|Movie Name||De De Pyaar De|
|Movie Cast||Ajay Devgn, Tabu, Rakul Preet Singh|
|Music Director||Amaal Mallik, Tanishk Bagchi, Sunidhi Chauhan, Rochak Kohli, Manj Musik, Vipin Patwa, Atul Sharma|
|Production Company||Luv Ranjan, Bhushan Kumar, Ankur Garg, Krishan Kumar|
|Release Date||May 17, 2019|
Luv Ranjan entered the big league hy delivering the surprise hit SonukeTitukiSweety, after delivering decent hits through Pyaar ka punchnama series. He also bagged an offer with Ranbir Kapoor. De depyaar de is produced by him and directed by Akiv Ali who is his associate and an editor too.
The movie kicks off at London whereAsishMehra (Ajay Devgan) is a millionaire, divorced and alone. He meets Ayesha (Rakul Preet) at a shady place and they become more than friends. Love brews and they decide to get married. The 50-year old and the newfound 20-year something come to India to seek approval from the ex-wife (Tabu as Manju) and his family. Encounters with the family forms the rest of the film. The ultimate question is whether the protagonist reunites with his ex-wife or settles with the young lady.
The movie has an interesting premise. Of course, we have seen age gapped Love stories right from Lamhe days to Nishabd. Most of them had a serious and melodramatic tone to it except Cheeni Kum. De depyaar de keeps maintains a humorous tone for most of it. However, it takes itself too seriously in the second half. The biggest USP of the film is of course the comedy generated by the trolls. The movie tries to send a message that love knows no age. Neither they show the heroine as a gold digger nor a seductress. The love happens organically between the pair. Also, the movie tries to stand ethically right as they show the love story when the protagonist is already out of the marriage. There are a couple of cameos who are supposed to make it interesting but only makes the screenplay. The movie carries some good punches and comical twists which are a trademark of Luv Ranjan’s screenplay. The best part of the film is that, each character truly played their age, not more and not less. The film’s climax is a bit unexpected. The movie however should not be taken seriously because the premise doesn’t really relate to any mango-man. They can be soon only in Bollywood marriages, to be honest.
Performances wise, Ajay Devgan is in his elements after a long time. He carries it off with a remarkable honesty accepting his age and the fun made on him by the characters. Rakul plays her part quite well. It’s Tabu who steals the show whenever she comes. However, it was disappointing to see her being given a role which is less in terms of screen time. If it was given, the movie would probably gone to the next level. Alok Nath and Javed Jaffrey were adequate and so were the kids.
The music of the film is decent and helps the narrative. However, the length of the film is a problem. The film goes a tad long which end up making it a slightly tiresome experience. Photography is good, and the settings are rich and posh like we saw in Sonuke.
All in all De depyaar de, is a decent fun-filled entertainer with an interesting premise.