After 29 years, Shah Rukh Khan’s DDLJ once again created history, bagging this honor overseas.

DDLJ’s song Tuze Dekha Toh was broadcast by BBC in the UK. Pick your favorite Bollywood song from the 90s!


New Delhi:

DDLJ is an all-time blockbuster in the history of Hindi cinema, making Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol India’s favorite film stars for generations. DDLJ is still the longest running film in the history of Indian cinema and is still shown daily at the prestigious Maratha Mandir Theater in Mumbai. The BBC’s Asian Network invited listeners to choose the best Bollywood song of the 90s from a list of 50 contenders.

The shortlist was selected by a panel consisting of industry experts Asim Burney, Amrita Tanna and Karan Pangali, including the station’s presenters Haroon Rashid, Nikita Kanda, Gagan Grewal and Nadia Ali. These include songs like Ole Ole from the film Ye Dillagi and the song Bahon Ke Darmiya from Khamoshi: The Musical. However, Tuze Dekha To, the song from the 1995 blockbuster film, was the unanimous winner! As we all know, DDLJ tells the story of Raj, played by veteran actor Shah Rukh Khan and Simran, played by actress Kajol.

The two are Indians living in London, who meet and fall in love against the wishes of Simran’s family. Tuze Dekha Toh features a scene in which a couple is dancing in a field full of yellow mustard plants – a scene that is emblematic of India’s pop culture in the 90s. The scene is still referenced in films made in the country even today, as it has such a nostalgic effect! Tuze Dekho To is sung by Kumar Sanu and legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar and has been one of the most played songs on music streaming platforms for decades.



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