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De De Pyaar De: Bollywood Romantic Comedy

De De Pyaar De: Bollywood Romantic Comedy

Movie Name: De De Pyaar De Movie
Directed by: Akiv Ali
Starring: Ajay Devgn, Tabu, Rakul Preet Singh, Javed Jaffrey, Jimmy Shergill, Alok Nath, Hussain Dalal, Angela Krislinzki
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Release date: 17 May 2019
Running Time: 135 Minutes
Rating:

Luv Ranjan’s De De Pyaar De is a contemporary rom-com with a quirky take on urban relationships. The film starring Ajay Devgn, Tabu and Rakul Preet Singh is directed by the renowned Hindi film editor, Akiv Ali.

De De Pyaar De is an upcoming Indian romantic comedy film written and co-produced by Luv Ranjan and directed by Akiv Ali which marks his directorial debut. It stars Ajay Devgn, Tabu, and Rakul Preet Singh. The film is about a middle age divorcee who loves a girl twenty years younger than him. All the fun starts when he brings her to meet his crazy family and ex-wife.

The film’s pre-production began in February 2017 and principal photography commenced on 19 January 2018. It was scheduled to release on 15 March 2019, but was delayed to 17 May 2019 to avoid competition with Devgn’s Total Dhamaal.

De De Pyaar De Movie Trailer:

In February 2017, Ajay Devgn signed a romantic comedy film written and co-produced by Luv Ranjan and directed by Akiv Ali. In May 2017, Tabu was signed in to play a crucial role in the film. In mid January 2018, Rakul Preet Singh was signed in as a female lead opposite Ajay Devgn. Jimmy Shergill’s inclusion in the cast was confirmed in late April 2018.

Principal photography commenced from 19 January 2018 at Mumbai. In June 2018, Rakul Preet Singh revealed that fifty percent of the filming is completed. The next schedule of the film commenced in July 2018 at London. In August 2018, Devgn and Rakul Preet commenced their next schedule in Kullu Manali.

First look of the film was released on 22 March 2019. The poster showed Devgn perched atop two cars with leading ladies.

The official trailer of film was launched on 2 April 2019 on Devgn’s 50th birthday.

On 8 December 2018, film’s worldwide release date was announced as 15 March 2019. To avoid competition from another film of lead star the date has been pushed back to 17 May 2019.

The music of the film is composed by Amaal Mallik, Rochak Kohli, Tanishk Bagchi, Garry Sandhu, Vipin Patwa, Manj Musik and Atul Sharma while the lyrics are penned by Kumaar, Kunaal Vermaa, Garry Sandhu, Mellow D and Shamsher Sandhu.

Ashish Mehra (Ajay Devgn) is a 50-year-old NRI businessman settled in London who falls in love with 26-year-old Aisha Khurana (Rakul Preet Singh), an engineering student who bartends on the weekends. On a whim, he decides to visit his family settled in Manali. When he introduces her to his two children — primarily his ex-wife Manju Rao (Tabu), whom he has separated from 18 years ago — they indicate that Aisha is unwelcome. Of course, Ashish and Aisha continue to live with the Mehra family for a bit under a false pretext. And, that’s when the real drama begins.

Movie Review:

The one good thing about De De Pyaar De (DDPD) is that it isn’t slapstick. It’s different yet funny. It attempts to tell a love story between a woman and a man double her age in a modern and realistic way. Of course, it needed more finesse. E.g., the 26-year-old and her friend (Sunny Singh) harp on the man’s age a bit too much. They almost make it sound that being 50 is akin to being physically challenged.

Never mind. Coming back to Ashish and Aisha, they are drawn to each other from their first bizarre meeting when she walks in pretending to be a stripper. And though they try hard to keep their hands off each other, they don’t succeed. She also has a clear rule — sex is not to be confused with love. He agrees. Before you know it, the age disparity between Richie Rich and his object of desire completely dissolves. And, they decide to give their relationship a serious try. But, there are worldly hurdles to cross.

Post intermission, he brings her home to Manali to meet his estranged wife, parents and grown-up children. He does the London-Manali jig without warning and when he realises how unwelcome both Aisha and he are, he tries to pass her off as his secretary. Of course, the more astute in the family smell a rat. However, even before the Ashish-Aisha situation threatens to blow up in their face, there are several other even more bizarre stock-situations to wade through. E.g., Ashish’s 25-year-old daughter Ishita (Inayat) is about to be engaged. And, he can hardly announce to her that he, too, is actually toying with the idea of getting hitched to a girl, just one year older to her. Also, his 21-year old son Ishaan (Bhavin Bhanushali) feels attracted to Aisha and he has to constantly listen to that. Further, his ex (Manju) doesn’t mind sharing a one-night stand with him. So on and so forth.

In other words, there’s a lot of fun to be had, but there’s also some implausible drama. The film addresses some morally-grey situations by showing people as real, as opposed to cardboard cutouts. Here, Ajay’s character has feet of clay and is often admitting to being a bad father and a bad husband, etc. However, in making him a weakling, the script badly dents the actor’s otherwise macho image. Quite clearly, Ajay, who is clearly experimenting with switching to roles commensurate to his age, needs to test the waters before diving into middle-of-the-road cinema.

Post intermission, he brings her home to Manali to meet his estranged wife, parents and grown-up children. He does the London-Manali jig without warning and when he realises how unwelcome both Aisha and he are, he tries to pass her off as his secretary. Of course, the more astute in the family smell a rat. However, even before the Ashish-Aisha situation threatens to blow up in their face, there are several other even more bizarre stock-situations to wade through. E.g., Ashish’s 25-year-old daughter Ishita (Inayat) is about to be engaged. And, he can hardly announce to her that he, too, is actually toying with the idea of getting hitched to a girl, just one year older to her. Also, his 21-year old son Ishaan (Bhavin Bhanushali) feels attracted to Aisha and he has to constantly listen to that. Further, his ex (Manju) doesn’t mind sharing a one-night stand with him. So on and so forth.

In other words, there’s a lot of fun to be had, but there’s also some implausible drama. The film addresses some morally-grey situations by showing people as real, as opposed to cardboard cutouts. Here, Ajay’s character has feet of clay and is often admitting to being a bad father and a bad husband, etc. However, in making him a weakling, the script badly dents the actor’s otherwise macho image. Quite clearly, Ajay, who is clearly experimenting with switching to roles commensurate to his age, needs to test the waters before diving into middle-of-the-road cinema.

Movie Songs:

Chale Aana: Armaan Malik, Amaal Mallik, Kunaal V

Hauli Hauli: Neha Kakkar, Garry S, Tanishk Bagchi Mellow

Tu Mila To Haina: Arijit Singh, Amaal Mallik, Kunaal Vermaa

Vaddi Sharaban: Sunidhi, Navraj | Vipin Patwa | Kumaar

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