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Dhadak reinforces casteism,misogny and honour killing.Hence regressive.

  • Dev Raj Gulati

    Dev Raj Gulati (2,661 DM Points)

    Desimartini | Updated - July 20, 2018 7:15 PM IST
    3.2DM (41508 ratings)

    Verdict - Sridevi would have been proud of her daughter's debut performance.

    DhadakRelease date : July 20, 2018

    The more we talk about a caste and classless society,the more it remains the same despite the legislation.Centuries old isms are difficult to be diluted.
    Dhadak falls into this category.
    Locale Udaipur.College classmates - Madhukar Bagla( Ishaan Khattar's second outing after Beyond the clouds) and Parthavi Singh( Jhanvi Kapoor in her debut)- in love ,but belonging to less dominant and higher dominant castes respectively .It's love at first sight.The girl domineers over the boy.The boy warned by his dad to stay away because of caste differences.
    But as fate would have it the love blossoms despite all barriers.
    Just before half time the lovers are in the run.
    Post interval they get sheltered in a hostel run by one Sachin Bhowmick( Kharaj Mukherjee) in Kolkatta.Both find jobs,get married and become proud parents of a child.All is going well.
    Enters the maternal uncle of the child in the climax.And ? Go see for your self.
    Where does Dhadak score? In the second half.The lovers live - in - relationship is hard.Cut off from the near and dearest ones .But for Sachin's child less couple's benevolence,things would have been worse.
    It's here that Dhadak becomes a teer jerker.Draws the empathy of the audience.Jhanvi shones in her mature but restrained performance.A difficult role well essayed by a beginner.
    The climax scene is sudden and stunning.It takes a while to know what has happened.A difficult watch.
    What lacks in Dhadak! The first half is poor.The love scenes are too simplistic,steretyped,oft repeated and too juvenile .
    It's too difficult to digest that the son of the antogonist( Ashutosh Rana) slaps the teacher point blank.The boy
    also slaps his girl friend on a mere 'suspition' a la a misogynist.
    The songs( Amitabh Bhattacharya) to are poor despite the hype.The music( Ajay - Atul) insipid.Farah Khan's touch is missing in her choreography).Ankur Bisht and Shridhar Watsar are a dragged sidekicks of the liver boy.Aishwarya Narkar( as Madhukar's mom) is a 'caged weepy pigeion'.Shashank Khaitan( the director( is effective only in the second half).There's no difference between the real and reel so far as misogny and caste issues are concerned.Ishaan is a light weight in his role.
    All in all Dhadak could be a weepy watch for Jhanvi.

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