Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge

Image result for ddlj posterThis name always takes me back to its signature mandolin tune. Always.

Pre-Valentine weekend would be incomplete without watching a rom-com, and that too when it’s is the ‘King of Romance’ in Bollywood! A treat for the singles and the couples!

Half the population of girls in India spent nearly a decade and a half in love with a handsome and carefree man, named Raj Malhotra (Shah Rukh Khan). People fell in love with patriarchy  and trains after watching this one. The Simrans (Kajol) wanted to nearly miss the train and then wanted to be pulled into the train by Raj!

Aditya Chopra played the signature Bollywood scenic beauty card starting with meeting on a trip to Europe, falling in love and parting ways at the London railway station. Simran runs towards the fields to find the love of her life where Raj was playing his mandolin. The two reunite in the mustard fields of Punjab and sing the iconic song, Tujhe dekha toh yeh jana sanam, pyaar hota hai dewaana sanam.’

The film has timeless melodious compositions. A wedding/sangeet ceremony is still incomplete without ‘Mehndi laga ke rakhna’. Every girl dreamt of Raj with Mere khwabon mein jo aaye‘. ItThe fun side kicks in with, Zara sa jhoom lu main and Ruk jaa o dil deewani‘. The feeling of being away from home connected just right with the desi audience who live far away from their home country, and the essence has still been kept by Ghar aaja pardesi. And who would not fall in love after listening to , Na jaane mere dil ko kya ho gaya, abhi to yehi tha abhi kho gaya.

And who can forget those iconic dialogues –
“Koi baat nahi Senorita…Bade bade deshon mein aaisi choti choti baatein choti rehti hai”
“Agar tujhe ye pyaar karti hai to tujhe ye palat ke dekhegi…Palat…Palat..”
“Ja Simran … ja jeele apni zindagi … ja beta ja”

Watch this classic romance in this month of love. It sure is one for every Bollywood fanatic!

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