Posted Thu, August 11, 2011 7:00am IST

It was an iconic film and made first-time director Farhan Akhtar stand out in the Bollywood crowd. And it happened a whole decade ago!

Farhan Akhtar’s Dil Chahta Hai has been an inspiration for so many impromptu trips to Goa and liberating bike rides with friends. The first movie ever to portray the life of urban youth in such a cool and stylish way is now 10 years old. The movie remains fresh in our minds because it’s so easy to relate to almost every aspect of it. There’s always a goofy Saif in your friends circle. Someone witty like Aamir’s character sweeps you off our feet every once in a while and the intense Akshay Khanna reminds you of the artsy types you come across. DCH has given a new definition to friendship and Bollywood and in these 10 years there hasn’t been a single movie that can replace this cult classic. That makes us happy – after all, we wouldn’t want anyone to replace the madness of the original trio…or of the spirit they taught us to have!

Here are some DCH stills that will take you on a trip down memory lane…