Ravi K. Chandran’s cinematography makes Dil Chahta Hai one of the most gorgeously shot films. Chandra was offered two films at that time—Dil Chahta Hai and Devdas. He had an intuition that Dil Chahta Hai would work and accepted to work on it. He was drawn by the fresh nature of the film and felt Farhan’s ideas were new and refreshing. His decision turned out to be correct. His work in the film is still remembered. In an interview, he talked about the beautifully shot title song. He said, “We sourced ideas from people about travelling like that and rejected all those ideas to avoid clichés. We did not want a car commercial so we shot the song in a hand held camera to give it a candid feel.”
I am putting some of the lovely frames and patterns from the film below.