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Cult Indian Blockbuster ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’ Heads To Saudi Arabia’s Purple Sea Fest


Aditya Chopra’s 1995 hit Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (DDLJ), starring Bollywood stars Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol (Kajol Devgan), will kick off the general public screenings of Saudi Arabia’s upcoming Purple Sea Worldwide Movie Pageant, operating December 1-10 within the port metropolis of Jeddah.

The characteristic will open this system for the occasion’s new open-air Purple Sea Corniche venue, which can host free screenings and live shows throughout the ten days of the competition.

DDLJ has been having fun with a buzzy revival in cinemas in India this month, following its restricted re-release in multiplex chains PVR, Inox and Cinepolis on November 2 to mark the 57th birthday of its co-star Khan.

The cult basic reportedly packed out the theatres the place it performed and grossed near $30,000 in at some point which was thought to be an excellent quantity excessive given the very fact the characteristic is extensively out there on streaming platforms.  

Khan will probably be feted with an honorary award on the Purple Sea this yr. In DDLJ, he and Kajol star as a pair who meet on an interrail vacation in Europe however solely notice they’re in love when the girl known as again to India for an organized marriage.

Chopra, who was simply 23 years of age when he directed the movie, is now the chairman and managing director of Indian main Yash Raj Movies, which was created by his father.  

“Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge isn’t just our largest IP, but it surely’s one in every of India’s largest IP that has unfold love and pleasure to tens of millions of individuals internationally,” mentioned Akshaye Widhani, CEO of Yash Raj Movies.

“We’re delighted that our movie, 27 years after its launch, continues to be one of the beloved movies within the historical past of world cinema. It’s our pleasure that DDLJ would be the first movie to open public screenings at this yr’s Purple Sea Worldwide Movie Pageant.”

Audiences attending the free out of doors screening can even have the ability to watch the purple carpet arrivals on the massive display screen for the competition’s official opening movie What’s Love Received To Do With It?.

Different titles as a result of play as a part of the Corniche program embody Gurinder Chadha’s Bend It Like Beckham, Egyptian basic Watch Out For ZouZou and late Syrian-American director and producer Moustapha Akkad’s 1980 epic warfare movie Lion Of The Desert, starring Anthony Quinn and Oliver Reed.

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