Filmmaker Rohit Shetty is well known in Bollywood for making films with a larger than life scale and jaw dropping and high octane action. His previous films 'Singham' and 'Chennai Express' had all these elements packed in them and went on to set the cash bells ringing at the box office at the time of their release. So guys, he is back here once again with his latest outing 'Dilwale' and with his trademark style. But first let's just analyze whether this film too will follow the footsteps of its predecessors or will it simply fizzle out.
'Dilwale' tells the story of Kali (Shah Rukh Khan) a dreaded underworld mafia and Meera (Kajol) daughter of Kali's arch rival underworld don. Both of them have a mysterious past which eventually gets revealed. Kali's world also revolves around his younger brother Veer (Varun Dhawan) who is head over heels in love with Ishita (Kriti Sanon) who is Meera's younger sister.
Coming to terms with the acting part, the four lead actors Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon deserve pats on their backs as all four of them have carried out the film equally on their shoulders. Since the day of its inception, 'Dilwale' was surrounded by huge buzz since the two iconic and veteran actors Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol were paired together after a long time. And here we are, SRK and Kajol back on the silver screen doing what they do best. Both of them are in supreme form in this film and carry out their respective characters with flawless finesse. Their onscreen chemistry is still as fresh as a blooming rosebud and it simply cannot fail to connect with the audiences. Everytime the couple appeared onscreen, the cinema hall went hysterical with whistles blowing around all corners of the hall. SRK and Kajol have done full justice to their roles, but its needless to say this because they are habituated at doing this for a long time now. Varun Dhawan despite being only five films old, manages to shine in his role. He is equally good in the emotional as well as the comic scenes. Kriti Sanon too is very camera friendly, looks gorgeous and is pretty adequate in her role. The supporting cast of Varun Sharma, Boman Irani, Kabir Bedi, Vinod Khanna and Johnny Lever help in the carrying the film forward adequately.
Out of the six songs in the film, the two which stand out are 'Gerua' and 'Janam Janam'. Both the tracks are very melodious, listenable and hummable at the same time. Rest of the tracks are frankly not quite up there to the mark.
Cinematography of the film is commendable as the picturesque locations of Bulgaria are captured superbly and the entire film too has been shot with top class expertise. Full marks to the editing part as well, as the film does not get monotonous, lengthy or stretchy at any point of time and manages to keep the viewers glued to their seats.
Well, folks, as expected, Rohit Shetty is back with a bang with 'Dilwale'. He manages to dish out the best of the best from all his actors and has made a film which is packed with all the elements expected from a Rohit Shetty film, i.e. drama, action, romance everything. Full marks to the entire 'Dilwale' team.
Well, it seems needless to say that go and watch the film right now or book your tickets right now. Obviously anyone and everyone will do this without even saying as the film has the legendary onscreen jodi of SRK and Kajol in it. Need we say more??