Thursday, 11 June 2015

Dil Dhadakne Do

Cast
:
Anil Kapoor, Shefali Shah
Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh
Anushka Sharma, Rahul Bose
Director
:
Zoya Akhtar
Music
:
Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
Producer
:
Junglee Pictures
Excel Entertainment
Release Date
:
June 05, 2015
Length
:
2 Hours & 50 Minutes
Language
:
Hindi

My Thoughts
Human beings live to please others. They fake their emotions and hide their feelings. In the process, they forget what they are. Zoya Akhtar’s Dil Dhadakne Do is all about this – how we fake and try to please others!

The story is narrated from the viewpoint of Pluto (voice rendered by Aamir Khan) – Mehra family’s pet dog. Mehra family comprises of Kamal Mehra (Anil Kapoor) who is proud about his rags to riches story… Neelam (Shefali Shah) who is socialite and projects herself as an ideal life, although she is suffering in the marriage… Ayesha (Priyanka Chopra), a self-made entrepreneur who longs for an identity free from her father and husband… Kabir (Ranveer Singh) who knows is a misfit in the corporate world and has dreams about flying planes. The Mehra’s decide to celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary with their extended family and friends in a cruise. What happens when they come together is nicely packed in a 170 minutes movie.

Ayesha is self-made and ambitious. Yet, she submits herself to male domination. She struggles with dual personality – one which is bold and independent, the other very submissive and insecure. She depicts the state of today’s women, where they are free and independent of course, but only to the extent granted by her family. Priyanka Chopra subtly enacts Ayesha’s plights and uncertainties.

Kabir is not a spoilt brat. Instead he has a dream and wishes to chase it. But, he is tied by the parental bondage and forced to take up something in which he is not interested. Ranveer Singh, as always, steals the show with his mannerisms and expressions. He proves that he is an actor par excellence.

Anil Kapoor plays his part as an authoritative and dominating father. Shefali Shah, on the other hand, scores with her silence and attitude. Anushka Sharma as Farah Ali, a carefree dancer, doesn’t enjoy scene space. But, she indeed comes across as a self-assured and no-nonsense girl. Farhan Akhtar as Sunny is rational and matured. Rahul Bose as Ayesha’s husband has typical Indian male’s mindset.

The story might be about rich people who decide to tour across countries in a cruise. But, the essence it conveys is the need for communication, understanding, sharing, love and care. It says that once you are face to face with people you love, always try to communicate and never hide your feelings. The dialogs written by Farhan Akhtar depicts the mindset of people and the way we think. Javed Akhtar (who has penned the Pluto’s dialogs) hints the paradox. Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy’s background music blends with the scenes; their peppy songs are nicely choreographed. Cinematography adds to the richness and makes the cruise, places and people look royal.

In short, the movie is a treat. The dialogs makes you nod and think. The characters clad in designer clothes are very relatable. The only mismatch is the climax which is very dramatic.

Let the heartbeat. Don’t miss it!

Rating
4/5


16 comments:

  1. i liked this movie too though i feel it's a bit slow. nice review :)

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  2. Thanks for the nice review.

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  3. Nice review. Cant wait to watch this movie.

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  4. This seems to be an interesting storyline. I want to watch this movie in the near future.

    Destination Infinity

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  5. I was wondering whether to go to the theatre to watch it or watch it later at home. Now, will take the first option! Thanks for the nice review!

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  6. An interesting movie. I wonder if it will be released with English? Thanks for the review!

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    1. I think you would soon get it online with sub titles..

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  7. Good to see Anil Kapoor holding on for a long time, and his acting is still good.

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    1. Yes.. He looked fit as a a fiddle..

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  8. The movie was a bit slow and could have been a little better in the end but over all I totally loved it. It was realistic and pretty relative! Well done :)

    Cheers

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    1. Yeah.. The climax looked silly in comparison to the overall movie...
      Thanks Geets :)

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