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Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Musical | 20 October 1995 (India)
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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Simran Singh
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Chaudhry Baldev Singh
Farida Jalal ...
Lajwanti 'Lajjo' Singh
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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
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Storyline

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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20 October 1995 (India)  »

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INR 40,000,000 (estimated)

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£107,330 (UK) (24 March 2000)

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£107,330 (UK) (24 March 2000)
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After SRK won best actor for his role in this movie, Aamir khan stopped attending award ceremonies because he felt he should have won for Rangeela See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Simran Singh: I'm sorry. I said a bit too much in anger.
Raj Malhotra: It's all right, Señorita. In big countries, such small things keep happening.
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The movie had a special credit for suggesting the movie's name and the credit was for Kirron Kher. See more »

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Referenced in Aloo Chaat (2009) See more »

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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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Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge: A Commentary
27 December 2002 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This was the top Bollywood film of the 90s and after seeing it I really can't think of one that was better. There are some that are just as good but I can't recall seeing one that's better. The story's pretty routine: boy meets girl in Europe, they fall in love, girl is engaged to some other idiot, and the rest writes itself... Sound familiar? Well it wasn't back in '95 (or even if it was it wasn't done as well) and Aditya Chopra's treatment of the story was a big reason for it's success. In every other movie the couple first wants to kill each other before falling in love. But in this movie it's slightly different and more plausible. Shahrukh doesn't want to kill Kahol - I mean Kajol - and she doesn't really hate him either, she just (like the rest of us) is annoyed by the guy. Their situations aren't that far-fetched and their Europe storyline is played out quite realistically (of course the piano scene is an exception). This was the beginning of the "Shahrukh plays Shahrukh era" and, for what it's worth, he hasn't made a better movie or given a better performance since. Sure there are places where he overacts but there are just as many places where he's able to hit all his cues. His comic timing was never better and there was still some sincerity in his eyes, a reminder of the fact that he was still an actor, which has since been replaced by the cockiness of a megastar. This is the movie that shot him to superstardom and put him alongside Aamir and Salman. Kajol is just as good (if not better), and I think after their next movie they'll win the Nobel Prize for Chemistry. The supporting cast is fine although no one really stands out. There are many moments in the film, most notably in the script, where you might feel a sense of deja vu. But keep in mind that this was the original, it's everything else that's a rehash. Bollywood headed straight for the sewer after this movie with almost all films, many of them starring Shahrukh, copying the same formula. Even at its 3 hour length the movie never drags till after the two-hour mark. I also want to comment on the film's Art Direction because it warrants a mention. Whether it's in Europe, England, or India, the movie has a very natural look to it. Unlike today's big films like Dil To Pagal Hai, or K3G, this movie looks good without trying to look good and I think that's a quality that's been lost on today's films. Too much attention is spent on the look at the expense of the story (if there is one!). The soundtrack of course is a classic, truly one of the all-time bests, with almost every song being a hit. The film won an unprecedented number of awards while breaking many records. There was a feeling that Aditya would follow in his father Yash's footsteps but regrettably the pressure got to him. He followed this up with the dreadful Mohabbatein which was slammed by audiences and critics alike. But so what. His first film was good, and with the current state of Bollywood movies - Devdas anyone? - you really can't get better than this.


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