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Ae Dil Hai Mushkil Movie Review: Ranbir, Anushka’s Superb Performances



Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil stars Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Aishwarya Rai in pivotal roles. Does the film deliver ? Read Our Movie Review Here.

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil is the same old story of one-sided love which has been packaged differently by Karan Johar. The characterization and dialogues come across as a breeze of fresh air and film is more of a conversation between characters than a story.

The director capitalizes on the Anushka Sharma – Ranbir Kapoor romantic track which is the major highlight of the film. Right from the fun portions to the emotional one, Ranbir and Anushka share an amazing onscreen chemistry.

As a director Karan Johar leaves many questions unanswered however those can be ignored to certain extenet because the film succeeds to entertain in parts. The major problem of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil lies in the half baked subplots of Aishwarya Rai and Fawad Khan. While Shah Rukh Khan’s cameo is impressive, his character had a potential to be the fifth lead in the film.

The music is USP of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Karan Johar uses the same pretty well in the narration. All the songs take the story forward and don’t just appear for the sake of it.

Technically, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil rides on high production values which is expected from a Dharma film. The editing is brisk in first half however the same goes for a toss as the story progresses. The dialogues are youthful and do manage to leave an impact.

In terms of performances, Ranbir Kapoor delivers a memorable act! Yet again! He slips into the character of a confused young individual with ease and has various emotions to display throughout the film. Anushka Sharma too delivers a promising act. The actress stands tall in front of Ranbir Kapoor. Aishwarya Rai looks hot however she barely has a role. The screen time of actress is restricted to merely 20 minutes. Fawad Khan is wasted in his cameo and adds no value to the film. Shah Rukh Khan is Shah Rukh Khan and proves why he is the king of romance.

To sum up, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil has all quintessential elements of a Dharma film which includes: scale, music and wedding however falls a little short in terms of emotions.

It is a one time watch.

3 Stars