• Shubhra Gupta
    Shubhra Gupta
    Indian Express


    High-society hi-jinks on the high seas. This, in short, is what ‘Dil Dhakakne Do’ comes off as primarily, even if there are multiple straining-for-depth strands in it. Of creeping middle-age and dwindling love. Of gender imbalance caused by dominant males, and the making of submissive women. Of lineage and privilege and position. Of life lessons from the wisest of them all, a dog named Pluto.

  • Rohit Vats
    Rohit Vats
    Hindustan Times


    There is hardly any takeaway from Dil Dhadakne Do and its characters are not likely to stay with you for long. Also, it would be hard for you and me to identify with the doubts and troubles of the morally ambiguous Mehra family. However, the film has a good starcast and that can dictate the game at the box office.

  • Hindi cinema history has seen one big film about “loving your parents”. Dil Dhadakne Do is about “hating your parents” and in the process compelling them to change their ways.

    Yawn! Dil Dhadakne Do is a snoozefest and a surefire cure for insomnia.

  • Sarita Tanwar
    Sarita Tanwar
    DNA India


    DDD would’ve been a lot of fun had it been shorter, crisper and less indulgent.

  • …a lot of patience and stifling of yawns on the viewer’s part. Zoya Akhtar tells her simple tale well, but weighs it down with too many relationships and too much of drama. So much so, that after a point, you’re no longer interested in the goings-on in front of you. Watch it for the ensemble cast. And of course, Ranveer-Anushka.

  • Sachin Chatte
    Sachin Chatte
    The Navhind Times


    Dil Dhadakne Do is about a bunch of people who think they are going places but actually they are going nowhere and they all have some serious problems to boot. Of all places, the resolution incidentally happens on cruise ship during a holiday in the Mediterranean. That’s Zoya Akhtar’s ultra long Dil Dhadakne Do, a film that has a decent beginning and a redeeming end with a whole lot of nothing to fill up the spaces in between.

  • Johnson Thomas
    Johnson Thomas
    The Free Press Journal


    An unedifying cross between a typical Karan Johar scenario set in an ‘Honeymoon Travels’ backdrop- only this time it’s not a bus but a cruise ship where all that relationship fracas between the members of a high-society family happens- with friends and onlookers butting in to add chaos to the confusion.

  • Tushar Joshi
    Tushar Joshi
    Bollywood Life


    …boasts of a stellar ensemble, now only if we could say the same about the writing! You might want to get off this ship half way.

  • …the film makes for a decent watch if you oversee the storyline that is as superficial as the high-profile Delhi-ites portrayed in the film. Pity given that Zoya has proved to be capable of much more. However, if you love the gloss of ‘ZNMD’ you sure are going to enjoy watching this one. No harm in watching it once…