Dilwale is an Indian romantic musical action comedy film directed by Rohit Shetty, and produced by Gauri Khan and Shetty under the banner of Red Chillies Entertainment and Rohit Shetty Productions respectively.Wikipedia
Doesn’t help either that the film clocks in at a butt-numbing 155 minutes. I got up to leave at three different points that I imagined were the climax, only to discover that there was still more to come. Never a good sign when you’re looking at your watch instead of the screen.
Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol film on the whole, is a plotless drag : the slaphappy antics you see on screen are a random jumble of light, camera, action, done in the broadest sense.
Sure, there is a sparkle here and a gleam there of what could have been -- and Kajol looks beguilingly beautiful, better here than ever -- but Dilwale is an absolute dud.We expect insignificant froth from the director, but this particular can of Rohit Shetty has been lying open too long. The contents are not merely un-fizzy but, unforgivably, flat.
Dilwale hugely banks upon Khan’s stardom and he tries his best to reciprocate. The rest of Dilwale has a very little heart.
The thing about Dilwale is that it over promises and under delivers. In a bid to chase the Bollywood success formula of a masala flick, which Rohit Shetty undisputedly has cracked over the years, this film tried to pack too many punches in one. As a result, none are strong enough.
Watch it for Kajol and, to a lesser extent, for SRK. The rest of the actors on this vehicle, barring Varun Sharma on an occasion or two, are mere passengers.
Rohit Shetty's films are big-ticket adventures; a genre unto themselves. Low on content — plot lines borrowed (in this case Hum and Kasme Vaade), incohesive screenplay and lowbrow dialogues (Sajid-Farhad) — the film leans heavily on Shah Rukh's mega-stardom, Varun's effervescence, breathtaking locales (Iceland and Bulgaria), orchestrated car chases and over-the-top situations, which have you chuckling.
The only purpose of “Dilwale” is to chant every known Bollywood mantra for a successful film and cash in on its celebrated lead actors. In that aim, the film is hugely successful.
Dilwale is flawed, but it's right for those who believe that love does conquer it all, actually.
Dilwale is immensely enjoyable despite an oh-my-god-this-is-so-predictable story. Keep your brains out of the picture, and you have an out-and-out entertainer. Dilwale fits perfectly in the mould of a guilty pleasure. Go indulge!
One can't help but think is Dilwale really worth the ticket and popcorn and fizz. The verdict: It isn't.
Dilwale is not an enjoyable ride all the way. The film has its moments and mainly it is the predictability and cliches that kill it. One of the best scenes between Kajol and Shah Rukh comes right at the end but its too late to save the film then.
DILWALE is akin to a mouthwatering meal that satiates the craving of those who relish masalathons, besides being an absolute treat for SRK-Kajol fans. An unadulterated crowd-pleaser, DILWALE delivers what you expect from a Rohit Shetty film: King-sized entertainment. Go for it!
Coming to Shahrukh, it’s another been-there-done-that. The magic has faded though Khan regains some of the romantic sparks towards the end with his intense lines and looks. Khan’s beard, take a bow. You have more oomph than Rohit Shetty’s fleet of imported cars.
Dilwale is the quintessential popcorn flick. It’s colorful, bright and entertaining. It smartly keeps its play on the SRK-Kajol chemistry (watch out for the brilliant ending). It has fantastic music. Decent laughs too. Definitely worth a dekho.
...this is good popcorn time-pass for SRK fans.
Audience Reviews for Dilwale
The Plot Is Bad..But Still It Gives Entertainment In Parts.Nothing More Than A One Time Watch Movie For Those Who Movies For Entertainment. Could Hv Been Lot Better With Better Writing & Direction.Varun Dhawan Acted Really Bad.SRK Is Avg But He Don't Come Out Of Comfort Zone But Still He Is Good To Watch Especially In 1st Half
One of the worst movies of 2015....
Simply terrible. SRK is destroying all memories of 90's kids. I hate him for doing this.
Cars fly. Zabardast action. Shetty Bhai enjoys. Viewers cry. Dilwale is what I'm talking about.
SRK-Kajol pair had been extremely successful in 90s and this time they embarrass the entire India.
What makes the movie disappointing?
You hit a truck with a good speed, truck flies. Meanwhile, you hit a lady with that speed she gets just a ligament fracture. Wow!
How to impress a girl? Repair her vehicle. Totally nonsensical idea.