Pic copyright: Dharma Productions
Venue: PVR Naraiana
This movie has gone through a lotto pre release hassles – first with its clash with another Hindi film release. Then Karan Johar, the director , faced flak and threat from many quarters because of the foreign presence in the cast. Guess Johar would be plain relieved that Ae Dil Hai Mushkil , already nicknamed ADHM, is running without any incidents for about a week. As a viewer, all these histrionics has made us very interested and raised our expectations from ADHM high up there.
The film started on a good looking note – foreign locale – handsome cast – great clothes – dripping opulence. Everything was going for the film, including the theme of the film. While the underlying theme of the film is commendable, the obsession with everything over-the- top killed all expectations that we had. Admittedly there were a few relatable moments. However, the script did not allow these moments to develop and thus these opportunities were wasted in no time. In fact, after the cancer angle, we lost faith in the film.
The film belongs to Ranbir Kapoor. Watching ADHM is value for money mostly ‘cos of him. He is clearly an actor among heroes but is somehow stuck in assaying similar roles. On this note, we are also a tad bored with Anoushka. She is grossly typecast in similar roles and acting.
Aishwarya – God knows what plastic she is made of that doesn’t melt, mold or decompose.
But the stars of the film are the music and the songs. The numbers had a hint of Sufi but with full of energy.
We caught ourselves humming the “Channa Re” song on our way back. We were very exhausted by this time. Last but not least, the movie requires serious editing. It was fairly mushkil sitting till the end.