Well finally, the grand debut is here! Another era, another set of kids, same Karan Johar and.. same story. Read on, about his latest, Dhadak. We promise, no spoiler bombs!
We do not mean to sound underwhelming either, but we had this coming already. Dhadak is a remake of the 2016 blockbuster – Sairat. And even if you haven’t watched that, this one’s a reverberating yet predictable tale of two.
A charmer still, owing to it’s fresh and promising cast. We’re here to tell you why you must watch this awaited drama at least once.
Romeo & Juliet once more
A kid can recognise this movie to be a Romeo & Juliet remake from the trailer itself.
Girl meets boy, war-struck families, forbidden love, drama ensues and we all know how it ends, don’t we?
But there’s much more that goes into a remake, it has a voice of its own. The art, technique and elements differ. And the element of innocence that the debutants – Ishaan and Janhvi – bring to the big screen is commendable.
Ishaan & Janhvi slay it
Ishaan steals your heart with his offbeat mannerisms. No, he does not act like his brother Shahid or even come close to that. He is a class apart and has a style of his own while making Madhukar(his character) a part of himself.
Janhvi proves to be every bit the flawless beauty and surprises us with her innocent yet strong portrayal of a die-heart lover. Her journey in the film brings out different facets of her character and she moulds herself into them quite naturally.
These two have a chemistry that’s pure magic and we can already imagine them doing a few 100 movies together.
For the love of Rajasthan & Kolkata
Shot on the backdrop of classy Rajasthani palaces, forts and streets, this movie is a work of art your eyes will thank you for. Director Shashank Khaitan sure has an eye for great aesthetics.
The second half of the movie takes you across the vintage streets of Kolkata, around the quintessential tram trail & picture perfect yellow cabs. This too makes for an amazing backdrop for the lovestruck birds.
The Fascinating Music
Matching the first-love-aura of the film, the fresh melodies of Dhadak are an experience in itself. National award-winning duo composers Ajay-Atul are responsible for bringing alive the characters and their emotions via calm tunes and upbeat music.
They’re the same duo who composed music for Sairat as well, bringing the perky “Zingat” into our lives that has lit up every party in the country ever since. Soft harmonies of “Dhadak Hai Na” are catchy too. They basically ace the music of this movie and have bagged projects like Thugs of Hindostan and Panipat for 2019.
So watch this movie with a clean slate and a lenient heart, and most importantly watch it for the feels.