Depicting a brotherhood between two step-brothers in which the elder brother has a secret identity.
Dilwale (transl. The big hearted) is a 2015 Indian Hindi-language romantic action comedy film, directed by Rohit Shetty, written by Yunus Sajawal and Sajid-Farhad, and produced by Gauri Khan and Rohit Shetty, under the banners of Red Chillies Entertainment and Rohit Shetty Productions, respectively. The film stars Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon, with Johnny Lever and Varun Sharma in supporting roles.The film released on 18 December 2015. This marks the last film appearance of Vinod Khanna who died on April 27, 2017, shortly after completing the film.
Dilwale has grossed ₹408.15 crore (US$59 million) worldwide,[a] becoming the second highest-grossing film starring Shah Rukh Khan after Chennai Express, also directed by Shetty. Dilwale is also the highest-grossing film starring Shah Rukh Khan in overseas markets. The song “Gerua” also performed well in the charts. While the film’s domestic box office performance in India was below expectations, it was an overseas success, the sixth-highest-grossing Indian film overseas.
One day in Goa, a boy named Veer Bakshi (Varun Dhawan) meets a passer-by Ishita (Kriti Sanon), a beautiful and educated young girl and befriends her by helping her, injuring his own car in the process. For penance, his older brother, Raj Bakshi (Shah Rukh Khan), makes him fix it during which Veer sleeps and awakes to find that the car’s sound system has been stolen.
The men of a local gang leader, King (Boman Irani), try to sell drugs at a crab shack. Veer beats them up after they threaten Ishita. They then come back later to exact revenge on Veer, but Raj breaks up the fight. Raj visits him in hospital and learns King’s hideout. He goes there, incapacitates the gang members, and burns their drug stash. Raj tells King’s men that his original name is Kaali. The next day, King stops by Raj’s shop to present a deal where Raj will fix all of King’s cars in exchange for protection.
In Bulgaria 2000, Raj accidentally runs over a woman named Meera Malik (Kajol) while a car chase. When he gets out to help her, the rival gang catches up with him, and he has to leave. Next day, Raj reveals that he and Veer are the sons of a businessman, Randhir Bakshi (Vinod Khanna). The next day, after a car crash, Raj is confronted by Meera, who is actually the daughter of the rival gang’s leader, Dev Malik (Kabir Bedi). Meera reveals that she betrayed Raj on Malik’s advice though sparing his life. Later, Raj saves Meera from dying, promising to kill if he sees her again. She forgives him and declares her love. They make plans to tell their parents about their relationship.
The film flashes back to Goa, where Veer discovers that his friend, Sidhu (Varun Sharma), poisoned his coffee and stole the sound system. Veer is upset, but Sidhu explains it is for his girlfriend, Jenny (Chetna Pande). They agree to help each other secure girlfriends. As a consequence, Veer reveals his feelings to Ishita. Upon finding out about their relationship, Raj wants to meet Ishita’s family. When Raj visits there, he discovers that Ishita is Malik’s younger daughter and Meera’s younger sister.
After talks, Malik agrees to meet Randhir, but secretly, Malik plans to kill Randhir. The meeting breaks into a shootout, during which Malik and Randhir shoot each other. Meera finds Raj with the gun, for which she shoots him; however, he survives the gunshot. Both Meera and Raj decide to move far away from Bulgaria and start a new life.
Now in Goa, Veer and Ishita come up with several plots to bring Meera and Raj together. Mani (Johnny Lever) steals King’s car and brings it to the shop, where Veer discovers drugs and burns them. King comes to Meera’s house one night, but Raj (as Kaali) shows up and stops them from causing her any harm. King asks Meera about Kaali which she refuses sparing Raj’s life. Meera issues an ultimatum that in order to marry Ishita, Veer must move in with Meera. It is revealed to Veer by Meera that Raj was Randhir’s adopted son and is not Veer’s older brother. Raghav (Nawab Shah), Malik’s right hand, tells Meera that Raj did not kill Malik, but that Randhir had shot Malik in return to his. Upon learning this, Meera apologises and allows Veer that he can take Ishita his home.
At Sidhu and Jenny’s wedding, King shows up to his stolen car. King starts to cause a disturbance, but Raj beats him up. King then tries to shoot Raj, but accidentally shoots Meera who tried to save Raj. Later, Meera survives and King gets beaten to death. In the end, Raj and Meera reunite in hospital.