RELIANCE HOME VIDEO ENTERTAINMENT (2 discs), Rs 399
Starring: Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Varun Dhawan, Kriti Sanon, Boman Irani, Johnny Lever, Kabir Bedi, Sanjay Mishra, Mukesh Tiwari
Directed by: Rohit Shetty
If you’re a Shah Rukh and Kajol fan, you won’t give a reason not to watch this. For it brings back the magic of Shah Rukh Khan-Kajol, the hit jodi that created ripples with blockbusters like Baazigar (1993), Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001) and now years later after Kajol took a sabbatical, Dilwale. The two are a huge part of the history of Bollywood romances. This rom-com has everything a commercial entertainer must have, and maybe some more.
In Dilwale, we have two parallel love stories unfolding. One is Veer (Varun Dhawan) and Ishita (Kriti Sanon) and the one that began many years ago is of Raj (Shah Rukh Khan), son of a don, who accidentally meets and falls in love with sketch artist Meera (Kajol) in Bulgaria. Raj is honest about his life and opens up to Meera and tells her his shady past and that he is the son of a gangster. Even though he brings out his past, the duo is driven apart because of their families. Tragedy strikes both lovers and they return to their homeland. Almost 15 years later, they are still both single and their siblings Veer and Ishita fall in love, not knowing the past of each of their siblings. As for Raj, he has cleaned up his act and now remodels cars with his brother Veer. Meera, on the other hand, lives a solitary life with her sister.
With little idea about his brother’s past, Veer is a happy-go-lucky chap who falls for the pretty girl-next-door. A lot of heartache and anger is thrown out between Raj and Meera when they come to know of their siblings love for each other. There are secrets to be kept, and if revealed, could result in total chaos. King (Boman Irani) as the local goon, gives you a few minutes of slapstick humour.
The background music and soundtrack that includes the infectious Gerua, Tukur Tukur and Janam Janam among others, makes you want to sway every time they cross paths.
So get out that popcorn, coke and a few friends and watch this flick that promises a good treat.