Actress: Kajol, Kriti Sanon,
Release Date: 2015-12-18
Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Varun Dhawan, Kriti Sanon, Johnny Lever, Varun Sharma, Boman Irani, Sanjay Mishra
Director: Rohit Shetty
Producer: Gauri Khan
Rating: 2.5/5 Stars (Two and half stars)
Star cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Varun Dhawan, Kriti Sanon, Johnny Lever, Varun Sharma, Boman Irani, Sanjay Mishra
What’s Good: Dilwale may prove to be an effortless entertainer for those who go without any expectations from it. The film never promised to be a cerebral pleaser hence, if you go with the flow, you may even enjoy it. It shifts gears between action, romance and comedy and guess what all three have in common? Cars!
What’s Bad: Bringing back the mostloved Jodi of Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol together, the film does not accomplish in capturing their epic romance. The comic capers start to fall apart soon thanks to their repetitive flavor. .
Loo Break: First Half Would Be A Good Time!
Watch or Not?: For those who love to sit back and enjoy movies, this one could entertain you. I couldnt thoroughly enjoy the film because of its highly predictable storyline. Although for all Rohit Shetty fans, this is another out and out commercial film that they would enjoy.
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Dilwale Movie Review
One thing for which Dilwale needs to get credit is consistency. Right from the time when its promotion kick started, it was pretty much being promoted as a package affair that would have the mix of everything. Love, action, music, emotions, dance, drama, comedy the works. Whether it was the first promo, the second promo or the songs that were unveiled intermittently, Shahrukh Khan and Co. had made it crystal clear that since the film is aiming for a family audience, there would be a mix of just about everything.
That said, a mix like this is always a tricky preposition. This is what happens for Dilwale too. At places, you are truly entertained, at places you find the proceedings a little predictable. At certain points you want the drama to move at a faster pace. At certain points the comic scenes really keep you in splits.
(Spoilers ahead) So while the film has been designed as a roller coaster ride by Rohit Shetty, the film does have its ups and downs at regular intervals as well. So if the start is fine with Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon love story, the flashback love story between Shahrukh and Kajol gets a tad extended. The action sequence in Bulgaria is simply fantastic and the twist at this point is truly scintillating you just cant see that coming. However, while this would have made for a fantastic interval point, the sequences that follow are just about decent. Also, you do miss Varun and Kriti in the narrative.
The second half starts off well too. However, the games played by Varun Dhawan, Kriti and their friend Varun Sharma seem to be all over the place. This is where Sanjay Mishra comes to the rescue. His comic timing is impeccable, his (oft heard) mimicry of late actor Jeevan is superb and the lines spoken by him which are in sing song style bring the house down at many places. Mukesh Tiwari joins the party as well and it is at these places where you do get to see Rohit Shetty bringing on the Golmaal magic.
However, in the middle of this all, a couple of songs are thrown in which does impact the pace of the narrative. Also, while Boman Irani does well in a parallel track, it could have been more tightly woven into the scheme of things. As is the case though, in this roller coaster ride it is always good to have Shahrukh Khan appear on screen because whenever that happens, you are truly clued on. In fact his scenes with Varun are the best part of the film and it is good to see him stepping in a bade bhaiyaa avtar with a certain hint of comic flair which is true to his personality. These moments are truly enjoyable.
Since Shahrukh and Rohit wanted this to be a family affair, there isnt much of dhoom dhadaaka during the climax, as a result of which one does feel that a little more punch in the proceedings would have helped. Surprisingly, Amar Mohile who is generally quite masala in his background score keeps the theme primarily romantic for most part of the film. A signature tune a la the kind that went along with Amitabh Bachchan in Hum would have elevated the scenes featuring Shahrukh Khans past in a major way. Nonetheless, Pritams tunes for Gerua, Manma Emotion and Tukur Tukur keep you entertained.
Though you do wish that with superb locations, technical team and above all a dream starcast, Dilwale could well have turned out to be an epic affair, you dont quite mind what eventually plays on screen. A light film, it can be given a comfortable watch, provided the expectations are kept in check.