- ‘DDLJ’ made Rs 102.50 crore the year it was released
- The film was made with a budget of Rs 4 crore
- It was the highest grossing Bollywood production of 1995
Yash Raj Films’ Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge just completed 25 years on October 20 and there is no denying the fact that there will never be another Bollywood romance like DDLJ. It is the oldest Hindi film in Indian cinema history – DDLJ ran in Mumbai’s iconic Maratha Mandir for 25 years, from 1995 until the coronavirus-induced lockdown closed theaters. In 2001, DDLJ took over the title of Sholay, which was screened at the Minerva Theater for five years. Celebrate DDLJFor 25 years, Yash Raj Films released the film’s box office performance the year it was released. Made with a budget of Rs 4 crore, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge had registered a worldwide collection of Rs 102.50 crore. “The film was made on a budget of 4 crore and the blockbuster, in 1995, raised Rs 89 crore in India, Rs 13.50 crore in overseas markets,” said the YRF statement.
Converting those box office numbers to today’s box office currency, business analyst Taran Adarsh wrote: “In today’s inflation-adjusted value, DDLJ the ticket office is Rs 455 crore [India] + Rs 69 crore [Overseas]. YRF added: “… bringing the total worldwide collections to a phenomenal Rs 524 crore.” Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge turned out to be the highest paying Bollywood production of 1995, carving its name as one of the most successful Indian films.
Directed by Aditya Chopra, DDLJ, an iconic Bollywood romance, launched Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol opposite each other – the actor changed his social media profile on Tuesday to celebrate the film’s 25th anniversary. They also recreated the epic “palace“scene from the film in a Twitter thread. The film’s overall cast also included names such as Amrish Puri, Anupam Kher, Farida Jalal, Satish Shah, Himani Shivpuri, Parmeet Sethi, and Mandira Bedi. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge won 14 Filmfare awards and a national award for best popular film providing healthy entertainment.