After negotiating several speed-breakers on its way, Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil is finally out in theatres and his fans are loving the film, at least going by the reviews both by critics and Bollywood enthusiasts.
Multiplex owners in four states have refused to release the film after right-wing groups demanded a ban on ADHM because it featured Pakistani actor Fawad Khan.
In the end, Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis had brokered an ‘extortion deal’ worth Rs 5 crore between Karan and the militant outfit MNS, headed by Raj Thackeray.
It’s still the first day first show and not much has been written about the film. But in one of the first reviews, Gulf News reported, “Kapoor steals the thunder from the two women. His anguish and his propensity to wail when he’s dumped makes him immensely lovable. Fawad Khan, who is written on the credit rolls as “special appearance” isn’t given much heft to make his role special. His love story with Alizeh, which showed immense promise, seems to have been killed unceremoniously. Reserve this for a one-time watch.”
A short review by Indian Express’ said, “Rahul, the boy, leaves Alizeh. Rahul, the man meets Saba (Aishwarya Rai Bachchan). And that is what ADHM is all about — people and relationships coming of age. The chemistry of all the couples is palpable, so is the hurt. Love comes in all shapes and sizes — sometimes it comes with violins, sometimes it shows you the middle finger. Ae Dil Hai Mushkil is the latter, maybe that is why it feels so real.”
Twitter users, meanwhile, have been posting their feelings about ADHM from inside theatres.
Here’s how they reacted;
— Ravi Rajput (@TheJonathanWick) October 28, 2016
Exclusive SRK's character in ADHM in 3 minutes 26 seconds .. Dialogues are stormy by KING KHAN in the movie in this little character
— SRKian (@SRK850) October 28, 2016
— Ashwini Koul (@koulashwini2) October 28, 2016
— Saloni Punatar (@SaloniPunatar) October 28, 2016
Pls drop everything & go watch ADHM. The most beautiful film, a film about love & emotions beyond that
All the best team ADHM @karanjohar ❤️
— Punit Malhotra (@punitdmalhotra) October 28, 2016
— Twinkle Khanna (@mrsfunnybones) October 27, 2016
— Neha Dhupia (@NehaDhupia) October 25, 2016
ADHM HAS WON THE CLASH???? https://t.co/bKtnzK5mRp
— SRKoneMAN-ARMY (@sunniksunnik) October 28, 2016
— Sonal (@Itz_Sonal) October 28, 2016
Won't be seeing cutie Fawad after this. ? #ADHM
— Drishti Naik (@BombayVintage_) October 28, 2016
— SADDY (@king_sadashiva) October 28, 2016