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DDLJ breaks Sholay's record
For more than two decades, it had stood as the ultimate benchmark of a movie's popularity: Sholay's record run for over five long years at Minerva theatre in Bombay. From 1975 to 1980, come rain or heat wave, Sholay was the movie screened at Minerva, one of India's largest movie halls, in Bombay.

Over the years, that landmark became the record to beat. There have been popular movies after Sholay, some of which have earned more money and sold more tickets, but this particular record -- of a continuous run of over five whole calendar years -- remained unbeaten. Till recently.

Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge has done what many had thought was impossible. It has actually broken the Sholay record. Last month, DDLJ's run at Maratha Mandir overtook Sholay's screening record at Minerva.

Ironically, both Minerva and Maratha Mandir are located in south-central Bombay, barely a couple of kilometres apart.

What did DDLJ have that enabled it to overtake the most awesome of records? Find out from those involved in making the movie.

Interview with Anupama Chopra on "The Making of Sholay"

Interviews by Lata Khubchandani

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Video Promos
  The making of DDLJ (256k)
  The making of DDLJ (56k)
 Audio clips
  Yash Chopra: Indian roots
  Yash Chopra: Proud of 'Adi'
  Amrish Puri: During the shoot
  Amrish Puri: Aditya as director
  Amrish Puri: Why a hit
  Amrish Puri: The pigeons
  Lalit: Lata's compliment
  Lalit: Composing with Aditya
  Lalit: Giving their best shot
  Lalit: Memorable moments
  Lalit: Why a hit
  Lalit: No title song
  Anand Bakshi: Complete director
  Anand Bakshi: Brief from Aditya
  Anand Bakshi: No title song
  Parmeet Sethi: No expectations
  Parmeet Sethi: First break
  Parmeet Sethi: Horse bolted
  Parmeet Sethi: Edited shot
  Pooja Ruparel: Part of history
  Pooja Ruparel: We had fun
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