Mumbai: Iconic movie Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (DDLJ) is back at Mumbai’s Maratha Mandir theatre as cinema halls reopened in Maharashtra on Thursday after being shut for over eight months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Starring the popular Bollywood jodi of Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol, and directed by Aditya Chopra, DDLJ is one of the biggest Bollywood blockbusters which has had a historic 1,274-week run at the 62-year-old Maratha Mandir.
DDLJ, which turned 25 last month, was screened every day since the film was released in October 1995, before the nationwide lockdown halted the run.
Now the film has returned to Maratha Mandir and is set to extend the record-breaking run.
The romantic movie, set in London and Punjab, will be re-released in countries like Germany, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, USA, UK, Canada, Mauritius, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Norway, Sweden, Spain, Switzerland, Estonia and Finland to celebrate 25 years.
“As cinemas have been permitted to reopen in Mumbai, Yash Raj Films is thrilled to bring the longest-running film in the history of Indian cinema, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, back to the silver screen at Maratha Mandir, Mumbai. The film has just completed 25 years and audiences can bank on the film to entertain them in these uncertain times by transporting them to the world of Raj & Simran,” Rohan Malhotra, vice-president Distribution, Yash Raj Films, was quoted as saying by Zee News.