Dilwale Movie Review

Written : Yunus Sajawal, Sajid-Farhad (Dialogue)
Direction : Rohit Shetty
Producer : Gauri Khan
Cast : Kajol | Shah Rukh Khan | Varun Dhawan | Kriti Sanon
Music : Pritam Chakraborty (Songs), Amar Mohile (BGM)
Cinematography : Dudley
Editing : Bunty Nagi
Production company : Red Chillies Entertainment | Rohit Shetty Productions
Distribution : Red Chillies Entertainment
Running Time : 154 minutes

Film brings the evergreen pair SRK and Kajol back. The story revolves around Meera (Kajol) and Raj (SRK) who belong to two Mafia families having conflicts. The two become lovers, and then forced to find separate ways. 15 years later, Raj and Meera meets when their siblings Veer and Ishita fall in love with each other as they now stay in the same town. Will Raj and Meera get over their past for their siblings? what happens to their love is what the film further unfolds.

Sharukh Khan is super handsome and hot even in this age. He pulls off the character of Raj with much ease and performs exceptionally well in both emotional and action scenes. His chemistry and comfort with Kajol is awesome which is clearly visible in the film, especially in romantic scenes. Kajol is back to track after five years. She looks gorgeous and performs well. Actually, her character is one of the high points of the film and the terrific portrayal takes it notches higher.

Varun Dhawan is back to his debut days. His comic timing is good but he fails to excel in any particular scene in the film. Kriti Sanon is just a pretty face in the movie. She does not have much to do. Varun Sharma as Siddhu is Varun Dhawan’s sidekick. His comic timing is as always bang on. Sanjay Mishra as Oscar Bhai is apt. Boman Irani as King is quite boring. The character itself is highly unnecessary in the plot.

Pritam gives a pretty decent album. Amongst songs, ‘Gerua…’ and ‘Janam Janam….’ definitely stand out. ‘Daayre…’ is used in the background but does not create much impact. ‘Tucker tucker..’ lights up after the climax when the end credits starts rolling. Amar Mohile’s background score is creditable and in sync with the on-screen situations. Songs have been choreographed well, beautiful camera work.

Rohit Shetty who is famous for delivering mindless masala films, tries the same formula in this movie. He succeeds in the action sequences, but fails to portray the romance in a conventional way. Predictable scenes, most scenes are ripped from other films.SRK-Kajol’s Bulgaria portion is highly enjoyable while Varun Dhawan – Kiri Sanon portions are real bore.

Major strength of the film is our ‘DDLJ’ pair SRK-Kajol’s on screen chemistry though their romance is not quite natural like earlier films, its a treat to watch this pair on screen. Car chase sequence was filmed with sheer perfection. Boman Irani portions and few other comedy sequences failed big time. Overall this is watchable only for SRK & Kajol.