Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji Hindi Movie Review

Feature Film | Comedy, Romance
Jan 28, 2011 By Ashok Nayak

Known for making serious, hard hitting, socially relevant films like Chandni Bar, Fashion, Corporate, Jail and many more - director Madhur Bhandarkar, this time around, opts for a light hearted entertainer. His last such experiment (Aan Men at work) way back in 2004 was a box office disaster. Does Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji break the popular belief that Bhandarkar cannot handle non-serious subjects?

Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji is about Naren Ahuja (Ajay Devgan), Abhay (Emraan Hashmi) and Milind (Omi Vaidya). Naren, in his late 30s, works for a multinational company and has a crush on a girl named June (Shazhan Padamsee). To impress her, he goes through a complete image makeover. Nikhil, a playboy is slowly starting to realise he is falling in love with Nikki (Shruti Hassan) and Milind, a poet, is head over heels in love with Gunjan (Shraddha Das).

The film is about the extent to which the three different characters go, to get their love..

Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji starts off well and the uniqueness that each character has in the film, works in its favour. Ajay Devgan's story is the pick of the three, mainly because of his acting. The scenes that Emraan shares with Tisca Chopra are short but refreshing. The pace dips in the second half and the film is a bit longer than it should have been.

The music is okay, not up to Pritam's usual high standards. Tere Bin and Abhi Kuch Dino Se are good. Most dialogues work, some are quite funny and witty.

The always-dependable Ajay Devgan is good. While not as popular as some of the Khans, Devgan has excelled in a variety of roles, each different from the other. In DTBHJ, he delivers a restrained performance. But he does look slightly awkward mouthing those sex-related dialogues. Emraan Hashmi plays the role of a womaniser with ease. Omi Vaidya is a treat to watch. Shruthi Hasaan surprisingly has a short role. Tisca Chopra is brilliant. Both Shazahn Padamshree and Shraddha Das perform well. The others are good.

To sum things up, Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji, apart from a few sequences is well directed. The film has its moments and is certainly a good one time watch if you walk in without high expectations.

Ashok Nayak