The iconic super-hit film Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge completes 26 years now. The classic romantic drama was released on October 20, 1995. Even after completing 26 years, the film still retains its shine and originality. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge is the only Hindi film to be premiered every day in Mumbai’s famous iconic Maratha Mandir. The legacy of DDLJ had stopped due to the Pandemic norms, but now on the mark of 26 years of the film and re-opening of theatres, the Maratha Mandir authorities have decided to bring the most favorite superhit film Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge.
The film by Yash Raj Films is one memorable film that holds a uber romance story with an endearing and defined execution. This Cliche yet most adored film is the perfect blend of fairytale romance with a pinch of comedy and action.
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge as a film has given lifelong living lessons to the audience. Apart from the love story, a lot of things the film has given not only to the audience but to the makers which inherently became big names in the industry.
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Here is the list of things that the film marked and stood as a triumph.
1 Chartbuster Music
From Visualizing the first love to the best wedding dance number, Jatin – Lalit has phenomenally given justice to a promising story. ‘Mere Khwabon Mein’ sung by legendary Lata Mangeshkar is undoubtfully every 90’s girl’s top-of-mind song. The towel dance of Kajol created a lot of buzz at that time. Whereas ‘Hogaya Hain Tujhko To Pyaar’ and ‘Tujhe Dekha To’ became the sensational romantic hits of Bollywood. The wedding anthem ‘Mehendi Laga Ke Rakhna’ sung by Udit Narayan and Lata Mangeshkar will still make you do those iconic steps choreographed by late choreographer Saroj Khan. This song is till now played in very Indian wedding function.
Debutant director Aditya Chopra has creatively managed to add every flavor to the lead character i.e. Kajol in the film. In this film, Kajol is seen in almost all avatars of her. Her sea-green halter neck dress in the song ‘Ruk Ja’ was sexy and bold. Kajol’s Salwar- Kurta with Scarf bow hairdo is something which every 90’s girl followed. Her last magnified green lehenga and golden Lehenga look was just too pretty and still preserved in every bride’s checklist. Commenting on the lehenga, designer Manish Malhotra revealed “Adi was very clear that he wanted Kajol to be very real but yet there is a clever quotient to her and that synergy I think came across very, very strongly in DDLJ’s costumes where they were relatable but yet there was something new and special about them,” he said. Coming to Shah Rukh Khan, his leather jacket look was amazing, that it trended and was followed by the SRK fans.
3 Mesmerizing Locations
No doubt the love story is still alive in our hearts, but the magnifying locations are just breathtaking. The film has shown us a glimpse of London’s Trafalgar Square and Southhall, Switzerland’s Gstaad where a major chunk of Raj – Simran’s romance was shown. Apart from the International location, director Aditya Chopra has also shown the beauty of India.
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4 Supporting Characters
Though SRK – Kajol was known as the superhit Jodi of Bollywood, the rest of the cast has also added their flavor to the film. Bollywood’s biggest filmmaker Karan Johar made his debut in acting playing the character of Raj’s friend in DDLJ, Whereas Mandira Bedi as Preeti Singh was truly loved by the audience. Mandira made quite an impression as the sweet but intense Preeti. The film held a huge cast including Amrish Puri, Farida Jalal, Anupam Kher, Pooja Ruparel, Paramjeet Sethi, and others. Each and every character was praised by the audience, few of them also achieved big names in the industry.
DDLJ’s every dialogue is carved in the hearts of true DDLJ fans. The immense dialogues in the film is one of the reasons for the film’s achievement. Debut director and writer of the film Aditya Chopra completed the script of the film within just one month, revealed by his friend and filmmaker Karan Johar. From ‘Palat’ to ‘Ja Simran Jaa Jee Le Apni Zindagi’ every dialogue of DDLJ is on the tip of tongue of every crazy Bollywood fan.
The film has always gauged a lot of attention for SRK – Kajol’s chemistry and has the audience have always praised the duo, but without these portions, the film would have never created a sensation.
Well on completing 26 years, let us watch the film again and revisit all those 90’s memories once again.