(Crisp) Movie Review: DO AUR DO PYAAR by FENIL SETA

Do Aur Do Pyaar’s biggest strength is its relatability. It depicts the complexities of relationships in a very realistic manner. Though it is adapted from a Hollywood film, The Lovers, director Shirsha Guha Thakurta has Indianized it beautifully. The characters are well-etched and the first half has some very funny scenes. The intermission point is crazy. The madness continues in the second half. However, the crucial pre-climax is very stretched. Some important developments in the story are skipped. The makers try to do a Kapoor & Sons by infusing humour in serious scenes; it doesn’t work all the time. The sound is also an issue; a few dialogues are not properly audible. Vidya Balan, however, is out of the world. After a long time, she is in such a form and proves yet again why she is one of the finest actresses of Indian cinema. Pratik Gandhi has never looked so handsome before in a Hindi film and gives a first-rate performance. His chemistry with Vidya Balan is electrifying. Ileana DCruz, too, looks ravishing and proves that she can be a rocking performer if given a chance. The dashing Sendhil Ramamurthy lends able support. His screen time, however, is limited. Thalaivasal Vijay (Kavya’s father) delivers a memorable performance. The soundtrack is not impactful but ‘Jazbaati Hai Dil’, with its catchy theme, stands out. All in all, Do Aur Do Pyaar is a nice romcom from Bollywood after a long time and is worth watching.

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