Sethi), Sudeep Sahir (Dev, Dino’s elder brother), Rohini Hattangadi (Judge),
Varun Badola (Dino’s relative), Gautami Kapoor (Psychiatrist), Nishikant Dixit,
Nikita Dutta, Akhil Iyer, Kumud Mishra (Dino’s father), Rahul Dev Shetty, Anita
Kulkarni, Rinku Karmakar, Prabuddha Dayama, Darius Shroff, Jaywant Wadkar,
Shravan Mehta, Zuber K Khan
International, Maddock Films, Illuminati Films
film by Arif Ali (Imtiaaz
Ali’s brother), turns out to be a juvenile movie. Movies viz. Bobby, Love
Story, Betaab, Kayamat se Kayamat Taq, Saathiyan and many more in the
yesteryears had the concept of elopement and getting married but were so
sensibly handled that these movies turned out to be the blockbusters. Lekar Hum
Deewana Dil fails to touch your heart with childish scenes. It has no elements
of Romance. Rather, for major parts of the movie, the protagonists are shown to
be fighting in a silly manner. Probably the director’s attempt was to show that
in love also, one has to be logical and practical. Arif also wanted to discuss
whether the love can survive the challenges and the hard-core reality of life.
Definitely, the movie could have been another great romantic movie, but
somewhere the script, actors, performances …everything falls apart. I just wish,
the movie was given a different and treatment so as to make this movie a good
one to watch.
movie begins with Rahman’s Khaleefa song as part of wedding celebration of “K”
aka Karishma Sethi (debutant Deekhsa Seth). Dino aka Dinesh Nigam (Armaan Jain,
another debutant and the latest entry from Kapoor clan) is there in the wedding
house to elope with Karishma. Dino helps Karishma to elope with him and he is
happy that he could save his good friend from an arranged marriage and Karishma
is happy to get the support of Dino to escape from parental pressure of
marriage. Both of them figure out, while they are drunk, that they are very
good friends and so only perfect for each other. They feel that their match is
decided in heaven and they decide to tie knot with each other. Dino and
Karishma assumed that they would be able to retain their happiness forever and
their lives would be rollercoaster for them, but they were far away from the
had to run from one location to another, Mumbai to Goa to Nagpur to Raipur to
save themselves from being caught. Ultimately they land up amongst Maoists in
Dantwada. Blame-game begins between the two, when the harsh realities hit them.
happens thereafter? Do their families accept them back? Do they realize that
they are happy together? How do the events unfold? Everything is very much predictable.
dialogues are very very mediocre. There is no warmth in the dialogues. Forced acronyms
viz. atah.com (Apni Taqdeer Apne Haath), DMC (Dekho Magar Chuo Mat),
Blunder.com (for some unexpected bad situations), AP (Aagyakari Putra) are used
which does not seem to be funny at all.
us not judge Armaan and Deeksha and write them off. Armaan takes efforts to be
cool and Deeksha tries to look spontaneous / chirpy. But the plot, dialogues,
music, dance moves…nothing has worked in their favour. Dev, elder brother of Dino
(Sudeep Sahir) is noticeable. Rohini Hattangidi as judge and Gautami Kapoor as psychiatrist
have justified their characters, rest of the cast is almost forgettable.
Rahman’s music fails to create any impact. An item song (rather a cabaret number)
in Maoist camp seems so unreal and leaves you disgruntled.
of ‘Glorified Elopement’ followed by separation and reconciliation. It won’t
touch your hearts for sure.