Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge

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Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
Directed byAditya Chopra
Screenplay byAditya Chopra
Story byAditya Chopra
Produced byYash Chopra
StarringShahrukh Khan
CinematographyManmohan Singh
Edited byKeshav Naidu
Music byJatin Lalit
Distributed byYash Raj Films
Release date
  • 20 October 1995 (1995-10-20)
Running time
189 minutes
Budget4 crore (US$520,000)
Box office130 crore (US$17 million)

Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (English: The Brave Hearted Will Take the Bride) is a 1995 Bollywood movie directed by Aditya Chopra and produced by Yash Chopra. It had Shahrukh Khan and Kajol in the title roles. Anupam Kher, Amrish Puri, and Farida Jalal played supporting roles. The music was composed by Jatin Lalit while lyrics were by Anand Bakshi. It was released on Diwali 1995 and became a blockbuster. In addition, the movie has been showing at the Maratha Mandir theatre in Mumbai for 25 years making the longest time the movie has been screened. A movie called Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania, directed by Shashank Khaitan, and produced by Karan Johar, was based on this film and released in 2014.

Sypnopsis[change | change source]

Raj and Simran meet on a trip to Europe. After some initial misadventures, they fall in love. The battle begins to win over two traditional families.

Cast[change | change source]

  • Shahrukh Khan as Raj Malhotra, an Non-resident Indian (NRI) living in London
  • Kajol as Simran Singh, an NRI living in London
  • Anupam Kher as Dharamvir Malhotra, Raj's father
  • Amrish Puri as Chaudhary Baldev Singh, Simran's father
  • Farida Jalal as Lajwanti "Lajjo" Singh, Simran's mother
  • Pooja Ruparel as Rajeshwari "Chutki" Singh, Simran's sister
  • Satish Shah as Ajit Singh, Baldev's friend in India
  • Parmeet Sethi as Kuljeet Singh, Ajit's son
  • Mandira Bedi as Preeti Singh, Ajit's daughter
  • Achala Sachdev as Simran's grandmother
  • Himani Shivpuri as Kammo Kaur, Simran's aunt
  • Anaita Shroff Adajania as Sheena, Simran's friend
  • Karan Johar as Rocky, Raj's friend
  • Arjun Sablok as Robby, Raj's friend

Soundtrack[change | change source]

Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
Soundtrack album by
25 July 1995
GenreHindi Film Soundtrack
LabelSa Re Ga Ma
ProducerJatin Lalit
No. TitleSingers Length
1. "Ghar Aaja Pardesi"  Manpreet Kaur, Pamela Chopra 7:29
2. "Mere Khwabon Mein"  Lata Mangeshkar 4:17
3. "Ruk Ja O Dil Deewane"  Udit Narayan 5:14
4. "Zara Sa Jhoom Loon Main"  Asha Bhosle, Abhijeet Bhattacharya 5:51
5. "Ho Gaya Hai Tujhko"  Lata Mangeshkar, Udit Narayan 5:49
6. "Mehndi Laga Ke Rakhna"  Lata Mangeshkar, Udit Narayan 4:50
7. "Tujhe Dekha To"  Lata Mangeshkar, Kumar Sanu 5:02

Reception[change | change source]

The movie became the biggest hit of that year and the second highest grossing of the 1990s.[1] The movie became the second one to be listed on the list of "1001 must see movies before you die".[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "All Time Earners". Retrieved 2012-09-20.[permanent dead link]
  2. "1001series". Retrieved 2012-09-20.

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