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AE DIL HAI MUSHKIL: 1.5/5
When a movie is directed/produced by Karan Johar and has casting of great Superstars like Ranbir Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai and Anushka Sharma along with special appearances of Shahrukh Khan and Alia Bhatt with a title such as "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil", you can only expect it to be perfect or at least close to it. And then songs, back to back chartbusters kept on getting introduced each week since last one month. I seriously had very high expectations from the movie but unfortunately, I am so heartbroken after watching it that I do not even want to give it a bad review.
The movie is totally clueless. That's all I can say. One day just because Karan Johar got a thought about the people who are living their whole life doing one-sided love, he ended up writing a script within 9 days. Yes, this is what he has himself told in an interview. And the result on the screen is quite evident that not much depth has been explored while giving a proper conclusion to the movie. Just because one-sided love is the theme you cannot end up showing each and every character being forever alone in the passion of doing one-sided love. Ranbir Kapoor never gets his love. Aishwarya never gets her love. Shahrukh Khan ends up getting divorced. Anushka Sharma doesn't get her love; even when she gets, she leaves him in between because of the man's characterless persona. Fawad Khan never gets his love. Too much of one-sided love ruins this movie like anything.
After a point, writer/director should have gone ahead for a proper conclusion rather than several incomplete love stories. That would have given the audiences a good reason to leave theater with smile. Currently, it felt as if we are overloaded with a thought process and an average Indian can never relate with the story. Ranbir Kapoor gets into bed just in his first 2 meetings with both- Anushka and Aishwarya without any conversation/friendship etc. which is so weird to witness on screen. The first half is wasted in the scenes where both the main characters keep of visiting one bar/disco after another and dancing like crazy friends. The first half ends well when you actually expect that the film will get better with the 2nd half.
In the 2nd half, the entry of Aishwarya Rai keeps the movie magnetic and moving for 15 minutes or so but it again goes back to the square one where the characters start dying for the love which is not ready to come back to them again. And the same story continues till the climax. Literally, till the climax. And climax is stretched too much. Even though director is trying it hard to make you cry but you will only end up laughing on the stupidity playing on the screen.
Talking about the performances, there is no one whom I should blame for not doing well. It is only script that has dropped the performance of this movie. Ranbir Kapoor is doing the same stuff what he has been doing since his arrival in the industry- playing a confused lover and creating the same expressions. He is doing the same mistake that Saif Ali Khan has done of playing the same NRI character in each movie back to back. Anushka Sharma is the same from Jab Tak Hai Jaan. Seems as if she is acting in the sequel of the Yash Chopra's last movie. Aishwarya Rai looks amazing and there is no complaints from her. In fact, she is the one who brings magic on screen with her beauty and dialogues.
The dialogues in the movie are powerful. Every dialogue is sensible and touches your heart. The songs are terrific. That's the best plus point of this movie. Arijit Singh has created magic in the title track and Channa Mereya. Bulleya is another amazing track which makes you feel like dancing and screaming by standing on your seat. The characterizations are also done nicely by the writer. Editor has done very bad job as this movie should have been cut down for at least 20 minutes in the first half and few minutes in climax as well. Rest, I will only blame the writer and director for the debacle of this movie. I give it just 1.5 stars out of 5.
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