Produced by: Hiroo Yash Johar, Karan Johar
Written by: Karan Johar
Starring: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma
Music by: Pritam
Release Date: 28th October, 2016
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil is a 2016 upcoming Indian Hindi romantic drama film written and directed by Karan Johar. It features Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma in lead roles. It is scheduled for release on 28 October, 2016 on the Diwali weekend.
Karan Johar is returning to the director’s chair after a gap of three years. His last movie was Student of the Year in 2012, which starred Sidharth Malhotra, Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt. Ae Dil Hai Mushkil has a story line based on relationships and heartbreaks. It will be the first time that Aishwarya, 41, will share screen space with Ranbir, 32, and Anushka. On 6 February at the India Conference at Harvard, Johar revealed that in the film Kapoor plays the character of a Hindu boy, Aayan, and Sharma plays a Muslim girl, Alizeh. The film is scheduled for release on 28 October 2016. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will be finally seen in a Karan Johar film after many unsuccessful attempts of having her in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham… (2001) and Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006).
Peace or passion? Love or friendship? Lust or obsession? Karan Johar is the magician who weaves the matters of heart into unforgettable cinema. With Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, he has a hit at hand and has booked yet another place in that stack of our DVD collection. Ranbir Kapoor proves flops are just a phase in an actor’s career, his is done. Anushka Sharma shows her range. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan gets the comeback she deserved. Diwali just got a whole lot interesting.
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil is the story of a lovable misfit Ayan (naam to suna hi hoga). From his Mere Baap ki Arzoo, read MBA, class to his mercenary girlfriend, he is living a life decided by others. Anushka Sharma’s Alizeh Khan (and she is not a terrorist) is his liberation. She takes away his inhibitions, his insecurities. What she can’t give is love, she had friendzoned him after an awkward encounter on the couch on their very first meeting.
They dance on Baby Doll, their talk is peppered with Bollywood dialogues. Hell, they even subvert the favourite Bollywood trope of dancing in chiffon on snow-capped mountains. They complete each other but they don’t know it. When a third enters this relationship, it falls apart.
Rahul, the boy, leaves Alizeh. Rahul, the man meets Saba (Aishwarya Rai Bachchan). And that is what ADHM is all about — people and relationships coming of age. The chemistry of all the couples is palpable, so is the hurt. Love comes in all shapes and sizes — sometimes it comes with violins, sometimes it shows you the middle finger. Ae Dil Hai Mushkil is the latter, maybe that is why it feels so real.
Bollywood and music are Ayan and Alizeh’s redemption; ours too.