We by far have enjoyed all Karan Johar love stories, be it Anjali's lost love come back in 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai', Aman's efforts to find his love a new love in 'Kal Ho Na Ho', Maya and Dev's extra marital affair in 'Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna' or a man's earnest efforts to win his love back in 'My name is Khan'. Now that doesn't mean that these films were flawless, they had their own downs but for the hardcore romantics for whom heartbreak brings in a whirl wind of emotions, these films are very relatable. 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil' is no exception.
Ranbir's character 'Ayan' has similarities with his 'Ved' in 'Tamasha'. A man stuck in the wrong space finds solace in his friend Alizeh (Anushka Sharma) who lets him be himself. Alizeh, however has already friendzoned him. Things fall apart when Alizeh's ex comes into picture and Ayan meets Saba (Aishwarya Rai Bachchan).
ADHM starts on a fun note with Ayan and Alizeh entertaining us as Bollywood and music fanatics. Johar keeps the pace going and there is no way that one would be bored. Heartbreak creeps in toward the intermission and then in the second half comes the pain and tears.
There is no novelty that the director brings in as we have seen multiple such stories but his narration is slightly upbeat and very current and that's what the audience will like in the film. The lead star cast including Kapoor, Sharma, Bachchan and Khan do a great job and the supporting cast too is a perfect fit. And then there are also cameos by Shah Rukh Khan and Alia Bhatt that will make you go 'wow'.
Music is already a hit; all the songs are hummable and stay with you for long. Cinematography is brilliant.
So all in all it is like a tried and tested formula that works great for a Hindi film audience. So for all the romantics, ADHM is a must watch, for others you can go with friends and watch it to have a good time.