Predictable is the word that best suits LEKAR HUM DEEWANA DIL, starring newbies Armaan Jain and Deeksha Seth, directed by Imtiaz Ali's brother Arif Ali.
The plot and the story is friends turn lovers who discover each other better when reality steps in the relationship.
A simple done-to-death story can really be elevated with good direction and treatment. However, Ali's debut attempt fails to hit the right chord. He creates immature characters, gives them random dialogues and makes a film that tries too hard to impress you, but fails.
Ranbir, Kareena and Karisma Kapoor's young cousin Armaan Jain makes his much talked about debut, but ideally he should have waited for the right script. He fails to carry the film entirely on his shoulders.
Deeksha Seth is good and can do much better in a better film with a better director. The supporting cast is okay.
A.R. Rahman's music is good but there are way too many songs added to the film that were not even required, expecially the item song 'Mawwaali Qawwali' at the dangerous Naxal camp. 'Alaahda' and 'Maloom' are soulful.
Cinematography and background score deserves a thumbs up, however, its the dialogues that are trying too hard to be cool.
The sub-plots of the film are far from real and that's where it fails to make a connect with the audience.
You will find resemblance with films like 'Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na', 'Saathiya' and 'Love Aaj Kal', but though all these films were big hits just because of their story-telling, LEKAR HUM DEEWANA DIL is a complete waste of time.
You can easily skip the film, as we go for just a star for this one.
However, we strongly believe that Armaan and Deeksha both need a better film to show their talent.