I loved the Mehras. Of course there are flaws but some films are irresistible even with the flaws. While TWMR was a little regressive Dil Dhadakne Do forced me to look beyond the gloss and lovely locations. The Mehra’s aren’t a perfect family. Each member of family is flawed and caged due to some wrong personal choices. Beneath the elitist mentality there’s a soul waiting to break free.
This isn’t an upper class story it is a story of each and every family in this universe. Don’t we all have regrets. I do. If anyone says they don’t have regrets they are selling you a lie. Of course not all of us get a chance to find each other on an anniversary cruise but a little effort can make a lot of difference.
Anil Kapoor is awesome as the successful but self indulgent Kamal Mehra. It is wonderful to see Anil Kapoor experiment with his roles. Shefali Shah plays the perfect foil. Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akthar and Anushka Sharma play their roles with admirable ease. Ranveer Singh stunned me. I haven’t been impressed with Ranveer’s role choices so far but this one has a lot of depth. Despite the galaxy of stars Ranveer steals the show.
I quite loved the fact that Zoya gives each and every character a part to play in the larger scheme of things. No one is left out or isolated. Zoya Akthar once again pulls it off with a stellar cast. Shankar – Ehsaan – Loy once again deliver with some peppy songs.
Zoya you are a rock star. Keep going. I wonder why it didn’t rake in the moolah like Tanu Weds Manu Returs. Perhaps people will realize it’s worth after repeated viewings on Radio and TV.
Did I forget somebody ? Oh yes it’s Aamir’s best role till date. No I can’t bear to see Aamir give the same owl like scorn in film after film and call it expression. If you are wondering how Aamir fits in this star lineup you have to watch the film to find out.
My Rating – 4/5. A special thanks for projecting Aamir Khan in the best possible way 🙂
Go for it. it’s a cruise you will enjoy.