Dhadak Movie Review

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  • Release Date  : 20/07/2018
  • Genre              : Drama, Romance
  • Cast                   : Ishaan Khatter, Janhvi Kapoor, Ashutosh Rana, Kharaj Mukherjee
  • Director          : Shashank Khaitan
  • Duration         : 2 hrs 18 mins
  • Language        : Hindi

Ever since Dhadak was announced, it was destined to be compared to Sairat. Directed by Shashank Khaitan who has movies like Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania and Badrinath Ki Dulhania under his cap, Dhadak has been inspired by the 2016 super-hit film by Nagraj Manjule and stars Ishaan Khatter and Janhvi Kapoor. Living up to both their legacies, the lead pair is so confident on the screen that you cannot help but wonder if this movie is truly their debut.

Set in Udaipur, the story begins with young love blossoming in the midst of politics and a dominant class system. Madhukar (Ishaan) and Parthavi (Janhvi) fall head over heels in love with each other, but the fact that they belong to different castes of society, becomes an obstacle in their romance. The lovers dare to go against societal norms and battle all odds for the sake of love.  The strength of Dhadak lies in its brimming freshness and innocence. The facet of love trying to survive the cruel world of politics and ruthless societal pressure, makes the movie engaging.

Ishaan has managed to establish himself as a fabulous performer. the eyeballs were on Janhvi Kapoor and she does not disappoint. The humor, the very Bollywood-like setup, the details with which the roles of the supporting characters are written, and the emotions deserves all the accolades that it has been showered with. Ajay-Atul music makes Dhadak an impressive. Dhadak attempts to highlight some unfortunate truths that till date exist in our society. For a worthy experience, just treat it as an individual film and it will be worth your buck.