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Ae dil hai mushkil : The movie worth the hype ?

Ae dil hai mushkil : The movie worth the hype ? 4

 

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Ae dil hai mushkil as I have to begin writing about this movie and the hype it created. Days before the release of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil we could see its trailer gathering a lot of attention and then we saw many spoofs too. Dialogues and songs were quickly picked up by the youngsters be it party songs like “Cutie pie” and “Break up song” or love songs like “Bulleya” and the title track. This movie revolves around the general Karan Johar’s concepts of friendship and love but goes much deeper. I came out of the film with mixed emotions and the most unexpected end. Lead actors, Anushka Sharma and Ranbir Kapoor gave brilliant performances, and Aishwarya Rai looked stunning in every frame. Alia Bhatt and Shah Rukh khan’s cameos were a delightful surprise of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.

 

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The hype of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil kick started ever since the trailer was released, but the story is dreamy and faint. Revolves around Rich NRI’s or Non-residental indians, who are very unrelated to us ordinary people. I certainly enjoyed the movie in bits and pieces, but it was a long one! What I didn’t like about the film was the confusion the characters had regarding feelings for each other and some portion of the movie made me revisit rock star and the connection between love, pain, and music.

Every movie of Karan Johar involves rich people which gets heard for ordinary people to relate with, youngsters dreaming about the colleges and schools and richness that Karan Johar shows in every film of his. It has become quite a trend of taking three characters and make a love triangle connection between them, you might have also seen this on Karan Johar’s “Student of The Year”, where leading actress Alia Bhatt was confused between present stunning actors Varun Dhavan and Siddharth Malhotra.

Another thing that is pretty common in present movies is the heart break songs, in this movie “Channa Mereya”, where Ranbir Kapoor was seem dancing and singing in the day of Anushka Sharma’s marriage, is not that so unrelatable. Without a doubt while you are watching the movie you will not think of this, rather you will feel emotional and sad for the condition of Ranbir Kapoor aka Ayan who did not get his love. But if you think in a practical sense of manner, there will be a lot of questions regarding the movie and later the movie will be concluded as an UNREALISTIC one.

After this movie a lot of reviews had came regarding the hype of the movie, some felt bad for Ranbir Kapoor for not getting the love of Anushka Sharma or at the end her, since she died at the end and on the other hand few amount of audience felt bad for Aishwariya Rai, since she fell in love with Ranbir Kapoor, but Ranbir Kapoor was in love with Anushka Sharma, which kinda emphasizes the fact that do not get into a relationship if you are trying to forget someone.

Reviews of audience regarding the hype of the movie were somewhat like; Second half was a big disappointment, it will be hard for the entire audience to sit through the entire emotional drama, it was a superficial and shallow movie. Some reviews even say that if you are not as rich as Ranbir Kapoor aka Ayan or Anushka Sharma aka Alizeh, you probably will not understand their weird life style in the movie. If you are a fan of Mohammad Rafi, you will probably get offended by the remark of Alizeh, that he cries more than he sings, just like his son Shahid got got offended and asked for an apology from Karan Johar. If you are tired of seeing Ranbir Kapoor heart broken, this movie is surely not for you, cause he will get the girl as a friend but at the end lose her for life time. You will probably not agree with the thought process of Anushka Sharma aka Alizeh in the movie Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, where she says, “Dosti mein sukoon hai, pyaar mein junoon hai”, she tries to separate love and friendship, she does not want any sexual attraction from her closest friend, in the movie Ranbir Kapoor aka Ayan. A lot of you probably judge Anushka Sharma for this particular remark, if you do not agree with this thought process this movie is certainly not for you, since she will continue this behaviour in the entire movie, and in the process bring the emotional breakdown of Ranbir Kapoor or Ayan. Few over sentimental scenes where Shah Rukh Khan in a short converstaion with Ranbir Kapoor in the movie, tries to make him understand the theory of one sided love, it is the most powerful and no body has any sort of prerogative over it other than you, it seems like the old process of getting money from emotional movies because it is hard to make someone smile, but it is easy to make someone emotional, tragedy is the majority.

Now what I liked about Ae Dil Hai Mushkil were the songs, the spirit or dreams we everyday folks call it of living the life to its fullest and enjoying it on our terms. There was boldness in ‘baldness, ’ and the music rocked.

Should you watch the movie? yes, why not. Go ahead, if you have not scene the movie yet, give it a try.

A movie always depends on the state of mind of the viewer, if you are in a emotional mood, and just in case, you just had a break up and you are still dreaming about your ex, then obviously this  movie is probably the best thing for you. But if, you are in a practical mood, and taking everything extremely seriously, then you might have a lot to say about this movie, which will make you sound like the biggest critic ever.
Now I don’t think it was worth the hype but was undisputedly very different from other usual Karan Johar films.

So, go ahead watch the movie and write your reviews down below.

Picture Courtesy- youtube.com, indiatoday.com

Esha Arora

Written by Esha Arora

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