Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (Hindi: दिलवाले दुल्हनिया ले जाएँगे; English: The Big Hearted Will Take the Bride), also known as DDLJ, is a Hindi language film released on 20 October 1995. A romantic comedy, the film marked the directorial debut of Aditya Chopra, and stars Shahrukh Khan and Kajol. The film tells the story of a young couple who fall in love on a European vacation, and how the boy tries to win over the girl's parents so that she can marry him instead of the boy that her father wants for her.
Earning over 106 crore (Rs 1.06 billion) in India and 15 crore overseas, the film became the biggest Bollywood hit of the year, as well as one of the biggest Bollywood hits ever. It was declared an All Time Blockbuster, and remains the longest-running film in the history of Indian cinema. As of 2011, it was still playing at the Maratha Mandir theatre in Mumbai.
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge was included in the Cinema India showcase, "The Changing Face of Indian Cinema", which toured the United States in July and August of 2004. Indiatimes Movies ranks the movie amongst the 25 Must See Bollywood Films. It was one of the two Hindi films in the 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die list (the other being Mother India). It was also placed twelfth on the British Film Institute's list of top Indian films of all time.
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Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (English: The Big-Hearted Will Take Away the Bride), also known by the initialism DDLJ, is an Indian romance film written and directed by Aditya Chopra and produced by Yash Chopra. Released on 20 October 1995, the film stars Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol. The plot revolves around Raj and Simran, two young non-resident Indians, who fall in love during a vacation through Europe with their friends. Raj tries to win over Simran's family so the couple can marry, but Simran's father has long since promised her hand to his friend's son. The film was shot in India, London and Switzerland, from September 1994 to August 1995.
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