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Few words about DDD - Dil Dhadakne Do

If you are expecting a generous sprinkling of words like "awesome" and "must-watch", you just hit the wrong platform. This is my blog and I tend to be not that unforgiving for any type of content - visual or textual. DDD or Dil Dhadakne Do was watchable because of one big reason - nobody tried to act beyond the scope of their roles. The supporting cast does not look like trying to grab some highlight, right from below the feet of the main cast that has been chosen smartly. Zoya Akhtar has proven again that she can direct a plot that is attuned well to what the Millennials understand. Dil Dhadakne Do is very relatable because of a simple trick, a game that anybody can understand - it borrows situations and ideas and the aftermath(s) of many events from real lives, from everyday lives of people like you and me.

The music is light and there is nothing too rhetoric about it and this shows in the performance too. No one here is trying to impress you with artistic brilliance - there is no room for it. The characters are rooted in reality. There are moments when it seems like Anushka has been largely ignored but I should compliment Anil Kapoor for a restrained, mature performance. You cannot blame the guy if he gets peanut-sized roles in hopelessly directed movies like the Race franchise. Dil Dhadakne Do might seem to follow many molds that our society follows but this is what makes it all the more believable. The arguments within the family don't seem choreographed. The answers from shocked parents seem to like the expressions that our parents wore at some point because of our misdeeds and their inability to understand what fueled our rebellious opinions. Dil Dhadakne Do is what I call the perfect popcorn movie.

You can pause it and make a cup of tea, or two. You can pause it again and catch up with the score from India versus England test matches or take a glance at whether DC versus Brock has been put on the cards at the next pay-per-view. Dil Dhadakne Do should be viewed without making the fatal mistake of trying to identify what is great about it - why should every movie have this parameter threatening its reputation? Why can't we accept a movie for being more realistic because of more nothingness and less creative brilliance? Dil Dhadakne Do is not a watch-again or highly-recommended movie by any stretch but it pays for what it asks for - your time and you won't repent watching it, once!

We just watched it for the second time on September 14th, 2021. We saw it in parts and still did not find this movie overbearing. However, it seems like that thing is happening where audiences tend to carry the present-day image of the celebrity in their head. While watching Dil Dhadakney Do for the second time, we just could not help discussing how Priyanka Chopra is again looking somewhat different, and her US-only persona these days.

1 comment:

  1. Just had to update that the second half or the most part of the last one hour is rather predictable...


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