Bollywood Movie of The Month – In Conjunction With VUE
Director: Zoya Akhtar
Cast: Farhan Akhtar, Ranveer Singh, Priyanka Chopra, Anushka Sharma, Anil Kapoor, Shefali Shah
One of the most popular Delhi couple Kamal and Neelam Mehra are entering their 30th year of marriage.
This is an occasion that calls for a lavish celebration in their circles.
So they decide to invite close family and friends on a 10 day European cruise.
Once on board, their personal lives start to unfold.
Whilst Kamal is heading for bankruptcy Neelam is barely on talking terms with her husband.
Meanwhile their business savvy daughter Ayesha is sick of her marriage and wants a divorce.
Their son Kabir who is supposed to take over the family business and hopefully save the company by marrying the only daughter of the wealthy Sood family starts having second thoughts when it comes to commitment.
He falls in love with an entertainer on board the ship and realises he is not cut out for business after all.
So will this dysfunctional Punjabi family be able to survive the choppy waters of the wild seas? It’s for you to find out in this rather delectable Bollywood satire.
For it’s 90-day shooting schedule the cast and crew were based on a cruise ship that started its journey from Barcelona touring through Florence, Rome and Naples.
Multi-talented Priyanka Chopra plays the character of Ayesha Mehra who is the sister of Kabir Mehra (Ranveer Singh).
Priyanka’s role in the film revolves around her turbulent relationship with her husband, a role played by actor Rahul Bose who normally stars in off-beat films.
For her part Priyanka Chopra had to lose weight which she gained whilst shooting for Mary Kom.
So she went through a strict regime of purely a protein diet and aerobic exercise to achieve her target weight as requested by the director.
Priyanka will also be making a debut as a playback singer in this film. She will be singing a duet opposite Farhan Akhtar.
Meanwhile Ranveer Singh sports a casual look for his character of Kabir Mehra. He plays Anushka Sharma’s love interest in the film.
Anuskha performs her first item number in this Zoya Akhtar entertainer. The song titled ‘Swing’ will also include other members of lead stars.
Whilst the director has kept the shooting under tight security it was recently discovered that Aamir Khan will be doing a cameo role in the film. Fans will have to wait and see exactly what his role will be in relation to the portrayal of the dysfunctional Punjabi family.
On the whole Dil Dhadakne Do is a multi-starrer and a wholesome Bollywood entertainer consisting of some eccentric dialogues and ear pleasing music.
Predicted to be this year’s biggest Bollywood box office money spinner expect Dil Dhadakne Do to have a mass appeal with its Bollywood audience.