Honestly, I am stumped after watching ‘Befikre’ which is the latest offering from the YRF campaign and directed by Aditya Chopra himself. Mind you he is the same Aditya Chopra who has to his credits films like Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), Mohabbatein (2000), & Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi. I guess in the good old days when one of the most noted producers of all times Yash Chopra was spearheading Yash Raj Films now popularly known as YRF, ‘love’ was mushy, ‘love’ was pious & ‘love’ was forever!
Not anymore as audience get ready to for this weekend’s new release ‘Befikre’ that is served as a no holds barred story of two people.
What Worked for Me:
Songs are very good especially the title track ‘Ude Dil Befikre‘. Another song ‘Labon ka Karobar’ sung by Papon with Accordion playing as a part of the musical instruments, this song takes you to another level in terms of mood.
Ranveer Sigh’s positive energy compels the audience to at least sit and finish the film. While Vaani Kapoor has done a great job too but girl you just picked up a wrong film!
Locations: The film from a traveler’s perspective was another eye-treat like the films Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Ye Jawaani Hai Dewani etc.
There are some scenes that reminds the audience of the Yashji’s idea of film making and ‘love’ concept as a whole.
What Didn’t Work for Me:
Story: Story is nothing but two youngsters indulging in carefree, irresponsible and largely promiscuous way of living life. I guess this movie is way ahead of time. India and Indian youth aren’t so casual about their lives just as yet! Though they are more open to adventure sports of most kinds but surely they wouldn’t enjoy this kind of adventure. The story of Befikre is predictable and lame.
Dialogues could have been much better but I guess lack of a good story impacted the dialogues as well.
Aahhh! Let’s not talk about it.
I will give this film 2.5/5 stars.
If you are a die-hard Ranveer Singh fan or a Vaani Kapoor fan or a traveler by heart then you can go and watch this movie. If you are hard-core Yash Chopra genre of films fan or a just a common Indian person already frustrated by lack of money in banks and the ATM queues then this movie is not for you. It will further irk you and lead you to question yourself “Why I am here?”, “I could have stood in the ATM line instead of wasting my white money & time here!”
However, if you are all ‘befikre‘ about the demonetization thing then well you might just want to go and watch ‘Befikre’ the film in a multiplex near you!
Poster courtesy: DNAIndia.com