Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (1995) – A Complete Analysis

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The basic plot of Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (1995) or DDLJ (1995) involved the boy-meets-girl-to-fall-in-love. The twist occurs when they realize it after going their own ways. The girl is compelled by her father to come with her family to their native place in a bid to get her married to an old friend’s son. The boy follows her to the native place and tries to convince her father to get them married. I have quite a few bones to pick with the movie and here is Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (1995) – A Complete Analysis.

Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (1995) – A Complete Analysis

  1. Simran’s(Kajol) mother tells her that dreams are dreams. We should never expect them to turn real. However, I feel that dreams keeps us going with hopes of a new morrow in life. That’s what I told my nephew (my cousin brother’s son) when he had all but given up his dream of inventing the solar car and somebody else had achieved the feat. Maybe he would invent something else connected to his dream. Who knows? I believe that we should never give up our dreams.
  2. An orthodox father is very strict. Believe me, he would find out about the friends his daughter is going with. He will actually come with her to the station, unlike the father in this movie. I can give my own personal example. When I was doing B.Sc. (Botany), all the students of my class, including me, were taken for an excursion to the nearby National Park. Dad came along with me and stood a little away from us, as our professor explained to us about the plants!
  3. Dress code is one of the things I don’t like. It’s ok for a girl to wear mini dresses before she commits herself to someone. After that, she has to wear saris. This is double standards. Besides, if the girl is going with her friends, the orthodox father will make sure she takes decent clothes to the extent of searching her bags before she leaves.
  4. During the Antakshari scene, it is overtly obvious that the lead pair is conversing with each other musically. But, nobody else realizes it. Does it mean that all of them are dumb?
  5. Music by Jatin-Lalit and lyrics by Anand Bakshi are fantastic and situational.

Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (1995) songs

Ghar aaja pardesi tera des bulayere…

Mere khwabon mein jo aaye…

Rukja o dil deewane…

Zarasa jhoom loon main…

Ho gaya hai tujhko toh pyar…

Tujhe dekha toh yeh jana Sanam…

Mehendi lagake rakhna…

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