Cast: Anil Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh, Anushka Sharma, Shefali Shah, Farhan Akhtar, Rahul Bose
Direction: Zoya Akhtar
Storyline: A bunch of incredibly rich people are out on a foreign trip that changes their perspective towards life. A rich is living as miserable as a middle-class man. Explore this journey…
Problems knows no class. It is an unavoidable part of everyone’s life. While poor live with them each day, the richer class has their own set of issues which is clearly seen in this movie.
Similar to ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’ by Zoya Akhtar, ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’ as well is a story of a trip that changes the perception of people towards life. But the difference is that the movie this time is less interesting, extremely long and quite expected. And what’s the fun when you have nothing to explore on a particular journey? Isn’t it?
Well, the theme of the movie is basic. ‘The misery of the problems is same for all classes’. It all depends how you deal with them. It begins with ‘Mehras’ headed by self-made business tycoon golden-haired Anil Mehra (Anil Kapoor) at the wheel of affairs.
While Mehra wants his 25-year-old son Kabir (Ranveer Singh) to join his business, Kabir on the other hand wants to fly. Yes, in all ways. He intends to add wings to his life and has keen interest in aviation industry.
Even though his elder sister Ayesha (Priyanka Chopra) has a business mind, she is not able to bag the CEO’s chair as she is already married and yes, the Mehra family is too affectionate towards their male scion.
Sharp-tongued and insecure Neelam (Shefali Shah) on the other hand is Kamals’ wife who is always trying hard to stay up with the flashy image of her husband.
Another angle to the story is the chemistry between Farah Ali (Anushka Sharma) and Kabir’s and their love-life.
The third branch of ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’ is Ayesha’s high-headed husband Manav (Rahul Bose) and her ex-‘best friend’ Sunny (Farhan Akhtar).
Undoubtedly, the movie looks over crowded with so many big names.
Anyway, the movie goes forward with Mehras planning a two-week long vacation. Any guesses why? Well, please don’t as it’s not surprising but a bit insane. Delhi-based Mehras who are visibly happy and satisfied have their empire crushing within the walls. And this trip is to attract investors. Like really?
Okay! So the movie crosses another path and reaches up to another level where these people have no clue that this trip will actually change their perceptions forever. It certainly is to be an experience for them to remember as they are covered under the pressure to act in a way the society wants them to.
In spite of spending a big amount on the star cast, locations etc, story chosen by the director is simply non-existing in today’s time. Neither anyone could relate to it, nor even want to try so.
It’s almost impossible to believe that this rich family of Delhi is so damn disassociated with the ground realities.
Well, we would not want to disclose the plot further; but unfortunately it is unlikely to leave a great impact on people’s mind.
Folks, who were eagerly waiting for the movie and even got the advance bookings done, sorry, but you are probable of coming back disappointed.
It is actually weird to see such rich and educated class possessing a toddler’s IQ level where they stop thinking in order to find better results. We understand that breaks are an important aspect, but it should be utilized as a break.
Some one-liners that are intended to make you laugh you a*s out, it will actually make you think if you really had to even smile on that. For example, Anil Kapoor says, “Tum dono young ho, successful ho, Punjabi ho, squash khelte ho…fir problem kya hai?” Well, being Punjabi is also a criterion to live a satisfied married life. Really?
The movie more or less will end watching the journey of these rich brats on cruise but will not leave you entertained.
NewsX Verdict: Nothing great to take back from this 169-minute saga. If you want to watch, watch only for the star cast but we are certain, that as well not stay with you for long.