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Total Votes: 138
Release Date 20 October, 1995
Budget ₹4 crores
Box Office India ₹54 crores
Box Office Worldwide ₹104 crores
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Chaudhry Baldev Singh of Indian-origin is settled in London with his family. He has 2 daughters, Rajeshwari alias ‘Chukti’, the younger daughter and Simran, his elder daughter. When Simran was a child, Baldev had set her marriage with his childhood friend’s son Ajit back in India. But when Simran goes on a trip to Europe, she meets with Raj Malhotra and both fall in love. When she conveys this to her dad, he is enraged about this and immediately takes Simran to India – where she must undergo preparations for her marriage to Ajit. Will Raj be able to save his love?

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Day-wise Box Office Collections

First Day₹0.55 crores
Saturday₹0.47 crores
Sunday₹0.54 crores
First Weekend₹1.56 crores
First Week₹3.37 crores
Second Week₹3.35 crores
Third Week₹3.49 crores
Lifetime India (net)₹54 crores
Worldwide Gross₹104 crores
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True Adj Domestic Net ₹391.5 (
) crores
True Adj Worldwide Gross ₹754 (
) crores

Movie Reception

Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge received an excellent response from the Indian as well as the overseas audience. The film remained houseful in the first week and earned an excellent amount in the theatres. It earned over Rs. 1.5 crores in its first week which was a big amount at that time. The film not only received positive reviews from the critics but also managed to earn a positive word of mouth from the audience.

If it were released in today's time then it would have earned over Rs. 300 crores in the domestic market. Also, it would have crossed Rs. 750 crores all over the world. DDLJ became the biggest grosser of that year and also grabbed number second spot in terms of highest-earning among all Hindi films at that time.

Full Cast & Characters

Shah Rukh KhanRaj Malhotra
KajolSimran Singh
Amrish PuriBaldev Singh Chaudhary, Simran's father
Farida JalalLajwanti "Lajjo" Singh, Simran's mother
Satish ShahAjit Singh, Baldev's friend in India
Achala SachdevSimran's grandmother
Himani ShivpuriKammo Kaur, Simran's aunt
Pooja RuparelRajeshwari "Chutki" Singh, Simran's sister
Anupam KherDharamvir Malhotra, Raj's father
Parmeet SethiKuljeet Singh, Ajit's son
Mandira BediPreeti Singh, Ajit's daughter
Anaita Shroff AdajaniaSheena, Simran's friend
Karan JoharRaj's Friend

Fun Facts & Triva

  • The action sequences in this film were added on the suggestion of SRK.
  • He didn't want to do a complete romantic film.
  • Initially, Kajol denied shooting the song, Mere Khaabon Mein in a towel. Later, she was happy with the results.
  • Aditya Chopra wrote this film in just 3-4 weeks.
  • Anupam Kher wanted to play the role played by Amrish Puri.
  • Anupam's character in this movie is inspired by Yash Chopra.
  • Karan Johar & Uday Chopra was the assistant director of this film.
  • Also, Karan Johar made his acting debut with this film.
  • TV actress, Mandira Bedi also made her debut in films with this.
  • Farah Khan couldn't choreograph all the songs of this movie because she cannot travel to Europe at that time. She was busy in Nana Patekar's project.
  • Himani Shivpuri was about to appear in the climax but her scene was cut down due to her husband's demise during the shootings.

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