After Bollywood went gaga over Zoya Akhtar's "Dil Dhadakne Do", it's time for critics' verdict. According to the critics, the dysfunctional Mehras are worth a watch this weekend as Zoya offers something new in her latest film "Dil Dhadakne Do".
Some critics have compared the film to Zoya's last blockbuster hit film "Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara" and said that her latest movie is not as good as the latter, but also said that "Dil Dhadakne Do" makes it to a decent watch.
The film, which will release worldwide on 5 June, tells the story of the dysfunctional Mehra family featuring Anil Kapoor, Shefali Shah, Priyanka Chopra and Ranveer Singh. The film also features Anushka Sharma, Farhan Akhtar and Rahul Bose in lead roles.
Check out critics' reviews below:
Shubha Shetty-Saha of Mid-Day said: "It is to Zoya's credit that she gives each and every one of the large ensemble cast, which includes newcomer Ridhima Sud, Zarina Wahab, a well thought of character sketch.
"If this film looks like an entertaining, escapist film at the outset, it is, but it is also much deeper than that. Watch it for sure."
Manjari Saxena of Gulf News said: "The dialogues are punchy and do raise laughter most of the time. But as far as the story goes, the dysfunctional Mehras sail up to a predictable conclusion. So if you aren't doing much this weekend, come aboard with the Mehras for a fun cruise.
Sneha May Francis of Emirates 24/7 said: "Much like 'Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara', Zoya uses a spectacular canvas to tell her story, and employs Carlos Catalan to frame them charmingly, and joins friend and filmmaker Reema Kagti to write it."
Bollywood Hungama in its review said: "If you want to understand the nitty-gritty's (read 'the do's and don'ts) of a complex family relationship, then, do yourself and your family a favour by taking them to meet the Mehras this weekend. In simple words, DIL DHADAKNE DO makes for a decent watch."
Tushar Joshi of BollywoodLife.com said: "Dil Dhadakne Do boasts of a stellar ensemble, now only if we could say the same about the writing! You might want to get off this ship half way."
Deepanjana Pal of Firstpost said: "For those who like the glossy world of fiction that was Akhtar's terrain in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Dil Dhadakne Domay be just the lavish fix you want."
Watch Kamaal R Khan's review below: