Dhadak: Ishaan Khatter, Janhvi Kapoor, Ashutosh Rana
Storyline: When Madhukar (Ishaan) and Parthavi (Janhvi) fall head over heel in love with each other, they set out on a course to fight the societal norms and stereotypes to be with each other, no matter what.
Set in Udaipur, the story starts with young love blooming between a girl and a boy belonging to different societal backgrounds. Parthavi (Janhvi) is the daughter of a nearby lawmaker Ratan Singh (Ashutosh Rana), while Madhukar (Ishaan) is the child of a shop owner, who originates from lower economic class. Against societal standards, Madhu and Parthavi begin to look all starry eyed at, and when her family discovers, they do all that is required to tear them apart. The couple still figures out how to abscond and during all this, the movie revolves in different locations, such as Mumbai, Kolkata, Udaipur.
Strangely, for the current subject, the film looks excessively smooth in its pace and highlights the societal stereotyping that still exists in our society.
With regards to the performance, Ishaan’s personality has the energy of a newcomer, while his acting shows the cool certainty of a professionally-performing artist. Janhvi looks brilliant and lovely, and her honest performance gets the attention. But yes, all things considered, she comes over excessively crude in contrast with her co-star, particularly in emotional scenes that request an intense execution. It’s her first film, so she’s still raw at the edges, however it’s a decent beginning. Shridhar Watsar, who plays Inshaan’s vertically tested companion, is a giggle mob, and Ashutosh Rana as the threatening dad and political figure is impeccably great.
The music of the film is a distinct feature. Ajay-Atul pulls the correct strings for this one, two tracks from Sairat have been rendered again, one of which is the gigantic hit Zingaat.
While Parshya and Archi’s romantic tale in Sairat was made with extraordinary authenticity and profundity, Dhadak at some point fails to seek the same attention from the audience – But for a casual watch, it’s good to go.