Dhadak Movie Review: Director Shashank Khaitan who had given two hit films in his career Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania and Badrinath Ki Dulhania this time decided to make a remake of Marathi blockbuster film Sairat. He also got the big responsibility of launch star kids of Ishaan Khatter and Janhvi Kapoor. Now finally the film is released and let's see how Khaitan has given this film a new flavour.
Movie Name - Dhadak
Star Cast - Ishaan Khatter, Janhvi Kapoor, Ashutosh Rana, Aditya Kumar, Ankit Bisht, Shridhar Watsar
Director - Shashank Khaitan
Producer - Karan Johar
Music - Ajay-Atul
Genre - Romantic Tragedy
Critics Rating - 3 stars
Now whoever have already watched Nagarjuna Manjule's Sairat then knew the story of this film and who have watched it, then let me tell you this film deals with the social issue of honour killing. Madhukar Vaghla (Ishaan Khatter) is in love with Parthvi (Janhvi Kapoor) daughter of going to be MLA of Udaipur, Rajasthan, Ratan Singh (Ashutosh Rana). Their love story was going well till Parthvi's brother Roop (Aditya Kumar) doesn't catch them red-handed.
Just two days for elections, Roop leaves Madhukar free to not create any drama before the elections. Since Ratan Singh wins the elections his first mission is to kill Madhukar and his friends. While the police were planning to kill them Ratan Singh's daughter Parthvi comes and saves Madhukar by taking on gun-point. Then they both Parthvi and Madhukar run away from Udaipur to Nagpur. Then the story takes forward with the struggle of Madhukar and Parthvi for their new lives and how their past changes their lives.
Shashank Khaitan has the brilliant script of Sairat to make it a remake in Dhadak, well, he has given a new flavour and grandiosity to everything in the film. Shashank earlier had directed Dulhania series and both the films have faced a major loophole and that was its second half. Shashank Khaitan somehow failed to grab the attention of the audience in the second half but however, he managed to recover the same attention through the last twist and turn in the climax.
Well, overall he has done a good job because besides, the remake he also has the responsibility of launching star kids Ishaan Khatter and Janhvi Kapoor. He knew from the first frame where they were lack and where they are good so he used it through as the power of this film.
Ishaan Khatter is a pro in acting and maybe the reason is that this is now Ishaan's first film earlier he had worked Beyond The Clouds. Meanwhile, Ishaan Khatter is at the top of his skills and he will never make you believe that he is a newbie actor who is convincing you through his performance. Ishaan has given all the emotions and actions in a proper manner that is amazing.
Janhvi Kapoor is beauty, yes she will give you all the reasons why she was the most awaited star kid in Bollywood. Since the first, you will be remembered of this thing that she is a daughter of late actress Sridevi and if you don't then the starting of this film will give you a recall. Janhvi Kapoor played a totally opposite character of her life, one hand in real life she is not less than a princess but in this film, she played a struggling lover. Even in the tough situations, Janhvi will make you say wow because there were some scenes that you can't imagine this kind of performance with any debutant. Especially, the climax scene where she said everything with her emotions without saying a single dialogue. Janhvi Kapoor is going to be the next Alia Bhatt for Dharma Productions surely.
Ashutosh Rana played the powerful MLA and his eyes are enough to make you scared. Although in the first half, his role has much to say but in the second half, he is missing. Aditya Kumar who played the role of Parthvi's brother Roop has the big responsibility but he doesn't impress you much and the same goes to actor Shridhar Watsar who played Madhukar's friend. Shashank gave Shridhar a role to make people laugh but besides two or three scenes he was not funny. Although, another actor Ankit Bisht's performance is quite good.
Ajay-Atul the original music composer of Marathi film Sairat were chosen to give music in Dhadak also. They took two songs Yad Lagla and Zingaat to recreate them in Dhadak also. Both the songs Zingaat and Pehli Baar are beautiful songs. Whether the title song Dhadak Hai Na will stay with you for a long time. However, another song Vaara Re when it comes and goes you will not come to know about it. Meanwhile, maybe or on two songs were missing in the film.
Director Shashank Khaitan has taken Sairat in his own zone and make it a film to entertain the audience with a beautiful performance of leads and a social message in his own way. Watch Dhadak as a Bollywood film and don't compare it with Sairat because both the films have its own aura and zone.