Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge voted favourite Indian film of the past 100 years!
Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol starrer Indian cinema’s most passionate love story Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge has become the most favourite feature film from the past 100 years of Indian cinema in a poll conducted by Sanona, the UK's largest online Pay Per View (PPV) Indian movie streaming service.
Written and directed by Aditya Chopra, son of the legendary Bollywood filmmaker Yash Chopra, DDLJ won 47 per cent of the votes in the online poll conducted across social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter, email and via the movie portal itself to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the Indian film industry. It has beaten a selection of ten all-time great films which included classics such as Raj Kapoor's Awaara (1951), Mehboob Khan's Mother India (1957) and Ramesh Sippy's Sholay (1975).
Released on July 25, 1995, DDLJ filmed in the UK, Switzerland and India was declared an all-time blockbuster and remains the longest-running film in the history of Indian cinema, completing 900 weeks at the Maratha Mandir theatre in Mumbai.
It is interesting to know that DDLJ was also the second film to surpass the 100 crore mark worldwide. It has won 10 Filmfare Awards including four major awards in the Best Movie, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress categories.