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Dilwale Review

Dilwale Review
Banner:
Rohit Shetty Productions,Red Chillies Entertainment
Cast:
Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Varun Dhawan, Kriti Sanon, Vinod Khanna, Kabir Bedi, Johnny Lever, Varun Sharma, Boman Irani, Sanjay Mishra, Mukesh Tiwari, Murli Sharma
Direction:
Rohit Shetty
Production:
Rohit Shetty
Music:
Pritam Chakraborty

Dilwale

IndiaGlitz [Friday, December 18, 2015 • Hindi] Comments

There are movies that come and go in Bollywood every Friday. Those of which stay are either known for either their songs, story or most importantly their lead pair. Something similar happened when the fresh new pairing of Shahrukh Khan and Kajol came onscreen in ''Baazigar'' to take our hearts away forever. They went on to give some huge hits in the name of ''Karan Arjun'', ''Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge'', ''Kuch Kuch Hota Hai'', ''Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham'' and ''My Name Is Khan''. But, as soon as the makers of ''Dilwale'' announced the comeback of this spectacular pair in the silver screens, expectations raised sky high. But, not always does a movie that promises a lot, delivers that much. Same is the case with Dilwale, which is not entirely disappointing, but we sure had high expectations.

The story of the film revolves around the lives of two brothers Raj (Shahrukh Khan) and Veer (Varun Dhawan), who runs a garage in Goa. While Veer and the love of his life, Ishita (Kriti Sanon) wants to get married, it is Ishita''s elder sister Meera (Kajol) who is absolutely against the marriage. Meera shares a bitter past with Raj in Bulgaria fifteen years back. What is the past and why does Meera hate Raj so much? Watch the movie to know...

Mere five minutes into the film and you know you have stepped in the wrong theatre. The love between Shah Rukh and Varun shown is just too sugary to handle and we know matching up with SRK can be difficult, but does that mean you have to over-react so much Varun? Anyways, it is only after Kajol’s refreshing entry in the movie that we develop a little hope.  The romantic sequence between SRK and Kajol is finely captured and will surely make you nostalgic. If Rohit Shetty would have made the whole film revolving around their romance, we would have liked it much better. But the romance ends soon after and masala takes over. The Rohit Shetty style of car crashes and action comes up, which are shot well but are again below average as compared to previous Rohit movies. The comedy sequences are quite hilarious and do manage to tickle you, especially the ones involving Johnny Lever and Sanjay Mishra.

Shah Rukh Khan is capable of portraying any given part well and same goes the case with this. The actor is promising in his role and wonderful in action scenes. Also the emotional scene with Varun Dhawan is top-notch.  Kajol is looking exceptionally beautiful and plays her part with confidence. Varun Dhawan overplays a few times, but is otherwise fun to watch. Kriti Sanon is pretty and throws a fine performance. Johnny Lever, Sanjay Mishra and Mukesh Tiwari are hilarious. Boman Irani too is amazing in his part and gives good support to the film.

The abrupt flashbacks and the weird editing, makes the movie score less marks in the technical department. Also the screenplay, which is quite predictable, is unnecessarily stretched.

On a whole, ''Dilwale'' is just another masala entertainer, which only expects you to enjoy and not think much. Giving it a shot wouldn’t harm anyone.

Rating: 2.50 / 5.0

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