Raj is a rich, carefree, happy-go-lucky second generation NRI. Simran is the daughter of Chaudhary Baldev Singh, who in spite of being an NRI is very strict about adherence to Indian values. Simran has left for India to be married to her childhood fiancé. Raj leaves for India with a mission at his hands, to claim his lady love under the noses of her whole family. Thus begins a saga.
|Release Date||:||October 20, 1995|
|Genres||:||Comedy, Drama, Romance|
|Production Company||:||Yash Raj Films|
|Writers||:||Aditya Chopra, Aditya Chopra, Aditya Chopra, Javed Siddiqui|
|Casts||:||Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Amrish Puri, Anupam Kher, Satish Shah, Achala Sachdev, Himani Shivpuri, Pooja Ruparel, Mandira Bedi, Uday Chopra, Parmeet Sethi, Tulika Chaudhary, Pallavi Vyas, Karan Johar, Arjun Sablok, Anaita Shroff, Baby Raashi, Baby Nupur, Shanker Iyer, Rajesh Bhatija, Govind Khatri, Mansoor Merchant, Mohit Kumar, Hemlata Deepak, Lalit Tiwari, Damyanti Puri, Farida Jalal|
Probably one of the greatest love stories ever told. Director Aditya Chopra made his debut as a director with this film. Aditya is the son of legendary Director/Producer Yash Chopra who gave us films like Deewar, Darr, Waqt, Kabhie Kabhie, Dil To Pagal Hai and Veer-Zaara.
Aditya was one the first Directors of the New Generation of the Indian film Directors. With his first film he got rave reviews and was immediately classified as one of the best directors in Indian Cinema. With DDLJ, Aditya showed us what falling in love, respect, and family values are all about. This film also confirmed the Pair of Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol as one of the best in the Indian Cinema. It made Kajol and Shah Rukh superstars over night and two of the most sought after actors.
DDLJ also started the trend of love stories in Indian Cinema. Before DDLJ, most Indian films were action films. But DDLJ changed all that and the way of war was changed to a way of love. It's incredible how this film changed the Indian Cinema and the way of making films. DDLJ is a Forever Classic.
It recently set a new record for the longest running film when it crossed the 500th week mark (that means it's a 10 time golden jubilee), the previous record was 275 weeks and was held by SHOLAY (another forever classic). All I can say is you must watch this movie, because "After Raj met Simran, love wasn't the same...come fall in love all over again".