Movie Review: Dil Dhadakne Do (Indian Movie)

Starring: Anil Kapoor, Shefali Shah, Farhan Akhtar, Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh, Anushka Sharma, Rahul Bose etc.

Director: Zoya Akhtar

Zoya Akhtar has done it again. She approaches fresh topics and presents them in a quirky and youthful way. I loved Dil Dhadakne Do in a way that I haven’t loved any movie in the last few months. DDD is a movie that’s more like a mirror into our current society, and the way we keep up facades in front of each other.

Dil Dhadakne Do’s literal English meaning is “Let The Heart Beat”.


The movie’s about a dysfunctional Punjabi family which goes on a cruising holiday. And when we say dysfunctional, we mean it.

There’s the fickly patriarch of the family, his trophy wife, there’s also a domineering husband (Rahul Bose has done a wonderful job in this character). And there are youth who don’t believe in the family system any more.

The movie has done a wonderful job in showing how people with insecurities inside put up an abrasive facade. It shows our inability to communicate with our fellow human beings, even with our loved ones. Our inability to communicate is leading to estrangements which are in turn heartbreaking.

The film does all this without sounding preachy. The dialogues are also well written. The songs in the OST are peppy and the tunes are catchy. I especially love the title track ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’ and the other song ‘Gallan Goodiyan’.

I don’t know whether it is available with English subtitles online because it has released in India only today. So, I’ll do my best in checking up if it’s available online.

All in all, this is a movie you can watch to remind yourself that you should live your life the way you want to.


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