De De Pyaar De Movie Review: An Easy-Breezy Rom-Com
The trailer of De De Pyaar De got our hopes extremely high and as the rom-come released, on Thursday, it didn’t disappoint. The film is an easy-breezy take on modern-day relationships and lives up to the expectations.
The film revolves around a 50-year-old investment broker, Ashish (Ajay Devgn) who is living in London after getting departed from his wife Manju (Tabu) and kids. Ashish then meets the hot and vivacious Ayesha(Rakul Preet), who BTW is just 26, and they fall in love. One fine day, Ashish decides to take Ayesha to India to introduce her to his family and all hell breaks loose. What happens then forms the rest of the plot.
The film is engaging and keeps you entertained right till the end. The treatment too is good. However, the first half could have been edited better as right now it’s a bit stretched. While the first half is all fun and romance, the second half has some emotional moments. DDPD is not just about May-September relationships, it also deals with live-in relationships and the changing dynamics between parents and their kids.
The film has been stretched a bit and the unnecessary songs, which keep cropping up, test your patience. The subplots could have been woven better to make a finer screenplay. Luv Ranjan, who was accused of indulging in misogyny with his last two releases, Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety and Pyaar Ka Punchnama, has written the story and he has tried to redeem himself with this movie by writing strong female characters.Ajay Devgn is a fantastic actor and his comic timing is bang on but he has certainly given better performances than this one. Rakul Preet is looking pretty however, she fails to impress with her acting chops. The first half completely revolves around, Rakul and Ajay and even then their chemistry has less fireworks than that of Ajay and Tabu.
Tabu enters a little before the interval but she is the real hero of this movie. Tabu is an acting powerhouse and she makes us go wow once again with her subtle performance. She is terrific in emotional scenes and it was great to see her sharing screen space with Ajay after a long time.
Jimmy Sheirgill is outstanding in his special appearance. Alok Nath is fine in his role however, Javed Jaffrey has been wasted. Sunny Singh of Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety fame also has a special appearance in the film and he is funny. Ajay Devgn’s daughter is constantly angry in the film and gets onto your nerves.
It’s an entertaining fare, which makes you laugh, however, there are a few scenes which can make you a little awkward if you are planning to watch it with your family. The screenplay is punctuated with a lot of songs, which could have been easily done away with. Cinematography and locations are also nice. Story is not extraordinary but it’s a fun film.
If this movie turns out to be a hit, be prepared for a sequel.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYPOzZY02lw