Dil Dhadakne Do | Movie Review 05 Jun 2015   758


Star Cast: Anil Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh, Anushka Sharma, Shefali Shah, Rahul Bose, Farhan Akhtar
Direction: Zoya Akhtar
Genre: Comedy
Duration: 2 hours 50 minutes

Critics Review/Rating

Times Of India (TOI):

Straight away, Dil Dhadakne Do redefines the Bollywood family drama. Millionaire Kamal Mehra (Anil) faces bankruptcy. To shore up credibility, Kamal and his wife Neelam (Shefali) invite their rich friends on a luxurious Mediterranean cruise, joined by son Kabir (Ranveer)
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This is a classic example of how when a pertinent, contemporary story (Reema Kagti, Zoya Akhtar) meets a stellar star cast and near perfect direction (Zoya Akhtar), it results in a wholesome film good enough to be taken home to mum.
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Hindustan Times (HT):

Like Zoya Akhtar’s previous film Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Dil Dhadakne Do is also about a trip that changes the travellers’ perspective towards life. Just that this time the journey is long, less memorable, and screeching to a halt often.
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In Karan Johar’s movies, you see large, happy, shiny families who live in castle-like homes and love each other no matter what. Zoya Akhtar introduces a dysfunctional family to her viewers.
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Bollywood Hungama:

It all started off in the year 2001, when two likeminded people, Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar, came under one roof to give shape to a dream called ‘Excel Entertainment’. Later, it went onto helm films of diverse genres like DIL CHAHTA HAI, LAKSHYA, DON, ROCK ON, KARTHIK CALLING KARTHIK etc.
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NDTV Movies:

Zoya Akhtar’s Dil Dhadakne Do is a film that has its heart in the right place but its beats are terribly irregular. It is an overly caramelised and flaky dysfunctional family drama that strives – and fails – to strike a balance between the sly and the syrupy.
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The Indian Express:

High-society hi-jinks on the high seas. This, in short, is what ‘Dil Dhakakne Do’ comes off as primarily, even if there are multiple straining-for-depth strands in it. Of creeping middle-age and dwindling love. Of gender imbalance caused by dominant males, and the making of submissive women.
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India Today:

If her earlier films are anything to go by, Zoya Akhtar is quite adept at the art of creating slice-of-life cinema. Her other three films, Luck By Chance (2009), Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011) and the Sheila Ki Jawani segment in Bombay Talkies (2013), have all touched the hearts of her audience somewhere or the other.
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Dil Dhadakne Do unravels like an entire season of soap opera condensed into a nearly three-hour movie, writes Sukanya Verma. Preserving wealth is a lot of hard work. When a man has laboured life long to project enviable luxury, it’s essential that he appears to relish it with his family and flaunt it among his friends.
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This is a slice of life cinema! Savor it till the last bite. Although at first it takes time to get into the pages of DIL DADHAKNE DO, you are never really out of sorts. In fact, you are never into it; but from the outside, you relish every bit of the drama that is unfolding on screen, with its humour
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