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Dil Dhadakne Do (2015)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 5 June 2015 (USA)
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The Mehra family must contemplate over their way of living and their love lives while on a cruise celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary.

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Zoya Akhtar

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Zoya Akhtar (story and screenplay), Reema Kagti (story and screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Anil Kapoor ... Kamal Mehra
Shefali Shah ... Neelam Mehra (as Shefali Shetty)
Priyanka Chopra ... Ayesha Mehra
Ranveer Singh ... Kabir Mehra
Anushka Sharma ... Farah Ali
Farhan Akhtar ... Sunny Gill
Rahul Bose ... Manav
Zarina Wahab ... Manav's mother
Vikrant Massey ... Rana Khanna
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yousaf Bokhari Bustamante Yousaf Bokhari Bustamante ... Entertainment Manager
Ozge Cagaloglu Ozge Cagaloglu ... Tourist guide at Hagia Sofia
Pawan Chopra ... Prem Mehra
Hale Cigek Hale Cigek ... Singer in King Bar
Khushi Dubey Khushi Dubey ... Putlu Mehra
Jonathan Alonso Flete Jonathan Alonso Flete ... Staff manager
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Storyline

On the occasion of their 30th wedding anniversary, Kamal and Neelam and their adult children Ayesha and Kabir invite their family and friends on a cruise. Amidst much celebration and revelry, long suppressed emotions, resentments and insecurities emerge that might tear them apart completely or bring them closer than ever before. Written by Santhosh

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

5 June 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Let the Heart Beat See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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2.35 : 1
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The UK release was edited in order to obtain a 12A classification. The distributor chose to remove detail of a suicide technique. An uncut 18 classification was available. (The cuts made in the UK were also carried into the Irish release). See more »

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Phir Bhi Yeh Zindagi
Performed by Farhan Akhtar, Vishal Dadlani, Divya Kumar, Alyssa Mendonsa
Music composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy / Shankar Mahadevan, Loy Mendonsa, Ehsaan Noorani
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A Well-Made & Well-Acted Film!
5 June 2015 | by namashi_1See all my reviews

Zoya Akhtar's 'Dil Dhadakne Do' is A Well-Made & Well-Acted Film, although its not without its share of problems. Its overtly long & also not always sharp, and yet it gives us moments of pure emotion & the performances are stellar by its solid ensemble.

'Dil Dhadakne Do' Synopsis: A dysfunctional Punjabi family go on a cruise, where they egos & problems clash. Chaos Follows...

'Dil Dhadakne Do' tells the tale of a dysfunctional Punjabi family, with loads of humor & emotion. Akhtar & Reema Kagti's multi-plotted Screenplay is definitely lengthy & concentrates on too many characters, which at times acts as a deterrent, but overall, the madness works for the most of it. The primary characters are interestingly diverse & their on-going disagreements on issues, are fun to watch. While the first-hour is slowly paced & also loose, the second-hour is emotionally heavy. However, the usage of narration in the form of a dog, is a bit too much. Although Aamir Khan nails it in the voice-over, in terms of Writing, it seems as a lazy move. Nevertheless, The Screenplay is fairly decent. A Special Mention for the wonderful dialogue.

Akhtar's Direction is excellent & she deserves credit for churning out such terrific performances from its large ensemble cast. After 'Luck by Chance' & 'Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara', she has emerged with another impressive fare with 'Dil Dhadakne Do'. Carlos Catalan's Cinematography is stunning. Each & Every Moment has been captured beautifully. Editing is slightly loose, as the film goes on for nearly 3 hours! Some trimming, especially in the first-hour, was needed! Art & Costume Design are fabulous. Music by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy is energetic.

Performance-Wise: Every Actor delivers in 'Dil Dhadakne Do'. Anil Kapoor takes the lead, enacting the money-minded businessman with effortless ease. Shefali Shah as his Wife, is extraordinary. She's so natural all through. As their children, Priyanka Chopra displays sincerity as a women torn between a shaky marriage & society issues. Ranveer Singh, on the other-hand, is simply awesome as the young blood who has a passion for flying. Ranveer also contributes to the film's funniest & best bits. Anushka Sharma lends adequate support as Ranveer's lady-love, while Farhan Akhtar is nicely restrained as Priyanka's ex-flame. Rahul Bose as Priyanka's annoying husband, is in super form, yet again! Zarina Wahab leaves a mark.

On the whole, 'Dil Dhadakne Do' isn't enjoyable entirely, but its still got merit & is superbly acted! Go, watch it!


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