Dilwale Movie Review: Corny And Cliched
A couple of years back, Shah Rukh Khan and Rohit Shetty had teamed up for the very first time to give us the entertaining Chennai Express and so, it was natural that one would expect great things from their second venture Dilwale, which also starred SRK's best reel ladylove Kajol.
However, much as we hate to say it, Dilwale fails to live up to the hype created around it.
Raj (Shah Rukh Khan) is a deceptively mild-mannered car modifier living in Goa with his younger brother Veer (Varun Dhawan). When Veer falls for Ishita (Kriti Sanon) and the two lovers decide to get their families together to do the 'shaadi ki baat', Raj discovers that Ishita is the younger sister of Meera (Kajol), his former lover, who had parted ways with him 15 years back over a misunderstanding. Raj and Ishita forbid their younger siblings from meeting each other and needless to say, this leads to some comic drama with the two lovers deciding to get their respective elder siblings together for the survival of their love story. What happens next? Will the two former lovers set aside their differences and reunite? Watch the movie to find out…
Much had been written about how Shah Rukh Khan will be reuniting with Kajol in this film and how the two will redefine romance, but there is something missing in Dilwale. It almost seems as if Khan and Kajol have taken the impact of their on-screen chemistry for granted and decided to do the bare minimum. However, having said that, the two look dishy enough. Khan pulls off his two looks with an effortless ease and charm, while Kajol looks like a million bucks.
Varun Dhawan, who plays Khan's younger brother, seems to relive his Student Of The Year and Main Tera Hero days to play this character, but his ease on the screen and his goofy antics evoke a fond smile. Kriti is a pretty face and doesn't get to do much except look good in her scenes.
Shetty has slyly borrowed from films like Hum and Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi and we would have overlooked the fact, had he put in some efforts to make it entertaining enough. The way too many clichés and the coincidences in the plot make us feel that Shetty got too lazy to try his best with this film. The humour is decent enough (with Sanjay Mishra getting some of the best lines) and the action is impressive, but what Dilwale lacks is a soul.
Nevertheless, the film is not a bad fare if you buy a ticket with zero expectations or are a die-hard fan of the Khan-Kajol jodi…
Release Date : 18 December 2015
Producer : Gauri Khan
Director : Rohit Shetty