Delhi University campus. Four youngsters. One prostitute. University politics. Love. Friendship. Sex... Really, given the topics amassed on the plate, one could explore so much in those 2 hours. But in Dil Dosti Etc., the story only moves in the penultimate 15/20 minutes. Neither is the University politics depicted with grit that"s associated with it, nor is the bonding amongst friends or the various relationships depicted makes your heart go dhak dhak.
Debutante director Manish Tiwary could"ve explored so much given the choice of subject he has opted for his debut vehicle, but he"s letdown -- and terribly at that -- by the script. What the viewer eventually carries home are a few poignant moments, besides a superlative performance by Shreyas Talpade. But that"s not enough!