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Directed by Aditya Chopra

India 1995 181 mins.

One of India’s the best-loved romances is also its longest running: the film is still in its original theatrical release, having recently celebrated its 20th year at the Maratha Mandir theatre in Mumbai. Chopra’s directorial debut broke box-office records and made superstars out of its two talented young leads, Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol, who play Raj and Simran, two non-resident Indians who meet on holiday in Europe and fall in love. Even though Simran’s marriage has already been arranged to another man, Raj follows Simran to India to win over her parents and make her his bride. The film’s enormous popularity speaks to its universal appeal: it embraces both the romanticism of following one’s heart and the importance of family. “One of the world’s favorite films. Raj and Simran…are among the immortal screen couples.”—Scott Jordan Harris,

Rights provided by Yash Raj Films, screened on Blu-Ray.

Read Scott Jordan Harris’s review

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