Considered one of the Bollywood movies everyone should see, the 1995 film Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge stars Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol in their third movie pairing. Written by Aditya Chopra and produced by his father Yash Chopra, the story of love discovered, lost and regained is classic Bollywood.
Even to this day, the movie is the longest running Indian film. On May 23, Yash Raj Films posted the latest news about the film's continued success:
From the intimidating list of iconic Hindi films, the timeless love story Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (universally known as DDLJ) has been voted by cinema lovers as their most favourite feature film from the past 100 years of Indian cinema in a poll conducted by Sanona™ , the UK’s largest online Pay-Per-View Indian movie portal.
Directed by Aditya Chopra and starring the quintessential pair of superstars Shahrukh Khan and Kajol, the movie opened to full houses and rave reviews with huge popular acclaim all over the world way back on 20th October 1995. The film swept that year’s every major award and picked up every single credit of consequence.
DDLJ has since become the longest running film in the history of Indian cinema. Running for 919 weeks presently, it keeps adding to its accolades year after year. The movie has changed the face of Bollywood and became an unparalleled brand by itself. It was also the first Indian movie that was received equally ecstatically by NRI as well as resident Indian audiences.
Clearly, people worldwide keep falling in love with Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge again and again...
There are so many elements that make this film work even for a modern-day audience. The storyline with well developed characters, the on-screen chemistry between Kajol and Shah Rukh Khan, along with the moving and joyful music and dance all make this a stand-out film.
But even more, as Shah Rukh Khan's character works to win the hearts and minds of the other characters on-screen, he manages to win the hearts and minds of the audience.
Here is the song "Mehndi Laga Ke Rakhna" - sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Udit Narayan - which became an hit and continues to be played at weddings.
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