Raj(Shah Rukh Khan) falls in love with Simran(Kajol) but Simran is already betrothed to another and has left for India to be married. Raj leaves for India with a mission at his hands, to claim his lady love under the noses of her whole family.
In 2001, DDLJ broke the previous continuous exhibition record of Sholay (5 years between 1975 and 1980) at Minerva in Mumbai. The film completed a record of 600 weeks in April 2007 and is still being shown at Maratha Mandir in Mumbai. Aditya Chopra was 23 when the film was released. This movie marked his directorial debut. It also marked the 25th anniversary of Yash Raj Films banner.