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Dilwale quick take: Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol are explosive together

Shah Rukh Khan is back to playing Raj (yes, again) in Dilwale and he is joined by his Simran, err Meera, in Kajol. Add Rohit Shetty’s somersaulting and exploding cars and you have a perfect pocorn-cruncher. Only, leave your brain behind for this Varun Dhawan, Kriti Sanon film.

movie reviews Updated: Dec 18, 2015 13:20 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
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Dilwale brings Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol together after six years. Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon make the other pair in the Rohit Shetty film. (Red Chillies)

If there is one takeaway from Dilwale, it will be this – get entertained but please leave your brain outside. Rohit Shetty is back with his Chennai Express star Shah Rukh Khan and about a million cartwheeling, exploding, racing cars.

To add to the appeal, Kajol is also back opposite SRK, a combination which has given us so many unforgettable hits. The good news is that their chemistry is as palpitating and as fiery as always. Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon form the other pair in this film which recreates the oft-repeated story of khandaani dushmani.

Shah Rukh and Kajol’s chemistry is as fiery as always.

Shah Rukh plays Raj (yes, again) who was once a don but is now treading the straight and the narrow. The centre of his world is his brother Veer (Varun). Veer meets Ishita (Kriti) and both fall in love. The hitch is that Ishita is the sister of Meera (Kajol) and Raj and Meera have some unfinished business.

Read: Bajirao Mastani review

The film is replete with laugh-a-minute dialogues and Shetty’s trademark stunts. The film’s songs are hummable and have been picturised well as well.

However, it is the lazy script and uneven pace which bogs the film down. But the film knows it is a crowd pleaser, best enjoyed with a tub of popcorn. A pleasure for SRK and Kajol fans but if you want something substantial, look elsewhere.

First Published: Dec 18, 2015 10:57 IST