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Dilwale Dhulahaniya le jayenge

A film review

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
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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