Was Aditya Chopra’s triumph with Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge just a stroke of luck?

Published: May 21, 2018 11:16:51 am

On Aditya Chopra’s birthday, here’s looking at his journey as a director. Over the years, he has produced several successful films but calling Aditya Chopra a great director would be an exaggeration. With Yash Chopra, the ‘King of Romance’, producing his son’s first directorial venture, this was the film that redefined romance in contemporary mainstream Hindi cinema. Aditya Chopra’s next was Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi that starred Shah Rukh Khan with Anushka Sharma. Aditya Chopra heads YRF which is certainly the biggest studio in the country. Mohabbatein has found its audience, thanks to the multiple reruns on satellite television, but by no measure can one call Mohabbatein a great film. We ask why? It was honestly quite difficult to believe that the man who once made us fall in love with DDLJ had now presented us this so-called love story. Related News
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© IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd We agree that a lot of factors go into making a film and it’s almost impossible to recreate the same magic again but from what we have seen since, it feels like Aditya Chopra just got lucky with DDLJ. The film changed the acceptance of Indian cinema throughout the world and in India too, it went on to become a highly successful film that is still discussed. The love story, starring Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol, still enjoys a loyal base of fans and is sometimes credited for making an entire generation, die-hard fans of Shah Rukh Khan. Undobutedly, Aditya Chopra made a fine film with Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. Mohabbatein’s release was quite anticipated at the time. Vaani Kapoor and Ranveer Singh in Befikre. Mohabbatein was Aditya Chopra’s second directorial venture. Of course, he must be a wise producer and the success of YRF’s films can certainly vouch for the same but one great film doesn’t make anyone a great director. The plot in itself was quite weak as the audience could never get over the fact that a wife couldn’t recognise her husband without his moustache. The film was a strange attempt where a middle-aged man tried to tell the youth what their love stories look like and failed miserably.