Movie Review

Dhadak Movie Review

Banner Name: Zee Studios, Dharma Productions
Producer: Karan Johar, Hiroo Yash Johar, Apoorva Mehta
Director: Shashank Khaitan
User's Rating

7/10

Critic's Rating

7/10

1 User's Rated
Presented By: Zee Studios
Certified Type:  U / A
Music Director: Ajay-Atul
Editor: Monisha R. Baldawa
Language: Hindi
Story Writer: Nagraj Manjule
Sensor Board: CBFC
Cinematographer: Vishnu Rao
Story Details
Madhukar (Ishaan) and Parthavi (Janhvi) fall head over heels in love with each other, but the fact that they belong to different castes of society, becomes an obstacle in their romance. The lovers dare to go against societal norms and battle all odds for the sake of love.
Others Comment:
The strength of Dhadak lies in its brimming freshness and innocence. That this film presents the new faces of Ishaan (one film old) and Janhvi (who marks her debut in Bollywood) works in the favour of its narrative. Like its original inspiration, Nagraj Manjule’s Sairat, the facet of love trying to survive the cruel world of politics and ruthless societal pressure, makes Dhadak engaging. The film follows the Sairat template for most part, but what is lacks is the grit and detailing of Manjule’s original. Set in Udaipur, the story begins with young love blossoming in the midst of politics and a dominant class system. Parthavi (Janhvi) is the daughter of a local politician Ratan Singh (Ashutosh Rana), while Madhukar (Ishaan) is the son of a restaurant owner who comes from lower economic strata. Against societal norms, Madhu and Parthavi fall in love, and when her influential family finds out, they tear the lovers apart. The spirited young couple still find a way to elope. The film moves from Udaipur to Mumbai to Kolkata, which is a departure from the original. It's an engaging journey, but the treatment isn't consistent throughout. While Parshya and Archi’s love story in Sairat was made with great honesty, realism and depth, giving us a perspective of the deep rooted prejudices in our society, Dhadak touches upon them too, but it merely skims the surface. Perhaps more attention to detail and delving a little deeper into the subject, would have given the film an edge. The lead up to the climax creates palpable tension, and the ending is hard-hitting, leaving you with enough to think about. With all its strengths and weaknesses, Dhadak attempts to highlight some shocking truths about our society and for that it makes a worthy watch.
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Technical Department

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Direction 6
Editor 7
Casting Producer 7
Art Department 7
Music Director 8

Technical Department

Rating
Story Department 8
Choreography 7
Cinematography 9
Graphics 8
Field Publicity 7
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