I am a big movie buff and a movie I was really looking forward to was Ae Dil Hai Mushkil! The amazing starcast itself had me drooling. Aishwarya Rai, Shahrukh Khan, Anushka Sharma, Ranbir Kapoor, Fawad Khan – I couldn’t wait for it to release. Eventually, the movie released and I went to see it.
The movie starts off well with the awesome bonding between Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma. You are in splits of laughter at their antics and the carefree way they live. Their bond is sweet and endearing. Ranbir falls in love with her but she is badly scarred in love(understandably). She has this one man whom she trusts completely, is her best friend and family but she doesn’t love him like a lover. He is her best friend, that’s all.
After this, the movie just goes downhill. There is no story. Just a bunch of characters roaming about aimlessly in the movie, getting back together, then separating, moving in and out of relationships. Ayan(Ranbir Kapoor) acts like a 3 year old who is denied his favourite object. He whines, throws tantrums and forgets Alizeh(Anushka) is a human being who can have her own likes and dislikes. He ignores all the love she has for him as a friend and wants her to love him as a lover, no matter how. A typical spoilt and overindulged man who doesn’t understand the meaning of consent.
The movie gets so tragic and depressing in the second half that Karan Johar should have handed out free psychiatric treatments for all those who were watching the movie. They could use it immediately after leaving the hall, I know I could. And the worst part is the tragedy is aimless, just to drive people crazy – a plot-less movie with tragedy up to your nose without a reason.
Aishwarya Rai and Anushka Sharma shine in their performances and are the saving grace of the movie. Fawad Khan is simply wasted in the movie. Blink and miss – Shahrukh Khan. For Ranbir Kapoor – I have no opinion. It is simply a repeat of the Rockstar performance. Ranbir Kapoor should just take a hiatus, realise the crap he is acting in nowadays and figure out where he wants to go.