Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani: A Bollywood Satire on Media and Politics
Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani is a 2000 Hindi movie starring Shah Rukh Khan and Juhi Chawla as rival TV reporters who fall in love while covering a murder case involving a corrupt politician. The movie is a satire on the media and political scenario in India, and how the common people are manipulated by both. The movie also features Paresh Rawal, Johnny Lever, Dilip Joshi and Govind Namdeo in supporting roles.
The movie was directed by Aziz Mirza and produced by Shah Rukh Khan, Juhi Chawla and Aziz Mirza under their banner Dreamz Unlimited, which later became Red Chillies Entertainment. The movie was inspired by the song \"Mera Joota Hai Japani\" from the 1955 classic Shree 420, which reflects the patriotic spirit of Indians despite their diverse backgrounds and influences. The movie also won the IIFA Award for Best Special Effects for its realistic portrayal of riots and explosions.
The movie revolves around Ajay Bakshi (Shah Rukh Khan) and Ria Banerjee (Juhi Chawla), two ambitious and competitive TV journalists who work for rival channels. They are constantly trying to outdo each other with sensational stories and exclusive interviews. Their rivalry turns into romance when they team up to expose the truth