Dilwale – Review and Box Office Collections
The chemistry of Shahrukh Khan and Kajol is going to make a comeback with the much awaited movie called “Dilwale”. The film, which released on 18th December, 2015, is another masala film by action specialist Rohit Shetty, who has already a great history with Shahrukh because of the super duper hit “Chennai Express”. The star cast includes the hottest pair of the industry Shahrukh and Kajol, back after “My Name is Khan”, along with the fresh, young actors, Varun Dhawan, Kriti Sanon and Varun Sharma. The movie is expected to go a long way, in particular because of the sizzling lead chemistry, along with the fact that it shares the name with their historical hit “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jaayenge”.
“Dilwale”, as the name suggests, is a love story but this is a violent one, as it covers two eras, 15 years apart. The present has Raj (Shahrukh Khan) playing a car modifier in Goa, with a cute and flirtatious younger brother, Veer (Varun Dhawan). The elder brother helps the younger one pursue his love interest Ishita (Kriti Sanon), without showing any shadows of his past, which is shrouded in mystery. An incident makes him return to his violent past, when his brother is beaten up by the goons of the local don King (Boman Irani) and Raj is forced to avenge the same. The story-line them goes 15 years back, when it is seen that Raj was once Kali, the son of a don and a violent young man, who fell in love with Meera (Kajol), who now runs a restaurant in Goa, but they were destined to be parted. As Veer comes to know about the lost love of his brother, he vows to reunite the two lovers and this is where he takes help of Ishita and his friend, Varun Sharma. From here on, “Dilwale” comes with all the elements of a typical Rohit Shetty flick, the prolific action, the flying cars and extra dose of punches.
“Dilwale” is an all in all Shahrukh Khan movie, though Kajol is also one of the biggest attractions. Shahrukh Khan looks charismatic as always; whether it is about his great body, his dialogues or expressions, he excels at all fronts. Kajol looks ravishing and the temperature goes up in the scenes the two of them come together. The other actors are however, not left with much to do in the movie. Though the audience will be expecting it to have a touch of the nineties classic, it comes nowhere close to DDLJ. It looks more like a take on the Hollywood action flick “Fast and Furious”, but Shetty is good at action and punches! The fact remains that like all the Rohit Shetty movies that have come and conquered before, this one too might just do the trick without a solid story-line.
Box Office Collections
“Dilwale” is a movie with lot of expectations, even if it is sharing the release with another biggie, “Bajirao Mastani”. As expected, the movie has got a bumper opening, grossing a record breaking figure of over Rs 24 crore on the domestic box office till the last report. The movie is likely to break more records in future and become one of the biggest hits of the year.