DDLJ sets record, completes 700 weeks in Mumbai theatre

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Mumbai, March 12 (IANS) India's longest running movie "Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge" (DDLJ) has set the national record for being the only movie on continuous play for 700 weeks in a theatre, said a release from the production house Thursday.

Produced under the Yash Raj Films banner and directed by Aditya Chopra, the movie -- starring Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol -- opened to full houses and rave reviews worldwide Oct 20, 1995 and is presently running in its 14th year at the Maratha Mandir theatre here.

Apart from being the longest running Indian movie, "Dilwale Dulhaniya..." also has to its credit a National Award for Best Film and 10 Filmfare awards for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Comedian, Best Lyricst, Best Playback Singer (Male), Best Dialogue and Best Screenplay.

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