Salesh Dipak Fernando





The trailer gave us a glimpse that Dilwale could be a boring senseless film but I decided to take the risk hoping that the film as a whole package would prove me wrong. I went in hoping to see Kajol – SRK chemistry instead I saw two worn out stars trying to fool us that the magic is still alive.

It is a pity to see two magnificent stars being forced to re-live a cliche. Both Shahrukh and Kajol are very much capable of delivering mature performances in roles that suit their age. I wonder why none of directors dare to explore and give them something challenging. Is it the fault of the makers or the actors ?

It is supposedly a Rohit Shetty film but his trademark comic elements are rarely visible except in a few scenes.  It is neither Rohit Shetty nor an SRK film and that’s where the film fails big time for even in a commercial film you have to know your target audience. This film fails both Rohit Shetty and SRK fans.

If you are wondering why I haven’t discussed the plot or the rest of the cast the less said the better. Rohit Shetty has a stellar cast at his disposal and completely wastes them. 

Strictly stay away even if you are a fan of the evergreen pair. If you do want to get nostalgic on a weekend catch their earlier films on DVD.  Rohit Shetty please stop torturing us and give us a film with a proper plot. You owe it to your audience.








Raj is here once again to entertain us with Dilwale.  The dream man of every girl who grew up watching SRK of the 90’s. Even I harboured a dream to be someone’s Raj until Surinder came along with his Taani Partner.

Raj was merely a mystical dream, a wishlist.  Surinder on the other hand was your average guy next door. the one who slogs day in and day out, the one who secretly yearns for his loved one’s acceptance without knowing how to express his feelings.

He gives it his all with no demands or expectations. As I began to decode Surinder a realization hit me. Not everybody can be a Raj but perhaps there is a Raj hidden within every Surinder struggling with unspoken words searching for the right voice.

Perhaps being Surinder isn’t a bad thing. Raj showed us a glimpse of happily ever in film after film but Surinder showed us the struggles of the guy who hides behind the mask the guy who gives it his all expecting nothing but love in return. 

It takes the right girl to see through the mask and peel it off layer by layer. But finding such love is worth it for then happily ever becomes a permanent impression.  

Never let time fly waiting for your Raj for he might never make an appearance but try to find the Raj hidden within every Surinder




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