Published On: Wed, Nov 4th, 2015

20 year’s journey of Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge



After the success of Sholay then appeared Madhuri, who qualified us with that Ek, do, teen were not only statistics.

In a little while arrived the Khans, continuing on to our displays one after the other, like Gabbar Singh the bad character of Sholay who turned into as more a family name as the leading actors of the typical movies, was in fact on their track.

one of them quickly turn into a Badshah and his Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, be converted into as a cult movie that single film auditorium in Mumbai constantly represent it every day since its showcase. It has currently been 20 years.


Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak had been a gigantic blockbuster, its star Aamir Khan the main good-looking person to get strikes the heart of juvenile Indian girls.

After one year, Salman Khan by his stretched hair and a pigeon as a co-star saunter into our minds and we considered ‘Maine Pyar Kiya’ would hang on our everlasting film squash.

After that appeared Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (DDLJ) and a red flower (even if it sprayed water) turned into the main valued ownership, still if St. Valentine remained persisting it had domination on all stuff red!

In a few good judgment, it was our impending of the film era.

Raj was that classic Punjabi young man who had much money than intelligence. If you breed up in Punjab, you would be acquainted with that would sufficiently more be each second boy in Chandigarh or Amritsar, wandering across without purpose with loud music in his decorated car.

Although, Raj too drove us on a voyage far from the ‘pind’ (village) and the ‘khet’ (fields).

He brought us to distant Switzerland and initially we experienced, fascinated, those peaks with immaculate snow and a rural area that appeared like an image postcard.

We should have actually appreciated it for the reason that Yash Raj films determined that we can’t find sufficient of it. Still the subsequent decade, the entire leading actresses were entertaining on the similar gradients of the Swiss Alps, wearing the similar chiffon saris and we only desired to swathe a shawl and stay them warm.


Raj (SRK) and Simran (Kajol) also made us familiar with the romance in Bollywood. Not the countryside Sholay love that had fascinated the spectators accurately 20 years prior to DDLJ’s showcase, nor contemporary Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt sort of funky love.

As an alternative, it was much similar to the mills and boon material or fuzz that we were interpreting veiled from our mothers in that times; even though Raj was away from the classic height, murky or good-looking hero we desired to faint over! On their voyage, Raj and Simran displayed us the Euro rail and we understood train to pass through did not forever have to scent of parathas and preserves!

Switzerland is the metropolis that Yash Chopra prepared his own and where a bulk of his movies were recorded. A gigantic sign directs you to the ‘India Village’ but much than that, this metropolis privileged the filmmaker with the title “Ambassador of Interlaken’.

it was also the mountains where an intoxicated Simran walked across on the snow singing ‘Zara Sa Jhoom loon main’. No doubt, Indian meal is simply accessible still when you are on the apex of the globe!

Nevertheless the song that yet gets us a long reminiscence lane, ‘Tujhe Dekha to’, was recorded as distant away from Europe as probably. That mustard field of Punjab was perhaps Yash Chopra’s rhyme to his hometown Jalandhar.


About the Author

Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.

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