Ajay Devgn, Tabu and Rakul Preet Singh starrer De De Pyaar De has finally hit theaters. The romantic comedy has been helmed by Akiv Ali, who is primarily known for editing big-budget movies like Kites. De De Pyaar De also features Alok Nath in a pivotal role. This is the first time the actor would be seen on the big screen post the #MeToo controversy wherein he was accused of sexual harassment by television writer and director Vinta Nanda.
Speaking about Nath’s involvement in the movie, film star Ajay Devgn said in a statement, “This film was supposed to be an October 2018 release. The shoot of the film got over by last September. The portions with Mr Alok Nath were canned by August in Manali. The said portions were shot over 40 days across various sets and an outdoor location with a combination of over 10 actors. By the time the allegations came out (in October 2018) the actors in the film including me had already started work on other films. It would be near impossible to get all the dates and combinations of several actors in the film and attempt a re-shoot with some other actor replacing Mr Nath. It would also have been a huge monetary loss for the producers. Everyone is aware that filmmaking is a collaborative process. The decision to replace Mr Alok Nath could never have been mine alone.”
De De Pyaar De will see Tabu and Ajay reunite after having worked together in multiple movies like Vijaypath, Thakshak and Drishyam. In the film, Tabu plays Ajay’s former wife, who is seen at loggerheads with his character’s much younger girlfriend (Rakul Preet).
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De De Pyaar De: Our verdict
The Indian Express film critic Shubhra Gupta wrote, "In the second half, the film De De Pyaar De shifts into a sludgy half where tired stereotypes move in, and the filmmakers find scenes in which to insert old conservatism."
'De De Pyaar De is superb'
Sonu Sood wrote on his twitter account,"#DeDePyaarDe is superb. Congrats @ajaydevgn bhai. My buddy Tabu @Rakulpreet and the entire team. @LuvFilms @TSeries #LuvRanjan."
'A super fun film'
Singer Amaal Mallik tweeted, "Go watch @DeDePyaarDe. A super fun film with a heart. #TuMilaToHaina #ChaleAana jaake ab aap theatres mein sun sakte ho ❤🎵@kunaalvermaa77 @ArmaanMalik22 @raiisonai @AkivAli @gargankur @LuvFilms @luv_ranjan @itsBhushanKumar @TSeries @vinodbhanu @shivamchanana @VivinSachdeva."
Abhishek Bachchan asks all to watch the film
Abhishek Bachchan tweeted, "All the very best to my big brother @ajaydevgn and the entire team of #DeDePyaarDe for their release today. Go watch guys. #Tabu #Rakulpreet #AkivAli."
'De De Pyaar De is filled with many laugh out loud moments'
@Freaky_rj tweeted, "#OneWordReview #DeDePyaarDe smart 4/5🌟🌟🌟🌟 Ajay Devgn’s return to the romantic comedy genre after 8 years has turned out to be an entertaining affair. The second half has some funny as well as powerful moments. Overall, De De Pyaar De is filled with many laugh out loud moments."
'Rakul Preet is not only beautiful but extremely skilful'
"@Rakulpreet is here to stay long... #DeDePyarDe is just her start. She is not only beautiful but extremely skilful at the scale of acting as well. Next female superstar if all goes well. 👍," tweeted @teamrb_.
'Full on Entertainment, Comedy, Love and Romance'
#DeDePyaarDe BLOCKBUSTER ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ It is hilarious till now! @ajaydevgn as Ashish is brilliant. as Ayesha brings energy on screen. She is so glamorous!! is good as always. Dialogues are super funny. FULL on Entertainment Comedy Love Romance. And brilliant story work and song," tweeted H R Rabari.
'De De Pyaar De will entertain you from the start to end'
Journalist Aditi Raval wrote on her Twitter account, "Ek hota hai Hit , Phir hota hai Super Hit and Phir aata hai “Confirm Hit” :) #DeDePyaarDe gonna win you heart with the best writing , superb performance of #Tabu @ajaydevgn @Rakulpreet and some songs 🤘🏻👌🏼🥰😍 Go and Watch 😬😍." She also added, "Apart from some unwanted drama - and songs - #DeDePyaarDe will entertain you from starting to end:)"
'This romcom is a riot with Ajay Devgn and Tabu in full form'
Journalist Subhash K Jha tweeted, "#DeDePyaarDe ..this summer the coolest one..smart ,sassy and supremely sexy this romcom is a riot with @ajaydevgn and Tabu in full form.'4 and a half stars. #luvranjan."
De De Pyaar De: Our verdict
Indian Express critic Shubhra Gupta gave the film 2.5 stars and wrote in her review, "You wish the film had been braver in its intention of creating a really cracking rom-com, instead of playing its clichés for a laugh."
'Ajay Devgn shows his versatility'
Journalist Joginder Tuteja tweeted, "#DeDePyaarDe has @ajaydevgn in SUPERB form again. He shows his versatility again as a mature man with a loving heart. As for @Rakulpreet, she is jaan of the film. You don’t want her to go away from screen, she is so good. Tabu shows her vulnerable side after ages and is balanced."
'Tabu owns every frame'
Navjot Gulati tweeted, "#DeDePyaarDe is @ajaydevgn in peak form. And Tabu is 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍. She owns every frame. Rakulpreet is a treat. Another one out of the park by Team @LuvFilms. Best of luck to @gargankur @luv_ranjan (who will see this tweet in 2020) A debut of a lifetime by @AkivAli. Go Watch!!
'A beautifully directed entertaining film'
Actor Manjot wrote on his Twitter account, "#DeDePyarDe is such an entertaining film beautifully directed by @AkivAli It was so fun and refreshing to watch this kind madness. Congrats to the entire team @LuvFilms @luv_ranjan @itsBhushanKumar @ajaydevgn aap sab bhi jaake dekho and pyaar do!
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'De De Pyaar De is hilarious'
Film trade analyst Sumit Kadel tweeted, "#DeDePyaarDe is HILARIOUS , EMOTIONAL & MATURE FILM. Superbly written, Fantastic dialogues but above all BRILLIANT performances by @ajaydevgn ,Tabu & @rakulpreet . Director akvi ali as a Director has done a phenomenal job. Must watch film. SUPER DUPER HIT Rating- (4.5)"
De De Pyaar De quick review
Luv Ranjan production De De Pyaar De, directed by debutante Akiv Ali, is shamelessly replete with problematic and dated punch lines, which, according to Ranjan and Ali, are funny.
'De De Pyaar De entertains big time'
Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh posted on Twitter, "Entertains big time... Smart writing, plenty of laugh aloud moments, strong emotions, top notch acts [Ajay, Tabu, Rakul Preet]... Director Akiv Ali gives a refreshing twist to relationships. Watch it! #DDPD #DDPDReview"
'De De Pyaar De is fabulous fun'
Milap Zaveri tweeted, "#DeDePyaarDe is FABULOUS FUN! Humour, emotions, romance EVERYTHING is SUPERB! @Rakulpreet is MINDBLOWING! She will be the darling of the audience! @ajaydevgn sir is WOW! Tabu is BRILLIANT! Congrats @itsBhushanKumar @luv_ranjan @gargankur @AkivAli @TSeries SUPER HIT!"
'De De Pyaar De is such a fun watch'
"#DeDePyaarDe is such a fun watch. Congrats @ajaydevgn sir, Tabu maam @Rakulpreet and the entire team. #LuvRanjan sir @LuvFilms @TSeries," Ayushmann Khurrana said via Twitter.
'De De Pyaar De is so good'
Mukesh Chhabra wrote on Twitter, "#DeDePyaarDe is so good😊,Funny, smart writing,great performances,full entertainment, @Rakulpreet ji Kya baaat kya baat and @ajaydevgn ,Tabu ji @LuvFilms @itsBhushanKumar congratulations 🎉 in advance"
'De De Pyaar De is a fabulous entertainer'
Sonnalli Seygall shared on Twitter, "Fabulous entertainer! #DeDePyaarDe !! Go watch it guys 👯♀️ You have a winner once again @luv_ranjan @gargankur @LuvFilms @TSeries and congratulations @AkivAli u have hit a sixer with Ur debut! Super fun, emotional .. with some fab performances @ajaydevgn #Tabu 😍 @Rakulpreet"
'De De Pyaar De is such a wonderful experience'
Kiku Sharda tweeted, "#DeDePyaarDe is such a wonderful experience, fabulous writing n directed by dear brother from another mother @AkivAli ,,,, top notch performances @ajaydevgn #Tabu @jimmysheirgill @JavedJaffrey n what a delight @Rakulpreet is. This ones a winner. Congrats."
'De De Pyaar De is a mainstream entertainer that ticks all the right boxes'
Hansal Mehta posted on Twitter, "#DeDePyaarDe is more than a fun ride. Smart writing, some very mature moments, generous doses of comedy, very good performances by @ajaydevgn and @Rakulpreet and a stand out act by Tabu. This is a mainstream entertainer that ticks all the right boxes and creates a few new boxes."