Review: Dhadak



Genre: Romance, Drama
Duration: 139 Minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 20-JUL-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.5

Set in Rajasthan, this love story explores how the protagonists deal with issues like differences between castes and honor killings.

Overall Review:
Legendary actress Sridevi and Boney Kapoor’s elder daughter Janhvi Kapoor makes he big screen debut with ‘Dhadak’, a film directed by Shashank Khaitan along with Shahid Kapoor’s brother Ishaan Khatter. Dhadak is an adaptation of the critically acclaimed Marathi blockbuster, Sairat, which revolved around the ‘forbidden’ love between two people from different classes of society. film celebrates young love and the pain it brings. The roller coaster ride the love story paints is what makes Dhadak a worthwhile watch. Ishaan is the genuine star of the movie. His comic timing is ingenious and his personality has the energy and zest of a newcomer, He steals the show as he aces his part of a young boy in love. Janhvi looks like a breath of fresh air. She looks radiant and beautiful. She has immense scope to do better on all fronts. Ashutosh Rana is menacing and despite his limited screen presence he manages to make a mark. Film is set at the backdrop of Udaipur and it has been showcased like it deserved (thanks to cinematography by Vishnu Rao) and the music complements the plot. Composer duo Ajay-Atul who gave music for the original have composed two original songs for Dhadak. The catchy Zingaat song from the original finds a place in the film, as does Yad Lagla. The background score of the film (John Stewart Eduri) is designed interestingly and it blends in with the setting of this story. With all its strengths and weaknesses, Dhadak is beautiful homage to Marathi film Sairat.

PDF Verdict:
Midas touch by both stars Ishaan and Janhvi with their stellar performance, keeps the films’s HEART BEAT (DHADAK) alive and makes a worthy watch.

Ratings: 3.5 on 5
Performance: 3.5 on 5
Script & Cinematography 3 on 5
Screenplay: 3.5 on 5
Music / Background Score: 3.5 on 5
Direction: 3 on 5

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