‘De De Pyaar De’ Movie Review: A popcorn entertainer that gets too salty in places
Directed By: Akiv Ali
Produced By: Luv Ranjan, T-Series
Bollywood Bubble Rating: 2.5/5
To be honest, the trailer of ‘De De Pyaar De’ hadn’t impressed me much and the first half of the film only strengthened that belief. However, the film picked up pace in the second half and the last half an hour was a fine family drama that ticked all the right boxes.
Ayesha (Rakul Preet Singh) is a bartender and Ashish (Ajay Devgn) is a businessman. According to Ashish’s psychiatrist (Javed Jaaferi), the only reason their love story exists is because she wants his money and he wants her body. A song sequence later, they are madly in love and frankly, we couldn’t care less. Ashish decides to make Ayesha meet his family – a wife, a son and a daughter. Once they all come together, pandemonium ensues and out of nowhere, the film becomes absorbing.
As far as the performances are concerned, no one really has a tough job. Rakul manages to hold her own in front of stalwarts like Ajay and Tabu. Javed Jaaferi, in a special appearance, hits the ball out of the park and so does Jimmy Sheirgill (also in a special appearance).
The music of the film leaves a lot to be desired but thankfully, the background score isn’t as irritating as the background score of ‘Total Dhamaal’. The dialogues have been well written, and there are some delicious scenes in the second half where sarcasm flows like a river.
With a crisper (or funnier) first half, the film might have floated my boat a little more but I didn’t walk out of the theatre a frustrated man. Which is what happens to me after watching most Bollywood comedies.
You can watch it if you have nothing better to do this weekend.