Saturday, January 9, 2010

Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (starring Shahrukh Khan and Kajol) (released in 1995)

Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge was a major hit film, early enough in Shahrukh's career that it gave him a big jump. The movie was an incredible success, remembered even today. It was also an a huge event in the career for director Aditya Chopra. The movie is also much appreciated by critics, marked among movies that are worth seeing in any top movie list. It also won a huge number of awards, almost a clean sweep of the popular awards:

Filmfare Awards:
1996 Filmfare Best Movie Award: Yash Chopra
1996 Filmfare Best Director Award: Aditya Chopra
1996 Filmfare Best Actor Award: Shahrukh Khan
1996 Filmfare Best Actress Award: Kajol
1996 Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award: Farida Jalal
1996 Filmfare Best Comedian Award: Anupam Kher
1996 Filmfare Best Lyricist Award: Anand Bakshi, Tujhe Dekha
1996 Filmfare Best Screenplay Award: Aditya Chopra
1996 Filmfare Best Dialogue Award: Aditya Chopra, Javed Siddiqi
1996 Filmfare Best Male Playback Award: Udit Narayan, (Mehndi Lagake Rakhna)

The movie was also acclaimed for its music, with the music by Jatin Lalit and some great singing by Lata Mangeshkar and Udit Narayan. The shooting of the movie, in the scenic beauty of Switzerland, and then in the fields of Punjab were in the line of the movies by Yash Chopra, and supported by some excellent cinematography by Manmohan Singh.

The movie spans across 3 countries and 2 continents. The movie starts in England where aj Malhotra and Simran Kaur (Shahrukh Khan and Kajol respectively) are living in London, with Raj being like any normal London boy, drinking, out with friends, and so on, and spoiled by his father Anupam Kher. Simran has a domineering father, convenience store owner Chaudhry Baldev Singh (Amrish Puri), who is very conservative and would not really want his daughter to have all the freedom of a girl living in London. He would want his daughter to get married to a traditional Indian man, and finds a suitable arrangement with the son of his friends. Simran finally agrees to this, but wants to first travel with friends and see the world.
In the trip, Simran bumps into Raj, who is also on a trip. She does not like him, seeing him as a uncaring person, but there is a situation in which both of them have to depend on each other. They start loving each other, but have to separate at the end of the trip. When Baldev gets to know about this from Simran, he is very angry since he considers that Simran has broken his trust, and flies off to Punjab with the family for marriage. What does Raj do ? How does he manage to persuade Baldev and marry Simran ?

Songs and lyrics from the movie:

Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge – Ghar Aaja Pardesi (link)

Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge – Zara Sa Jhoom Loon Main (link)

Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge – Mere Khwabon Mein (link)

Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge – Ruk Ja O Dil Deewane (link)

Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge – Tujhe Dekha To (link)

Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge – Mehndi Laga Ke Rakhna (link)

Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge – Ho Gaya Hain Tujhko (link)

Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (starring Shahrukh Khan and Kajol) (released in 1995)

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