Dil Dhadakne Do has been hyped up so much owing to its' huge star cast and director, that fans and critics where eagerly awaiting to watch the movie to know if it really deserved all that attention.
With the little preview show that the press got, let us just put it out there, Dil Dhadakne Do is one awesome entertainer that will keep you hooked till the end.
Director: Zoya Akhtar
The story basically revolves around the Mehra family. A dysfunctional family helmed by Kamal (Anil Kapoor) whose family business is going under huge loss and in order to raise public credibility in his company AiKa, he and his wife, Neelam (Shefali) organize a cruise trip and invite all their rich buddies.
Their daughter, Ayesha (Priyanka Chopra) who runs a successful company, an online travel portal, organizes the whole trip but is not given credit for by her parents. Their son, Kabir (Ranveer Singh) wants to be a pilot but the bossy parents insist he take over the family business.
On the cruise trip, Kabir comes across Farah (Anushka Sharma) and they fall in love at first sight. While love is blossoming here, Ayesha realizes that she has no feelings for her hubby Manav (Rahul Bose) and wants to divorce him. She is featured in the list of Top 10 Entrepreneurs in Forbes magazine, in an attempt to make her own name, she wants to come out of the insufferable marriage. At such an odd time enters, Ayesha's hot ex, Sunny (Farhan Akhtar) who joins the cruise trip.
Kamal wants Kabir to marry Noorie so her father can invest in his sinking business, meanwhile Noorie is in love with Kamal's enemy's son, Rana. Ayesha wants divorce from Manav, but he is not letting go. Kabir loves a dancer on the ship, but family disapproves. Kamal is having extra marital affairs while Neelam is having weight issues.
So with so much of drama happening in one family, how will the Mediterranean cruise ride be like? You'll have to watch the movie to know!
Anil Kapoor steers the wheel of this cruise movie with his bossy attitude while Shefali does a great job being the cold hearted mother to Ranveer and Priyanka. Coming to the youngsters on board, Ranveer does a fab job in essaying this daring but vulnerable character and walks away with the most applauses.
But it is Shefali and Anil who are simply fabulous in their respective roles which probably no other actor could have done.
Farhan looks smoldering enough to convince us, his and Priyanka's karmic attraction. Anushka who supposed to be British has an Indian accent, meanwhile business savvy Priyanka who does a fab job in essaying the role of a strong businesswoman suffering a marriage with a pompous husband fails to get rid of her American accent (Considering she is an Indian in the movie, American accent doesn't help).
Needless to say, Rahul Bose has given a note worthy performance. He may have a very small role compared to the rest of the cast but manages to stand apart.
Zoya Akhtar is a brilliant director who knows her job well, as expected she has done a fab job in executing of such a dysfunctional family. Story gets predictable but you can't pick a flaw in her direction.
The fact that the movie is shot on a cruise amidst picturesque background, everything looks just picture perfect.
The songs composed by Shankar Ehsaan Loy are in sync with the theme of the movie. It is extremely beautiful, they are not instantly addictive but over the period you grow into them. The only flaw would be the long duration of the movie and the dragged love story of Kabir and Farah.
This high society family drama where there is no place for emotions is super entertaining and is a must watch. A high energy movie that should not be missed, so book your tickets fast!