Rating: 1/5 Stars (One star)
Star cast: Armaan Jain, Deeksha Seth
Director: Arif Ali
What’s Good: The basic concept of the film was firm and interesting.
What’s Bad: The scattered execution goes a step forward in dispersing an already scrambled plotline. The acting of its stars didn’t seem praiseworthy either and the mediocre music is shockingly bad.
Loo break: Far too many to number.
Watch or Not?: If you are bunking college and looking for a spot to simply chill, even then I wouldn’t recommend Lekar Hum Deewana Dil to you. It’s dismally bad. Director Arif Ali brings out a flavorsome concept and rips it apart. Adding superfluous scenes can only lengthen a film but doesn’t give it depth. Ali’s actors Armaan and Deeksha show no chemistry all through the film which is where this romantic comedy sags. The film is such sheer waste of time and qualifies pretty much as unwatchable!
Dinesh Nigam (Armaan Jain) and Deeksha Seth (Karishma Shetty) have been the best of buddies in college. Somewhere amidst being friends, the two fall in love. Unfortunately Karishma belongs to a stringent and conservative family which doesn’t match her modern upbringing. Dinesh has to save the love of his life and hence the two elope.
While initially it all goes well for the two, misfortune strike them when they realize that they have ventured into a serious relationship too soon. With the families discovering them and their problems getting the better of them, will love emerge victorious in this grim case?
Lekar Hum Deewana Dil Review: Script Analysis
Thankfully, the film did have a script in place. But sadly it was too borrowed to even remotely qualify as original. Arif Ali doesn’t go too far but laces his film with brother Imtiaz Ali’s movies. I found dashes of Socha Na Tha to Love Aaj Kal to Jab We Met and even Highway. Probably in its tryst to copy from a plethora of sources, the script in place lost its genuine honesty and earnestness.
After a typical Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na beginning where two best friends are unsure whether they are the perfect match for each other, the film takes to the Highway with the boy and the girl eloping from home. I did like the premise of the film honestly, but since the script is so flawed in itself, the movie doesn’t achieve much. Two young people fall in love too soon and embark on serious relationship out of the blue is something that could have been relatable but since the treatment of the story is done so unwittingly, the movie droops through its run time.
The genuine moments are far too few and the technical mistakes are too many. In one scene, Karishma tells Dino how great it would be if they were 21 and they could legally be with the people they want and in the next scene we see them getting married! A fault of this magnitude doesn’t count as flimsy but more on the careless side.
The interpersonal relationships are seriously warped too in the film. A father punching down his son like he is some criminal is weird, a boyfriend/husband almost punching his wife/girlfriend is another weird spot in the film. Faced with a very odd kind of violence here, the film shocks you at places it shouldn’t have. Barring probably a scene or two where the tender chemistry comes out, the film is pretty much a tirade.
Lekar Hum Deewana Dil Review: Star Performances
Armaan Jain is pretty bad as an actor. Or lets just say he can’t act. I usually am not this harsh on debutants but Armaan Jain was expected to be better given his legacy and he fails it completely!
Deeksha is rather good. Not as a standalone but probably it is the relative factor that works here.
The rest of the cast put up a forgettable show and were easy to miss. And when you miss an actor like Kumud Mishra in a film, you must know that the actor is wasted on a plot that doesn’t do any justice to him.
Lekar Hum Deewana Dil Review: Direction, Editing and Screenplay
Arif Ali needs to undergo a lot of polishing before he understands the essence of his own stories. He probably did not understand his script too well and did not know what to do with a perfectly relishable concept. There is zero detailing in the film, which is another disappointing bit about it. Be it the romantic track or the troubled relationship with parents, the film doesn’t feel the need to elucidate it at all. The editing isn’t remarkable and the screenplay is quite the villain here. What was most heartbreaking here was A.R Rahman’s music which is bad and forgettable.
Lekar Hum Deewana Dil Review: The Last Word
Lekar Hum Deewana Dil is a bad film which is quite a blemish on romantic comedies. Neither romantic nor funny from any angle, Lekar Hum Deewana Dil is an awfully boring film. I am going with 1/5.
Lekar Hum Deewana Dil Trailer
Lekar Hum Deewana Dil releases on 4th July, 2014.
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