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Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 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.

Director:

Aditya Chopra

Writers:

Aditya Chopra (dialogue), Aditya Chopra (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shah Rukh Khan ... Raj Malhotra
Kajol ... Simran Singh
Amrish Puri ... Chaudhry Baldev Singh
Farida Jalal ... Lajwanti 'Lajjo' Singh
Anupam Kher ... Dharamvir Malhotra
Parmeet Sethi ... Kuljeet
Mandira Bedi ... Preeti Singh
Satish Shah ... Ajit Singh
Himani Shivpuri ... Simran's Aunt
Pooja Ruparel ... Rajeshwari / Chutki
Achala Sachdev ... Simran's Grandmother
Damyanti Puri Damyanti Puri
Lalit Tiwari Lalit Tiwari ... Simran's Uncle
Hemlata Deepak Hemlata Deepak ... Simran's friend
Mohit Kumar Mohit Kumar
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Storyline

When Raj (Shah Rukh 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

David Dhawan also released his movie, Yaraana starring Madhuri Dixit along with DDLJ on Diwali. People were eager to watch Yaraana as it starred Madhuri, who was considered the female 'Amitabh Bachchan' of Bollywood after the successes of her movies, Hum Aapke Hain Koun! and Raja. However upon release, Yaraana tanked badly at the box office and faced tough competition from DDLJ, which went onto became an all time blockbuster. 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

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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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Rainbow (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Come fall in love...with a Classic!!!
8 May 2005 | by anant_mathurSee all my reviews

Probably one of the greatest love stories ever told. Director Aditya Chopra made his debut as a director with this film. Aditya is the son of legendary Director/Producer Yash Chopra who gave us films like Deewar, Darr, Waqt, Kabhie Kabhie, Dil To Pagal Hai and Veer-Zaara.

Aditya was one the first Directors of the New Generation of the Indian film Directors. With his first film he got rave reviews and was immediately classified as one of the best directors in Indian Cinema. With DDLJ, Aditya showed us what falling in love, respect, and family values are all about. This film also confirmed the Pair of Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol as one of the best in the Indian Cinema. It made Kajol and Shah Rukh superstars over night and two of the most sought after actors.

DDLJ also started the trend of love stories in Indian Cinema. Before DDLJ, most Indian films were action films. But DDLJ changed all that and the way of war was changed to a way of love. It's incredible how this film changed the Indian Cinema and the way of making films. DDLJ is a Forever Classic.

It recently set a new record for the longest running film when it crossed the 500th week mark (that means it's a 10 time golden jubilee), the previous record was 275 weeks and was held by SHOLAY (another forever classic). All I can say is you must watch this movie, because "After Raj met Simran, love wasn't the same...come fall in love all over again".


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Official Sites:

Yash Raj Films

Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

20 October 1995 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

The Big-Hearted Will Win the Bride See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

INR40,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$36,785
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Company Credits

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Yash Raj Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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