Zoya Akhtar's "Dil Dhadakne Do" has opened to mixed reactions, but here's why it's worth your time and money.
This lad is a bundle of energy and surprises with his act every single time. What's interesting about Singh's Kabir Mehra is that it's his first urban character. He started off with "Band Baaja Baraat" in which he played a young, unpolished entrepreneur. He then went on to do rustic roles that put him in a certain category, but with "Dil Dhadakne Do", he is finally set to free himself from the rut.
The former beauty queen is always a delight to watch on the big screen. It will be interesting to see the kind of freshness she brings to her character, Ayesha Mehra. Chopra has been juggling two careers – one in Mumbai, the other abroad. And slipping in and out of varied roles must have had an impact on her. "Dil Dhadakne Do", although a breezy film on the surface, explores complex human relationships. It will be interesting to watch her pull it off.
After an intense "NH10" and a grim "Bombay Velvet", it should be refreshing to watch her be back in her element. The free-spirited and baggage-less Farah Ali adds charm and spark to the story. Also, her chemistry with her rumoured ex-boyfriend is another reason to go for this rom-com.
This talented filmmaker has given Bollywood enthusiasts some of the finest films. "Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara" was class apart, and explored friendship like no other. This too focuses on the complexities of relationships and is laced with not-so-obvious humour, which is a plus.
Akhtar's films are known to be picture-perfect. Shot extensively across France, Spain, Tunisia and Italy, the visuals are breathtakingly stunning.