• 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.

  • Shubhra Gupta
    Shubhra Gupta
    Indian Express


    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.

  • Raja Sen
    Raja Sen


    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.

  • Rohit Vats
    Rohit Vats
    Hindustan Times


    Dilwale hugely banks upon Khan’s stardom and he tries his best to reciprocate. The rest of Dilwale has a very little heart.

  • Sushmita Murthy
    Sushmita Murthy
    Deccan Chronicle


    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.

  • Meena Iyer
    Meena Iyer
    Times Of India


    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.

  • Sarita Tanwar
    Sarita Tanwar
    DNA India


    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!

  • Suhani Singh
    Suhani Singh
    India Today


    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.

  • Taran Adarsh
    Taran Adarsh
    Bollywood Hungama


    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!

  • Angel Rani
    Angel Rani
    Deccan Herald


    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.

  • Rachit Gupta
    Rachit Gupta


    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.

  • Suprateek Chatterjee
    Suprateek Chatterjee


    This Movie Sucks, And We’re All To Blame For Its Existence

  • Even if you are not a Rohit Shetty fan, watch this for the chemistry between SRK and Kajol which refuses to simmer down even after all these years.

  • Subhash K Jha
    Subhash K Jha


    Dilwale is one of those terrible mistakes that superstars like Shah Rukh and Rohit Shetty make in the mistaken belief that they can get away with anything in the name of entertainment.

  • It’s a good thing Rohit hands us a disclaimer about his style of moviemaking, allowing the non-fans to step away, but for the others, it would be crucial to carry along earplugs because you just can’t do…

  • There is not much in the writing of Dilwale that could help these two recreate the sparks that flew between them in their earlier films, but they do radiate warmth for each other, a warmth that wafts off the screen and floats about the air in a sigh-inducing fashion. Each time Shah Rukh and Kajol are together in a frame, you can almost forgive Dilwale for everything else that it ought to have been but is not.

  • Komal Nahta
    Komal Nahta
    Komal Nahta's Blog


    Dilwale is a masala entertainer from the start till the end. It will do good business at the box-office, mainly on the strength of the support of the youth and the masses. Distributors, many of who have acquired the film at unbelievably high prices, will scrape through. As for the producers, this one is a lottery – sorry, windfall! Yes, the producers may make a net profit of Rs. 80-100 crore in this film!!

  • The only thing good about the film are the refurbished car-chairs that are strewn around Raj’s garage. So, you could check that out if you are really keen. But, as long as you trust my word, I would say skip Dilwale, and go for Bajirao Mastani, instead.

  • Shishir Gautam
    Shishir Gautam


    In essence hence Diwale is basically about a group of people doing what they have been doing for years. You might enjoy it if you find hilarity in the familiar.

  • Let’s start by saying that don’t have any preconceived notion about ‘Dilwale’ before you plan to book your tickets. It’s not just a romantic saga where two people meet and fall in love, there’s certainly more to it.

  • Pooja Pande
    Pooja Pande


    This movie has everything a commercial entertainer must have, and then some more. Having said that, the film manages to give a lot of clichés a miss, which is quite a pleasant surprise. We recommend: do not miss this one!

  • IndiaGlitz
    India Glitz


    …is just another masala entertainer, which only expects you to enjoy and not think much. Giving it a shot wouldn’t harm anyone.

  • Tushar Joshi
    Tushar Joshi
    Bollywood Life


    Rohit Shetty has tried something different with Dilwale and that’s an effort worth complimenting. Watch Dilwale for Shah Rukh-Kajol’s mesmerising chemistry and that last dialogue in the film that will make you go down the memory lane and realise why they are a jodi made in heaven!

  • Uday Bhatia
    Uday Bhatia


    A lazy, cynical attempt to cash in on Shah Rukh-Kajol nostalgia…

  • Rohit Shetty has made far more entertaining films in the past. But they did not have Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol. This pair is something special. Watch the film for them!

  • …the movie was everything I expected from it – yawn and cringe inducing. But hey, that’s how little it takes to go from “Switch channels if it’s on cable” to “Watch if you have nothing better to do”.

  • Kunal Guha
    Kunal Guha
    Mumbai Mirror


    SRK’s money dialogue, “Aaj ke baad apna chehra mat dikhana, jaan le longa,” seems like a threat for audiences willing to attempt a second watch.

  • Zehra Abbas
    Zehra Abbas
    Fully Hyderabad


    The title’s referencing to DDLJ has created certain expectations, so firstly recalibrate those. Secondly, remember that this is a brownie, not a gateaux. As a matter of fact, when you see Khan and Kajol lip-syncing to “Gerua” on top of an old plane in the middle of nowhere, you’ll wonder if it’s a hash brownie – watch the film only for the undeniable magic of the leads.

  • Namrata Joshi
    Namrata Joshi
    The Hindu


    The deliberate attempt to repackage and sell the Kajol-SRK romance of yore backfires, seeming like a pale shadow of the magic there once was. The two seem like caricatures of Raj-Simran. Much water has flown under the bridge and all that. Yes, nostalgia can, at times, suck. So Gerua can’t be a patch on Sooraj hua maddham. And Shetty can’t a Chopra-Johar be.

  • Watch this only if you have a thing for watching Kajol and Khan on the silver screen.

  • Dilwale is what you call a paisa vasool family entertainer that you can sit back and enjoy with your caramel and cheese popcorn and cola. The film may also have repeat value among youngsters, who probably will not view the opulent historical Bajirao Mastani more than once (maybe some will).

  • Rakesh Jha
    Rakesh Jha


    The film is replete with enforced comic moments that may tickle your funny bone at times but mostly makes it a struggle to watch.

  • Dilwale is great one time watch! A paisa vasool entertainer that witnessed whistles in the theater throughout! Viewers were seen clapping when the movie ended which shows that Dilwale may not be an iconic classic like Bajirao Mastani but SRK and cast will entertain you, especially if you are a Shahrukh Khan fan!

  • This Shah Rukh-Kajol starrer is an absolute entertainer…

  • If entertainment is why you go to the theatres, then Dilwale will not disappoint you. The ending, however, is likely to receive applause only from the die-hard SRK fans. In all, it is a great family film with a comical spin on the timeless, Romeo-Julietesque love stories. Watch Dilwale, you won’t regret!

  • Dilwale never lives up to the hype it had created around itself. For most part, it is an all-noise vanity project for stars who genuinely want to show us a good time but are held back by an impotent script helmed by a man whose competency lies is another genre.

  • The Khan-Kajol pairing proves that the stars still have what it takes to set the screen alight, and they are more combustible together than Dhawan and Sanon, but their romance is tired and trite. The movie works best when it stays within the Golmaal zone, and Farhad-Sajid’s WhatsApp-level humour keeps the eyelids from meeting ever so often.

  • The film is thus made a one-time watch simply to revisit SRK-Kajol, experience breathtaking locations spiced up with VFX and watch an even more colorful (thanks to budgets) world than normal of Shetty’s cars and his version of Goa.