Dil Dhadakne Do Review: Entertainer for sure!
This Zoya Akhtar outing is a light-entertainer with great moments and a story to tell. The film travels across the globe on cruise and so does the story. The cast is impressive and so is the execution. With natural acting, this slice-of-life tale is quite relatable.
Ranveer Singh and Priyanka Chopra as siblings is something new to see. And families like the Mehras are easy to spot. Dysfunctional, yes! Common, yes! But still a family, imperfectly perfect! We can’t really choose our families, can we? So in the end we always end up together.
This holiday film is going to be rejoiced and has dollops of entertainment in store. You not only see how the characters flow in the space, but you also learn things about human nature. And the movie is basically from Pluto’s point of view, which is adorable. Pluto Mehra is the crucial member of the Mehra family and also a binding factor. And he is voiced by Aamir Khan.
Anil Kapoor is the senior-most Mehra who is a “self-made” man and is a quintessential Delhite in all regards. The all-white hair look suits him. Kamal Mehra is that father who thinks he is doing the best for his family, but then to an outsider it will all seem a façade. But in the end, he makes a solid comeback as a family man.
Shefali as Neelam is the socialite elite woman who is someone belonging to an Indian segment, is someone you have come across so many times in real life. At day’s end, she just wants to hold together her family.
Priyanka Chopra as Ayesha is a modern-day career oriented girl, who still has familial values intact. She will abide by societal rules, but when the cup brims over, she will stand strong with what she wants to do with her life.
Ranveer Singh as Kabir Mehra steals the whole show. He is so easy on-screen, and it doesn’t seem he is acting at all. The rich-kid who is trying to figure out life, with his cute and effortless antics will win your heart for sure. His witty replies and well-written dialogues will make sense completely.
Anushka Sharma has a brief yet good role. Whatever was given to her, she played her part well. As for Farhan Akhtar, this hottie has a special appearance and that is special indeed. We really don’t need to speak much about his acting as that actually speaks for itself.
Rahul Bose, Zarina Wahab, Parmeet Sethi, Ridhima Sud, Vikrant Massey and others did quite well too.
After Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, expectations were quite high from Zoya Akhtar. And this lady doesn’t disappoint. For DDD, she took an everyday tale, set it against a cruise vacation, and still managed to deliver a feel-good film. The film’s direction is good. But the length is a lil too long. Almost three hours seem to be much. But if you watch the movie with utmost interest, time passes by.
Cinematography by Carlos Catalan is something you will really like about this film. The camera angles, the lighting and setting, overall the film has a real good-look factor.
As for the music, the score is done up well. The album has many songs, but only select few make it to the film’s final cut.
Watch or not:
It is a light film that will not force anything upon you and flows easy. Some scenes are fun, so a lil boring. But then it is entertainer too. So I’ll say a watch is what the film deserves!
Thumbs Up: Acting, story, cinematography, Pluto
Thumbs Down: Ending, duration
Yawns: One or two