Dilwale Hindi Movie Review

Feature Film | UA | Action, Comedy, Romance
In essence Diwale is basically about a group of people doing what they have been doing for years. You might enjoy it if you find hilarity in the familiar.
Dec 18, 2015 By Shishir Gautam

First up, I would like to address this to Rohit Shetty - Buddy, stealing cannot be justified, even if for family or love. Even if it is meant for comedy. And attempting to do so is as ridiculous as your relationship with the world of physics. In Diwale, there are two instances when theft is condoned on lousy ground.

Ok. I accept that I should not be expecting much of sense when I go to watch a Rohit Shetty film. After all, that is what entertainment in Bollywood is ought to mean. And entertainment is what the director has delivered again.

He has his flying cars, stylish fight sequences, magnificently shot song sequences... and everything that has his usual fan following asking for more. Reasons enough to make Diwale another one of those money spinners. But to be fair, there is some amount of charm too. And of course a few lessons in love, and how to deal with family. There are in fact some 'aww' moments too, making you feel for your family.

Dilwale in many ways is a remake of Rohit Shetty's own Golmaal 3, featuring Mithun Chakraborty and Ratna Shah Pathak as estranged lovers. The older couple is replaced here with a younger couple - Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol. Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon play the younger siblings to the older actors. The usual Shetty ensemble - Mukesh Tiwari, Sanjay Mishra, Johnny Lever - are present too and they do what they usually do.

In essence hence Diwale is basically about a group of people doing what they have been doing for years. Shah Rukh Khan spreads his arms, romances his woman... his almost enviable in his consistency. Unfortunately the consistency could start hurting his hardcore fan base soon. How often do you see the same thing after all? Especially when you have newcomers like Ranveer Singh treading unchartered territory. And then Varun Dhawan also does what he aimed at in Main Tera Hero. Aiming at the slot that Salman Khan might soon have to vacate due to his age [If age affects him that is, and tells him it's time].

Strange hence is the fact that Diwale still managed to entertain and make me laugh at regular interval. You should enjoy it too, if you find hilarity in the familiar.

Shishir Gautam