May 1, 2020
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge is one of the biggest movies of all time and has played theatrically for almost 30 years.
What’s the most unexpected movie that changed your life?
When I was a junior in college, I signed up for a class on Bollywood cinema. It was taught by a guy named Jon Cavallero, and it changed the way I looked at world cinema. While I loved almost all the movies he showed, including Lagaan, Dhoom, and Mother India, it was Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge that really hooked me.
In 1995 most of the world was about to enjoy and call Titantic the love story of our time.
But within India, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge was lighting a fire that has yet to be extinguished.
In fact, the movie is so popular that, since its theatrical debut in 1996, it never left theaters.
Its tagline was “Come fall in love…”
And people have for almost 3 decades.