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Dilwale Trailer - Why The SRK-Kajol Fans Inside Me Is Disappointed

Dilwale Trailer – Why The SRK-Kajol Fan Inside Me Is Disappointed

9th November 2015 was a day of rejoicing for the lovers of 90’s romance. And why not! The trailer of the much-awaited SRK-Kajol comeback as a lead pair, Dilwale was unveiled, and we couldn’t have been happier. Much hall-a-boo had been built around the movie this past year, and going by that we had been expecting more of romance, less of quintessential masala, and the magical romance recreated.

Sadly, we forgot one very crucial point. The movie is directed by Rohit Shetty, and that is where the big romantic inside me took a torturous leap as soon as I watched the complete trailer of this “love story”.

Dilwale, Shahrukh Khan & Kajol
Dilwale, Shahrukh Khan & Kajol – Image Source: http://i.ndtvimg.com/i/2015-11/dilwale_640x480_41446959529.jpg

The trailer starts with a dreamy song sequence, with SRK and Kajol in the most romantic and gorgeous locales, and our hearts going flip-flop. Before we got too mushy, the blaring horns of dancing cars, with Varun Dhawan atop broke our slushy mirage of a fairy tale romance.

The trailer takes the same cliché turn of flying cars and action sequences that Rohit Shetty’s movies are famous for. Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon look like Heropanti part II while romancing, with SRK and Kajol thrown in forcibly to keep the romantic quotient alive.

Dilwale, Shahrukh Khan & Kajol
Dilwale, Shahrukh Khan & Kajol – Image Source: http://static.dnaindia.com/sites/default/files/2015/11/09/393591-dilwale.jpg

With seasoned actors like Boman Irani and Sanjai Mishra giving us a peek-a-boo with their comic skills, we just stifled a yawn as this was looking like a bad mashup of Happy New Year and Golmaal installments.

The highlight was the entry of legendary comic actor Johnny Lever, who makes a comeback on screen after a long time. It would be refreshing to watch him perform his rib-tickling magic on the silver screen.

We also spot Fukre fame actor Varun Sharma, who makes his presence known in a short while. The casting also includes Vinod Khanna and Ajay Devgan, though it seems that the director wants them to be the secret weapons of this Christmas crackle of his.

Dilwale, Shahrukh Khan & Kajol
Dilwale, Shahrukh Khan & Kajol – Image Source: http://st1.bollywoodlife.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/624532.jpg

All in all, I am not too happy with the trailer, or rather I should say, the SRK-Kajol fan inside me is not happy with it. I would have been happier had they made a comeback with a Karan Johar or Yashraj flick. Dilwale trailer only cashes on their perfect chemistry and tries to coerce that beautiful romance in an action venture.

Though it is too early to conclude anything right now, but going by the trailer of the movie, there was certainly nothing new. We can only wish that we are proved wrong when the movie gets released this Christmas.

The one thing that the movie promotions have heavily banked on is the SRK-Kajol comeback on screen, and if that does not go well (apparent from the trailer), then this is going to be some setback for the makers.

Dilwale, Shahrukh Khan & Kajol
Dilwale, Shahrukh Khan & Kajol – Image Source: http://i1.tribune.com.pk/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/DILWALE-MOVIE-STILL-675C9708.jpg

Hot or not, the worst possibility will be that this would be a one-time watch, like most masala flicks that Rohit Shetty is famous for. Though we desperately want it to be not another one of those. Take a look at the trailer yourself and share with us your thoughts on it.


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