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Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Musical | 20 October 1995 (India)
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When Raj meets Simran in Europe, it isn't love at first sight but when Simran moves to India for an arranged marriage, love makes its presence felt.

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Cast

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Simran Singh
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Chaudhry Baldev Singh
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Lajwanti 'Lajjo' Singh
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Dharamvir Malhotra
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Kuljeet
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Preeti Singh
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Ajit Singh
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Simran's Aunt
Pooja Ruparel ...
Rajeshwari / Chutki
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Simran's Grandmother
Damyanti Puri
Lalit Tiwari ...
Simran's Uncle
Hemlata Deepak ...
Simran's friend
Mohit Kumar
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Storyline

When Raj (Shahrukh Khan) and Simran (Kajol) first met on an inter-rail holiday in Europe, it wasn't exactly Love at first sight but when Simran is taken back to India for an arranged marriage, things change. Encouraged by his father Dharamvir (Anupam Kher), Raj decides to fly down from London to not just win his Bride but her whole family and the blessings of her father Baldev Singh (Amrish Puri). Written by Official Source

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Come... Fall In Love... All Over Again


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20 October 1995 (India)  »

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The Big-Hearted Will Win the Bride  »

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Budget:

INR 40,000,000 (estimated)

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£107,330 (UK) (24 March 2000)
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Trivia

Green queen: Simran's all green mehndi attire became a huge hit, just like the song. Interestingly, even at her own wedding with Ajay Devgan, Kajol wore a green Maharashtrian sari. See more »

Goofs

Before the song "Tujhe dekha to yeh jana..", Simran is standing in a field of green grass. A shot later she starts running from a field of yellow flowers. See more »

Quotes

[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 »

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Soundtracks

Mehndi Laga KeRakhna
Written by Anand Bakshi
Composed by Jatin Pandit and Lalit Pandit
Performed by Lata Mangeshkar and Udit Narayan
Courtesy of Saregama HMV
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Like every movie of its kind, and yet like nothing I've ever seen
7 June 2003 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

Dilwale made me glad to be a Westerner, just so I could experience the sheer rush in the glorious way this film simply throws its Indian sensibility in your face. It is one of the most completely, openly joyful films I have ever seen. In many ways a totally Western film, it is yet completely un-Western, and absolutely invigorating.

I found the (rather oddly looped in places) mix of Hindi and English dialog to be a lot of fun to follow (as incomplete as the subtitles sometimes seemed). The Indian/Western pop structure of the songs was entertaining and infectious. The choreography is simply amazing, and some of the most sheerly athletic I've seen. The Indian roots of the dance routines were at first almost unnerving--at once familiar yet bizarre, almost surreal (to my Western eyes). It was sheer fun making the cultural adjustment.

The plot is predictable, almost pedestrian--certainly not what you'd call "never done before," and yet I found myself completely absorbed in the story, and rooting for the main characters. This is in large part due to Shahrukh Khan's and Kajol's performances as Raj and Simran. He is totally endearing, and she is totally hot!, and their on screen chemistry is as cute & perky and smoldering & steamy as Fred and Ginger at their peak. It was, simply put, fun to watch them having so much fun.

Director Aditya Chopra was, I understand, only 24 when he made Dilwale, and the film was so successful its Indian first run lasted a world-record 11 years (and may still be going on, as far as I know). A heckuva testimony to Bollywood indeed. This movie has instantly become one of my favorite musicals, and I look forward to finding more films from Chopra, Khan, and Kajol. What a treat!


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