Raj falls in love with a pretty and docile Simran. There's opposition but love wins in the end. That's Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge in a nutshell. The film had a rich repertoire of performances. Shah Rukh and Kajol apart, there was Anupam Kher, Amrish Puri, Fareeda Jalal, Satish Shah, Parmeet Sethi Himani Shivpuri, all providing for a rare variety of entertainment. DDLJ was a departure from the earlier love stories in some ways. Usually love stories had rebellious and defying lovers who broke shackles of caste, class and race barriers to unite. There was clear disrespect for elders, especially parents, who more often than not served as stumbling blocks. DDLJ broke this norm. The young lovers in the film refuse to annoy the opposing father of the girl. The hero even says that he will not do anything against his wishes.