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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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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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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)

Opening Weekend:

£107,330 (UK) (26 March 2000)
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Trivia

Director Karan Johar makes acting debut in this film. 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 »

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Raj Malhotra: You son of a gun.
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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

Ai Meri Zohrajabeen
from Waqt (1965)
Written by Sahir Ludhianvi
Composed by Ravi
Performed by Ajay Trivedi
Courtesy of Saregama HMV
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Come fall in love...with a Classic!!!
8 May 2005 | by See 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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