Same story, colourful packaging
When it’s a Rohit Shetty film, you expect action, drama, romance, comedy, groovy tracks, and beautiful locations. This is precisely what he delivers in Dilwale — all the masala in one movie that is bright, bold, and shiny.
However, there are a few things that are absurd. The house of Raj/Kali (Shah Rukh Khan) and Veer (Varun Dhawan) where they work as “car modifiers” or simply put car mechanics in their garage is too animated. The garage has no evidence of grease, tyres, dust, other workers or even tools they work with and in reality everyone is familiar with how a garage looks like. All the cars in the garage are shiny, new, and posh.
As for storyline there is nothing new — Raj and Meera (Kajol) belong to rival family of dons and they fall in love. Meera’s father creates misunderstanding between them and they drift. So, you get the hint what follows thereafter.
This will naturally bring some action. There is nothing new, but what is is the action scenes’ background score — it’s too loud, you wish you had your remote control to decrease the volume.
Given all this, chemistry and acting of Khan and Kajol along with romantic tracks like Geruwa, Janam Janam and groovy number Manma Emotion Jaage will steal your heart. Dhawan as Khan’s younger brother is too comical and most of the times you find it unnatural. His facial expression and his way of dialogue delivery seem over the top. Kriti Sanon as Ishita is natural and flawless.
The same old storyline is presented in a colourful package and you do enjoy the film because of Khan and Kajol’s presence.
Director: Rohit Shetty
Cast: Kajol, Shah Rukh Khan, Varun Dhawan, Kriti Sanon, Varun Sharma, Boman Irani, Vinod Khanna, Kabir Bedi, Chetna Pande, Johnny Lever, Sanjay Mishra, Mukesh Tiwari
Being screened at QFX Cinemas