‘Dilwale’ Movie Review: The SRK & Kajol starrer Dilwale (directed by Rohit Shetty) has been shot in exotic locations in Iceland and Bulgaria, and Kajol looks amazing in the film. Like any other Rohit Shetty movie, you get a dose of romance, dance, tragedy, emotions and comedy. And you can see him blowing cars this time too, and they seem to be more expensive ones.
Its after a long time that Shahrukh Khan and Kajol were coming together in a movie, no doubt that the expectations were high. The Rohit Shetty directed movie may not have got lots of good reviews from critics, but its surely rocking box offices around the world.
The action-comedy-musical (directed by Rohit shetty) was always destined to open bigger in cinemas around the world, compared to Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Bajirao Mastani, and it proved right in the initial days after the movies were released.
The winning margin does come as a surprise though, because ‘Dilwale’ got several negative reviews in India, but then that’s the power (and the mega stardom) of SRK.
Actually both the movie faced protests before the release – Dilwale because of Shah Rukh Khan’s comments on religious intolerance in India, and Bajirao Mastani because it allegedly distorts (as per the protestors).
Here we bring to you comments by some of the top critics for the movie Dilwale. Irrespective, go and watch Dilwale for the beautiful locations of Bulgaria and Iceland, and for Rohit-Shetty style fun and action.
Rajeev Masand rates 2/5 on CNN IBN
“It’s very hard to describe Rohit Shetty’s Dilwale as anything other than a mixed cuisine buffet, given that it tries to offer a little bit of everything to please just about everyone. The real problem with Dilwale is the sheer artificiality of the enterprise. From the rainbow-hued sets and the touched-up landscapes in the Gerua song, to many moments of comedic and emotional payoff, so much of it just feels fake.”
Taran Adarsh rates 4/5 on BollywoodHungama
“DILWALE is similar to CHENNAI EXPRESS in several ways. Rohit Shetty focuses on the love story yet again, while the light moments, high-octane drama and aimed-at-masses dialogue — the staple ingredients or fodder that
contribute to a masalathon — adorn the goings-on wonderfully. On the whole, DILWALE is akin to a mouthwatering meal that satiates the craving of those who relish masalathons, besides being an absolute treat for SRK-Kajol fans. An unadulterated crowd-pleaser, DILWALE delivers what you expect from a Rohit Shetty film: King-sized entertainment. Go for it!”
Komal Nahta’s comments on Zee ETC Bollywood Business
“On the whole, Dilwale is a masala entertainer from the start till the end. It will do good business at the box-office, mainly on the strength of the support of the youth and the masses. Distributors, many of who have acquired the film at unbelievably high prices, will scrape through. As for the producers, this one is a lottery – sorry, windfall! Yes, the producers may make a net profit of Rs. 80-100 crore in this film!!”
Saibal Chaterjee rates 2.5/5 on NDTV
“To put it simply, Dilwale is a bizarre love story. SRK has done his share of bizarre love stories in his time, but this one just doesn’t get off the ground despite the superstar’s best efforts. There is more hate and distrust in Dilwale than love. No amount of good-natured clowning and old school romance can save it from sinking into a deep pit a patchiness. Watch it for Kajol and, to a lesser extent, for SRK. The
rest of the actors on this vehicle, barring Varun Sharma on an occasion or two, are mere passengers.”
Meena Iyer rates 3/5 on TOI
“Rohit Shetty’s films are big-ticket adventures; a genre unto themselves. Low on content — plot lines borrowed (in this case Hum and Kasme Vaade), incohesive screenplay and lowbrow dialogues (Sajid-Farhad) — the film leans heavily on Shah Rukh’s mega-stardom, Varun’s effervescence, breathtaking locales (Iceland and Bulgaria), orchestrated car chases and over-the-top situations, which have you chuckling.”
Shubhra Gupta rates 1/5 on IndianExpress
“There’s nothing new in ‘Dilwale’, which steals moments not just from Rohit Shetty’s ‘Golmaal’ films, but also from Hollywood rom com ‘Love Actually’. But ‘Dilwale’, on the whole, is a plotless drag : the slaphappy antics you see on screen are a random jumble of light, camera, action, done in the broadest sense. When old hands SRK and Kajol look into each other’s eyes, they can still make you feel it, except it doesn’t happen enough. Not by a long shot. “