Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (The Brave-hearted Will Take the Bride)

Release Date: 20 October 1995

DILWALE DULHANIA LE JAYENGE is a story about human relationships.

Chaudhry Baldev Singh (Amrish Puri) is a London based immigrant. He, along with his wife Lajwanti (Farida Jalal) and two daughters Simran (Kajol) and Chutki (Pooja Ruparel) have been living in London for the past several years. A true Indian at heart, Chaudhry Baldev Singh is a man of great morals and has tried to imbibe the very same in his daughters. He has brought them up with the belief that they are strangers in this foreign land and are here purely for financial reasons. They will all return one day back to Punjab, back to his roots, his land, his culture, one that he so strongly believes in.

Simran like any other girl dreams of this perfect man and waits for him to walk into her life. Soon enough, she realises the mere futility of her dreams as her marriage has already been arranged to her father's best friend's son Kuljeet (Parmeet Sethi).

Raj Malhotra (Shah Rukh Khan), another London based immigrant is a regular rich spoilt brat brought up in the lap of luxury. He is a true playboy at heart. But he shares a beautiful relationship with his father Dharamvir Malhotra (Anupam Kher) where they are more like best friends.

Raj and Simran along with other friends meet on the Eurail. They go through an entire gamut of emotions. From initial hatred, to being acquaintances, to friendship and finally falling in love. They realise their true feelings for each other only when they part at the end of the trip.

Raj is aware of Simran's pre-planned marriage and feels there is no hope. Simran confides in her mother about her feelings for Raj. She tells her that she can't see life without him. Chaudhry overhears the conversation and gets furious. He makes an impulsive decision to leave for Punjab overnight. Meanwhile Raj is motivated by none other than his father, who tells him that if he truly loves Simran, he has to go and get her.

The second half of the film takes us to Punjab, to Chaudhry's entire family. A family that consists of his mother (Achla Sachdev), his brother (Lalit Tiwari), his unmarried sister (Himani Shivpuri) and his best friend Ajit Singh (Satish Shah). In search of Simran, Raj lands up in Punjab. Does Raj manage to win over the entire family? Does he manage to win over Chaudhry Baldev Singh? And does he finally manage to take his 'dulhan' (bride) away?

Director: Aditya Chopra

Producer: Yash Chopra

Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Amrish Puri, Farida Jalal, Anupam Kher, Satish Shah, Achla Sachdev, Damyanti Puri, Lalit Tiwari, Himani Shivpuri, Hemlata Deepak, Mohit Kumar, Mansoor Merchant, Govind Khatri, Pooja Ruparel, Rajesh Bhatija, Shanker Iyer, Baby Nupur, Baby Raashi, Arjun Sablok, Karan Johar, Pallavi Vyas, Anaita Shroff, Tulika.

Introducing: Parmeet Sethi, Mandira Bedi

Story, Screenplay & Direction: Aditya Chopra

Music: Jatin-Lalit

Lyrics: Anand Bakshi

Playback Singers: Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Kumar Sanu, Udit Narayan, Pamela Chopra, Manpreet Kaur, Abhijeet

Dialogue: Javed Siddiqui

Additional Dialogue: Aditya Chopra

Associate Producers: Pamela Chopra, Uday Chopra

Cinematography: Manmohan Singh

Executive Producer: Mahen Vakil

Art Director: Sharmishta Roy

Editor: Keshav Naidu

Audiography: Anuj Mathur

Action: Tinu Verma, Akbar Bakshi

Choreography: Saroj Khan, Farah Khan

Business Executive: Sahdev Ghei

Office Secretary: Balkrishnan Iyer

Production Executive: Rajesh Bhatija

Production Managers: Balkrishnan Iyer

Production Executive: Sanjay Shivalkar, Kundan Pai

Chief Accountant: Kanubhai Sadrani

Accountant: Salim Shaikh

Tax Consultant: Sekhri & Company

Operative Cameraman: Nazir Khan

Chief Asst. Director: Ahmed Siddiqui

Chief Technician: Raju Kaygee

Wardrobe: Shashikant Shelar

P.R.O.: Gopal Pandey

Chief Make-up man: Pandhari Juker

Shah Rukh's make-up: Ravi Indulkar

Kajol's make-up: Vinod Rathod

Hair dressers: Felcy, Farida Khan

Songs Recording: Daman Sood (Western Outdoor)

Re-Recording: Arun Bose (Prasad Film Lab., Madras)

Music Disc: H.M.V.

Dolby Prints: Prasad Film Lab., Madras

Produced at: Filmistan, Mehboob, Rajkamal Kalamandir

Publicity Designers: Himanshu, Rahul Nanda

Special Publicity Stills: Gautam Rajadhyaksha

Publicity Printer: Nency Offset Pvt. Ltd.

Screen Titles: S. Ghalib

Optical Effects: Prasad Special Effects

Dubbing at: Geetanjali, Aradhana

Jr. Artist: Supplier Pappu & Company

T.V. & Radio Publicity: Sachin Enterprises


Direction: Uday Chopra, Karan Johar, Sameer Sharma

Camera: Suhas Shirodkar

Editing: V. V. Karnik

Sound: Suresh Solanki, Umar Khan

Electricians: Ismail Shaikh, Babban

Camera: Jairam, Surendra, Sudhir

Music: Babloo Mukherjee

Action: Mahesh, Wilfred

Art: Kasam

Make-up: Raju

Stills: Nobert

Production: Diwan Rawat

Office: Sally Fernandes

Office boys: Justin, Peter, Dutta, Dinesh

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