Film: Ae Dil hai Mushkil
Director: Karan Johar
Cast: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma
Stars : 3.5
Writer director Karan Johar has been making love stories since 1998 and in every decade his definition of love has evolved. In Kuch Kuch Hota Hai he said love is friendship, in Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham he said love is family, In Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna he said love is setting free and in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil he says love is heartbreak.
Unrequited love is not a new concept in our films. Over the decades we have watched many films about many broken hearts but Ae Dil Hai Mushkil has a different take, it speaks about the invisible pain with a clarity that is heart breaking. Interestingly this time sorrow does not stem from circumstances but individual mindset. There is palpable loneliness and uncontainable anguish.
Refreshingly written and amazingly performed the film travels the emotional journeys of four distinctive characters: singer Ayan Saigal (Ranbir Kapoor), Alizeh Kahan(Anushka Sharma), poetess Saba(Aishwary Rai Bachchan) and DJ Fawad Khan.
The first half of the film moves like a dream and you cannot stop smiling at the super chemistry between Anushka Sharama and Ranbir Kapoor. The second half poses problems in both the plot as well as the characterizations. Aishwarya Rai disappears suddenly Anushka’s ailment seems unnecessary. But all’s well that ends well and you come out of the theater agreeing that in matters of heart no rules apply.
Watch Ae Dil Hai Mushkil for the superstar cast, the writing, the perspective, Anil Mehta’s cinematography and Pritam’s music. Watch it for the sensational Anushka Sharma and supremely talented Ranbir Kapoor. Watch it if you have had a heart break, watch it if you are in love. Watch it for Karan Johar whose latest message is Love offers passion but Friendship is peaceful.
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