When ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’ was released on October 20, 1995, it became an instant hit. The everlasting love saga is remembered not only for its famous dialogues but also for its foot-tapping figures and endearing storylines. As ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’ celebrates its 25th anniversary today, here’s taking a glance at what makes this rom-com so memorable even more than two decades later!
DDLJ: More than Just Any Mainstream Movie
Although there is nothing new to mention about the movie that hasn’t previously been said in dozens of books as well as a wide variety of blog posts, still the film has managed to influence each person individually. But why?
The Relatable Characters- RAJ & SIMRAN
With their unusual charisma and attraction, as well as their awe-inspiring chemistry, both SRK and Kajol made the Raj and Simran characters so relatable that it is difficult to pinpoint whether the characters propelled them to fame instead of the other way around.
‘Raj’ is the stereotypical lover boy, and ‘Simran’ is the girl-next-door that almost every man desires to bring home with him. They aren’t perfect, and they are certainly not the most attractive individuals, yet they are characters with which every man and woman can associate. Every girl sees a little of herself in ‘Simran,’ as well as every guy sees a little of himself in ‘Raj.’ Every girl desires a little ‘Raj’ in her lover, and every guy desires a little ‘Simran’ in his girl. They are both average and larger-than-life. They are both genuine enough that we can connect to their troubles and the romantic journey that we wish we could live their lives.
The Emotion-Worthy Soundtracks
‘Tujhe Dekha To Yeh Jaana Sanam’ has become an internal beautiful song for Bollywood fans everywhere, who are eventually flabbergasted to explore that real love might not be lurking in fields of flowers for them.
On the other hand, ‘Mehndi Laga Ke Rakhna’ have both started innumerable desi wedding ceremonies, and ‘Ghar Aaja Pardesi’ is among ‘DDLJ’s’ hidden treasures in my perception. The soundtrack also featured the hits Mere Khwabon Mein,’ ‘Ruk Ja O Dil Deewane,’ ‘Ho Gaya Hai Tujhko,’ and ‘Zara Sa Jhoom Loon Main’ which are still worth listening to.
‘Jaa Simran Jaa, apni Zindagi’ and ‘Bade bade deshon mein, aisi chhoti chotti baatein hoti rehti hai Senorita’ These are merely a few of the many one-liners that our minds have memorized over the decades.
‘Agar ye tujhe pyaar karti hai toh ye palatke dekhegi.. palat.. Palat’. Who can underestimate these iconic dialogues? The script is the film’s essence, and the dialogues are how that soul expresses itself and binds with the viewer. Javed Siddiqui’s dialogues in DDLJ not only hooked up with the fans but also remained in their minds for a long time.
Comedy Tadka Had Everyone ROFL
This film has also made you laugh in addition to just seeing romance!
Be it Raj’s weird effort to win over Simran’s father or taunting Simran on their European tour, we are sure you had or still have a good laugh while watching this movie!
The Epic Train Scene
No 90s Bollywood film is complete without a climax and action-packed ending! When their secret relationship is revealed, all hell erupts and Raj is confronted by Simran’s threatening and cold-hearted father, played by the late iconic actor Amrish Puri!
The train scene was recreated by Shahrukh himself in the blockbuster massive hit, Chennai Express, starring Deepika Padukone! But still, nothing comes close to the miracle of DDLJ!
DDLJ has given viewers not just millions but zillions of reasons to fall into this movie year after year. From its timeless dialogues to its exotic locations, it seems like everything has taken over our minds and deeply make an impact on us even after a decade.
Last but not the least, we congratulate the team of DDLJ on completing 25 years, and for giving us a reason to fall in love just like Raj & Simran.