After entertaining the fans with 'Total Dhamaal' earlier this year, Ajay Devgn finally released his second film of the year- 'De De Pyaar De'. The film which also stars Tabu and Rakul Preet Singh in the lead is a romantic comedy written by Luv Ranjan and directed by Akiv Alim, who made his debut with the project. Luv Ranjan has also produced the venture alongside Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar and Ankur Garg under their respective banners T-Series and Luv Films. So now that the film's finally here let's see what's it all about.
The film features Ajay Devgn as a 50-year-old rich separated father Ashish, who comes across a beautiful 26-year-old woman Ayesha, played by Rakul Preet. After days of casual flirting, the pair discovers themselves in love with each other. However, the massive age gap between the two makes them uncomfortable to think about family and the future.
Despite the remarkable age-gap, the pair chooses to stay together, however, problems start arising when they decide to take their relationship a step forward. Ashish finally plans to introduce Ayesha to his family, which includes his ex-wife Manju, played by Tabu, and children. But things go fiddly when Aisha comes to know Ashish has children of around her age, and the plot sees a massive twist.
Makers have taken a very brave and bold step constructing a film on such a complex yet a practical issue. The film which deals with the Daedalian of sentiments breaks several stereotypes relating to relationships and emotion. While we often moralize our feelings and instruct ourselves on how we should feel about certain things, the film celebrates how we do feel despite all adversities. It explores what's on the other side of the ice. The film not only deals with the equation of the lead character with his love-interest and ex-wife, who is still a very good friend but also with bonds he shares with his children and parents.
'De De Pyaar De' is a complete package of entertainment with witty dialogues and spectacular screenplay. While the first half of the film is all fun and romance, the second part digs down deep into human-sentiments. It has a perfect balance of humor and emotions. While Ashish's plight will make you laugh, his feelings will make you stop and think. Unlike many Bollywood ventures, songs of the film are placed in the appropriate places and the actors, each one of them, did a brilliant job.
Tabu's character in the film deserves a special shout-out. Luv Ranjan has definitely done great job crafting the character who grabs all the attention with her maturity, emotions, break-downs, and re-building. She is the strongest character in the film.
Cast: Ajay Devgn, Rakul Preet Singh, Tabu, Javed Jaffrey, Jimmy Shergill, Alok Nath, Hussain Dalal, and Angela Krislinzki.
What Works: The very concept of the film is amazing, the actors also did a good job.
What doesn't work: The 'Singham' tune playing in the background of the little action scene Ajay has. It's catchy but unnecessary. Doesn't really go with Ajay's character in the film.
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