The longest-running film ever. The coming-of-age of Indian cinema’s all-time superstar, Shah Rukh Khan. The template for what we now know as Bollywood cinema. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, playing continuously for twenty years (and counting) in a Mumbai theatre, heralded a new era in Hindi films. Heck, even Barack Obama referenced it in one of his speeches. One of the earliest contemporary Hindi films to focus on Indian residents abroad, DDLJ addressed a newly liberalized nation with its heady cocktail of European locations, flashy cars, and gorgeous mansions. It was also – perhaps not quite surprisingly – a conformist film, upholding traditions of premarital chastity and family authority, affirming an essential ‘Indian’ identity in the face of the forces of westernization and liberalization.