Karan Johar’s Dhadak, which stars Janhvi Kapoor and Ishaan Khatter finally hit the screens on Friday after much anticipation. The debut film of Sridevi’s daughter and Shahid Kapoor’s brother became a major talking point again on the issue of nepotism in Bollywood. Not to mention, fans were not impressed ever since the project was announced as it is the Hindi remake of National Award-winning Marathi film Sairat. Amid all such hullaballoo, both actors urged people to wait until the movie was released and then decide how it fared.
And as celebs showered praise on the two lead actors and director Shashank Khaitan a day before it was released for the audience, it seems not all were impressed after watching the film. Sample these.
#Dhadak by Shashank Khaitan is like Van Gough’s Starry night by Majnu Bhai.
— Niteesh Jangid (@niteeshnj) July 20, 2018
#Dhadak is worst copy of #Sairat!
Sairat is an emotional love story with
painful climax and #Dhadak is boring
with comedy climax. Poor Casting has harmed it badly. Both lead actors have performed badly. Director has
disappointed big time.
— Vraj Patel (@___vraj___) July 20, 2018
Watched #Dhadak – 2/5
Same to same copy of #Sairat Every scene is the same 👍🏻
If you are interested to watch Dhadak i will tell everyone to watch #Sairat on youtube instead of wasting your money on this 🤗#Dhadakmoviereview #Dhadakreview
— nawab sahab (@ak01738) July 20, 2018
It’s a bit shocking that the director hasn’t addressed the issue is casteism in #Dhadak even though it is an inter-caste love story.
— Divya Pal (@divyapal2013) July 20, 2018
A copycat movie like #Dhadak can escape comparison with Original #Sairat only if it can overtake or better the original coz you have the dish in front of you.. Only thing you need to do is garnish it properly & make it more tasty…
— Sachin 2.0 ™ (@sachinkabali) July 20, 2018
I want Sairat to release again in competition to Dhadak.
Let’s see who wins.
— Gaitonde Chikna (@Madan_Chikna) July 20, 2018
#Dhadak review: Race 3 isn’t the worst movie of the year
— Desi Tom Cruise (@desitomcruise) July 20, 2018
— Rahul Bhagurkar (@rahulbhagurkar) July 20, 2018
— Jetaime Kini (@nylon_610) July 20, 2018
#Dhadak is worst copy of an iconic film #Sairat. Jhanvi’s Rajasthani accent is so bad that it spoils movie, Ishan is good at acting but Jhanvi is bad choice.
PS : Jhanvi must take acting classes. #DhadakReview
— Babu (@BabuSahebBack) July 20, 2018
Remember one thing. It’s sin to touch some Masterpieces and #Sairat was one of ‘em. There’s no reality in the movie. The only thing you can see in the movie was introducing the late Sridevi’s daughter to the industry. And to do that, they’ve remaked the classic. #DhadakReview
— Srikanth Boosa (@Srikanth_Boosa) July 19, 2018
However, not everyone criticised the film on social media. Some also thought that Dhadak shouldn’t be compared with Sairat and audience must give their views only based on this film and story. Others loved the sweet chemistry between Kapoor and Khatter and couldn’t have enough of them.
Just came back after watching the movie I’ve been waiting for the longest time. The first half of the movie is not engaging enough although the second half is interesting! #IshaanKhatter is brilliant in the movie & #JahnviKapoor is great as well. A decent weekend watch #Dhadak
— Ishita Shahade (@ishahade) July 20, 2018
Ishan Khattar is absolutely Brilliant while Janhavi deliveres more than expected.
— AAVISHKAR (@aavishhkar) July 20, 2018
#Dhadakreview Amazing amazing amazing movie what a recreation #JhanviKapoor Just rocked the screen power pact acting skill #IshaanKhatter was also good quiet charming … a complete package joy n tears … Kjo did it again a master pieace….. ⭐⭐⭐⭐out of 5 ..A must watch ..
— Heer (@Aphrodite_o1) July 20, 2018
@imIshaanKhatter Just loved Dhadak the chemistry between you and Jahnvi on screen was excellent.Keep up that good work.
— Sneham Kar Chowdhury (@SnehamKar) July 20, 2018
— Rajeshwari Prasad (@RajeshwariGowd) July 20, 2018
— cottonandchilli (@cottonandchilli) July 20, 2018
And of course, memes started flooding Twitter.
— Attraversiamo !! (@i_upasana) July 20, 2018
— बुद्धूजीवी (@Buddhiijeevi) July 20, 2018
— N!$h@nt (@Nishant_Tiwarii) July 20, 2018
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