Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Shah Rukh Khan: ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’ and Getting Popularity as a Romantic Actor

After getting popularity playing in some negative roles it would be the toughest job for an actor to be introduced himself as a romantic actor. However, it is Shah Rukh Khan for whom rules or logics can not be implemented. His acting in the movie ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’ was something special for his acting career. Through this movie the popular Shah Rukh-Kajol romantic pair first came into light and got a huge popularity and this way the most popular romantic pair of last decade came into being. For many reason this movie got popularity. For example, this movie made the record of highest grossing Bolywood film that time and still it is one of the highest grossed Hindi movies in India. The film was released in 1995 and since then the movie is still being showed in Martha Mandir, a Mumbai cinema in India and the movie was included in the record book after completing its continuation of 570 weeks. The movie depicts the life of Indians living outside India. This was one of the first attempts of showing the life of Indians’ who live abroad. Comparing with the contemporary movies, this excellent movie was based on a different plot and was something different. That is why, being included in the Cinema India program, the movie was showed representing the "The Changing Face of Indian Cinema".

In the movie Shah Rukh Khan played the role of Raj and Kajol played the role of Simran, both of whom live in United Kingdom and at one stage they both fall in love to each other. However, the situation becomes critical when Simrans father (played by Amrish Puri) intends to get Simran marry to his friend’s son rejecting Simran’s affection with Raj. Eventually, Simrna had to agree but Raj tried to win her and at the end of the movie Simran’s father understands their true love and accepts Raj for his daughter. The movie got eight Filmfare Awards including the Filmfare Best Actor award for Shah Rukh Khan and Best Actress award for Kajol. The movie was written and directed by Aditya Chopa and produced by his father Yash Chopra.

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