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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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Aamir khan and Salman Khan were both offered the role of Raj Malhotra. See more »


When Raj and Simran's mom had a word when Simran's Mom catches both of them she had a different dress and when she call them up in room and Raj had his conversation with her she has a different one. See more »


[Raj is lying with his head on Simran's legs. She is stroking Raj's head]
Simran Singh: Raj, do you know what day is tomorrow?
Raj Malhotra: [opens his eyes desperately] What is it now?
Simran Singh: Tomorrow is my first Karwa Chaud. I want you to give me my first water after my fast.
Raj Malhotra: Hands off!
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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 Sarabhai vs Sarabhai: Cookie Sharma (2005) See more »


Doop (Sidney Berlin Ragtime Band Mix)
Written and Produced by Ferry Ridderhof and Peter Garnefski
Performed by Doop
Courtesy of MCA Records
By Arrangement with Uni Special Products (USA)
Courtesy of Dance Street Records (world)
© 1994 MCA Records Inc. (US)
© 1994 Dance Street Records (world)
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Amazing piece of brilliance from bollywood
4 February 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

this film is a memorable masterpiece from Bollywood, i say this because of the songs and the storyline which still is and always will be one of the best in Indian cinema history. Shah Rukh gives his all time best acting in this film i know you won't agree on me on this but i think all the other films he has made since then he has overacted in them. When i first watched this film it made me cry which was something as i usually don't shed a tear when watching a movie it gave new meaning to the phrase love conquers all. The songs will always be a part of my memories especially tujhe dekha to which Kumar Sanu and Lata Mangeshkar do an absolutely awesome job on. All i can say now is this, thank you Bollywood for this pleasant movie.

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