Dilwale – A Typical Rohit Shetty Enterprise
Rohit Shetty is known for his multi-star-cast, comedy capers which are stuffed with silly jokes, senseless scripts, unbelievable coincidences and last but not the least flying vehicles (as the outcome of blasts). Whenever Shahrukh and Kajol appeared together on screen, audience loved them resulting new box-office records. They both are modern day Amitabh-Rekha (in terms of complementing each other flawlessly). The young, adorable and multi-talented heartthrob Varun Dhawan considered the next “entertainer” in b-tow. Imagine what will be the product “Dilwale” if these all elements are present in the movie? Let’s discuss in detail.
Dilwale (as the name suggests) is all about love and people with king-sized (read: King Khan) hearts. The movie around Raj (Shahrukh Khan), a motor mechanic, and his life revolves around his younger brother Veer (Varun Dhawan). Veer falls in love with Ishita (Kriti Sanon), who is younger sister of Meera (Kajol). Meera and Raj had some clash back in their time and what happens next is what Dilwale is all about.
Rohit Shetty’s “Dilwale” is an adaption of 1991’s block-buster multi-starrer HUM (Amitabh, Rajnikant and Govinda). The ideology of “Kali” (Dilwale) and “Tiger” (Hum) have similarities in characterization. As far as the treatment is concerned, it’s a definite Rohit Shetty movie with more than many bright and florescent colors in every frame added with witty dialogue and mindless humor.
Performance wise, Dilwale is what you might call “over”. The comic scenes are loud and emotional scenes are too intense, so they bear least similarity to any normal person’s life. Shahruh Khan is okay. Dilwale is a light movie and in many scenes his intense “Kal Ho Na Ho” type acting was irrelevant. Kajol is actually wasted, if she needed to do a comeback, it should be for a better role with substance. Meera’s character is half-heartedly conceived from here characters of “Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Ghum” and “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai”.
Varun Dhawan looks cool, charming and adorable. His comic timings, action scenes and dance moves are clap-worthy. Kriti Sanon is decent to watch; she has a strong screen presence. Varun Sharma is good, especially in the scene where he describes modern day romance (a few would recall Kartik’s monologue from Pyaar Ka Punchnaama).
Johnny Lever is the highlight of the movie, Lever is today’s Mehmood; only comedian who can give neck to neck competition to main leads of the movie, in tickling your funny bones. Mukesh Tiwari is nice and his narration on the flashback of RamLaal and Pogo is flawless. Vinod Khanna, Kabir Bedi, Bomn Irani and Sanjay Mishra in extended cameos are passable.
On the whole Dilwale is a family entertainer, in terms of cleanliness of jokes. This is movie that can be watched with family, for sure. Dilwale is not a performance or script oriented movie it’s a masala “Paisa Vasool” movie.
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