Lekar Hum Deewana Dil is one of the latest releases which marks the debut of Kareena and Ranbir Kapoor's cousin, Armaan Jain. After watching the movie, I feel that the aspiring actor needs to work a lot to become a good actor just like his cousins, Kareena and Ranbir.
Lekar Hum Deewana Dil also marks the directorial debut of Arif Ali who is the younger brother of famous filmmaker, Imtiaz Ali. The movie Le Kar Hum Deewana Dil is a mixed bag of some classic films like Love Story and the hit Imtiaz Ali films like Jab We Met and Love Aaj Kal. In short, the story is very stale and we have seen a lot of this since decades.
Lekar Hum Deewana Dil starts with the fun filled college life of friends who enjoy their teen lives. From partying to drinking, they are cool and chilled out. Then comes a time when Karishma (Deeksha Seth) is pressurised to tie the knot as soon as she graduates. She tries hard to make the guy say no to the marriage by seducing him at the very first family meeting.
Over beer, she finds out a solution with her best friend, Dinno (Armaan Jain) that they are compatible and must get married. Just a week before the engagement, Karishma and Dinoo elopes from their house as she doesn't want to get married with the lucrative marriage offer proposed to her rich dad.
Now starts the real struggle as the teen guy doesn't take right decisions and is careless as well. They keep going from one city to another. We see some really crazy scenes where Karishma says that she did not carry much money as Dinoo didn't ask her too. Is this really possible for couples of this generation and age!
Over their journey the couple spend good times together but after facing a few troubles, they start fighting, arguing and finally they split and goes back home. This is all because she wants the Dinoo (who saved from getting married to the guy her father selected) to apologise simply because she was suffering.
After filing divorce, they fight like cats and dogs which is very typical among college couples. We see a lot of drama and then suddenly they realise that they were happy together. This happens when they start recollecting their good days which they both shared on their journey. However, the couple get divorced and compromise in their lives. Karishma says yes to the groom selected by her father and Dinoo starts focusing on his studies.
What happens after they get divorced is very typically filmy.
The story is very stale and failed to entertain the audience. Taking up already existing concept of eloping and college romance, Arif Ali failed to bring something fresh and unexpected on the silver screen. Music by AR Rahman is something good that we loved in this movie.
Acting: Armaan needs to learn a lot. He is still very immature on silver screen and lacks proper expressions as well. We can clearly make out that it was like a rehearsal and not the actual take! Deeksha on the other side played better.