Because it’s Luv Ranjan, the game changer from Pyaar Ka Punchnama and Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety. This time Ranjan produces the film. His long-time collaborator Akiv Ali directs what I suspect would be on of the sassiest rom-coms of the year.
Because it’s the entrancing Jodi Ajay Devgan and Tabu. The pair has come a long way since they first came together in Vijaypath. In their most recent outing together Drishyam they were not paired together. Neither for that matter, are they conventionally paired this time. How are they paired in DDPD? Ah, that would be telling.
Because this year we’ve had no really enlightened rom-coms. The big ones have been dark and menacing Uri type with lots of aggression and attitude. Ironically the only silly film that has done well this year is Total Dhamaal with Devgan in a fully goofy avatar.How about a sensible frothy entertainer with Mr Devgan?
Because films about older men lusting after younger women have a hoary history in Bollywood. Remember B R Chopra’s Pati Patni Aur Woh? Devgan himself did Madhur Bhandarkar’s Dil Toh Bachchan Hai Ji where he had the hots for Shruti Haasan. Kuch jamaa nahin, boss.This time Devgan treads on far more solid ground.
Because Rakul Preet Singh deserves a break in Bollywood: She has been two times times unlucky in Hindi. Her first Hindi film Shimla Mirch never got released. Her second Hindi film Aiyaary never took off. Time for Rakul to get third-time lucky? Interestingly in Shimla Mirch Rajkummar Rao played Rakul’s boyfriend who falls for an older woman(Hema Malini). In De De Pyar De Rakul plays the love interest of a 50-year old man married to Tabu.