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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful:

Don't take this movie too seriously, for heaven's sake...

Author: m0nde from Toronto, Canada
4 January 2006

Like all Bollywood movies, this movie requires a little bit of suspension of disbelief.

"Dil Pe Mat Le, Yaar!" means "Don't Take It To Heart, For Heaven's Sake". "Yaar" is an exclamation used in Hindi similar to our "eh" or our saying "Geez" or worse.

The main characters' acting is superb, but the fact that this movie is still a musical and was produced in traditional formulaic Bollywood style is what hurts it.

The fact that people break out in song and that the premise of the movie is so banal ruin an otherwise excellent production.

Yes, some of the supporting cast is not up to the caliber of the main actors. Yes, it's a jumble of genres - musical, black comedy and dramatic tear jerker, but to have a project sold in Bollywood, one must follow certain formulae to please the masses.

The message of the movie is good, if rather inconsequential, but it's not a travesty or waste of money.

Take a look at the movie, and you'll be able to pick out the good from the bad. And for heaven's sake, don't take it too seriously.

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful:

Another in the "Could have been better" category.

Author: Dave Abbott from Tucson, Az
5 October 2003

While the film eventually picked up speed, the characters were all a little annoying for the first hour of the film. I will have to admit, though, that Manoj Bajpal was excellent in his role and was convincing in every change in his character. The film was hurt by overacting on most of the characters part except for Tabu, who is always excellent. Some of the fight scenes were just too fakey and a little extra work could have paid huge dividends. I would have loved to have seen the nightclub scene without the fight sequences. It is the best song/dance in the movie.

If you purchase the DVD, be forewarned that the cover and back art gives a completely inaccurate picture of the film which, instead of beeing cheerful and upbeat, is very dark and, at times, depressing. At least the synopsis did not give everything away like so many of the ones on the DVDs.

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful:

Don't take it too seriously, man!

Author: ajji-2 from Lahore, Pakistan
29 December 2000

Interesting, but flawed film about the (mis)adventures of a country bumpkin in the big, bad, mad world of Bombay. he is befriended by a few odd characters, also trying to make their fortunes in the city (in their own way). also he is smitten by a beautiful, charming woman who is a budding tv/film scriptwriter. how he gets deeper and deeper into trouble, and how his (idealistic) dreams are shattered, are nothing new for film buffs. but the film has some nice moments sprinkled throughout, and the tone is almost always realistic. also the acting is good, though Manoj Bajpai unnecessarily hams it up at some places. still, this is preferable to the average Indian potboiler. one hot dance number adds spice to the proceedings. by the way the title means "don't take it to heart, buddy", so i guess u don't have to take the film too seriously.

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