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Dil Dhadakne Do Is Zoya Akhtar's Finest.

  • Parichay Mehta

    Parichay Mehta

    Rated 
    3.5
    Desimartini | Updated - June 11, 2015 4:33 PM IST
    3.3DM (1298 ratings)

    Verdict - Ignore those negative reviews & go for Dil Dhadakne Do with a fresh mind.

    Dil Dhadakne DoWatch trailerRelease date : June 05, 2015

    Amidst all the negative reviews, my review for Dil Dhadakne Do might come as a surprise. I really loved the film. At first, I was a little skeptical about watching the film since I hadn't liked any Zoya Akhtar films before this & I also came to know that the film is 3 hours long. As soon as I entered the film & it started, my skepticism was gone. I was enjoying the film. I didn't realize how we reached the interval because it was so entertaining that 1.5 hours passed so quickly. The 2nd half also got over without me knowing because the film itself is so entertaining.

    The story is about a rich family of Mehra's. Everyone in the family is unhappy but on the surface & to others, love & hypocrisy is shown. Anil Kapoor & Shefali Shah's 40th Anniversary is celebrated in the cruise around Europe. All the family drama is inside the cruise between the people. You might think that the film is about rich people & their problems but these problems are faced by every children, whether rich or poor, every married couple & everyone else. The message given through the film is for all. It's up to you how you want to perceive it.

    Ranveer Singh & Priyanka Chopra stands out in the acting department. Farhan Akhtar & Anushka Sharma have small roles but they leave their impact. Especially Farhan Akhtar & Rahul Bose's one small conversation on Feminism conquers Queen & Tanu Weds Manu Returns. Anil Kapoor, Shefali Shah, Parmeet Sethi & other actors have done their job very well. Direction is serene, music is likable. Story is common but the message is loud & clear. Zoya Akhtar needs a standing ovation for this film.

    What should you do?

    Amidst all the negative reviews, my review for Dil Dhadakne Do might come as a surprise. I really loved the film. At first, I was a little skeptical about watching the film since I hadn't liked any Zoya Akhtar films before this & I also came to know that the film is 3 hours long. As soon as I entered the film & it started, my skepticism was gone. I was enjoying the film. I didn't realize how we reached the interval because it was so entertaining that 1.5 hours passed so quickly. The 2nd half also got over without me knowing because the film itself is so entertaining.

    The story is about a rich family of Mehra's. Everyone in the family is unhappy but on the surface & to others, love & hypocrisy is shown. Anil Kapoor & Shefali Shah's 40th Anniversary is celebrated in the cruise around Europe. All the family drama is inside the cruise between the people. You might think that the film is about rich people & their problems but these problems are faced by every children, whether rich or poor, every married couple & everyone else. The message given through the film is for all. It's up to you how you want to perceive it.

    Ranveer Singh & Priyanka Chopra stands out in the acting department. Farhan Akhtar & Anushka Sharma have small roles but they leave their impact. Especially Farhan Akhtar & Rahul Bose's one small conversation on Feminism conquers Queen & Tanu Weds Manu Returns. Anil Kapoor, Shefali Shah, Parmeet Sethi & other actors have done their job very well. Direction is serene, music is likable. Story is common but the message is loud & clear. Zoya Akhtar needs a standing ovation for this film.

    What should you do? Ignore those negative reviews & go for the film with fresh mind.

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