26 years of Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge: Shah Rukh Khan's and Kajol's iconic film features on Google Arts & Culture, platform calls it 'one of the most loved classics'


Shah Rukh Khan's and Kajol's iconic film Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge or more popularly called as DDLJ has made it to the archives of Google Arts & Culture. The film is a magnum opus of Yash Raj Films and was the directorial debut of Aditya Chopra. Released 26 years ago today on October 20, 1995, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge not only shattered box office records but also changed Indian cinema in an unforgettable way, making it one of the most loved and timeless love stories ever. The film has featured today on the online platform as it completes 26 years of its release. 

Showering praise on DDLJ, Google Arts & Culture described the film on its platform as, "Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, also known by the initialism DDLJ, is a 1995 Indian Hindi-language musical romance film, directed by Aditya Chopra in his directorial debut, produced by his father Yash Chopra, and written by Javed Siddiqui with Aditya Chopra. Released on 20 October 1995, the film stars Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol. The plot revolves around Raj and Simran, two young non-resident Indians, who fall in love during a vacation through Europe with their friends. Raj tries to win over Simran's family so the couple can marry, but Simran's father has long since promised her hand to his friend's son. The film was shot in India, London, and Switzerland, from September 1994 to August 1995."


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It further added, "Earning Rs 1.06 billion in India and Rs 160 million overseas, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge became the highest grossing Bollywood film of the year, and one of the most successful Indian films in history. It won 10 Filmfare Awards—the most for a single film at that time—and the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment. Its soundtrack album became one of the most popular of the 1990s."

Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge also starred Anupam Kher, Farida Jalal, Amrish Puri, Himani Shivpuri, Parmeet Sethi, Mandira Bedi, Satish Shah, Karan Johar and others. The film not only impacted Hindi cinema but also the society and Indian popular culture. 

Google Arts & Culture is an online platform of high-resolution images and videos of artworks and cultural artifacts from cultural organizatons throughout the world. It utilizes high-resolution image technology that enables the viewer to tour partner organization collections and galleries and explore the artworks' information and trivia. The platform includes advanced search capabilities and educational tools. 

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