Two years back came Nagraj Manjule’s 2016 Marathi Hit’ Sairat’ that touched every soul with its raw and intense love story. Today, ‘Dhadak’ marks the Hindi remake of that super hit film but remains a flatlined movie for the audiences.
A Bollywood attempt remake that could’ve shone brightly rather remained dimed due to its bland storytelling, cut shorting brilliant scenes and keeping it to the point. The movie does have some aspects that made it watchable for many, such as the chemistry between Ishaan Khatter and Jhanvi Kapoor, the locations in the entire movie, great supporting cast, and well, Ishaan altogether.
In terms of acting, Ishaan passed with flying colours, while Jhanvi entertained the audiences through different emotions with the same expression. As it’s a remake, comparisons are to be made, given taat our beloved Archi and Parshya gave us serious feels, their realism is what brought tears to many, that very thing is what was missing from this dreamy Karan Johar production.
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In the original film, the depth they showed in every scene, the aura that every character holds, the soundtracks that went with the cinematic flow is what made Sairat such a big hit. It really is an impossible task to match that standard and those raw emotions, given different dialect. Yet, Dhadak could’ve been made very differently and would’ve been really successful if they kept the essence of Sairat in it.
The first half of the movie is pretty playful, with the lead characters falling in love, the college scenes, and my personal favorite, Madhu jumping in the pool where Parthvi is swimming with her girlies. It brings out the nostalgia and throws you back to your teenage years when you fell in love for the first time. The second half is rather depressing. Blank points, there’s no real struggle shown in this movie, not how they overcome difficulties, much rather everything is pretty spoon fed for them, which was quite disappointing.
Shashank Khaitan, director of this flick, famous for “Badrinath Ki Dulhania”, drove his script towards unwanted issues and keeping the intense scenes quite light in the movie. Ashutosh Rana packs his Ratan Singh with a distinguished evil streak and conveys intimidation through his evil character. Might just say, the focus from the lead was drifted way too many time to the supporting cast of the movie.
Overall, if you loved Sairat, you might as well just stay away from Dhadak. The movie is lovable but doesn’t score much as compared to any Bolly romance movie.
We give it 2.5 stars with a kink.
Two years back came Nagraj Manjule’s 2016 Marathi Hit’ Sairat’ that touched every soul with its raw and intense love story. Today, ‘Dhadak’ marks ...2.5