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Movie Review: Dhadak, No comparison to Sairaat

Madhushree July 21, 2018
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Producers: Karan Johar, Hiroo Johar, Apoorva Mehta
Director: Shashank Khaitan
Music: Ajay-Atul
Cast: Jaanhvi Kapoor, Ishaan Khattar, Ashutosh Rana
Rating: 3/5 stars

Sairaat of 2016 became a massive hit in the history of Marathi cinema. The story of a Marathi teenaged couple won hearts all over. Looking at the captivating storyline, Dharma Productions came up with a remake of the movie, Dhadak. There cannot be a comparison of the two movies. As there are lots Bollywood element added and comparison will only lead to frustration. Dhadak stars Ishaan Khatter and Janhvi Kapoor as the mail lead. The film shows the societal barriers that still prevails.

Storyline: The story starts from Udaipur, where two teenagers fall in love with each other. Madhukar Bagle (Ishaan Khatter), is the son of a restaurant owner falls for Parthavi Singh (Jaanhvi Kapoor), the daughter of local politician Ratan Singh (Ashutosh Rana). Madhukar belongs to the lower economic class and Parthavi belongs to an influential family. When Parthavi’s family came to know about their blossoming love, they tear the two apart. But, somehow the young couple managed to elope with each other.

Review: The film is directed by Shashank Khaitan, the Humpty Sharma and Badri Ki Dulhaniya fame. The film deals with a very serious theme and Shashank couldn’t deal with the graveness of the movie. The movie is a commercial version of the original film Sairaat. The movie has a different conclusion from the original movie and this even disrupts everything.

Talking about the performances of the actors, Ishaan shines throughout. His natural acting and speaking eyes can speak for him. But, Jaanhvi on the other hand, couldn’t impress. The efforts to speak up the Mewari language shows upon Jaanhvi’s face. Jaanhvi Kapoor has a whole lot of learning to act, is still left. But, her fresh and innocent face was exactly what the film needed.

Ashutosh Rana had a wonderful, though negative, role to play in the movie. He delivered his performance in his own usual excellent way.

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