Ajyal Film Festival 2024

All Films

The Brave Hearted Will Take the Bride (Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge)

Special Screening

Aditya Chopra / Feature Narrative / India / 1995 / 189 min / Unknown / HDCAM
In Hindi / Arabic, English subtitles


One of the biggest Indian blockbusters of all time, Aditya Chopra’s 1995 directorial debut changed the face of Bollywood. Chaudry (Amrish Puri) raised his daughters in London, instilling in them the understanding that they will one day return home to his beloved Punjab. His elder child, Simran (Kajol), dreams of the love of the perfect man, but her match with her future husband was arranged years ago. When Simran meets Raj (Shah Rukh Khan), a wealthy brat, on a holiday trip, the two immediately hate each other … and it is not long before they fall in love. Aware of Simran’s arranged marriage, Raj is hopeless that he can ever win her hand; meanwhile, Chaudry packs up his family and moves back to India. A wonderful romantic comedy that shines a light on the struggle of marrying traditional Indian values to modern individualism.

About the Directors

Aditya Chopra was born in India in 1971, and is a film producer, screenwriter and director. He began his filmmaking career as an assistant director, working on his father Yash Chopra’s films. At 23, he directed the blockbuster ‘The Brave Hearted Will Take the Bride’, for which he also wrote the screenplay.


Aditya Chopra
Aditya Chopra
Yash Chopra
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Manmohan Singh
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