Director: Shashank Khaitan
Actors: Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Ashutosh Rana
Rating: 2 / 5
From all the angles the movie was shouting overacting, but luckily that wasn’t the major part of this flick. Thematically picked from DDLJ, it was tried to make in a little different way. Karan Johar yet again delivers just a bearable one-time watch movie with all his favorite elements intact. No considerable effort was made to enhance the story quality, it was just consistently okay throughout. I’d just say it was just another sub-standard movie with the same body but different clothes.
Overacting is the thing that should be blamed more on Director rather than Actor. Although there were all expectations that Varun Dhawan will overact, which he looked like doing in the start, but that’s not the case really. He was average throughout and again bearable just as the story was. Alia Bhatt on the same lines did nothing exceptional here and we’ll still have to wait for long to see Highway like acting again. Side actors these days have really picked up, thanks to the dialogue writer. Their punchlines and acting were up to the mark and made this movie entertaining. Lastly, Ashutosh Rana really impressed making a re-entry in Bollywood. I don’t think he’ll have to wait much, for his next big role.
As a first time Director, Shashank Khaitan did nothing but just to copy the previous similar type of flicks. For he’s a writer as well, I’ll blame him for all the mishappening elements in the movie.
Music was lousy and was just disturbing the struggling movie. It was at the end that Saturday Saturday song was good but no one will really bother to stay for that.
Overall just a bearable one time watch that will probably not excite you.