Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)

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A young man and woman - both of Indian descent but born and raised in Britain - fall in love during a trip to Switzerland. However, the girl's traditional father takes her back to India to fulfill a betrothal promise.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Simran Singh
Chaudhry Baldev Singh
Farida Jalal ...
Lajwanti 'Lajjo' Singh
Dharamvir Malhotra
Satish Shah ...
Ajit Singh
Achala Sachdev ...
Simran's Grandmother
Himani Shivpuri ...
Simran's Aunt
Pooja Ruparel ...
Rajeshwari / Chutki
Damyanti Puri
Lalit Tiwari ...
Simran's Uncle
Hemlata Deepak ...
Simran's friend
Mohit Kumar
Mansoor Merchant
Govind Khatri


Raj is a rich, carefree, happy-go-lucky second generation NRI. Simran is the daughter of Chaudhary Baldev Singh, who in spite of being an NRI is very strict about adherence to Indian values. The two meet on a month long Eurotrip, and what began as pranks and fun and games, ends in love. But by the time they realize it, it is already too late, as Simran has left for India to be married to her childhood fiancé. Raj leaves for India with a mission at his hands, to claim his lady love under the noses of her whole family. Thus begins a saga. Written by Nitin Pahwa

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Release Date:

20 October 1995 (India)  »

Also Known As:

The Big-Hearted Will Win the Bride  »

Box Office


INR 40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£107,330 (UK) (24 March 2000)


£107,330 (UK) (24 March 2000)

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Did You Know?


PRODTRADE(Yash Chopra): [Switzerland]: The main characters spend time in Switzerland. See more »


During the climax, the railway station where Raj and Kuljit have a fight is shown to be 'Apta' (as seen on the signboard). Apta is a small station near Mumbai and is more than 1700 km away from Punjab where the plot is based. See more »


Raj Malhotra: Do you love me?
Simran Singh: More than anyone else.
Raj Malhotra: Do you trust me?
Simran Singh: More than I trust myself.
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Crazy Credits

The movie had a special credit for suggesting the movie's name and the credit was for Kirron Kher. See more »


Referenced in Aloo Chaat (2009) See more »


Mere Khwaabon Mein Jo Aaye
Written by Anand Bakshi
Composed by Jatin Pandit and Lalit Pandit
Performed by Lata Mangeshkar
Courtesy of Saregama HMV
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Best Romantic Bollywood movie ever!!!!!
9 February 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

DDLJ has been my all time favourite movie. its a wonderful love story about the second generation Asian youths! Raj the main character played by Shahrukh khan gives a superb performance and equally good as Simran (co-star) played by Kajol!! Its about a girl living in London, who's marriage has been arranged by her father to marry his best friend's son. She accepts her fate until she meets Raj in Europe and falls in love. The movie has won many awards including National Award(in India)for best story. The songs in the movie are also worth listening to, composed by Jatin Lalit which are melodious and romantic. Overall the movie is definitely 10/10, no doubt!!!

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