Review of ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’
Movie: Dil Dhadakne Do
Stars: Anil Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh, Anushka Sharma, Farhan Akhtar, Shefali Shah and Rahul Bose.
Director: Zoya Akhtar
Story: ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’ will mesmerize the emotional side in you!
Dil Dhadakne Do is a high on melodrama and for audiences who are inclined on emotional side when it comes to relationships. The movie depicts certain bitter truths in people’s lives and has high dose of humor and drama. It’s about a dysfunctional Punjabi family on a cruise going to Europe for 2 weeks to celebrate their 30th marriage anniversary. It revolves around the Mehra family – Kamal Mehra played by Anil Kapoor is a role of a boastful, self-made, self-obsessed father, mother Neelam played by Shefali Shah is the typical suffering wife and always looking out-do pretension of a happy family. In first half Anil & Priyanka are the show stealers. They both show interesting depths of their characters and keep you engrossed throughout the film. Zoya has successfully given us a glimpse of a rich family called Mehras. Kabir played by Ranveer Singh is a rich kid who was born with a silver spoon in his mouth. Ayesha played by Priyanka has convinvincg portrayed a character of a girl who is not happy with this marriage and she wants a divorce with Manav played by Rahul Bose. She is actually in love with Sunny Gill played by Farhan Akhtar, who is a photographer. His cameo in the movie is mind-blowing.
In second half Kamal and Neelam look more sorted out and look upon the troubles their children and help them solve it. They start giving more attention to them and at last the family bonds beautifully. The character of Anil Kapoor gets close to his son at the end. Overall, it’s all about loving and living with your family, which the movie signifies with its subject. It explores different dynamics of relationship significantly!Shefali has played a mother’s role with dedication as she felt the script was worth doing it and written characters are hard to come by even now.Earlier, in cinemas women were shown as dedicated housewives and mothers who did not have a life of their own.Now-a-days such charecters have moved to become someone who has their own voice and a multi-faceted personality.
Performances: Ranveer Singh is just remarkable and light-hearted in his scenes!
Anil Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra are show stealers as the Mehras! PC is just brilliant Anushka Sharma makes a late entry in the movie, but her electrifying chemistry with Ranveer is amazing. They just sizzle in a song ‘Pehli Baar’ with an intimacy on screen.Priyanka Chopra-Farhan Akhtar is pairing is something new to come across as they have never been starred together. One can only expect best of these fantabulous Bollywood talents. Watch out for Pluto – a cute dog! It’s a surprise for all Aamir Khan Fans.Ranveer Singh is incredible in movie and has swept us off our feet with his smile.All his fans will have crush on Ranveer once Again.The B-town is blown away with Ranveer’s cuteness after watching him in DDD.Shefali Shah as Neelam has done an excellent job & did justice to role of an onscreen mother of two grown up kids.
Direction: Zoya’s near to perfect direction has been just Superb and reminds us of Titanic!
The movie is all on a cruise and a wholesome one; good enough to be seen with your mum. Zoya is a director is known for her attention to detail and aesthetics and it’s clearly evident from the trailer of ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’. One can see the minute creativity that is behind each frame and colour palette and experience cruising in comfort of their seats. The casting done by Zoya is mere close to perfect as all the actors do justice to their specific roles. Most of her films revolve around travel as a plot like it was in ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’ which is an interesting aspect when it comes to Bollywood cinema. The cinematography and script base highlights the movie.
Music: ‘Gallan Goodiyaan’ is the catchiest song in the movie, which was shot in 5 minutes.
Apparently, for those who don’t know Zoya Akhtar shot the song in one take. While the planning and rehearsals took time the shooting of the song was done in less than five minutes.
Dil Dhadakne Do has a soundtrack is good for the ears and the popular number is ‘Gallan Goodiyaan’. It is a family get together and a party song sung by Yashita Sharma, Manish Kumar Tipu, Farhan Akhtar, Shankar Mahadevan and Sukhwinder Singh. The song presents star qualities of the ensemble cast in all its grandeur way. It is written by Javed Akhtar and a blend of trend and tradition. The music composition for energetic number is done by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy! It features Ranveer Singh, Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar, Anushka Sharma, Anil Kapoor, Shefali Shah. The video is shot in a refreshing way and of course choreographed high on energy by Bosco Caesar and Carlos.
Other tracks like ‘Pehli Baar’ sung by Sukriti Kakar and Siddharth Mahadevan and ‘Phir Bhi Yeh Zindagi’ sung by Farhan Akhtar, Vishal Dadlani, Divya Kumar, Alyssa Mendonsa and Sapna Pathak are forgotten about as soon as they are over.
Final Verdict: Be ready to see some exotic locales with the ticket you buy!
‘Dil Dhadakne Do’ is somewhat Page 3 version of the upper class and their messed lives. This movie is for classes not for the masses and shows the reality of what problems families face through an elite class family. Dil Dhadakne Do is a film for multiplexes, the city based audience. It is amongst the genre of films Zoya makes that are larger-than-life. It’s a lengthy movie around 2hrs 50mins but it has a good storyline.