Direction: Rohit Shetty
Cast: Kajol, Shah Rukh Khan, Varun Dhawan, Kriti Sanon
Music: Amar Mohile
Editor: Bunty Nagi
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance
What is it about: It’s a story of a Gangster (Sharukh Khan), who dumps his old life and lives away from the mafia world with his brother (Varun Dhawan) in order to give him a better life. While he does this safely for 15 years, his past catches up disturbing the peace he had worked all this while, this forms the crux of the story directed by Rohit Shetty starring Sharukh Khan, Kajol, Vinodh Khanna, Kabir Bedi, Varun Dhawan, Kriti Sanon and Boman Irani.
Why it’s disappointing: You go in with a great joy of seeing two of the most celebrated stars of Bollywood coming together, but that joy gets killed just few minutes in to the movie. You start to realize didn’t we see the same story in “Baasha” starring Superstar Rajinikanth. The characters in Dilwale were shuffled to suit the mood of Bollywood. Let’s forget the fact that it got inspired by old Tamil movie, or any other for that matter. But how can we forget or try to which runs in front of your eyes for 2 hours and 35 minutes.
Rohit Shetty is known for movies which we shouldn’t ponder keeping logic behind the story. Agreed strongly, in spite of that he manages to produce products which makes you laugh out loud. That was missing big time in “Dilwale”. The comedy seemed so lame, which not even for a second tickles your funny bone.
Sanjay Mishra a very potential actor who is very loyal to Rohit Shetty was wasted in this movie, as he can tickle you so much but couldn’t sadly in this one.
Sharukh Khan should seriously start acting in movies like “Chak De” which brings out his true potential. Can’t wait for “Raees” which I think will give back his glorious days as an actor who is celebrated for his talent not for Star Value.
Varun Dhawan was utterly wasted with this role, it was overacting overrated. It seemed annoying after a while.
Kriti Sanon, was nothing but a young glamorous relief, which she can add in her profile for future movies.
Actions sequences were shot on a big scale, when I saw the making video was very eager to witness it on the big screen, but it appears for few seconds and did not add value, as it was not placed well.
What to watch out for: The movie had great cinematography by Dudley, which captured the disastrous screenplay in a gullible manner. The music by Pritam was quite average except for Gerua, which also scores mainly because of visuals, if not that track will be a dud too.
Kajol, she was one factor of Dilwale which was quite edible, as it takes your mind off for few minutes from the torcher. She looked fabulous in song sequences and in the flashback part of the movie, especially in one particular scene where she dons a great attitude. Which was one good relief you can tell yourself, quoting “You did not waste your money”.
Verdict: Rohit Shetty fails to entertain this time, as it will make your head whirl around the nonsense which drags it out for hiatus 2 ½ hours. If you are an ardent fan of SRK and Kajol can bear this for them, if not give it a miss.