A review on Bollywood Rom-Action feature length film, ‘Dilwale’ aka The Big Hearted (2015). The Production Houses are Rohit Shetty Productions and Red Chilies Entertainment who happens to be its Distributors also.
- Directed & Co-Produced by Rohit Shetty
- Cinematography by Dudley
- Written by Yunus Sajawal and Sajid-Farhad
- Edited by Bunty Nagi
- Produced by Gauri Khan
Dilwale is a second film of Rohit Shetty starring Shahrukh Khan, after the successful box collection of Chennai Express (2013). In Pakistan, Hum TV sponsored the film as well in some countries abroad. A huge marketing campaign was covered to promote the film, where lead super stars, Shahrukh and Kajol were invited to many lead interviews’ shows.
This film has grossed INR 408.15 crore (US$57 million) worldwide, becoming the second highest-grossing film starring Shah Rukh Khan after Chennai Express, also directed by Shetty. Dilwale is also the highest-grossing film starring Shah Rukh Khan in overseas markets. The song “Gerua” also performed well in the charts. While the film’s domestic box office performance in India was disappointing, it was an overseas success, the sixth-highest-grossing Indian film overseas.
+ Main Cast
- Shah Rukh Khan as Raj Randhir Bakshi / Kaali
- Varun Dhawan as Veer Randhir Bakshi
- Kajol as Meera Dev Malik
- Kriti Sanon as Ishita Dev Malik
- Boman Irani as King
- Johnny Lever as Mani Bhai
- Sanjay Mishra as Oscar Bhai
- Varun Sharma as Sidhu
+ Supportive Cast
- Chetna Pande as Jenny, Sidhu’s girlfriend
- Mukesh Tiwari as Shakti, Sidhu’s brother
- Pankaj Tripathi as Anwar
- Vinod Khanna as Randhir Bakshi
- Kabir Bedi as Dev Malik
- Nawab Shah as Raghav, Malik’s right-hand
Unknown to Veer, his elder brother, Raj has a secret identity who is forced to reveal once the past enemies’ clash with him again.
+ High Points
I – The superstars, Shahrukh & Kajol looked very beautiful, glamorous even at this age.
ii – Songs in the film are just okay at best.
iii – There are few really wonderful locations to watch where the shooting for songs and scenes had taken place.
+ Low Points
i – Let’s just say one needs to store his brain in locker before watching this film. Rohit Shetty must have said ‘Hey, I have lots of cash on my hands although no story with cheesy dialogues but I could show some really cool cars with beautiful scenarios and hire two one of the top-notch actors to promo the film where public would watch it anyway due to these two superstars in lead roles.
ii – The twist in the film which people claimed to be unpredictable, happens to be so predictable that one would expect from these kind of Bollywood films. Meera parks the car and walks with such a distance to Raj that it takes forever for her to reach him. I remember watching and saying to myself ‘Malir se aa rahi hai jo ithna waqt lag raha hai’ (‘Is she coming from Malir which is why she is taking that long’)?
iii – Whatever story / plot people claimed to have in this film, ended in the first ten minutes. After that, they have just dragged the film as far as they could.
iv – Two great actors Shahrukh & Kajol talent has been wasted in this story less film.
v – Some of the scenes are taken frame by frame from popular action films such as Mission Impossible 2 (2000).
vi – It was extremely hard for me to watch the film without a yawn or a serious face.
vii – The two new co-actors acting was just okay while their part of scenes was not interesting at all to watch.
viii – There is hardly any character development of the four lead actors in a film filled with unnecessary action scenes, especially the end.
ix – The role of Boman Irani is very useless.
Dilwale is fantastic film to watch after you have taken heavy load of drugs.
Rate: 0.50 out of 5 stars