The Badshah of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan, and director Rohit Shetty have enjoyed back-to-back success with their respective projects. When the two powerhouses of the Bollywood industry joined hands five years ago to work together on “Dilwale,” they had no idea that the film would be a huge flop and later cause a rift between the two. Not only did the film fail to create magic, it didn’t even reach the Rs 150 crore mark at the box office. If rumors are to be believed, to save themselves from this embarrassment, the duo started blaming each other for the failure of Dilwale. And when that failed, they blamed each other for the marketing and advertising strategies. But even that would not have convinced us, because Dilwale was a big farce.
In fact, during the trailer launch of Dilwale, Varun Dhawan made a bizarre statement that drew the ire of film lovers. He compared the film to Christopher Nolan’s “Inception” and that very statement earned him trolls left and right.
The film is about the siblings of two estranged lovers who fall in love without knowing about their families’ violent pasts or that the older siblings ever dated. Raj and Meera, played by Shah Rukh and Kajol, from rival mafia families, fall in love despite their differences, but due to a deep misunderstanding, the two are separated. They get a second chance at romance when their brothers, played by Kriti Sanon and Varun Dhawan, fall in love. However, the misunderstandings of the past must first be cleared up.
WHERE WAS THE ACTING?
Acting? What is it? Initially, the film created a lot of buzz as it brought back the beloved couple Shah Rukh and Kajol after a hiatus of five years. Moreover, the film had an all-star cast with stars like Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon, who were hired just for some unfounded humorous interludes. Varun Dhawan played the character of Khan’s younger brother and spoke in an irritating tone whenever he opened his mouth. Johnny Lever was forced to play the role of a “South Indian” and his accent is something that would drive anyone from that or any other part of India crazy. On the other hand, Shah Rukh looked like he was trying to imitate himself and forgot how to cry properly.