• Bubbly
    41 reviews
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    Movies about elopement and getting married is nothing new. They made for a good watch in the 80s and even 90s. And they were big hits too with the leads becoming major heroes and heroines. But today, they seem unbelievable. With values becoming expandable, elopement seems like news from Mars. Well, Lekar Hum Deewana Dil revolves around elopement.

    Dinesh 'Dino' Nigam (Armaan Jain) and Karishma Shetty (Deeksha Seth) are college buddies. Their friends make them realise 'they were made for each other.' When Karishma's parents insist on arranged marriage, the duo decides to elope! And the puppy love leads to pagalpan. There is no end to idiotic happenings. So much so, at the fag end of the movie you would happily want to SPANK the hero and heroine. You may shriek also. But save your breath. The movie is over and you are still alive. Thank God and go home. Have a good night's sleep and forget the movie like a bad dream.

    POOR: The movie is bad in every single department: acting, story, direction, music, cinematography... So much so, the word 'bad' seems good in comparison. I ended up saluting Michael Jackson's song Bad. I was wondering what could be the reason for making this movie. We already have a perennial dud Abhishek Bachchan. So, now we can start a line-up of dud dud duds...

    The only thing successful about this movie is the title. And Nasir Hussain must be turning in his grave seeing how his super hit song has become a title of a banal movie. Yaadon Ki Baraat (1973) after 41 years is still watchable with foot-tapping music. But LHDD hasn't lasted even for 41 hours with miserable collections on day 1. RD Burman beats AR Rahman by miles in music. Deeksha Seth is the saving grace in this bland affair.

    Media was tom-toming about 'Raj Kapoor's grandson's debut!' Armaan is the son of Reema (fourth child of Raj K). He is a 'has-been' already. He must take a crash course in acting but even that won't revive his non-starting career. Could he be as well-known as Karishma, Kareena and Ranbir! Only time will tell. No one can write a review of this movie except its director. And no critic can rate this movie with a star rating except a sabziwala.

    About the movie: Forget it like a bad dream. Amen.

    May 21, 15
  • Bindu Cherungath
    Bindu Cherungath
    126 reviews
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    Lekar Hum Deewana Dil, a film by Arif Ali (Imtiaaz Ali’s brother), turns out to be a juvenile movie. Movies viz. Bobby, Love Story, Betaab, Kayamat se Kayamat Taq, Saathiyan and many more in the yesteryears had the concept of elopement and getting married but were so sensibly handled that these movies turned out to be the blockbusters. Lekar Hum Deewana Dil fails to touch your heart with childish scenes. It has no elements of Romance. Rather, for major parts of the movie, the protagonists are shown to be fighting in a silly manner. Probably the director’s attempt was to show that in love also, one has to be logical and practical. Arif also wanted to discuss whether the love can survive the challenges and the hard-core reality of life. Definitely, the movie could have been another great romantic movie, but somewhere the script, actors, performances …everything falls apart. I just wish, the movie was given a different and treatment so as to make this movie a good one to watch. The movie begins with Rahman’s Khaleefa song as part of wedding celebration of “K” aka Karishma Sethi (debutant Deekhsa Seth). Dino aka Dinesh Nigam (Armaan Jain, another debutant and the latest entry from Kapoor clan) is there in the wedding house to elope with Karishma. Dino helps Karishma to elope with him and he is happy that he could save his good friend from an arranged marriage and Karishma is happy to get the support of Dino to escape from parental pressure of marriage. Both of them figure out, while they are drunk, that they are very good friends and so only perfect for each other. They feel that their match is decided in heaven and they decide to tie knot with each other. Dino and Karishma assumed that they would be able to retain their happiness forever and their lives would be rollercoaster for them, but they were far away from the reality.They had to run from one location to another, Mumbai to Goa to Nagpur to Raipur to save themselves from being caught. Ultimately they land up amongst Maoists in Dantwada. Blame-game begins between the two, when the harsh realities hit them.

    What happens thereafter? Do their families accept them back? Do they realize that they are happy together? How do the events unfold? Everything is very much predictable. The dialogues are very very mediocre. There is no warmth in the dialogues. Forced acronyms viz. atah.com (Apni Taqdeer Apne Haath), DMC (Dekho Magar Chuo Mat), Blunder.com (for some unexpected bad situations), AP (Aagyakari Putra) are used which does not seem to be funny at all. Let us not judge Armaan and Deeksha and write them off. Armaan takes efforts to be cool and Deeksha tries to look spontaneous / chirpy. But the plot, dialogues, music, dance moves…nothing has worked in their favour. An item song (rather a cabaret number) in Maoist camp seems so unreal and leaves you disgruntled.
    Lekar Hum Deewana Dil is a disappointing story of ‘Glorified Elopement’ followed by separation and reconciliation. It won’t touch your heart

    July 08, 14