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Dil toh bacha hai ji review, Romantic light hearted comedy...
GAYATRI ARORA | 04 Feb 2011

Dil toh bacha hai ji review,Romantic light hearted comedy Three men and a disaster Director Madhur Bhandarkar sets all his movies in a particular milieu, and they have sweepingly generic titles: Fashion, Traffic Signal, Page 3, Jail. His new film, Dil to

 

Three men and a disaster Director Madhur Bhandarkar sets all his movies in a particular milieu, and they have sweepingly generic titles: Fashion, Traffic Signal, Page 3, Jail. His new film, Dil toh Bachcha

 

...hai Ji, breaks that monotony. The film itself, though, is a travesty of a battle-of-the-sexes comedy. It suffers sorely from thoughtless and facile writing. Dialogues, meant to be funny, are at odds with the milieu he is trying to project-three single men, played by Ajay Devgn (an insurance professional), Emraan Hashmi (a gym instructor) and Omi Vaidya (a poet), the women they're in love with, and an assortment of women from what Bhandarkar perceives to be Mumbai's industrialist, socialite class. As with all his films, stereotypes abound in this script. Devgn's character, Naren, is in love with June (Shazhan Padamsee), a young intern in his office

 

 

She is a bimbo who is completely unaware that her divorced boss (who she shockingly calls, in one instance, "bossie") is in love with her. "Sir, when did you lose your V?" she asks Naren. The other characters are Milind (Vaidya), an earnest romantic, and Abhay (Hashmi), a philanderer and gold-digger who falls in love and breaks his heart. The story follows the three different men in their pursuit of love. It is an interesting premise. But none of the characters in the film have a convincing graph. The jokes are bereft of wit or intelligence, meant perhaps to "play to the gallery". It's obvious that Bhandarkar's world, as portrayed in most of his films, has broadly two classes of people: the rich and evil, and the middle class which is confused and enmeshed in an eternal struggle. But the problem with the film is more fundamental-it's meant to take you through the journeys of three disparate characters in Mumbai. But all it does is make you laugh out loud unintentionally because the situations and writing are so shockingly banal

The screenplay credited to three writers (Madhur Bhandarkar, Anil Pandey, Neeraj Udwani) tries too hard to be funny but becomes bland and repetitive after a point. The pacing is too laidback, proceedings too predictable and the graph of the narrative never picks up. Also the writing is both inconsistent and convenient establishing romance between a love-phobic Emraan and Emraan-phobic Shruti at the drop of hymn. Sporadic scenes like the one where Manoj Joshi tries a takeoff on a scene from DDLJ just doesn't register any funny impact. Rather there are unintentionally uproarious moments whenever actor Aditya Raj Kapoor (Shammi Kapoor's son) attempts to speak any casual line in the film.

Emraan Hashmi is in comfort zone repeating his regular flirt image. Ajay Devgn underplays himself and carries an uncomfortable expression throughout. Omi Vaidya plays his traditional character unconventionally and makes you laugh with his expressions and innocence. None of the female leads impress. Shraddha Das is one-dimensional. Shahazn Padamsee overdoes her bubbly character and irritates with her constant childish demeanour. Shruti Hassan looks much different from what she did in her first film ( Luck ) but continues to be as much unsatisfactory in her acting ability. Tisca Chopra is marred by a weak character.


We won’t reveal any story of Dil To Bacha Hai Jee movie in this review as we leave it alone to surprise you. Despite all the plusses this film had some hiccups in the middle. Narrative slowed down here and there but picked up at the right moments. Music by Pritam-Ajay-Emraan is not up to the mark. A good soundtrack might have done world of good to this film. Performances of the lead actors are an asset. There is no match for Ajay Devgn and Emraan Hashmi. Omi Vaidya is in his comfort zone. Shazahn Padamsee, Shruti Haasan and Shradha Das have done justice to their roles.

Go watch Dil Toh Bachcha Hai Jee and have fun. As we promise in our review, it won’t disappoint you.

Cast: Ajay Devgn, Emraan Hashmi, Omi Vaidya, Shazahn Padamsee, Shruti Haasan, Tisca Chopra, Shraddha Das

Direction: Madhur Bhandarkar

Genre: Drama

Duration: 2 hours 23 minutes

 

 

Dil toh bacha hai ji review,Romantic light hearted comedy