Ae Dil Hai Mushkil Movie Review 2016

DIRECTOR: Karan Johar
STARRING: Rich Gorgeous People
RATING: Better than Shivaay for sure

Nano Review:  Bratty and Bubbly are best buddies. Bratty loves Bubbly. However Bubbly loves the Beyond-Borders-Bearded-Boy. Then Bratty falls in love with the Bold, Lovely and Bachchan. And amid this quadrangle of Bratty, Bubbly, Bearded and Beautiful, we tend to get 3 hours of heartbreak, unrequited love and a free trip to a few attractive cities in Europe.

Karan Johar movies are fascinating because the reasons you like these movies are the same reasons you have got a downside with. Today’s review could be a listicle of the identical.

1) Writing: Karan Johar has quite a knack in relationships. His writing is mature, principally honest, humorous and barely offensive. There are some scenes that merely stand out. 2 best buddies cuddled underneath a rug, discussing attraction, egos and possibility of a relationship is such a rarity in Hindi films. Karan Johar is also the master of writing ‘thrilling’ dining table conversations. Keep in mind SRK’s poker faced “Sense of humor, Mr. Talvar” in Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna or Shakun Batra’s confrontation scene in Ek Main Aur Ek Tu? In Ae Dil Hain Mushkil Bratty, Bubbly and Lovely have dinner together. The writing is sharp enough to create each of their characters and provide insights into the dynamics of their relationships.

In another scene, I loved a line, especially the cheeky, “I am continuously standing up for you.”
However, the scenes where Bratty and Bubbly bond are fun initially but become highly superficial with too many forced Bollywood references and spoofs. Honest conversations co-exist with drinking and dancing sessions that rarely lend any depth to their relationship. The singing at the Parisian bars and also the RD Burman songs mash up sequence add unnecessary length to the movie.

And, after all, there's a typical KJo red-colored beverage joke (keep in mind Student of The Year’s Washing Machine Tip) done rather funnily here and his typical “heard such good things about you, hope all good things” (KANK) is also done differently in ADHM.      

2) Characterization: Despite KJo’s characters pooping on diamond-studded commodes, they're deep rooted into realism. Each Bratty and Bubbly speak our language and share genuine fears and insecurities but are therefore alienated from the pains of reality. There aren't any errands to run, bills to pay and forever enough cash around to modify cities at a blink of an eye on a personal jet plane and we don't have any clue where the goddamn cash is coming back from. I wish to satisfy Bratty’s rich folks and be adopted by them. Gosh, the movie made me feel like Nirupa Roy and AK Hangal to the ability of eighty man!!

Additionally, the characters in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil are principally one-dimensional. We have a tendency to see them only through the context of love and friendship. The lack of a Farida Jalal or a Kirron Kher and hence no new perspective to the leading combine create them rather flat than rounded.

3) Performances: Sensible. Ranbir and Anushka lend such credibility to their characters. Even when the lines are contrived and are meant only to cajole a few laughs, each the actors save the scenes. Anushka is such a natural. The scene where she breaks down within the hotel or when she explains her love to Ranbir towards the top show what an incredibly talented actor she is. Ranbir breaks down too. Many times. And is good each time. Ayan in Ae Dil Hain Mushkil could be a heady concoction of Ranbir’s previous roles; childlike vulnerability of Wake Up Sid, cocky, selfish confidence of Bunny in Yeh Jawani Hain Deewani and therefore the angst of Jordan in Rockstar. Ranbir will do that role in his sleep now. He is good within the movie however it'd be attention-grabbing if he shocked us with one thing new in his upcoming films.

Fawad Khan is sort of wasted within the movie. The man has 2-and-a-0.5 scenes and monosyllables as dialogues.

Lisa Haydon is a lot of fun, despite landing a caricature of a personality. (Writers should take a cue from Kalki’s character in Happy Ending, written and enacted thus well while not ever creating it look comical.)

Aishwarya gasps and gushes and spews Urdu with abundant effort. “Rishton ki geeli zameen par log aksar phisal jaate hain…” she philosophises through a try of distracting red hot lips…and you're like…Whaaaaa? Calm the Ghalib down, bro, and say that once more please!! Of course, in an exceedingly scene of much Urdu tongue twisters of lafz, ishq, rishton, gehraayee, haar, baazi, jeet, maat, kashish, mohtaaj…oh what a farce, Bratty queries, “Aap log yeh ghar se ratt ke aate ho kya?” and that i burst out laughing. Full points on the self-deprecatory humour.

On a aspect note, Ayan is dating a rather hot Lisa in the start, but she aint sufiana, yaar. He then meets Alizeh, who is all Sufiana and uses words like khuda, khair all from the epiglottis but alas she is a lot of of a bro…she ain’t showing too much skin. Kavita hain par cleavage nahi.  Ayan then meets Saba, an alluring poetess who is a red lipped Mirza Ghalib, a love child of Lisa and Alizeh. However is that enough for Ayan? Watch it to search out out. It’s a 1-time, simple breezy, non-offensive and a rather too long a film on love, life and friend zoning.

5 stars: Loved it. (This might make to prime 10 movies you want to watch before you die!)
4 stars: Liked it. Recommend it. (This will help you sound intellectual and give you stuff to add at water cooler conversations.)
3 stars: Didn’t hurt. Watch it once.
2 stars: It place me to sleep. Watch it if you are an insomniac or a newly wedded couple. Winks!
1 star: Do I even want to explain this?