Rating : 2.5/5.
Bottom Line : A damp Squib.
It’s been five years since the SRK – Kajol pair appear on the big screen. The last time they were seen together in My Name is Khan. Director Rohit Shetty roped in the popular onscreen couple in his latest feature Dilwale. Young actors Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon played an another couple in this action romantic comedy entertainer.
Dilwale is the tale of a gangster, Kaali played by Shahrukh Khan. One day he bumps into Meera and falls in love with her. But In no time, They choose to part ways. Here, I don’t want to reveal the twist, Which is weaved by Yunus Sajwal. The love saga of Meera and Kaali happens in Bulgaria.
After fifteen years, Kaali becomes Raj, lives happily as Mechanic with his younger brother, Veer ( Varun Dhawan) and his associates in Goa. One fine day, Mischievous Veer falls in love with a gorgeous girl, Ishita (Kriti Sanon). The young couple decide to get married. Even Raj gives his consent to their marriage. The screen writer Sajwal even write a twist here. Abruptly, Raj asks his young brother to forget Ishita. why Kaali becomes raj? Why Raj asks his brother to forget Ishita? and why Kaali and Meera part their ways? and what happened in the end. You will find out all the answers to the above question in theatres.
Perhaps Screen writer Yunus Sajwal thinks that his screenplay has unpredictable twists in the yarn, written by sajid Fahad. But the whole story is a predictable affair. Like All Rohit Shetty films, Even in Dilwale, you would witness blowing cars in hi octane action sequences, which are unnecessary to this romantic entertainer. Dudley’s camera work is one the bright spots of the film. Music scored by Pritam and Amar Mohile, is not even enough to pump up the visuals.
Most of the runtime cash in on the chemistry between SRK and Kajol, The lackluster Screenplay cast shadows on the lead cast performance. It is a calk walk role for Shahrukh Khan, He excelled in his role. It is a come back film for kajol but the screen writer didn’t cater enough screen time for such a talented actress. Young Actor Varun Dhawan carried his natural energy through out the film. Kriti sanon justified role. Sanjay mishra and Johnny lever tickled the funny bone. Bomani Irani is seen in a poor role. Vinod Khanna and Kabir bedi have done their roles well.
From the day one of Dilwale pre production, This film has generated too much hype because of SRK – Kajol pair. Rohit Shetty failed to live upto it owing to lackluster narrative. I will go with two and half out of five stars.
Reviewed by Shrinu Nakka.