Thinking Through Film Series and Discussion: Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (The Brave Heart Gets the Bride)
(India, 1995) Director: Aditua Chopra. Screenplay by Aditya Chopra and Jayed Siddiqui. Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Amrish Puri.
Trinity Film professor Prakash Younger will lead a discussion after the screen of the first Bollywood movie to be featured in the Thinking Through Film series! Thwarted love, cultural miscues, generational warfare – and of course, music and dance! – will fill Cinestudio’s big screen and send the audience to Bollywood heaven. A young man and woman born in India but raised in Britain, fall in love during a trip to Switzerland. Trouble appears in the appearance of the girl’s hardline father, intent on making his daughter go through with an arranged marriage. Wildly popular in India, DDLJ has played over 900 weeks since its original release. Ranked by Indiatimes Movies in the "25 Must See Bollywood Films". 181 min