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Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)




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Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (Brave Heart Will Take the Bride) was a huge hit in India, and won all the major Filmfare Awards. It was also the film that catapulted Shahrukh Khan to Bollywood superstardom, and it was the first of several successful pairings of Khan and Kajol. Khan plays Raj, a likeably goofy rich Indian boy, brought up in London, who's had everything handed to him in life. Kajol is Simran, a proper Indian girl who also lives in London. Her stern father (Amrish Puri) has arranged for her to go to back to his sorely missed homeland in Punjab to marry the son of an old friend. Simran persuades the old man to let her go off on a month-long trip to Europe with her girlfriends before she weds. On the trip, Simran meets Raj, and naturally they don't get along at first. He humiliates her with his pranks, and she refuses to loosen up. Then they get stranded together, get drunk together, sing and dance together, and begin to develop feelings for each other. They return to London, each hoping the other will express his/her love. They part, and when Simran's father overhears her telling her mother (Farida Jalal) about Raj, he gets angry and demands that they leave for India immediately. But Raj follows them there, determined to win over Simran's father and take Simran as his bride. He ingratiates himself with the dimwitted groom, Kuljit (Parmeet Sethi), and enters the household as his friend. Things get even more complicated when Kuljit's family mistakenly believes that Raj is interested in the groom's sister, and they begin to plan a double wedding. The film was the directorial debut of Aditya Chopra, and the hit soundtrack was composed by the writing team Jatin-Lalit.

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Shah Rukh Khan
as Raj Malhotra
as Simran
Anupam Kher
as Dharamvir Malhotra
Amrish Puri
as Chaudhry Baldev Singh
Karan Johar
as Raj’s Friend
Satish Shah
as Ajit Singh, Baldev's friend in India
Achala Sachdev
as Simran's Grandmother
Himani Shivpuri
as Kammo Kaur
Pooja Ruparel
as Rajeshwari "Chutki" Singh
as Sheena
Parmeet Sethi
as Kuljeet Singh
Mandira Bedi
as Preeti Singh
Arjun Sablok
as Raj’s Friend
Lalit Tiwari
as Simran’s Uncle
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Critic Reviews for Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (3)

Though American movies have largely discarded the family melodrama as passé, DDLJ reminds us of the genre's potency, its ability to stage social and generational conflicts.

November 18, 2021 | Full Review…

It's a flawed, contradictory movie -- aggressive and tender, stiff and graceful, clichéd and fresh, sophisticated and naive, traditional and modern. It's also, I think, a classic.

November 18, 2021 | Full Review…

Aditya Chopra's first film deep-sixed all ideas of rebellious young love, using NRI nostalgia as a hook, and gave Shah Rukh Khan his most successful film...

August 17, 2021 | Full Review…

One of the most-popular romances not only in India but worldwide, and rightly so.

November 18, 2021 | Full Review…

Today, DDLJ is at once both intimately familiar and unmistakably of its era, a response to the influx of western culture into India in the 1990s and an attempt to center both progress and tradition in the very same breath.

October 21, 2020 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge

It's like Shahrukh Khan has his own style that represents in most of his movies. I'm not a big fan of Kajol but I don't mind watching her. I watched this movie a long time ago. Still remember every part of it. Religious parents can be frightening. They'll give you freedom with some horror in it. I liked this movie a lot. Shahrukh Khan's presents is enough to make the movie hit!

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Dead Angel

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I loved the musical numbers but otherwise I wasn't particularly keen on the film. I found Raj annoying for most if not all of the first half, but found myself liking him better after the intermission.

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Kylie B

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Ken Stachnik

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