140 Min | Comedy – Romance | July 2014
IMDB Rating: 6.0
Director: Arif Ali
Starring: Nikita Dutta, Rohini Hattangadi, Armaan Jain
Lekar Hum Deewana Dil Review: LEKAR HUM DEEWANA DIL has got its heart in the right place. There’s a boy. There’s a girl. Romance blossoms. They face roadblocks. There’s heartbreak. They drift apart. Ultimately, all’s well that ends well. Arif uses the time-tested template to narrate a story, but, let’s not overlook the fact that a mere outline with the usual tropes can never make an out of the ordinary film. Thankfully, Arif cushions the proceedings with sparkling moments in the first hour, but the writing slips in the post-interval portions. On the whole, LEKAR HUM DEEWANA DIL has several wonderful moments and genuine sparks that stay with you. The film should appeal to its target audience the youth.
Lekar Hum Deewana Dil is a sweet film that borrows the elopement theory from evergreen 70s’ – 80s’ romances like Bobby, Love Story and Betaab. It even has shades of Arif’s older brother Imtiaz’s Jab We Met and Highway. But this has a mint-crisp feel with its .com lingo. The lack of melodrama, for most part of the movie, is also refreshing. And if you’re looking to cuddle up this monsoon just like the slightly mismatched young couple in the movie, attempt doing it the Lekar Hum Deewana Dil way.
There is a germ of an idea in showing how their grand plans fall apart as reality sets in the relationship, and they end up hating each other and return home. But it is shallowly executed. The second half is a predictable sequence of events where they both realize that they actually are in love. In a film like Lekar Hum Deewana Dil, you know within the first fifteen minutes what you’re setup for – a separation and a reconciliation. That’s the one line story for Lekar Hum Deewana Dil.