Directed by Aditya Chopra, the Indian romance classic ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’ recently completed 25 years. Released on 28th October, 1995 the movie is the longest-running Bollywood film ever. The chemistry and the dialogues between Raj and Simran are still adored and quoted by many. Filming the movie from portraying the beauty of Switzerland to the fields in Punjab, the movie has been everyone’s favorite. The movie not only talked about love and romance but also addressed various topics which was not shown by many at that time. The strict parenting and commitment to Indian values were shown with the help of Bauji’s character acted by Amrish Puri to Anupam Kher who was Raj’s single dad was a way to liberal India. Addressing the cultural influence and difference was one of the key points.
How did the movie celebrate its 25 years jubilee?
The movie has been running in Mumbai Maratha Mandir for the past 25 years and the theatre always has seats filled. On completing 25 years, Yash Raj Films has planned to re-release the movie all over the world in countries like Germany, USA, Canada, and more. Nelson D’Souza, the Associate Vice-President of Yash Raj Films confirmed the news that they are releasing the cult romantic drama to celebrate the classic. Talking about numbers, in 1995 the movie earned ₹89 crores in India and ₹13.5 crores worldwide. It gained immense profit as YRF had made the movie at a budget of ₹4 crores.
Kajol and Shahrukh Khan also changed their social media names to Simran and Raj on this occasion. The film also gave a push to Karan Johar as a director. He stated that the film is one of his greatest achievements and being a part of it was legendary. On this occasion, an announcement was made that a bronze statue of both the actors will be put up in London’s Leicester Square. Mark Williams, the Destination Marketing Director of Heart of London Business Alliance said that the statue is planned as a tribute. The place also has statues of Harry Potter, Wonder Woman, Laurel and Hardy.
Everything you need to know about the movie ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’:
The movie stars Shahrukh Khan, Kajol, Amrish Puri, Farida Jalal, Satish Shah, Anupam Kher, and more. Its plot revolves around Raj and Simran who meet each other during a trip to London. Simran misses her train and gets separated from her friends. Consequently, she ends up continuing the journey with Raj. Both fall in love with each other but after the end of the trip, they have to part ways. Simran travels back to India for her marriage. Raj, along with his father travels to India to meet Simran. Then, the emotional drama begins with a lot of fun elements.
The musicality and songs are one of the best parts of the movie. It did not fail to capture the traditional essence. Soon after its release, it had sold-out shows worldwide. The movie won a National Award and 10 Filmfare Awards. People consider it a must-watch for anyone who loves Bollywood. People appreciated the chemistry between the couple a lot. As a result, they went on to do numerous films together after this. The dialogues were immensely popular. In fact, they were popular to such an extent that even former American President Barack Obama quoted ‘Senorita, Bade bade deshon mein, aisi chhoti chhoti baatein hoti rehti hai’ during his visit to India.
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