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Ae Dil Hai Mushkil review: When love shows you the middle finger

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil movie review: Love, friendship and lust amalgamate in this superb Karan Johar film. Ranbir Kapoor is back to regain his throne as Aishwarya Rai Bachchan gets the comeback she deserved.

Written by Jyoti Sharma Bawa | New Delhi | Updated: October 28, 2016 6:48 pm
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Peace or passion? Love or friendship? Lust or obsession? Karan Johar is the magician who weaves the matters of heart into unforgettable cinema. With Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, he has a hit at hand and has booked yet another place in that stack of our DVD collection. Ranbir Kapoor proves flops are just a phase in an actor’s career, his is done. Anushka Sharma shows her range. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan gets the comeback she deserved. Diwali just got a whole lot interesting.

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Ae Dil Hai Mushkil is the story of a lovable misfit Ayan (naam to suna hi hoga). From his Mere Baap ki Arzoo, read MBA, class to his mercenary girlfriend, he is living a life decided by others. Anushka Sharma’s Alizeh Khan (and she is not a terrorist) is his liberation. She takes away his inhibitions, his insecurities. What she can’t give is love, she had friendzoned him after an awkward encounter on the couch on their very first meeting.

They dance on Baby Doll, their talk is peppered with Bollywood dialogues. Hell, they even subvert the favourite Bollywood trope of dancing in chiffon on snow-capped mountains.

They complete each other but they don’t know it. When a third enters this relationship, it falls apart.

Rahul, the boy, leaves Alizeh. Rahul, the man meets Saba (Aishwarya Rai Bachchan). And that is what ADHM is all about — people and relationships coming of age. The chemistry of all the couples is palpable, so is the hurt. Love comes in all shapes and sizes — sometimes it comes with violins, sometimes it shows you the middle finger. Ae Dil Hai Mushkil is the latter, maybe that is why it feels so real.

Bollywood and music are Ayan and Alizeh’s redemption; ours too.

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  1. A
    Anil jain
    Nov 2, 2016 at 6:21 pm
    Boring......bakwaas....just go for music...
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      debbie miranda
      Oct 30, 2016 at 7:46 am
      utter rubbish movie, no story line. waste of my money and time, though the songs were good.
      1. Y
        Your Uncle
        Oct 28, 2016 at 2:32 pm
        What the heck do you mean with all these words? May be someone should show you the middle finger for such bad writing.
        1. B
          Nov 1, 2016 at 11:39 am
          AHDM, ordinary same old love story with lust as backdrop. Two flop hero and herion ready to do any role as they are desperate in search of love, one is bahu with one chid and other is left rejected by her ex (many ex)lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;flop flop flop super flop
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            sachin kini
            Oct 31, 2016 at 7:19 pm
            KJ's worst movie ever(after Bombay valvet).. Couldn't watch beyond 45 mins.. I was just waiting for movie to start.. but there is no story.. at leat it didnt start for first 45 mins..
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