What better gift for Ajay Devgan on his 50th birthday than De De Pyar De…The trailer was released on Devgan’s birthday on 2 April. And I really can’t think of a more opportune vehicle to cross 50.
In what could possibly the most well-timed film release of all times, Devgan plays a 50-year man Ashish who falls in love with a 20-something girl Ayesha who comes across as remarkably rude in the trailer.
When someone comments that Devgan’s wife played by the ethereal Tabu doesn’t look her age, Rakul playing the jealous girlfriend retorts, “Oh yes she does.”
My sympathies for the wife.The fact that Ayesha is played by Rakul Preet Singh who is pitched against Tabu in the film, does make the battle between Devgan’s ‘current’ and ‘ex’ seem unequal. I mean , which man in his right senses would prefer any woman to Tabu?
Having said that, the trailer just washes way all the misgivings as it plunges into a goofy bumpy rollicking joyride forDevgan as he embarks on an affair that everyone from his ex-wife(Tabu), to his father (Alok Nath) to his mother(Madhumalti Kapoor) to his two grownup children, hate .
Then there is Javed Jaffrey as a shrink who nearly gets bashed up by Devgan for suggesting that he, Devgan, is just an aging man with an overactive libido.
The sparks fly swiftly and high in the trailer which crackles with humorous quips and actors who know their humour chops well enough and wind their funnybones around some of the pithiest lines and situations regarding a 50-plus man’s infatuation with a woman half his age I have heard in any film about a mismatched alliance. Remember MadhurBhandarkar’s Dil To Bachcha Hai ?
When someone asks Devgan in the trailer to name mismatched couples who have been able to make a success of their relationship he rattles out, “Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones George Clooney and his wife and, ahem, Saif and Kareena.”
Hopefully we can add Priyanka and Nick to that list in the future. In the meanwhile a big thumbs up to producer-writer Luv Ranjan and debutant director Akiv Ali .The trailer of De De Pyar De lays out the entire blueprint of the plot in the concise trailer and still leaving us hankering for more.