Ae Dil Hai Mushkil - Notepad

wogma rating: Buy the DVD already (?)
quick review:

An ode to unrequited love and its victims. Reminds them to bask in their one-sided love's glory. The film slices and dices emotional relationships in many, many ways. Watch but please not with cynical unromantics.



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Plot Summary

Boy meets girl. One loves the other romantically, the other well, kind-a, sort-a pretty much doesn't.

What Worked

  • It is interesting that a song from the 90s – when I was growing up – is now used to induce nostalgia, as a classic. Especially since it is used along with songs from 50s-60s that were used in films from 90s for the same effect.
  • The scene with two women talking about the same man – with Yash Chopra-ish finesse.
  • The following scene with awkward silence.

What did not

Note: This section simply lists the things that I did not like in this movie. This is not the overall impression about this movie. Please read the full review here

  • The occasional product placement (Saavn).
  • A reaction to a cheating partner.
  • The TV serial spoof.