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86 out of 118 people found the following review useful:

please don't insult new generation

1/10
Author: sagunabrahman
29 October 2016

it was such a waste of my time and insult to our generation's intelligence. use your money, resources and power to create some beautiful, deep and intelligent movies inspired by real life stories. i am disappointed. please don't put such garbage in public's imagination and don't validate this kind of unreal, stupid and mindless choices that shrink public's intelligence. why are our movies inspiring youth to drink and have sex with any stranger they meet at a club with no damaging consequences? just pure nonsense, pure junk.

if you have no other inspiration to create an original creative movie, watch crime patrol everyday, its production is much more real, in depth and in touch with the true challenges youth, children, families and community face everyday.

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76 out of 103 people found the following review useful:

Depressing & Boring

4/10
Author: Harshith Bangera from India
28 October 2016

I loved Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham, Kal Ho Naa Ho & My Name Is Khan. But then there were Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna, Student of the Year & Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. Headache.

The first half of the film has nothing happening. The director is rich & so are the characters. So they roam around lip-synching famous Hindi film songs and dialogues, somewhere foreshadowing the arriving of SRK. You meet at a party and start kissing - that's Hollywood. You meet someone in a different country and start speaking Hindi at your very first conversation - that's BS. The first half is all about these two idiots running around different places. The second half takes pace but then again, from the story POV, there is nothing new. Nothing. It's a shame that some celebrities are praising the film (maybe to be in the good books of the director). Yes, some of the songs are good & the lyrics are beautiful too. But nothing else is. What is the use of going to New York or any other place and staying in a room to write your next screenplay when it turns out to be so distasteful? Anushka and Ranbir are good in their parts. Ash is wasted & made to show how beautiful she still is rather than how good she can act. It's a shame that the lead actors who can act brilliantly have to act in such films with bad plot lines.

The film gave me such a headache that I had to go to a bookstore to calm myself down.

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83 out of 122 people found the following review useful:

Watch it at your own risk!!

1/10
Author: K K from India
28 October 2016

Yes again Karan Johar does not disappoint at making crappy movies!He outperformed himself yet again with same old wannabe shabby movie. He has no sense of movie making yet people watch his shyt (this is the last time I have wasted my money & time)!

It's high time public reject such useless directors whose only name for fame is that they are well connected and son's of some film personality. Tired of watching Ranbir and Anushka doing same type of roles. These wannabe Hollywood type Boollywood dumbos are the worst.

If you have nothing to do in life and decide to watch this movie! Take some headache removal pills with you! After student of the year and many such crop movies this is yet another headache from johar!

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62 out of 86 people found the following review useful:

Couldn't be more torturous than this

1/10
Author: Sahil Gulati from India
28 October 2016

Acting was mind blowing.. Anushka nailed it in 1st half with her acting... But No Story.. directionless..

2nd Half.. Aish came in.. Pleasure to watch.. Shahrukh's Cameo Alia's Cameo

Locations are Nice.. Good acting by Ranbir.. But still no Story.. No direction.. When will this end.. everyone shouting.. angry.. One word -> Torture

If you have seen Kal ho na ho.. then its the same.. Anushka playing SRK and Ranbir as Preity Zinta

Songs are nice but they are too many..

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80 out of 123 people found the following review useful:

Love triangle without any fix angle

3/10
Author: dineshprakash from India
28 October 2016

As a technician director Mr. Karan Johar, work is good but as a creative person nothing is good. There is very convenient and out dated story. Screenplay offers only a few just worth smile scenes in first half. Basic drawback in this seemingly love story movie is there is no love. Makers point of view of love is just few kissing scenes and looks a like love making scene. They didn't feel need of exploring or establishing love with new perspective. First half approach of love and film is ahead of time and second half belongs to gone era in dialogues as second female lead is a 'Shayera' but behaviors and dresses wise again ultra modern, who doesn't blink for a second to be intimate with a person just in second meet!! There is not a single clear cut character. Initially first pair is established very rich but then there was no any further need of this thing. All characters are confused. Even pre climax cause is very stale and looks funny rather than projecting any high octane emotions but actors shed tears now and then with loud gesture. Open end climax in a love story is just unbearable. You remain seated and think what was it? Performance wise Ranbir Kapoor is good. Anushka Sgarma is impressive. Aishwaraya Rai Bachchan is fine. Music wise " Achchha Chalta Hun Dua Mein Yaad Rakhna' is well placed, written and composed, credit goes to Music director Preetam and lyricist Amitabh Bhattachrya.

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52 out of 70 people found the following review useful:

Insult to Love, Relationship and Cancer Patients

1/10
Author: coxgasm from India
28 October 2016

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

This is not just a bad film but a disgrace to film industry. Karan Johar, you just buried the Indian Cinema deep down the grave.

Initial bit of the movie is obnoxious! Lame acting, silly comedy, same old dialogues and irritating acting. Here they make a mockery of love and relationships where people sleep around and just jump between partners. Then comes and love part which fails to delivery the gravity.

Later comes Aishwarya, which is the only watchable section. This section delivers some good acting and the story starts to move. And then it stalls very badly immediately. Well, the Sharukh Khan scene is pretty good. Am not his fan but the entire movie sucks so bad that his acting feels better.

The worst section is the cancer part. OMG what a disaster! Super insult to the cancer patients. These so called stars of bollywood are so naive, they don't even want to shave their heads for the role but wear a bald wig! How convenient. No struggle of cancer established and Anushka looks like an alien in that wig.

Her head is bald because of cancer but her eyebrows and eyelashes are in-tact. Bravo! Karan, are you serious?

Karan is so obsessed with himself, the movie has so many unwanted irksome KKHH and KANH tunes forcibly added into it, gosh so horrible. Is this your mature filmmaking?

And then you see these English and French people enjoying all Hindi songs these actors have to sing. There is a scene where Ranbir is singing a Hindi song with his so called band in a Church, lol

So many better filmmakers don't even get a chance to complete or initiate their film projects and such filthy rich ones fool people with such horrific movies. Karan has lost it. Twinkle made a good choice!!

Please don't watch it even if someone puts a gun to your head. Take the shot, at least its quick!!

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46 out of 60 people found the following review useful:

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil is shallow and superficial while conveying the story of unrequited love, one-sided love.

4/10
Author: binducherungath from India
28 October 2016

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, a much-awaited film by Karan Johar, falls in the genre of Romance. Similar to a dialogue in this film, it is about "Tedha Love" i.e. crooked love. The film is trying to project the imperfect love, one-sided love, unrequited love, people's different perceptions towards love, the pain and passion involved in love / heartbreaks, but somehow, the film succumbs more to the lust and the need, the screenplay is also shallow. Certainly, it is bound to have expectations out of a film when the ensemble cast viz. Ranbir, Anushka and Aishwarya are involved. Besides, the very concept of love is a delight to watch, but the shallowness of the film and the superficial handling of the plot makes the film soulless and heartless. The film is all about being superficial in love, filling one's void with casual relationships, quickly moving from one relationship to another, handling heartbreaks / failure in so-called love relationship with getting entangled in another relationship etc.

The opening scene of the film is Ayan (Ranbir Kapoor) being interviewed after his success as a singer. When Ayan is asked about his songs' lyrics pointing towards broken love, incomplete love, he quickly conveys that his love is complete (मेरा प्यार कामिल है) and his love can never die.

The frames further move to the flash back. Ayan meets Alizeh (Anushka Sharma) in a disco floor in London, where both of them have come to get over the bad mood of fights with their respective lovers. Their meeting ends up in casual flirting to non-committal, guilt-free physical proximities. Both Ayan and Alizeh belong to rich families. Ayan is pursuing MBA, but wanting to be a singer, and Alizeh has registered herself in various courses like Yoga, Bollywood dance etc. She describes herself as Raita, who spreads everywhere. Both Ayan and Alizeh hit it off as friends. During a double date, their respective lovers Lisa (Lisa Haydon) and Dr. Faisal (Imraan Abbas) get caught up in a compromising position. Ayan and Alizeh go for Heart Break Holidays to Paris. Both Ayan and Alizeh's perception towards their relationship is different. For one, if it is love, for another, it is friendship. To add to this conflict, DJ Ali (Fawad Khan) enters into the scene.

The first half is dull, starts picking up in the last 10 minutes of the film. Post-interval, the film gets some depth with poetess Saba's (Aishwarya) entry. But the film never tries to grow beyond the superficiality and the emotional vulnerability of the leads. Is that the only truth of the relationships in modern world? Certain scenes leave the audience confused. One such scene is that of the lead protagonist's claims of not being in love but just being a great friend, still, in a scene, the facial expressions conveyed that the person is in love, and this confusion is not cleared in the film. It is also strange that a serious situation is diluted with silly laughter scenes. By the time, one gets to absorb the depth of the scenes, it is diffused with laughter.

What happens to Ayan and Alizeh's relationship? How does Ali and Saba become part of this plot ? Trailer shows that Ayan is romancing Saba, so how and when do they fall in love? How the special appearances by Alia and Shahrukh Khan become pivotal to the script? Was Ayan in love with Saba or with Alizeh or with both ? What about Alizeh, was she in love with Ayan ?

As far as the cast and acting are concerned, they are good. Ranbir does bring out the vulnerable & restless Ayan very well. Anushka has projected the unapologetic and mad energy of Alizeh well. The character which brought depth to the film partially is Saba of Aishwarya, and she is looking absolutely gorgeous and stunning. She conveys a lot through her words and expressions. Fawad has a very brief role as DJ Ali, and he did not have much to do, but indeed very good. Lisa and Imraan are in brief roles, they are OK.

The film does have references of Karan's previous films, Amitabh Bachchan's name, Yash Chopra's Chiffon Saree clad heroines, tributes to 80's songs.

Probably Karan's vision was to make a film about unrequited love on a very lighter note, he did not want any of his characters to take themselves seriously, did not want to be preachy. To this extent, he is successful.

High point of the film is its music by Pritam and songs Bulleya and the title track stand apart.

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil is shallow and superficial while conveying the story of unrequited love, one-sided love. The very important ingredient and crux of the film is 'Dil', which is absolutely missing from the film. "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil" turns out to be 'Ye hai Mushkil' for a spectator.

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61 out of 94 people found the following review useful:

Where was the romance in this so-called romantic movie?

2/10
Author: Subinoy Debnath from Agartala, India
28 October 2016

Firstly, this movie had great looking actors in it.. You can't get better-looking actors than Ranbir Kapoor-Aishwarya Rai Bachchan-Anushka Sharma-Fawad Khan.. :p

Then locations.. Ahh! You can't get more atmospheric cities than London and Paris, oho. And instead of New York, there's Vienna. So far, all slurp worthy.

And this movie of Karan Johar stops there. There is no more substance in it. It is supposedly an interwoven intense love story (As its tag line says.. Celebrate friendship, love and heartbreak!).. But sadly, there is not enough love to grip your emotions. Love is depicted here only through a few kisses and an unnecessary out-of-place kind of an intimate scene!!

What you get is incessant yak-yak (you want to tell these impeccably- styled people to stop and draw breath and then speak, so that they, and we, can absorb the moment they've created); and non-stop background music (if it is real, you don't have to underline it).

Meet Ayan (Ranbir Kapoor), Alizeh (Anushka Sharma), Saba (Aishwarya Rai Bachchan) and Ali (Fawad Khan), the four who play ring around the roses with each other.

Ayan is 'private-jet' rich but wants to be a singer, the out-going Alizeh loves Ali, and the happily divorced Saba is looking for love.

The most flavorsome relationship dramas, where characters pair up, leave, and return, are a compendium of sighs and tears and moments where you want the lovers to fall into each other's arms because you can't bear to see them apart.

Here there is none.

That's because of a lack in focus: he falls in love with her - she loves another - he falls in lust with another - she teaches him how like is better than love - like it is all over the place and stretched at ends, the intervening bits filled with songs (club, shaadi, even a 'break-up' ditty) and dialogue (yes, not lines, but dialogues, in the old-fashioned way: why, when your characters inhabit the here and now?). Sure, they play 'shayars' and singers, but their delivery makes a lot of those conversations feel forced and cheesy.

Fawad Khan, over whom so much controversy broke out, is dishy but doesn't really have much to do in the movie.

But the one who lifts this film, or as much as he can, is Ranbir. As the fellow who crumbles and cries and shoves his aching heart on his sleeve even when letting a pretty thing wipe his eyes, he is terrific.

The others were okay.

And that 2 minutes cameo of SRK delivers more emotions than the entire movie of 2 hours. (I'm not an SRK fan, being honest)

You can watch Shivaay for a better entertainer. Happy Diwali :)

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49 out of 71 people found the following review useful:

Karan Johar's version of Rockstar and possibly every Bollywood movie ever!!

3/10
Author: Pramitheus from India
28 October 2016

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This is a fresh review. Probably one of the freshest reviews you are going to read today. While reading this review please keep in mind I am huge fan of Ranbir Kapoor.

This is Ranbir's 2nd worst film. If you don't know what is his 1st, it's obviously ROY! Imtiaz Ali should file a case of plagiarism on Karan Johar for copying the entire 1st half of the movie from "Rockstar". The 2nd half of the movie is an amalgamation of Karan Johar's filmography till now. I am sorry but I cannot review this movie without giving away spoilers.

The 1st half is breezy and truth be told, it is funny. Even though the situation in which Ranbir and Anushka meet is the biggest lie that Bollywood is trying to sell to Indians. The day one of my friends tell me this has happened to them I am gonna re-watch every Bolly movie which has that premise. Ranbir sparkles and brings back the funny side of him which he brilliantly showcased in "Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani". NOW, before the intermission the usual gimmick, one falls in love and one doesn't, heartbreak, BUT, in the next half hour the exact thing happens. THE. EXACT. THING. A movie which has 2 heartbreaks within a duration of one hour, punctured by 2 songs to show heartbreak and pain is just plain sad. I mean, it doesn't evoke the emotion of sadness for the characters. I feel sad for the present generation of actors and actresses who have to act through this script.

The four cameos which are of Lisa Hayden, Fawad, Aishwarya and Shah Rukh should have left lasting impressions, I think that's what cameos should do, but except Shah Rukh's character the other cameos are just over- used clichés. Lisa Hayden does play it alright but you get a character like that in every love-story which is of a bimbo. It is almost like the character of Bruna Abdullah in the movie "I hate luv storys". There she was over-played and over sexualized. Here she was just under played. Just because Fawad has the charm of his youth he is watchable but Aishwarya just doesn't have it. It feels like she is reading a book and that too in one bloody tone.

I think nothing can be said about the script because it is just bland. Nothing new, nothing different. The dialogues between Anushka and Ranbir in the 1st half is still natural. There was absolutely no chemistry between Ranbir and Aishwarya. Poetic lines are thrown at us left, right and center and they have no weight because there has been no character building. Ranbir's Ayan suffers from tonal differences. There is no transition from just a casual liking to a heart- wrenching love. Even before he starts singing "Channa Mereya" there is a peppy song where he is seen making cute expressions and all of a sudden he becomes Jordan and even if Karan Johar had copied Rockstar for his 1st half scene by scene, it would have been forgivable but as he adds his own flavor it just becomes unwatchable.

Karan Johar, please leave the director's chair because even in 2016 if you are making the same masala movie then there is no hope. You are better off as a producer. Ranbir, please start making intelligent choices in films. Go for indie films with new directors and avoid Karan Johar in the future. You have too much talent to waste it in these kind of movies.

To the people reading this, just leave it or watch the 1st half and walk out, have lunch, have a soft-drink and just never ever watch the 2nd half of the movie. Oh did I mention Anushka dies of cancer? Yeah, see how the title reads every Bollywood movie? I was not lying.

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49 out of 77 people found the following review useful:

Watch only if you want to donate your money to this Karan Johar politics of idiotic film

1/10
Author: Varniit Nigam from New Delhi
29 October 2016

Nothing is all want to say by saving my time of my precious life. This Karan Johar defecate is just an agglomeration of what you cannot do but still want to do if you imagine yourself to be something of a storyteller or a renowned director for whom people are dying or killing themselves later on. F@#k Ranbir Kapoor for blacking the name of Raj Kapoor and other prestigious names of his family.I thought ROY was a mistake but now i know that nothing can make Ranbir Kapoor an actor if a star he is desiring to. Anushka Sharma is just worsening like cancer with her films she keeps on doing. About the Film, you can drag it to court if they don't give your money back. at last, no love is there just things are going on with exploitation of classic songs. HATE YOU THE MAKERS AND TEAM OF AE DIL HAI MUSHKIL.

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