Ae Dil Hai Mushkil has already got so much hype not only with all the uproar going on against the presence of a Pakistani actor in the film, but also because of its songs and because of the latest Bollywood Jodi – Ranbir and Aishwarya. Nonetheless, a Karan Johar movie always gets hyped.
Exotic foreign locations, romance, lovely music, a stellar cast, a wedding sequence, a few cameos…’Ae Dil’ has all the ingredients that a Karan Johar movie generally possesses. But, every movie buff will have a question in mind that what new has Karan Johar brought this time for us?
Well, this film is all about Ranbir and Anushka. It is amazing to watch their friendly banter and the total filmy style fun they have. Their chemistry is very organic. It feels real and will certainly remind you of your best friends. The first half is quite entertaining in that way. Its only after the interval that Aishwarya marks her presence in the film and the ‘Bachchan bahu’ looks damn beautiful. But her ‘shayaraana andaaz’ and those poetic dialogues look forced and thrash the essence of the film which was quite real till the first half. The film goes through its ups and downs in the second half with a few broken relationships, some cheerful moments, but whenever Ranbir and Anushka get the screen space together, they transform the dullness with their charm.
Pritam has done a fabulous job and I feel it is the best music album of 2016 by far with all the songs equivalent to chart-busters.
This film can’t be judged as a one-man show or Ranbir being the lone performer because Anushka has done equally well and this jodi unlike Bombay Velvet does a great job. The movie has also got a kind of anti-climax and on the whole, it wants to say that friendship should be valued more than love. A fabulous star-cast would ensure that Ajay Devgn’s Shivaay goes dull at the box-office on the opening day.
One-time watch. WhatteFilm gives this movie 3 stars.