Ae Dil Hai Mushkil Courtesy Lyrics Ted

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil Courtesy Lyrics Ted

The year’s most awaited film after Sultan is Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and with the current India/Pakistan border issues the film almost did not get released. Thankfully it, because some of us would have fainted over curiosity about the story.

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil is not an appropriate Diwali film because there is certainly no family drama or entertainment, it is a deadly love story which may or may not appeal to the audience at large. The film is about unrequited love, attraction, obsession, reality and heart break. Unrequited love for the one waiting and the one wanting. Attraction for the good looking. Obsession for the unrequited and attractive. Reality for what is happening now but not many are speaking up or even if they share nobody is much understanding. Heart break for those who have “fallen” in love.

The story is set between two friends Ayan Sanger (Ranbir Kapoor) and Alizeh Khan (Anushka Sharma) and their lovers DJ Ali (Fawad Khan) and poet Saba (Aishwarya Rai).

Karan Johar has given them great locations, clothes, make up, songs and screenplay. He keeps his signature tricks up with a blonde character- Lisa (Lisa Hayden) and good looking side boyfriend Dr Faisal (Imran Abbas), the foreign locations i.e. London, Paris and Vienna, the ambulance/hospital issue, wedding song and the sidewalk songs. The new Karan has brought in is pushing up the quotient on the “filmyness” which is integral to the plot, a little hint of addiction, and bolder love making scenes.

Ranbir is excellent, you are reminded of his role in the recent Tamasha. Anushka steals the show. Fawad is too hot, some might argue he did not have many lines, but hey, when an actor leaves you wanting more, it says a lot. Aishwarya Rai is so beautiful and delivers a superb performance. The Guest appearances by lucky mascots Alia Bhatt and Shah Rukh Khan do not go unnoticed. Music is excellent especially Channa Meraya.

Do not be surprised with bald jokes in the next Filmfare Awards.

If you love good stories and are a die hard romantic, you will find yourself in either character. This film is certainly an advanced version of the Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna days. Love and life have come a long long way.

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil is that – complicated, complexed, confusing.

 

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