Makers of DDLJ have also released a new trailer of the
film which made us revisit the ever-green romance of Shahrukh Khan
as Raj and Kajol as Simran.
Indian cinema is famous all over the world for its unique
content and absolute entertainment value. Like every film industry
in the world, Bollywood has its set of legendary films that became
landmarks in the industry's history. One such stalwart is Yash Raj
Films' Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (DDLJ).
Shahrukh Khan's DDLJ has inspired generations of
filmmakers ever since it has hit the theatres. Although, the movie
was released in 1995, the movie still entertains the viewers like
it did around 20 years back.
Every dialogue, every scene, every emotion depicted in the movie
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge still reside in our minds and
any thing resembling to DDLJ, quickly takes us back to the charm of
Now on the completion of 1000 weeks of Shahrukh Khan's
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, here is a list of top
10 films/scenes inspired from DDLJ.
Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania
This is an official remake of Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge.
Directed by Shashank Khaitan, this film was produced by Karan
Johar. Everything about this film is almost exactly like the
original DDLJ; especially in the climax scene where Alia Bhat
proposes to Varun Dhawan in absolute Raj style - it's just that the
genders are switched.
Jab We Met
Director Imtiaz Ali went on record saying he was deeply inspired
by Aditya Chopra's direction in Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge.
Kareena Kapoor plays this film's female lead, Geet, who is carefree
and very ‘filmy'. In fact, the opening sequence of Jab We Met where
Geet chases a running train shows the DDLJ influence most
Bachna Ae Haseeno
This film is a bigger picture drawn with three little love
stories. The first story involves Minnisha Lamba as Mahi, a dreamy
girl who believes in true love and is sure she will meet her
'Raj'. She meets Raj (Ranbir Kapoor) while on a trip to Europe
and falls in love with him, just like Simran fell in love with Raj
while on a Euro trip.
The opening scene shows the female lead character played by
Deepika Padukone, trying to run away from home. She is seen chasing
a running train and Rahul (Shah Rukh Khan) is a passenger on the
same train who helps her board it while the iconic tune is ‘Tujhe
Dekha Toh Yeh Jaana Sanam' plays in the background.
When Tamilian Brahmin Ananya Swaminathan (Alia Bhatt) falls in
love with Krish Malhotra (Arjun Kapoor), their parents were
completely against the idea of their relationship. The film
documents the couple's struggle to convince each others' families.
Krish goes the extra mile to live with Ananya's family and mingles
with them just to gain their trust, much like Raj did in
Break Ke Baad
In this film, the lead characters Abhay and Aaliya, played by
Imran Khan and Deepika Padukone respectively, have been friends
since childhood. A mushy scene in the film shows the two realizing
their love for each other for the first time while they're watching
The second half of this film sees Tiger Shroff as Bablu evolving
from his hoodlum-ish behaviour to a mature Indian man who realizes
the value of familial consent and decides to elope with Kriti Sanon
as Dimpy. The young couple fights it out with Dimpy's family and
her father gives them his consent at the last minute. The whole
idea appears to be inspired by Raj and Simran's struggle while
getting Simran's father's approval for their union in DDLJ.
Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
This film features a studious young girl who falls in love with
a flamboyant and boyish guy while they're on a road trip to North
India. The resemblance between this tale and that of Simran and Raj
from DDLJ is quite strong.
I Hate Love Storys
By far the clearest reference to DDLJ after Humpty Sharma Ki
Dulhania is Imran Khan-Sonam Kapoor starrer I Hate Luv Storys. The
lead characters are named Raj and Simran; they're both very vivid
and Simran clearly speaks about how movies, especially DDLJ,
Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi
This film has a completely unusual storyline, but involves a
rather complicated love story between Boman Irani and Farah Khan as
Farhad and Shirin respectively. Although the film itself has little
resemblance to the story line of DDLJ, one of its posters is a
clear remake of one of the iconic DDLJ posters.