Casts: Anil Kappoor, Anushka
Sharma, Ranveer Singh, Shefali Shah, Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar
Entertainment, Junglee Pictures, Mirchi Movies Limited
Producer: Ritesh Sidhwani,
Writers: Zoya Akhtar and Reema
Music: Loy Mendonsa, Ehsaan
Noorani, Shankar Mahadevan
Release Date: 5th
Dil Dhadakne Do movie revolves around a
dysfunctional Punjabi family on a cruise trip.
In an Interview Ranveer Singh said, "His
name is Kabir, he was born with a silver spoon in his mouth. Ever since his
childhood, he was raised to take over his father's company. But this isn't what
he wants to do. He loves planes, he wants to be a pilot. Because of this
miscommunication he is in a lot of pain."
"And of course until he meets Farah
played be Anushka Sharma. Farah is someone who escapes her home because of her
love for dance and someone who follows her dreams and passion,"
She comes across Kabir, which turns his
miserable life into bed of roses. Priyanka Chopra will be seen as Ranvir
sister. She plays an ambitious entrepreneur married to Rahul Bose when she goes
on the cruise, but Farhan acts as the third angle to Priyanka-Rahul's
Movie running time is 170 minutes which
is almost 3 hours.
Film shooting happened at locations like
France, Italy, Spain, Tunisia, Turkey, India.
The theatrical trailer of Dil Dhadakne Do has
been viewed over one million times on YouTube in less than 24 hours of its
release online, and the numbers are only growing with plaudits from commoners
as well as celebrities. The trailer, which was unveiled on 15 April, shows
actors Anil Kapoor, in salt and pepper look, and Shefali Shah as parents of
Priyanka Chopra and Ranveer Singh. While the parents want Ranveer's character
to get hitched, they hope their daughter doesn't split from her husband, played
by Rahul Bose.
The film was first announced as a film based
on the brother and sister relationship between Zoya and her brother Farhan
Akhtar, she had been working on the script after her 2011 film Zindagi Na
Milegi Dobara. The cast consisted of Hrithik Roshan, Kareena Kapoor, Ranbir
Kapoor and Katrina Kaif. After Ranbir's date issues were apparent, Akhtar
approached Ranveer Singh to play the role of the brother opposite Kareena with
Katrina as his love interest. Kareena had decided to turn down the offer as she
was keen to work with cousin-actor Ranbir Kapoor who was replaced by Ranveer.
In June, 2013 it was rumoured Priyanka Chopra will be replacing Kareena as
Ranveer's sister and in October, 2013 it was confirmed. Also announced was Anushka
Sharma as Ranveer's love interest and Anil Kapoor in a pivotal role. After
featuring in Zoya's Luck By Chance and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, brother Farhan
Akhtar was confirmed to play a role in the film. Actors Madhuri Dixit, Tabu and
Raveena Tandon were all considered for the role of Ranveer's and Priyanka's
mother on screen until Shefali Shah was confirmed.
Know more about the captain of the Ship, the
made her directorial debut with Luck By Chance which was well-received by
critics, despite not doing well at the box office. In 2011, she directed
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, a multistarrer with Hrithik Roshan, Abhay Deol,
Farhan Akhtar, Katrina Kaif and Kalki Koechlin. It turned out to be a huge box
office success and was well received by critics and won her Filmfare Award for
Best Director. After the film's release, Zoya Akhtar expressed an idea to make
a sequel of the film. Speaking about it, she said "You never know, I might
or may not make a sequel. It all depends on the right content." She is
currently working on Dil Dhadakne Do, a film based on a dysfunctional Punjabi
family starring Ranveer Singh and Priyanka Chopra as brother and sister, with
Anushka Sharma and Farhan Akhtar as their respective love interests and Anil
Kapoor as their father.
My Gut Feel and comments:
Zoya had made two films
before and one thing is common is the slow paced screenplay with non-typical
style of cinema which has its own target audience and unquestionably does
not have a mass appeal like any conventional main stream cinema. Same
seems to be a case with “dil dhadakne do”. This seems to be kind of cinema
which would get mix reactions from audience and even critics. Keeping the star
cast in frame one might can get baffled and expect high voltage
swift screenplay and storyline going by their reputation derived out of the
work these actors were assosiated in recent past however I can sense a movie
which is so Zoya type where a story moves along slowly and steadily with some
sparkling moments here and there in bits and pieces.
This time I am seriously worried about the
length of the movie which is around 2 hours 50 minutes which seems to be on
higher side going by standard length typical audience expect and appreciate
these days. With a kind of cinema and storytelling Zoya and Reema Kagti are
associated with lengthier film is a risky affair.
Going by the canvas, star cast, story line and on top of that the narration
style I would give 3 stars out of 5, two day before the release with
partial thumps up from my side with a hope that my worries have been addressed
well and movie turned out to be a decent entertainer.
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