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26 years of DDLJ: Train scene to Palat; iconic moments from Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol starrer that bring on pure nostalgia

On this very day, 26 years ago, actors Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol won the hearts of millions with their musical romance film, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, also known as DDLJ. The film is adored and loved even today. Directed by Aditya Chopra, DDLJ has continued to rule hearts and is the longest-running film in the history of Indian cinema. Several iconic moments from the film, from the train scene to SRK’s Palat, continue to bring on pure nostalgia. As the DDLJ clocked 26 years of its release, take a look at the iconic moments from the movie that are beyond amazing.

DDLJ last train scene– The movie ends here as Raj takes his Simran along with him. As the proves goes “All’s well that end well”, DDLJ is incomplete without this surreal moment from Raj and Simran’s love story. Raj bleeding from the face and an emotional Simran finally get their ‘Happily ever after’.

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Iconic train scene from DDLJ

‘Jaa Simran Jaa’– Every moviegoer remembers this famous dialogue from DDLJ. This moment from the climax scene in the film is epic as Amrish Puri (Bauji) tells his daughter Simran, played by Kajol to leave with Raj (Shah Rukh Khan) after witnessing their love for each other.

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DDLJ ‘Jaa Simran Jaa’ scene

Simran gets unconscious– This scene is a one filmi moment in all which leaves almost everyone in awe of Kajol aka Simran’s fabulous acting skills. Simran fakes unconsciousness to save herself for Raj on the occasion of Karwa Chauth.

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Kajol fakes unconsciousness scene

Tujhe Dekha Toh in Sarson Ke Khet– The beautiful love song crooned by the melodious Lata Mangeshkar and Kumar Sanu is iconic. The moment where Shah Rukh Khan does his signature pose, opening his wide arms for Kajol is beyond beautiful.

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‘Tujhe Dekha Toh Yeh Jaana Sanam’ scene

Palat, Palat– When Simran walked away and Raj said that if she loves him, she will look back; this scene from DDLJ has etched in all of our minds. The filmi moment is quite popular even today and will always be memorable. The scene was shot in Switzerland’s Saanen.

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‘Palat Palat’ scene

Kajol’s Towel dance– Simran aka Kajol’s acting performance in this scene from the movie deserves an applaud. The song was rejected by director Aditya Chopra 23 times and was finally approved the 24th time. Kajol danced to the song Mere Khwabon Mein.

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Kajol towel dance scene

‘Bade bade deshon mein’ – Shah Rukh Khan’s dialogue where he says “Bade bade deshon mein aisi choti choti baatein hoti hai” to Kajol is too cute for words. This moment from the film marks the beginning of Raj and Simran’s love story.

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Bade Bade Deshon Mein scene

Meanwhile, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge aka DDLJ proved to be a milestone for the careers of SRK and Kajol. The film was released in 1995 and created history.

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