Ae Dil Hai Mushkil quick movie review: Ranbir Kapoor as Ayan is endearing while the wait for Aishwarya gets longer

Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil has been one of the most awaited films of the year. Starring Ranbir Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Anushka Sharma , the film’s teaser, trailer and songs have already been a hit amongst the audience. After a lot of controversies, ADHM has finally hit theatres today. Our Editor Tushar Joshi is watching the film at a multiplex right now and has sent us the first impression of the film.

Tushar says, “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’s first half is extremely chatty and messy, in the sense that the emotions of its key characters Alizeh played by Anushka Sharma and Ayan played by Ranbir Kapoor are all over the place. Love is of course the central theme of the storyline. Love between friends, love between lovers and that unrequited love of an ex. Karan Johar does a fantastic job of ensuring that the pace never slackens and the dialogues keep you engaged. Ranbir is terrific from the very first frame. There are ample references to pop culture favourites and films we have grown watching and loving, a few are Karan’s own. ALSO READ: Ae Dil Hai Mushkil first review is out and it is BRUTALLY HONEST!

The emotional connect between Ayan and Alizeh suffers a massive blow when Ali enters the story. Fawad Khan plays Anushka’s ex boyfriend whose return gives the plot a serious overtone. The fun and banter between Alizeh and Ayan change into heartbreak and a sense of loss when they realise they can’t be together. Gorgeously shot in Paris, Karan is a master storyteller and his take on heartbreak is indeed raw and intense. The first half has several moments that seem borrowed from a couple of other films namely Tamasha. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan fans will be disappointed because her entry happens only in the second half. The music helps in keeping the first half breezy, especially the foot tapping ‘Breakup Song’. Fawad Khan doesn’t have much to do except react to the scenes between Ranbir and Anushka. The scene leading to the intermission suffers from a major Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani hangover. Here’s hoping that there’s more of Fawad and Aishwarya in the portions post interval. ”

Keep watching this space for full review of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil coming soon!