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Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)

A wealthy young man without a care in the world, and a less rich but still well-off young woman with an already written future are opposites on the surface (he's a joker and she's serious), but being both NRIs with a British upbringing means they have common ground. When thrown together in a foreign land their odd relationship produces Bollywood gold.
From a modern perspective it might seem overly predictable, but that's because it's been copied so often that it no longer seems as fresh as it would have done 20+ years ago. Still, the SRK and Kajol pairing has lost none of its appeal, and when it matters most, post-intermission, DDLJ knocks it clean out of the ball park with an intensity that's almost palpable.

3½ balcony hops out of 5

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