DDLJ – Confessions


Stuck in the same compartment of a train to Europe, Raj tells Simran, “Yeh jo aapki aankhein hain, mujhey kisi ki yaad dilati hain.” Simran sternly asks, “Acha? kiski” ? Raj says, “Meri daadi ki”. And we wonder how can these two people of completely different personalities fall in love?



Back in London when Simran invites Raj for her wedding, he tells her that he will not attend it. When he leaves, Simran realises that perhaps, just maybe – she has fallen in love with Raj. How did that happen? Do movies really create a parallel world for us – something that perhaps does not exist in reality? An idealistic impression of love and romance.

So I just watched Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (DDLJ) on TV today and fell in love with the film all over again. It released on October 20, 1995. 18 years later, I still remember each scene, each dialogue & each moment –  by heart ! What is it about this film? It neither has a social message nor a revolutionary story. It’s just a simple love story.

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Boy-Girl fall in love over a trip and boy needs to win over her parents before marrying her. The concept of love – Love!

A feeling that makes you feel complete with the one you love. Often it’s not the looks, neither intelligence nor personality. Sometimes, it is that one feeling that makes u feel like you are on top of the world. And that one feeling which also leaves you feeling close to nothing.  So, what does it take for one person to unlock the doors to someone’s heart?

Well, I do not know much about love. Raj went to India to bring Simran back – an involuntary bout of feeling. I guess when you love someone, it becomes almost second nature. Likewise for Simran, she never bargained to fall in love with Raj but a moment of realization dawned and she was not able to undo it. It might be a pull or maybe destiny or a strange attraction and it has less to with do with logic and more to do with instinct…or maybe insanity.

Guess, love is love – When it happens, it just happens!


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