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Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge Dvd

Raj and Simran meet during a trip across Europe and the two fall in love. However, when Raj learns that Simran is already promised to another, he follows her to India to win her and her father over.


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Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (transl. The Big-Hearted Will Take the Bride), also known by the initialism DDLJ, is a 1995 Indian Hindi-language romance film, directed by Aditya Chopra in his directorial debut, produced by his father Yash Chopra, and written by Javed Siddiqui with Aditya 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.


Raj Malhotra and Simran Singh are both non-resident Indians (NRI) living in London. Simran is raised by her parents, Baldev Singh and Lajwanti. Baldev Singh is a strict and conservative father, while Raj is raised by his father Dharamvir Malhotra, who is very liberal. Simran always dreams of meeting her ideal man; her mother Lajjo warns her against this, saying dreams are good, but one should not blindly believe they come true. One day, Baldev receives a letter from his friend Ajit, who lives in Punjab, India. Ajit wants to keep the promise he and Baldev made to each other 20 years ago—to have Simran marry his son Kuljeet. Simran is disappointed, as she does not want to marry someone whom she has never met.

One evening, Raj enters Baldev’s shop after closing time to buy beer. Baldev refuses, but Raj grabs a case of beer, throws money on the counter, and runs away. An infuriated Baldev calls Raj a disgrace to India. Meanwhile, Raj’s father agrees to his request to go on a train trip across Europe with his friends, and Simran’s friends have invited her to go on the same trip. Simran asks her father to let her see the world before her marriage, and he reluctantly agrees.

On the trip, Raj and Simran meet. Raj constantly flirts with Simran, much to her irritation. The two miss their train to Zürich and are separated from their friends, but start to travel together and become friends. Raj falls in love with Simran on the journey, and when they part ways in London, Simran realises she is in love with him as well. At home, Simran tells her mother about the boy she met on her trip; Baldev overhears the conversation and becomes enraged with his daughter. He says the family will move to India the next day. Meanwhile, Raj tells his father about Simran and that she will soon get married. When Raj says he believes Simran loves him too, his father encourages him to go after her. Raj goes to her house to woo her and her father, but is informed by their neighbor that they have sold their house and moved to India.

In India, Baldev is reunited with his relatives and his friend, Ajit. A miserable Simran and her younger sister Chutki take an instant dislike to Simran’s fiancé Kuljeet because of his arrogance. Simran pines for Raj, but her mother tells her to forget him because she knows Baldev will never accept their relationship. The next morning, Raj arrives outside of the house where Simran is staying and the two reunite. She begs him to elope with her, but Raj refuses and says he will only marry her with her father’s consent. Raj befriends Kuljeet and is quickly accepted by both families. Later, his father arrives in India and also becomes friends with Simran’s and Kuljeet’s families. Eventually, Lajjo and Chutki discover that Raj is the boy Simran fell in love with in Europe. Lajjo also tells Raj and Simran to run away, but he still refuses. Baldev recognises Raj from the beer incident but eventually accepts him. However, after he discovers a photograph of Raj and Simran together in Europe, he slaps and humiliates Raj and tells him to leave.

As Raj and his father wait at the railway station, Kuljeet, who is angry to learn of Raj’s love for Simran, arrives with his friends and attack them. Eventually, Baldev and Ajit arrive and stop the fight, and Raj boards the departing train with his father. Simran then arrives with her mother and sister; she tries to join Raj on the train, but Baldev stops her. Simran begs him to let her go, saying she cannot live without Raj. Baldev, realising nobody loves his daughter more than Raj does, lets her go, and she runs and catches the train as it departs.


Credits adapted from the British Film Institute.

Shah Rukh Khan as Raj Malhotra
Kajol as Simran Singh
Amrish Puri as Chaudhary Baldev Singh, Simran’s father
Farida Jalal as Lajwanti “Lajjo” Singh, Simran’s mother
Satish Shah as Ajit Singh, Baldev’s friend in India
Achala Sachdev as Simran’s grandmother
Himani Shivpuri as Kammo Kaur, Simran’s aunt
Pooja Ruparel as Rajeshwari “Chutki” Singh, Simran’s sister
Anupam Kher as Dharamvir Malhotra, Raj’s father
Parmeet Sethi as Kuljeet Singh, Ajit’s son
Mandira Bedi as Preeti Singh, Ajit’s daughter
Anaita Shroff Adajania as Sheena, Simran’s friend
Karan Johar and Arjun Sablok as Raj’s friends Paunchy and Robbie


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