#LekarHumDeewanaDil(Hindi) Rating: * If this is love then we are well-off without it. The experience is too painful and without much gain. Even #ARRahman’s music is the pits. As for #Armaan Jain and #Deeksha, debutants both, they look thoroughly confused by all that unnecessary drama over LOVE. #ImtiazAli’s brother #ArifAli’s attempt to strip-copy from his brother’s movies comes-a-cropper! #ErosInternational #DineshVijan #IlluminatiFilms #ParagDesai
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Hindi film review
You can do without this!
Film: Lekar Hum Deewana Dil
Cast: Armaan Jain, Deeksha,
Director: Arif Ali
Arif Ali tries to prepare a hip romantic broth of strips and strands from his famous brother(Imtiaz Ali)’s hit films – from Socha Na Tha, Love, Aaj kal, Jab We Met, but the resultant is quite uninteresting and extremely tedious. More so because the young debutant actors lending voice and face to this ridiculous story have no screen presence to speak of. Their talents are also not on show here.
This film marks the debut of Raj Kapoor’s grandson, Armaan Jain, progeny to Reema Kapoor and Manoj Jain, alongside new find, Deeksha. Both are earnest and have worked hard no doubt but the smoothness with which they should have embodied the two buddies turned lovers turned foes, is missing. In fact both look awkward and unconvinced by the byplay that the writer and director lays out for them. Of course the Director himself isn’t clear about what he wants to achieve. SO when the two buddies Dino(Armaan) and Karishma(Deeksha) who are not in love with each other, have an impromptu beer session together, to discuss the fallout of Karisma’s parents’ intentions to get her married off- they escape into a fantasy of seeing themselves married to each other. Both are students in their final year and have no jobs. Dinoo dabbles in music and hopes to make it big one day while his brother is the more dutiful hardworking type that his parents are proud of. So when Dino springs the surprise of his intention to marry K, His parents are obviously perplexed and take it as a joke. But the youngsters, determined to escape from their parents plans for them, escape to Goa, then to Nagpur and eventually to Naxal infested Dantewada before they are caught out. They also get married and are unable to consummate the marriage because of propitious interruptions. By the time they are found out, the two have already become estranged. The rest of the movie appears determined to ply on the nostalgia and sentiments to bring them together. But we are not convinced.
Right from the premise to the exposition and set-up it’s a shaky ride at best. The fractured development also appears deliberately contrived. Neither the actors nor the director manage to get us interested even for a bit. The lack of screen presence in both the debutants is galling. The only claim to fame that boyish, chocolaty Armaan can have is his resemblance to his uncle Rajiv ( Chimpu )Kapoor- not much of a recommendation as Rajiv himself is a failed actor best forgotten. Deeksha doesn’t make the cut either. Director Arif Ali’s attempt to follow in his famous brother’s footsteps is also not impressive enough. Add to that the misery of having Rahman provide the worst music of his career yet! This kind of ‘deewanapan’ gives a bad name to romance. You can’t get more unromantic than that. There’s certainly no saving this sinking ship!