Director Madhur Bhandarkar is known for making sombre and serious films with social message. But for a change, he is taken up a thrilling romantic comedy. This has aroused curiosity among the film lovers. The good news is, he seems to have good sense humour too. Critics have given good reviews to his latest film Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji.
Popular film critic Taran Adarsh thinks that Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji is one of the most accomplished works of Madhur. “Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji is a feel good, light-hearted rom-com, a slice of life film which the populace and the regular lay person would relate to. Madhur Bhandarkar changes tracks from his trademark women-oriented movies on contemporary issues to a rom-com, which has the unmistakable Bhandarkar signature to it, and emerges triumphant in his new fangled endeavour," he wrote. “Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji, with its bona fide characters and pertinent situations, promises to bring a smile to your face and cheer you up. I strongly recommended it!" he added.
Anupama Chopra is of the opinion that Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji is a good film though it has its flip side too. “The film, about three house-mates and their tangled love lives, is definitely among Madhur Bhandarkar"s better efforts," she wrote. “Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji has an interesting story but the characters and situations aren"t fleshed out enough. There is an inherent clumsiness and in places the film feels long and leaden. Still, if you keep your expectations low, it makes for mildly diverting entertainment," she added.
However, film critic Blessy Chettiar is not impressed with Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji. She thinks that the film is good but up to the expectations. “Unimaginative, corny and cheap dialoguebaazi ruin Bhandarkar"s comic baby. Most of his jokes require explanations, thus ceasing to be funny. Bhandarkar"s ability as a director cannot be questioned. He has proved himself time and again, but the writing (comedy here) needs a lot of work. Judging by DTBHJ, being funny is not Bhandarkar"s forte. If this is his idea of comedy, perhaps he should stay secure in his comfort zone of serious cinema," she wrote.
Well, Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji takes a funny look at love and the extent people will go to avoid it or achieve it. It features Ajay Devgn, Emraan Hashmi, Omi Vaidya, Tisca Chopra, Shruti Hassan, Shraddha Das and Shazahn Padamsee in the lead roles.