DDLJDilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayange (Hindi movie)
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In many ways DDLJ is a universal story along the lines of Romeo and Juliet but with a happy ending.
In no way are we ever going to compete with a film like DDLJ.
Just like DDLJ, our parents also initially resisted our union.
Top) DDLJ lead pair Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol relive moments from the film; the duo unveils a book titled Aditya Chopra Relives Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge by Nasreen Munni Kabir.
You spot indulgent winks at an assortment of hits too, from Hollywood's Hulk to apna DDLJ.
I loved DDLJ and my dream role is Kajol's role in the film," Deepika, who has done romantic comedies since her debut Om Shanti Om in 2007, said.
In Ek Duuje Ke Liye , the lovers give up their lives in the name of love while in DDLJ , a father willingly gives away his daughter to her lover rather than kill them both.
They are Mugal- E- Azam , DDLJ and A Walk in the Clouds.
The film is packed with too many DDLJ - type cliches that worked for Yash Raj Films once but now seem boring.
The package is less ambitious, proportionately lower in budget than DDLJ, so Delhi substitutes DDLJ's European vacation as the hero-heroine's frolic backdrop.
If Khan and Kajol become superstars after DDLJ and one of Bollywood's most-loved pair, the film also gave a platform to many names who are now masters in their fields: Karan Johar is now a top director and producer, Farah Khan became one of the top choreographers and now a director, and Manish Malhotra is household name in costume designing and fashion.
Think about it: Through their roles in DDLJ, Khan's arms-wide-open stance was legitimised as the quintessential Bollywood lover pose; shy Simran, played by Kajol, became every Indian man's ideal bride; and actor Anupam Kher became the model father who's both affectionate and progressive.