By Krishna Kant
An awkward kiss at a party between Ayan and Alizeh brings these two characters together, where Alizeh is already going through a break up and Ayan ends up breaking up with his girlfriend. Ayan falls in love with Alizeh gradually, though for Alizeh, it was always friendship. The movie takes a roller coaster ride, with Alizeh marrying Ali and Ayan getting into a relationship with Saba. But, that bond between Ayan and Alizeh remains till the end. Will they get back together? Love or Friendship.. Who shall win?
The movie was named ‘Ae Dil’ initially by Karan Johar, but as advised by Aditya Chopra, the name was finalised as ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.’ The songs and trailers collectively garnered more than a billion views. The film was in troubled waters over the presence of Pakistani actor, Fawad Khan, post Uri attacks. MNS had issued a ban, but later lifted it and asked to donate Rs 5 Crores to Army.
What to anticipate:
Laced with beautiful shayari that really shall take your heart away, the movie has some very well-written dialogues that are comic at one moment and intense at another, without any hint of clichés. Also worth mentioning is the speaking style of both Anushka and Aishwarya, their Urdu Jubaan is so clear, the lafz and the alfaaz is very poetic, as Urdu literally is.
“Ek tarfa pyar ki taaqat hi kuch aur hoti hai, auro ke rishton ki tarah yeh do logon mein nahi bathti, sirf mera haq hai ispe.”
When it comes to acting, Ranbir Kapoor is a treat to watch. He pulls every scene perfectly.. be it the goofy, fun-filled moments with Anushka, or the passion scenes with Aishwarya. Anushka Sharma’s acting is to be appreciated too. The element of humour in the form of movie-buff is fun to watch at. The other part which seems relaxing is that, the idea of relationship had not been clichéd in the movie. (Spoiler Alert)If Anushka Sharma treats Ranbir Kapoor as a friend throughout the movie, it dint change, just to make it a happy ending. Also, the part where everytime, it is a man consoling a woman post break up is reversed here which is refreshing.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s small prsesence and Shahrukh Khan’s cameo works wonders. They both play their part with finesse. Also, Aishwarya looks dead-gorgeous in the film. Fawad Khan has under-played his role.
The development of an artist, the space an artist needs to grow, which goes beyond relationships and sex and casual flings to a world of passion and muse – the whole concept of it has been very well portrayed. Be it, Aishwarya as the shayara, or Shahrukh Khan as the painter or Ranbir Kapoor as a singer. It was really interesting to see the intensity that they all brought to their work, which is really a reflection of themselves.
What seems questioning is why does every KJo’s character have to be from a well-to-do affluent family? I mean, you can take all his movies and question that. May be, this is one of the reasons that people might feel a little cut-off from totally relating themselves to the movie.
But, then the social situations of defining lines between love and friendship of one turning into another has been very well shown in the movie and one can relate to that.
Also, not to miss are the tunes of Kal Ho Na Ho and Kuch Kuch Hota Hai in the movie..