DDLJ starring SRK and Kajol will complete it’s 25 iconic years on 20th October, 2020. Directed by Aditya Chopra, the film went onto become one of the greatest hits of Indian Cinema and depicts the cultural embodiment of the country.
On completion of it’s 25 years London Leicester Square will pay its tribute by unveiling the bronze statue of Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol, the lead actors of the film. With this DDLJ will become the first Bollywood movie to attain an honour of this stature.
Diwale Dulhania Le Jayenge is the only film to run on theatres for nearly 2 decades. In Mumbai’s Maratha Mandir, the film is still showcased to the audience and surprisingly still goes Houseful. This clearly shows the emotional bonding and the love people have for the actors and the movie.
DDLJ completely turned around the fortune of the actors, director, producer and Bollywood. Till then Shah Rukh Khan was known for portraying negative characters, but with DDLJ he attained the title of ‘King Of Bollywood’, while YRF got their biggest blockbuster movie.
The film is ofter regarded as one of the several masterpieces of India. DDLJ is one of the few films that connected the NRI audience to the country. Back in 1995 the film earned more than 100 Cr at Global Box Office, source Box Office India and won 10 Filmfare awards, most for any film at that time and 1 National Award.
DDLJ is also listed in the book ‘1000 movies you must watch before you die’. The British Film Institute (BFI) commissioned a book about DDLJ. It was the first Indian film choosen for International studies ‘BFI Modern Classics’. DDLJ earned more than Titanic in countries like South Africa.
The impact of the film can be felt, when Former US President Barack Obama visited India, the first line he spoke was, SRK’s dialogue ‘Bade Bade Desho Main’. The global stardom that Shah Rukh Khan enjoys today is because of films like Diwale Dulhania Le Jayenge that made him connect to the International Audience.
Shah Rukh Khan was mentioned in book ‘365 People who changed the world’ along with greats like Michael Jackson and Johnny Depp. The reason was his ability to cater to international audience with movies like DDLJ. The fans have already started celebrating the iconic day. The Legacy of Diwale Dulhania Le Jayenge will stay forever.