‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (DDLJ)’ is 25 years old.
It was Aditya Chopra’s first film as a director. He was present during the meeting with Yash Chopra. He got this picture and he remembers saying thank you that one of our songs was already ready.
- Latest version:October 20, 2020, 6:16 p.m.
The composer duo Jatin-Lalit’s Lalit Pandit recalls 1994. The day was fairly crowded and people were coming out of their homes in Santa Cruz. Asha Jit then asked if they both worked with Yash Chopra. Pandit said that after he did not answer, Bhonsle immediately picked up the phone to talk to Chopra.
DDLJ, one of Bollywood’s most successful films, was released on October 20, 1995. Recalling the story of his relationship with the film 25 years later, Pandit said, ‘He recommended us right there. Yash Geo was interested in meeting us because he heard about our work in ‘Joe Jita Ohi Sikander’ and others.
It was Aditya Chopra’s first film as a director. He was present during the meeting with Yash Chopra. He got this picture and he remembers saying thank you that one of our songs was already ready. Pandit said, ‘I told him a song’ Mehndi laga ke chalna, payel baja ke chala … but my loved ones have left my feet ‘. He was very happy to hear this. In the film, Shah Rukh Khan and Kajal are portrayed in the song ‘Mehndi Laga Ke Layana’, who became the most beloved couple on the screen. He said it was one of the seven songs in the film and one of the most successful songs in the history of Indian cinema. All the songs in the film were chartbusters and still it is very popular among the people.
The music touched everyone’s heart after the film was released. Pandit says that even after 25 years, he still feels everything about the music production of this film, as if it was only yesterday.
The film has made history, the duo of Raj and Simran have been well received by the audience, and the magic of the film’s song is also emerging. Sangeetayojan Jatin-Lalit and lyricist Anand Bakshi have brightened the music of this film by gifting songs like ‘Mere Khabong Meng …’, ‘Tujhe Dekh To Yeh Jan Sanam ..’ and ‘Ho Gay Tujhko To Pir Sajnaay’.
Pundits have called the film ‘historical’ and until March when the country was declared a lockdown due to the epidemic, the film was running at the ‘Maratha Temple’ in Mumbai. He said, ‘This is a record that will not be easily broken in the days to come. It’s beyond our comprehension, when we start working on film music, no one thinks it will be historical.