It’s quite unusual for a teaser to stay put on an actor in the film of multi-starrers’, but KJo’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’s teaser does the unusual.
The teaser feels like a musical journey with Ranbir giving out the first few lines of the title song that merges beautifully with the rest of the teaser. The first few seconds does the magic for the layman when Ranbir looks straight into the camera and his piercing gaze and vulnerability makes you feel infinite.
The scene flows into the rest of the teaser which doesn’t reveal much about the plot, but keeps you hooked even when it’s 1 minutes 38 seconds long. The film also stars Anushka Sharma, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and Fawad Khan.
But deservingly, the actor who steals the show is Ranbir Kapoor. His raw acting piques your interest and keeps you gripped till the last nanosecond of the teaser.
The entire film is shot in London, Paris, and Austria and the teaser gives you a peek into the visual surprise that the film beholds.
Arijit Singh has done justice to the title track of the movie that is bound to stir your soul and get you humming.
Watch the teaser here and fall in love with the magic KJo has to offer:
December 2012 saw a big revolution in our country. It saw people’s anger towards lechers. It saw the nation’s unity against rape.But did the 2012 Delhi Gang rape case change anything?
We still wake up to news of rapes almost daily. Some minors, some adults, even some elder citizens are raped every now and then. Someone breaks into a paying guest accommodation but still the girls are taught to stay in and take precaution. Why?
As the lawyer, Mr Deepak Sehgal (Amitabh Bachchan), quips in PINK, “We’ve all been going in the wrong direction since forever. We should make sure to keep our boys safe (from ‘provocative’ women) and not the girls.”
PINK reiterates the problems in gender inequality and the idea of ‘consent’ in an absolutely impacting way. It tells the same story but in manner that will keep you gripped until the end. It revolves around a sexual harassment case wherein fingers are pointed at the girl’s “questionable character” and how power and influence turn the situation against her.
It brings up a lot of double standards and hypocritical stands prevailing in our “society”.
It’s OK for a guy to stay out late, party or have sex with any girl he likes but if a girl does the same, God save her soul. Plus, a usual stranger girl is OK to have sex with but, God forbid, if she turns out to be a sex worker, she immediately needs to be thrown out because you know “ki woh ladki galat hai.”
“Only the men drink. Ek achche ghar ki ladki sharaab nahi peeti (a reputed family’s daughter doesn’t drink). Aur jo aisa karti hain, unke sath aisa he hona chahiye (and whoever does that, they deserve the bad things to happen to them).”
Well, what about the achche ghar ke ladke?
An independent working woman is usually looked at as non-ideal. Basically, any woman without her laaj ka gehna is not to be spoken or seen around with.
A girl from North-East? Super! Harass her as much as you want because, who cares?
Consent. What is that? If a ‘forward’ lady chats with you or drinks with you, you know she wants to sleep with you. You know you’ll get it because YOU WANT IT.
And now that you, being a girl, have been out so late and have been drinking, it is all right if someone outraged your modesty because you called for it. Because pubs, roads, cafes, resorts and whatnots are only for men to be chilling at in the night.
It is absolutely OK to keep a check on random girls staying in your locality. It is OK if you keep standing and peeping into their flats because, at the end of the day, you have taken thetheka of keeping your society safe.
You forget that you’re the peeping into someone else’s house though, but that’s OK, right?
Aside from pointing out all these issues that are plaguing our lives, the film’s plus points are the performances.
Amitabh Bachchan has, as wonted, done a great job as Lawyer Deepak Sehgal. His baritone, facial expressions and contentions make for a great combination. It is he who moves you with the striking realities of life.
Tapsee Pannu successfully brings out the feelings of anxiety and intimidation that the abused Minal Arora goes through.
Kriti Kulhari’s protrayal of Lucknow girl Falak Ali is on-point. Her enunciation is laudable (read Khan from the epiglottis).
The girl from the North East, Andrea, played by Andrea Taring makes for an eye-opening reality of the racism that the North-Easterns have to continuously put up with.
However Piyush Mishra, unusually, disappoints us with his performance as the over enthusiastic prosecutor Mr Kumar. Certain instances were like Rustom revised.
Moving on, the poem that Amitabh Bachchan recites during the end credits is worth sitting through the credits. It is beautiful, powerful and assertive.
“Chunar uda ke dhwaj bana, Gagan bhi kapkapaaega Agar teri chunar giri toh ek bhookamp aaega Tu khud ki khoj mein nikal, tu kis liye hataash hai Tu chal tere wajood ki samay ko bhi talaash hai.”
P. S. The film shows a landlord so surrealistically cool that everyone is gonna covet one like him. Watch to know why. Also, I couldn’t gather much on why PINK is called PINK and it would be a shame if it would have been titled like that because it revolves around girls because Gender stereotypes are a big NO and “no means NO.”
India’s Ellen Degeneres, Karan Johar, is back with his latest and one of the most talked about films of the year; Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.
Boasting of a star cast that will make top Hollywood producers touch themselves, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil is an intense love story, between all of its characters.
(It’s premature right to predict who loves whom in the movie)
The last time Karan Johar made a movie, people exercised their right to question by asking “aisa school kahan hota hai?!”
But the ace director seems to be back to doing what he does best; showing how rich people behave.
However this time around, he has one of the best young actors working in the country today, Ranbir Kapoor. His recent films may not have worked as well as he wanted them to, but Ranbir Kapoor’s tendency to take risks shows his grit.
Even in the trailer of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Ranbir seems to be on top of his game. It’s also a welcome change to see Aishwarya Rai return to the screen in a flamboyant role.
But the heart of the trailer lies in those rare Fawad Khan appearances that strangely make you feel proud of our cinema. Fawad Khan’s charm transcends boundaries and hatred and that’s the true nature of every art form.
And then there’s the ace of spades, hidden in the intricacies of this trailer, meant to make leave you with a smile every time she appears; Anushka Sharma.
It’s heartening to see such beautiful and talented line up of actors come together in a beautifully woven trailer.
While we continue to talk to random strangers about the film on the internet, here’s the trailer for you:
We don’t wanna give away any spoilers but the film’s Wikipedia page says Shahrukh Khan is going to have a cameo in the film.