In 2001, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (DDLJ) â€“ a movie which needs no introduction, broke the continuous-exhibition record, established by the movie Sholay at Minerva Theatre (5 years: 1975 â€“ 1980). And now as of March 2009, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge has set yet another record by completing 700 WEEKS of continuous play in Mumbaiâ€™s Maratha Mandir theater. This makes DDLJ one of the largest grosser in Indian film history and still counting!
Directed by the immensely talented Aditya Chopra and starring the ideal pair of Shahrukh Khan and Kajol, the movie opened to full houses and rave reviews all over the world way back on 20th October 1995. The film swept that yearâ€™s every major award and picked up every single accolade of consequence, not to mention the unconditional love of movie goers all over and still continues to top the list of â€œthe best Indian romantic filmâ€ of all times.
The forerunner of contemporary Bollywood, DDLJ changed the course of a nation’s cinema and became an unparalleled brand by itself. The movie beautifully blended western trends with the traditions of the country and effortlessly showcased the Indian culture at home and abroad as one. Audiences adored DDLJâ€™s talented ensemble cast, soulful music, gorgeous locations and the iconic romantic moments.
An achievement, perhaps unmatched anywhere in the world, the magic of DDLJ keeps pulling audiences back year after year. This evergreen Yash Raj Film remains the longest running movie of Indian cinema and is presently running in its 14th year.
Clearly, people came and fell in love with Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge again and again… and also with this film SRK became the heartthrob of every girl and SRK-Kajol pair became one of the best on-screen jodi after Raj Kapoor-Nargis
DDLJ AWARDS LIST
NATIONAL AWARD: Best Film â€“ for providing popular and wholesome entertainment. FILMFARE AWARDS: Best Film â€“ Yash Chopra (Producer) BestDirector â€“ Aditya Chopra Best Actor â€“ Shahrukh Khan Best Actress â€“ Kajol Best Supporting Actress â€“ Farida Jalal Best Comedian â€“ Anupam Kher Best Lyricst â€“ Anand Bakshi (Tujhe Dekha To…) Best Playback Singer (Male) â€“ Udit Narayan (Mehndi Lagake Rakhna…) BestDialogue â€“ Aditya Chopra / Javed Siddiqui Best Screenplay â€“ Aditya Chopra ,SCREEN AWARDS:Best Film â€“ Yash Chopra (Producer)
Best Director â€“ Aditya Chopra