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Shah Rukh Khan decodes formula for the incredible success of Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (DDLJ)

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Shah Rukh Khan reveals why his Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge was a commercial success.

Aditya Chopra directed Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (DDLJ) an all-time blockbuster that catapulted Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol to instant superstardom. The longest-running film in the world, DDLJ, is the biggest IP of the Indian film industry and a crown jewel in YRF’s blockbuster jewelled coronet of many record-smashing films.

Shah Rukh Khan decodes formula for the incredible success of Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (DDLJ)!

Shah Rukh Khan decodes formula for the incredible success of Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (DDLJ)

In the acclaimed docu-series The Romantics, Shah Rukh Khan decoded the formula that led to the incredible success of DDLJ, which has been entertaining people worldwide for decades.

SRK said that Aditya Chopra was a genius in cracking the classic four-quadrant film that appealed to everyone, across ages, globally, and that too with his first directorial!

He said, “DDLJ kind of seeps in old values, but it is so wonderfully in a new bottle. The older generation, when they went to see this film, it was very easy for them to turn around, ‘see this is what I say India is’. And still, it was a very youth-oriented love story. Normally, love stories are Romeo and Juliet, where you go against the system, the family, you know, West Side Story.”

When DDLJ was released, such was the outpouring of love that people compelled theatre owners to keep showcasing it despite the film running for years in cinemas! Maratha Mandir cinema in Mumbai has been running the film since over 25 years.

The much-talked-about Netflix docu-series The Romantics, which is a tribute to the legacy of Yash Chopra & YRF and their cultural impact on India and Indians for the past 50 years, was released on February 14 to unanimous acclaim and love globally.

The national over-pouring of love for Yash Chopra and YRF was evident as The Romantics became the Number 1 trending title on Netflix within 48 hours of its drop, a rare feat for a documentary. The Romantics is also in the Top 10 trending shows in 9 countries, including Bahrain, Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Mauritius, Pakistan, Qatar, Sri Lanka & UAE!

The Romantics has been directed by Oscar & Emmy-nominated filmmaker Smriti Mundhra, who returns to Netflix after the phenomenal success of Indian Matchmaking and the Never Have I Ever franchise.

From Aamir Khan to Salman Khan, from Shah Rukh Khan to Ranbir Kapoor, from Amitabh Bachchan to Ranveer Singh, from Rani Mukerji to Hrithik Roshan, from Katrina Kaif to Anushka Sharma, the mega-stars and icons of Hindi cinema have come together and spoken about Yash Chopra and YRF’s contribution to Indian cinema in The Romantics.

Netflix, in this four-part docu-series, also features 35 leading personalities from the film industry, who have closely worked with YRF through its 50-year glorious existence.

YRF is currently at an all-time high as their latest release Pathaan. It is now the number one Hindi film worldwide as it has become the biggest blockbuster in the history of Hindi cinema with a worldwide gross collection currently at 1024.50 crores!

Also Read: Jaideep Sahni on the impact Shah Rukh Khan starrer Chak De! India made for women’s hockey in the country; says, “Women’s hockey players didn’t even have money for the most basic things!”

More Pages: Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge Box Office Collection


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