Arrey, yeh kya ho raha hai?! All the questions about love and related activities that were raised by the earlier teasers become full-blown riddles in the trailer of Karan Johar’s Diwali firecracker Ae Dil Hai Mushkil(ADHK). The quadrangle created by the presence ofRanbir Kapoor(exuberant), Anushka Sharma(bubbly), Fawad Khan(intense) andAishwarya Rai Bachchan(seductive) is a killer.
The trailer is also a bit of a tease. All four characters seem to be acting as agent provocateurs in a script that favours the flirty feeling and flavours it with sugarcoated drama.
Who loves whom in the tale? Hard to tell. All the four protagonists seem obsessed with a conflict over love and friendship. Ranbir seems to love both Anushka and Aishwarya.Anushka says her nemesis is Fawad Khan.And whom does Aishwarya love?
Herself , maybe?Hmmmmm?
Aishwarya recites Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s immortal lines Mujhse pehli si mohabbat meremehboob na maang to Anushka who savours the words like a child tasting bitter chocolate for the first time.
There is a lot of childlike masti in her interaction with Ranbir. This is a common trait to many of Ranbir’s on-screen romantic escapades. The juvenile fun element, like eating watermelons and spitting seeds out in open, was predominant in his rapport with PriyankaChopra in Barfi as too in the entire Corsica episode of Tamasha.In his debut filmSaawariya too he shared lots of playful moments with his co-star Sonam Kapoor.
The trouble starts when the relationships get serious. The trailer of ADHM tries hard to remain bouncy bubbly naughty and seductive. Within a few seconds the mood deepens into a more pensive take on mismatched liaisons. The only truism that emerges from KaranJohar’s new film is that it is a goodlooking film with a charismatic cast sustained by witty one-liners and provocative drama. Just how much of all this drama and conflict has actually gone into the film remains to be seen. But to me Ae Dil Hai Mushkil most definitely seems more interesting than the other Diwali release.
And no , I’ve not been paid to say this.