Zoya Akhtar directorial comedy drama-film “Dil Dhadakne Do”, produced by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar and starred by Anil Kapoor, Shefali Shah, Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh, Anushka Sharma, Farhan Akhtar and more, portrays human relationship with generation gap very beautifully.
Starcast of Dil Dhadakne Do
Directed by : Zoya Akhtar
Produced by : Ritesh Sidhwani, Farhan Akhtar
Starring : Anil Kapoor, Shefali Shah, Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh, Anushka Sharma
Written by : Reema Kagti, Zoya Akhtar, Farhan Akhtar (dialogue), Javed Akhtar (additional dialogue)
Music by : Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
Cinematography : Carlos Catalan
Edited by : Anand Subaya, Manan Mehta
Production company : Junglee Pictures, Excel Entertainment
Distributed by : Eros International
Release dates : 5 June 2015
A Brief Story of Dil Dhadakne Do
The dog’s named “Pluto” offers the initiation beat to the movie.
Anil kapoor( Kamal Mehera) a bankrupt businessman dwells in Delhi with his wife Shefali Shah (Neelam) and 25-year old son, Ranveer (Kabir) pretending to be caring and loving husband and father as well. His range of business trips to different countries leaving his lonely wife at home only for counting the days of his return turn out blissful for enjoying his life adulterously. The easy way of spending her time is suppressing her resentment against her husband’s infidelity within herself to maintain IN-LAW of the snobbish, hollow and hypocrite civilized society.
On the occasion of their 30th hollow wedding-anniversary celebration, they invite almost all of their friends and relatives for the cruise across the Mediterranean Sea to Turkey. There on the ship their doofus son meets debonair Anushka Sharma (Farah Ali), a dancer, whom he falls in love with, ignoring his authoritarian parents’ choice. For the first time he could communicate, unlike with his parents, freely bringing with someone who understands him. Moreover he renounces his father’s Ayka Company to meet his pursuit of flying plane. Ranveer’s sister, Priyanka (Ayesha) who has already been married to Rahul Boss (Manav), but their conjugal life is only an outer shell. She is a modern businesswoman and wants to enjoy her life at her will unlike her conventional mother. With all her might she collects courage to bring her – self to mouth after her long time parted boyfriend, Farhan Akhtar’s (Sunny), arrival on the ship. She proposes her divorce with Rahul.
The climax is full of agitation and ending is with parents’ disillusionment of their guilt for misunderstanding their own bloods heartbeat.
How I Perceive Dil Dhadakne Do
The beginning of the movie is quite interestingly presented that a dog starts introducing the character in Amir Khan’s voice. The dog further presents the humans’ world differentiating with the animals’ and their relation with humans.
The sea itself helps to charm us with beautiful eye soothing locations. The more the voyage takes place the more beautiful places uncover alluring our eyes. Further the sea lays claim to numerous symbolic representations undeniably of freedom, disillusionment and more.
Actors and actresses have delivered their good performance on the story as they are introduced to. The way Ranveer and Anuska, for the first time, introduce to one another cycling on the way is speechless. Ranveer’s ridiculous laugh at his parents’ serious suggestion at him is ne-plus-ultra performance of him. One of the touching performances of Priyanka and Rahaul is while playing badminton, where she pours all her abhorrence against Rahul attacking upon him stretching her nostrils wide as if a lionness pounces upon its prey. Farhan Akhtar has a short role. Anushka’s gracious and stylish performance is more than average. Anil kapoor has a very long role with ‘Jhakas’ performance and stylish look. Shefali Shah, an imprisoned woman within herself and her husband’s four-wall, is amazing. Some humorous scenes like Ranveer’s handing over a knife to Rahual’s mother very casually to hack her wrist -nerve taste like pickle in the movie.
The movie doesn’t seem to have a sequential plot at all. It feels the inspirational sources for the movie are “Titanic” or Amir and Manisha starrer movie “Maan”. Multiple characters with their multiple relations and their personal interest function as the friction to ponder on the main issue of the movie. Its lethargic story pace before the interval could be accelerated a bit. However, its Zoya’s power house of talent to yoke the mismatch together to flow along with the ship sail and to dock the movie safely. Farhan Akhtar’s own spoken weighty dialogues necessitate heavy and leading voice unlike his forcefully taken out girly voice. However, his written dialogues have their own culmination and credit beyond a word against.
Cinematography is superb. Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy’s music lets our heart-beat faster with joy. For eye catching scenic locations, a few bold issues on “Female’s condition in society” and “human relationship”, the movie welcomes you with its extended arms.
Amithab Bachchan fraternizes with Zoya: “Silences in a film allow the audience to enter the mind of the actor …..rare ….DDD does that in abundance! Well done Zoya!”
Overall surveillance of the movie allows me crediting it 3 out of 5 stars.