Ae Dil Hai Mushkil teaser gives us the Ranbir Kapoor we had almost forgotten. He is the Ranbir Kapoor of Rockstar and Jawani Deewani, he is the Ranbir Kapoor before Besharam. He is so intense that even though there are actors such as Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Anushka Sharma sharing the frame with him in this Karan Johar film, you search for him. And having found him, realise that all is well with the film.
He, sorry for sounding cliched, is back. Ae Dil Hai Mushkil is hard to define, it looks like a love triangle and yet it is an ode to the power of unrequited love. Set to some powerful lyrics, the less than a minute teaser doesn’t give away much, Karan Johar has been guarding the secrets of this film with his life, and the teaser makes you very, very curious. Just feel the bite of the lyrics: “Tu safar mera hai tu hi meri manzil tere bina guzara ae dil hai mushkil, Tu mera khuda tu hi dua mein shaamil, tere bina guzara ae dil hai mushkil… Mujhe aazmaati hai teri kami, meri har kami ko hai tu laazmi.”
Karan, who returns to direction after almost four years, is bending more towards a powerful romantic drama than family films that he is so famed for. Maybe, when the Ae Dil Hai Mushkil trailer lands, we will learn more. As of now, we are happy with so much Ranbir and so little Fawad Khan (a glimpse, that is all we got). The two powerhouse actresses, Anushka and Aishwarya, we want to know more about them too. And who exactly is Ranbir talking of when he calls unrequited love a feeling all his own and make it sound empowering too!
And then, the music which has always been Karan’s USP. For Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, the title track has been composed by Pritam while Arijit Singh has rendered it in his sonorous voice. Soulful and captivating, the song is likely to become a must-have on your playlist. Earlier, Shah Rukh Khan had also praised Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’s music, which had brought tears to Karan Johar’s eyes. SRK had said, “I have heard three songs and they are amazing. I have heard the title track, it is one of the most nicest ballet… it is fantastic.”
Earlier this year, Karan Johar described Ranbir Kapoor’s character in the film as lonely during a Twitter chat with his fans. Karan Johar also revealed the role of Anushka Sharma in the film earlier this month. She will be called Alizeh Khan in the movie. Pakistani actor Fawad Khan, who made his debut with the 2014 film Khoobsurat, plays a DJ in the film and says he will be seen in a completely new avatar. Queen actress Lisa Haydon also has a cameo in the movie. The movie has been shot in London, Paris, Vienna and Austria.
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, which also stars Imran Abbas and Deepti Naval, is all set to hit the theatres this Diwali on October 28 when it will clash with Ajay Devgn’s Shivaay. While Karan has been mum about the clash, Ajay had said earlier, “The clash doesn’t matter, it really doesn’t matter. Though, a solo release is always a solo release. I am more concerned about what I am doing. I am not concerned about what others are doing.”