Zoya Akhtar wants to change this World; she wants to make a dent in the Universe, and her way of doing so is changing the world view. If Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara was the bromance and bon homie between close friends, then Dil Dhadakne Do is the guide using which you can liberate one’s life and break the shackles which are limiting you.
Yes, everyone is saying correct: the movie could have been shorter, with some strong editing. But the canvas of this story was so huge, that 2 hours wouldn’t have done justice to the whole melo-drama. Such was the intense characterization that the audience finds itself clapping when a stubborn father decided to protect his only daughter from a failed marriage; or when a son speaks up against his mother, and makes her realize her life’s greatest mistake.
DDD is a direct assault on hypocrisy, fake emotions and dogmatic life (living on someone else’s expectation); which our Indian society shamelessly tries to impose.
Screenplay was absolutely flawless, script loose at some points but the impeccable acting by everyone makes it a treat to watch.
Ranveer Singh was the show stopper of this movie, with his spontaneous acting and brilliant emotions. Anil Kapoor was the base on which the movie is based, and Priyanka Chopra is the dark horse. She scores above Anushka, only because her role was stronger, and she grabbed more screen time. Along with Anushka, Shefali and Rahul Bose strongly support this melo-drama.
Farhan Akhtar’s role was strangely reduced, when he could have been another major pillar. Maybe Zoya didn’t want to show partiality! Javed Akhtar’s dialogues, wonderfully recited by Aamir Khan, were strong, massively emotional and touches the heart directly.
Humor is something which the move showcases at every point of time; with every major scene. The cruise journey, and some outdoor locations, especially Istanbul and Greece were shot magnificently.
Although, collectively, there is hardly any fault with the movie, but individually, there are some minor distractions which could have been avoided. Public had this hangover of Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, and wanted more of Farhan. But both of these expectations will reduce your joy of watching this movie.
Zoya, we will together change this world. Soon.