Dhanush has got a dream Bollywood debut in Raanjhanaa as his performance has been praised to heavens by audience and critics. The Tamil star has been overwhelmingly welcomed by cine goers and he has become the talk of the town in Hindi film industry.
Raanjhanaa tells us, it's not so cool to fall in love.
Unless you're ready to slither on the ground for love, if the need
arises. The movie is an opulent, epic, seductive, raging and
rippling ode to love, according to critics.
The film celebrates the pain of heartbrokenness. Dhanush, as the
worshipping loverboy, lets his face become the map of his heart in
the movie. So transparent are his feelings for the girl that every
kind word or gesture from her brings a response of teary gratitude
in his eyes.
The film is directed by Anand L Rai and features Sonam Kapoor, Abhay Deol, Swara Bhaskar and others in the cast. Here, we are bringing you what critics' review says about our own Tamil star Dhanush. Read it on the slideshow...
Oneindia - Nabanita
Dhanush has come quite a long way to make a niche for himself in
the Hindi film industry with his latest debut movie
Raanjhanaa. And to one's surprise, Dhanush proves it and
he is sure to stay here.
Unlike other south stars in Bollywood, Dhanush gets his Hindi
right. He gets into the skin of the character of a sweet, simple,
innocent boy and delivers an absolutely marvellous
Bollywood Hungama - Taran Adarsh
Dhanush, who makes his Hindi film debut with
RAANJHANAA, is simply outstanding. To state that he's the
mainstay of the film would be most appropriate. You take back his
innocence, his dedication for his beloved, his emotions as you exit
the auditorium. Here's a performance that deserves an
Rediff - Sukanya Verma
Sonam and Dhanush have a peculiar chemistry. It's neither
simmering nor constrained but bears a quaint mystery, which deepens
as they alternate to justify and contradict their actions.
If Rahman is Raanjhanaa's discerning soul, Dhanush is
its explosive heart and nimble body. There's a scene involving him,
Deol and a gas cylinder. It's subtle, funny and says volumes about
Dhanush's Hindi is wobbly but surprisingly grows on you even as
his vigour burns the screen whether he's clumsily asking out Sonam
on his bike, joyously gate crashing a wedding procession or biting
his lips in agony when affronted by the one he's wronged.
DNA - Tushar Joshi
Dhanush has neither the conventional good looks, nor the
six-packs to cater to mainstream audience. And that strangely is
his biggest asset.
Raanjhanaa has a fantastic first half. Watch it for
Dhanush and Sonam's performances and some colourful one-liners and
dialogues. Dhanush's dialogue delivery has a unique ring to it
which will be either music or noise to your ears. You can't help
but draw comparison with his father-in-law Rajnikanth in a few
Deccan Herald - Subhash K Jha
Dhanush's performance would go down in cinematic history as one
of the most consistent and compelling portrayals of single-minded
If Rai's remarkable love tale seems so richly sublime and
vibrant it's partly because Sonam and Dhanush have submerged
themselves into their characters until we see only their love...
rather, his love.
NDTV - Saibal Chatterjee
The two lead actors, Dhanush and Sonam Kapoor, complement each
other perfectly. Even when he is exasperatingly impulsive, the
character remains endearing, thanks to the boyish charm that the
Zee News - Resham Sengar
Dhanush exudes excellence whenever he appears on the screen. Not
with the kind of looks that a Bollywood hero is expected to have,
Dhanush has hit the bull's eye and that too as a romantic hero in
his Hindi debut - all thanks to his acting finesse. He has
reiterated the fact that a good actor is not at the mercy of good
looks. To sum it up, this Raanjhanaa is charmer.
Be it for its technical pros or for Dhanush's Bollywood debut,
Raanjhanaa makes for a good watch this weekend.
Indian Express - Shubra Gupta
The playfulness and intensity that Dhanush, making his Bollywood
debut, exhibits consistently is what keeps the film ticking. His
complete surrender to the role leads to the kind of
unselfconsciousness that is so absent in Bollywood newbies who try
playing lovers: if you want to show me your perfect abs, how will
you let yourself screw up your face while crying for your mehbooba?
And that is what makes Dhanush, who is familiar to north Indian
audience only through the chartbuster Kolaveri Di, so
Deccan Chronicle - Khalid Mohamed
Dhanush, overeager and hyperactive, is appealing when called
upon to do scenes of some seriousness and sobriety.
Firstpost - Piyasree Dasgupta
The Southern superstar makes a lot of big Hindi film stars look like they need to go back to acting classes in his Bollywood debut. Raanjhanaa is worth a watch. Not just for a delish Abhay Deol sighting or the Hauz Khas-worthy kurta designs, but for Dhanush.
The Tamil actor plays everything from a 15-year-old to a
twenty-something with stunning conviction. It's spectacular how
Dhanush perfects a naive, smitten, small town teenager's body
language right to the wide-eyed, silly smile. The fact that he is
far from being conventionally good looking works to his