that the movie is way more than people think it is ; it celebrates love ,friendship, romance and most importantly 'love within friendship', and won't please people who see this movie with a backward mindset that a guy and a girl can never be less than lovers if they deeply love each other ,which is not true. I would really say thankyou to Karan Johar for bringing together such a perfect cast together to build this fascinating story.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Yeah...originality aur Karan se door door se koyi naata nahin hai

Anonymous 1 month ago

thats all he can do- copy same for kabhie alvida na kehna