ae-dil-hai-mushkil-review
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil – A Mix Bag Of Classics

Karan Johar is a smart businessman than a director. He knows what will make his movies not just usual “super-hit” but block-buster. Johar has the grip on what will sell in the market. Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, the most anticipated and controversial film of the year is in cinemas now; and the movie again shows Karan Johar’s knack on understanding what will work in the theaters. With a star-cast like Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and Aishwariya Rai along with the cameos and extended cameos of Shahrukh Khan, Fawad Khan, Lisa Haydon and Imran Abbas, ADHM is a great example of Indo-Pak celebrity gala with high notch performances. Let’s see what ADHM has to offer to its viewers.

Teaser Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil revolves around two characters Ayaan Sanger (Ranbir Kapoor) and Alizeh Khan (Anushka Sharma); and people associated with them in one way or the other. Ayaan and Alizeh bumps into each other in a club one night and they immediately try to make-out but things don’t go as planned or expected turning out to a detailed discussion and night of fun filled rendezvous rather than a steamy make-out session. They develop a good and flamboyant friendship. Within the next few days Alizeh introduces Ayaan with her boyfriend Faizal (Imran Abbas) and Ayaan introduces them with Lisa (Lisa Haydon), his girlfriend. After going on a double date they accidentally witness Lisa and Faizal having a little too personal moment together in men’s toilet. To escape from the heart-break moment, Alizeh decides to go on holidays with Ayaan to Paris. After living their hearts out in Paris, Alizeh accidentally meets her ex-boyfriend Ali (Fawad Khan) and things take a dramatic turn from there.

Behind The Scenes Ae Dil Hai Mushkil


Alizeh returns to Lucknow with Ali to get married and calls Ayaan to attend her wedding from her side. When Ayaan returns from Lucknow to London on the airport he meets Sabah (Aishwariya Rai) and shares his heart out with her. Another relationship blossoms from there and what happens next is what Ae Dil Hai Mushkil is all about.

Performance wise, everyone is amazing. Ranbir showcases multiple shades of personality with complete brilliance. He is becoming finer and detailed with every movie. He is the highlight of ADHM. Anushka is seen portraying a very strong role with complete ease. She shows a very mature performance. Aishwariya is the scene-stealer. She is gorgeous, vibrant and exotic. Fawad Khan in an extended cameo is very intense. This character is something way too different from what he performed in Khoobsurat and Kapoor And Sons. Shahrukh Khan is there for hardly there for 3-4 minutes but he nails it. Yes, there’s too much of “Shahrukh The King Khan” elements associated in those 4 minutes but that is exactly what he is known and loved for. Lisa Haydon is good and brings smile whereas Imran Abbas is okay.

Trailer Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

ADHM has its ups and downs. The first half will be loved by the genuine “movie-buffs” who can recall the era of 70’s and 80’s Bollywood movies. ADHM reminds of an amalgamated version of multiple films like Rockstar, Tamasha and a few others; it’s loosely based on the one liner of Karan Johar’s directorial debut Kuch Kuch Hota Hai i.e. “Pyar Dosti Hai”. Rest is for viewers to explore.

ADHM is a light-hearted yet complicated tale of relationships; actually a fit between love and friendship, in other words a choice between selecting passion and serenity.

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3.5