Duration

2h 37m

Genre

Comedy, Drama

‘Our Quickview’

A musical love saga that stays on its toes!

Let’s Talk Movie!

You tend to know what you’re walking into when you’re watching a Karan Johar film. It is going to be a shebang of emotions, locations and music; with relationships at the soul of it. Over the years, the man has willfully managed to take the success and failure of movies in his stride. Let’s just say he continues to do his directing deed and deservedly so!

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil is a film that is honest at ‘heart’. Truth be told, I haven’t seen a Karan Johar film in a while. Instead I have watched many of the other movies he has produced under his banner Dharma Productions. And there have been some really good ones like The Lunchbox, Kapoor & Sons and Two States.

ADHM seemed like a well-awaited watch to witness what his style of filmmaking had now transcended into. Not to mention it had a stellar star cast. The story maybe a simple boy-girl one (ain’t that mushkil to go watch) but what stands out is its treatment and crackling chemistry between the actors; who individually get into the cusp of their characters to perform exceedingly well. It felt dramatically and deviously real. I for one enjoyed the sense of humour even when it was corny. Many a time you have to grasp the humour and emotions in the expressions and timing. And that was a delight because it keeps you searching. While few scenes seem overcooked and the end far stretched, the film still manages to stay entertaining on the whole.

A sequence of the film that is staged in Lucknow was originally supposed to be set in Lahore. The story actually prompted peace, love and friendship with our neighbor across the border; but had to be redirected within the country in the wake of recent unfortunate events.

Written and directed by Karan Johar the film stars Ranbir Kapoor as Ayan, Anushka Sharma as Alizeh, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan as Saba and Fawad Khan as Ali. The film was reportedly shot on a budget of Rs 80 crore across London, Vienna, Austria and India. Produced by Dharma Productions, it released on 28 October 2016 on Diwali weekend.

Let’s sum up! The movie has some innate acting talent, some blissful music and a burst of emotions.

#AeDilKiDiwali indeed!

– Varun Kumar | Enterapped


Fun Fact

Karan Johar wrote the film in 9 days and said that it is inspired from his own life.

Director – Karan Johar
Cast – Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan