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Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
 
Producer: Yash Chopra
Director: Aditya Chopra
Starring: Shahrukh Khan, Kajol, Anupam Kher, Farida Jalal and Amrish Puri
Music: Jatin-Lalit
Lyrics: Anand Bakshi
Genre: Romantic
Recommended Audience: General
Reviewed by: Avinash Ramchandani  - Rating: 9.0 / 10
 
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Another Yash Chopra super entertainer! Comedy and story, this movie has both, following in the Yash Raj lineage of delivering memorable films. Aditya Chopra's "Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge" is a romantic foray of what Bollywood has been known for for ages. Raj (Shah Rukh Khan) is a rich Londoner. He wishes goes Europe for a month's vacation. Simran (Kajol), also from London, does the same. After Raj and Simran play jokes on each other, Raj finally makes her miss her train and they are stuck alone in the mountains of Europe. By the time they both come back, the both fall in love with each other. But Simran's marriage has been arranged with another person in India, Kamaljeet (Parmeet Sethi). Now Raj has to win Simran from her father, Chaudhry Baldev Singh (Amrish Puri)

, who has done this typical Indian deed.

Shahrukh Khan does a wonderful job, in both his dancing and his acting. Kajol is charming, but seems to be getting on the chubbier side. Nevertheless, they are superb to watch exuding chemistry that seems that it will last for a long time. The film works largely because of them considering that the script is based solely on the romance of these two  young characters. Their scenes together and the build up to their romance are what takes up most of the film. Had their not been the beauty of their pairing, the film would have probably turned out much different.

Of the supporting cast, Anupam Kher is excellent in his short, but very hilarious role. Amrish Puri also does a good job AS Dharamvir Malhotra. Farida Jalal is probably the most memorable in her mother role, particularly in the scene when she sends off Simran and Raj to be happy.

Jatin-Lalit's songs are very attractive. "Tujhe Dekha Tho", "Ruk Ja O Dil Deewane", and "Mere Khwabon Mein" are the best in the movie. "Mere Khwabon Mein" is especially choreographed very well. Choreography overall is done very well. Songs and dances in the movie are just right, not over exaggerated or over-exposed (at least compared to the now-a-day movies). As always, the Yash Raj banner knows how to implement music, drama and combine it neatly in a well composed package.

Directorially, Aditya Chopra has balanced his film well and delivered a memorable film that will probably be watched for years to come. He has filled the film with several memorable scenes, like Raj's meetings with Simran's father and the climax which throws in a little action to the mix. And don't mind it, this is a family film. Parents, there is not too much bloodshed, just one unnecessary scene towards the end of the movie. All said and done, this is one film that you should go watch on the big screen and a superlative feather in the Chopra's enviable cap!

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