Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge

Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge also known as DDLJ is a Hindi language film released on 20 October 1995. A romantic comedy, the film marked the directorial debut of Aditya Chopra and stars Shahrukh Khan and Kajol. Earning over Rs 1.06 billion in India and 15 crores overseas, the film became the biggest Bollywood hit of the year, as well as one of the biggest Bollywood hits ever. It was declared an All Time Blockbuster,and remains the longest-running film in the history of Indian cinema. As of 2011, it is still playing at the Maratha Mandir theater in Mumbai. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge was included in the Cinema India showcase, “The Changing Face of Indian Cinema”, which toured the United States in July and August of 2004.

Reception

Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge opened to full houses and rave reviews all over the world. Earning over Rs. 1.06 billion in India and 15 crores overseas, the film became the biggest Bollywood hit of the year, as well as one of the biggest Bollywood hits of all time. Adjusted for inflation, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge is believed to be among the top five highest grossing Hindi films of all time. Its adjusted gross is approximately 293 crores.

In 2001, the film overtook  Sholay as the longest-running film in Indian cinema. In February 2009, the film set a record by completing 700 weeks of continuous play in a Mumbai theater. On 20 October 2009 the movie completed 15 years of non-stop running. As of 2011, it is still playing at the Maratha Mandir theater in Mumbai.Producer Yash Chopra decided to organize a celebration in February 2011, when the film completed 800 weeks of running, and Manoj Desai, owner of the theater has no plans to discontinue the screening of the film.

Filmfare Awards

Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge is tied for second place for the most number of Filmfare awards going to a single film with 10. It was also only the second film to win the four major awards (Best Movie, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress), after Guide in 1966.