Friendship. Love. Heartbreak.

Movie Review of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

  • If u are going to watch this movie, then u might not like this post.
  • If u are a KJo movie fan, u might not like this post.
  • And otherwise also there’s a chance , u may not like this post. 😛

***Plot reveal alert***

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Okay, I don’t know what is wrong with me, bcoz normally I lap up all these mushy movies like kheer. I mean , every time I watch a KJo movie, I shed some tears at least, even when watching the nth repeat. But this time…

Ayan(Ranbir) and Alizeh(Anushka) meet at a club and become “bestest best friends” quickly. They are like the typical filmy people, yes..she danced in a chiffon saree on a snow capped mountain. There are lots of references thrown in to old Bollywood movies and many SRK-Kajol moments are re created but I’m sorry, Ranbir-Anushka just aren’t ‘Rahul-Anjali’.

Ayan falls in love with Alizeh but she has friendzoned him. I remember what my friend says, “Once a guy is friendzoned then there is no hope of him getting the girl”. I argue with him on that but looks like that’s how it is in the movies.

Alizeh is still in love with her ex(yup Fawad Khan). Even though they broke up and she says she doesn’t even want to see him again, when he shows up she walks away with him. How does that work?

She later gets married to Mr DJ Ali. Ayan gives her the middle finger with both hands and walks away from her wedding. But dude, c’mon, what u want her to do?

Guess what..he meets the lovely Saba(Ash) on his plane back. She listens to his ‘Ae Dard-e-Dil ki Dastan’ and gives him her book autographed and phone numbered. Then starts a whirlwind romance between the two. She wants a relationship with no ‘rishta’ and apparently there are ‘kuch rishte jo rishte nahi hote’ which is basically friends with benefits.

Ayan then calls Alizeh to make her feel jealous of his Noor Jahan girlfriend but when she’s just happy for him he gets pissed off with her. I mean dude, c’mon, what u want her to do?

Eventually both girls leave him. His heart breaks even more and u know how that works in Bollywood. Tute hue aashiq ke dil se nikli aawaz superhit ban jaati hai & Ayan becomes a famous singer.

He meets Ali who tells him that Alizeh left him. Ayan finds her in their usual spot and learns that she has little time left. Ayan starts taking care of her but again doesn’t understand why she doesn’t have that type of feelings for him. Dude, c’mon, what u want her to do? She’s dying for heaven’s sake!!

Finally, Alizeh manages to convince him that friendship is a beautiful thing too.

If u ask me, Ayan’s “heartbreak” felt more like the behavior of an immature person rather than true love to me.

Of the cast, of course Ash looks beautiful & Ranbir does what he’s told. But it’s Anushka whom I thought was the better of the lot. And this coming from me, is as genuine a compliment as it can get 😛

Sure, there are lots of heavy duty dialogues and the Hindi is peppered with Urdu words… SRK comes in a cameo and says , ‘Ek tarfa pyar ki takat hi alag hai…….ispe sirf mera haq hai’. But isn’t that sad? I mean, what’s love for if u don’t have someone to share it with and give it a meaning?

Alia Bhatt has a total unnecessary cameo. Lisa Haydon’s there too for acting like a dumb hot girlfriend. You can guess why Kajol didn’t volunteer for this one.

The music is great. Arijit Singh’s voice is superb. The costumes, makeup & locales too are eye pleasing.

But apart from that, Ae not that great! Or maybe my Dil was expecting more….

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