Claps for: Being our new found DDLJ.
Slaps for: Not including Alia Bhatt's unplugged version of 'Samjhawan' anywhere in the film (Even if they decided to showcase it during the intermission, we bet 97% of the audience would skip their popcorn refill).
Popcorn refill: Strictly during the intermission, considering that they haven't actually included Alia's version of 'Samjhawan'.
Story: The story of this film is no different from what you expect. The hero trying to convince his heroine's strict father that she should marry him, leaving a perfectly nice villain who is about to marry her. But surprisingly, you will enjoy what you see.
Performances: With such good onscreen chemistry between Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt, we're just waiting for 'rumours mills to buzz' with an 'alleged affair' between them. Varun remained successful in being the perfect Bollywood hero, not overdoing it; his performance in this film was just right. Alia seemed like a natural from the beginning and completely in character throughout the film; it'll almost make you believe she is exactly like that off-screen. Siddharth Shukla was spot on with his character; even with non-lengthy dialogues or scenes, you will remember his role in the film. Ashutosh Rana's performance as the adamant father was refreshingly clichÃ©; he played the character you expected from the trailer in a way that you never expected.
Direction: Shashank Khaitan remained successful in entertaining us with a love story. The film progresses smoothly with his direction without losing its tempo till the end. He has managed to strike a perfect balance between the emotional and entertainment factor of this film.
Music: The music in this film offers something to match every one's taste, from a club song to a romantic tune; they even have a wedding special with foot-tapping and pointer-finger raising beats.
Combo on offer: Finally, you have a romantic-comedy film that you can watch more than once. You could watch this after a hard day at work, on a lazy afternoon, with a group of friends and it will entertain you even though you've already watched it before.
Final Verdict: Definite claps for entertaining with drama and romance, as real as they can get. This is old wine in a new-age filmy bottle.
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