Tujhe Dekha To Yeh Jaana Sanam - A Tribute To Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jaayenge
A girl craving for her dream boy went on holidays with her friends after getting permission from her father who wanted to marry his daughter with his friend's son in his homeland India. She met a boy during this journey and fell in his love. He too started loving her but both of them didn't reveal this to each other. The boy went to India for expressing his love and to win the trust of her family. Finally the father approved their love and send her daughter with him.
Who knows on 20th October 1995 (release date of this film) that this simple love story would create history in Hindi Film Industry with longest ever run by a movie in the world. This film was continuously running in Maratha Mandir Mumbai from last 20 years ( 1009 weeks ) till 19 Feb 2015 when it was screened for the last time. Produced by Yash Chopra of Yash Raj Films and the directorial debut of his son Aditya Chopra who is also the story and screenplay writer of the film, stars Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Amrish Puri, Farida Jalal and Anupam Kher in the lead roles.
This film gave its first romantic hero to the film industry before that heroes were either angry young man or super fighters or tragic emotional being or heartthrob but not lovers. Not like Raj the screen name of SRK in the movie (inspired by the great Raj Kapoor ) who can do anything to woo his girl Simran - Kajol's screen name but never dare to break the tradition that girl must marry with her parents' will and went on to impress them. The story touched the heart of every Indian in such a way that every young boy aspire to become Raj to woo his girl and every girl dreams of Raj as her perfect match. It became a trendsetter and inspired many movies.
Here are few reasons which I think helped in long run of this film :
1. Raj became the face of changing India of that time carefree with lots of job opportunity in country and abroad and thus having the time to chase their love and dreams.
2. Music of the film was a success world over. Many foreign surveys rate it at all time hit Indian music of that decade, who can forget the evergreen melodies like Tujhe Dekha To Ye Jaana Sanam, Mere Khwabon Mein Jo Aaye, Doli Sajake Rakhna Mehndi Laga Ke Rakhna, Zara Sa Jhoomlun Mein , Hogaya Hai Tujhko To Pyaar Sajna, etc.
3. Superb performances and dialogue, captivating locations with equally matched cinematography which never aged with years and give it a high repeat value.
4. Love - the eternal love and not the lust , you can see a romantic and emotional film again and again than a high action drama. Most of us lacks love in our lives such movies filled that void.
There may be many other reasons but for me Tujhe Dekha To Ye Jana Sanam Pyaar Hota Hai Diwana Sanam. This movie which I watched in my childhood was the first impression of how love should be and those of us who have spent their childhood in 90's can feel how special this movie for us. Today I am feeling nostalgic after hearing that this movie held it last show today it brought many memories back like dancing on menhdi lagage rakhna in my class for dance exam, singing tujhe dekha to ye jaana in Antakshiri whenever the word 'T'came to me. But we can now see this movie on Internet whenever we want but yes this movie holds a special place in my heart from thousands of Hindi movies I have watched.
Here is the new trailer of this movie released on completion of 1000 weeks: