Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)
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.
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It's easily one of the freshest, sharpest and most enjoyable films of this year.
The movie turns out to be a little better than the average. Starting from a romantic formula often seen in the cinema, it ends in the most predictable (and somewhat bland) way.
The film may be flawed, but its message is not.
Execution & story telling is good but the intent itself sucks.A man who stalks a girl can never be called love.And, leaving a marriage for a creep is a sign of dumbness and idiocy.Bollywood really needs to redefine the concept of real love. This movie has brainwashed an entire decade of generation.
The heroine grows up in a very restricted environment in a conservative family, and immediately landing at europe, she starts wearing unconservative clothes. The songs are mindless. And most importantly, the story gives a wrong information - stalk a girl, humiliate a girl long enough, she will fall in love with you.Such a weak female character portrayal!!!! Such a shame!!!!
I absolutely loved "Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge!" I am an Italian American woman and thought I had seen all the best love stories ever made, until I saw this movie. Spectacular! I've had many friends recommend "Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge" over the years, but never took the time to see it, so when my friend Rajni from Mumbai asked me last week if I had ever seen it, I decided to make the time. I'm very happy I did! The movie was entertaining, fun and within a few minutes of watching the movie I found myself wrapped up in seeing Raj and Simran build a love story that made my heart melt! What a beautiful movie! I've been humming, "Mere Khwabon Mein" all day.Of course, Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol were perfect for the roles of Raj and Simran, who were absolutely adorable! I have seen them coupled in their other movies, as recent as 2015's "Dilwale" but must say, this is their very best! Knowing that I will watch this movie several times more, I purchased it. So, it seems to me that "Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge" still mesmerizes those who have never seen it, even 22 years later!
Bollywood has changed a lot over the last two decades. Production values have increased dramatically and that cheesiness that was so typical of old Bollywood films has been toned down somewhat and replaced by a professionalism that is often on a par with Hollywood. So how does this 20 year old film stack-up?In short, it is brilliant. Yes, it is has a certain kitschness. It has musical interludes that are so cheesy you almost want to laugh, and some of the acting is pretty questionable. But at the same time there's something sublime about the film. Somehow, the kitschness, the cheesiness and the low-budget production seems to have come together to create a work of art that will live on for decades to come.Raj and Simran, the male and female leads, are endearing. The support cast are very good. The story line, whilst at times being predictable, also has some clever little twists and turns, and by the end of it you feel like you've watched a movie that will stay with you for many years to come, which I guess answers why Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge has such enduring popularity.Is it perfect? Definitely not. Is it worth watching? If you enjoy a little light-hearted, Bollywood romantic-comedy then that would be a definite yes.