Befikre Movie Review: Old Wine in New Bottle

The movie disappoints!

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Cast: Ranveer Singh, Vaani Kapoor
Director: Aditya Chopra
Rating: 1.5/5

Ranveer Singh and Vaani Kapoor’s new movie, Befikre, has been released on December 9, 2016. The movie was in extreme limelight due to the fresh pairing of Ranveer Singh and Vaani Kapoor. Besides that, the movie had garnered lots of praises for its music album. Arijit Singh’s Nashe Si Chad Gayi, topped the chart-busters. Besides that, Ude Dil Befikre and Labon Ka Karobar played a big role in the promotion of the movie. The movie was sold as the modern Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge. Despite all the hype that was attached with the movie, it has failed to live up to our expectations.

Shots of an exotic foreign location to cater the needs of Indian audience? Check. Two beautiful people romancing each other in Paris? Check. Too cool for love but still ending up together? Check. That sums up Befikre for you.

The biggest flaw of the movie is its storyline. There is nothing new in the movie. Each and every scene of the movie would give you a déjà vu feeling. That’s because you have already watched the exact same things in previous Bollywood movies. We don’t know when Bollywood would start experimenting with new plotlines. Bollywood lovers are getting tired of paying for the same kind of movies again and again. The only difference Bollywood producers create through their movies is that they cast new pairs.

Individually, Ranveer Singh and Vaani Kapoor are terrific actors. But when you put both of them together, there is no chemistry at all. Despite numerous lip-locks shared by them on screen, the movie eventually goes down the drain. You won’t care for these two characters even a bit. What’s the point of watching a love story if you are not even bothered about the main leads and how they will end up together?The movie deals with the quick makeup and quick breakup generation we live in, but despite the one night stands our main leads get indulged in, they crave for a fulfilling love story.

Aditya Chopra has continuously made several references to Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge. Now, some of these references actually show how backward the classic movie sounds now, considering how fast-paced our new generation is. But one question that really hammers our mind is: Was it necessary to ruin a classic just to make better jokes in a half-baked movie like Befikre?

Conclusion

You can go and watch the movie if you just want to spend some time in a good theatre. Other than that, there is no reason to watch Befikre. If you are craving for a good romantic movie, watch DDLJ. We are sure that it will pull your heartstrings and make the three hours you spend over a movie worthwhile. You can enjoy the songs of the movie though, as Vishal and Shekhar have certainly did a good job in giving some hummable songs. But if you are hoping for the kind of romantic movie that will make you ponder, you will be thoroughly disappointed.

 

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