Raj Malhotra (Shah Rukh Khan) – a slightly liberal and extravagant Hindu – buys a Euro-rail tour package with some friends just after failing a prestigious London University. Unknown to Raj, Simran Singh – the eldest daughter of a traditional Punjab Hindu – has just convinced her father to let her go on the same Euro-rail tour package with a group of her girlfriends.
After mishaps and misadventures, both come to the realization that they love the other, but not before Simran is moved by her father back to Punjab to be married to a close friend’s son.
What follows is an epic story of l’amour, comedy, betrayal, and finally… acceptance.
Our rating: 8.6/10
A classic in all regards, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge is a film you can’t afford to miss.
Why? It’s referenced in about 4/10 new Hindi language films, and shows a generation’s expectations for love and Romance, as you’ll see in films like Bachna Ae Haseeno, some girls look for guys like Raj from DDLJ, and see this film as an important peak in culture. This film represents people and companies like YRF’s, and Karan Johar and is a great stepping point for those interested in the pathway between Traditional India and Modern Indians today, as well a glimpse into the world of NRI’s. Have a watch, and soon you’ll be humming Tujhe Dekha To Yeh Jana Sanam, and perhaps make it your ringtone. Look forward to a future post about Bollywood film ring tones, and people’s reactions to hearing them in the wild US of A.
If you liked this film be sure to watch Kuch Kuch Hota Hai