Dil Bole Hadippa - External Reviews
Is there a quota system at Yash Raj Films? Under which they assign a certain voluminous budget to no-script scripts? What is it that makes these one-liners with lofty, sappy aims into full-fledged, feature-length, films of no less than 2.5 hours!?
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So-So by Anand Vaishnav, Buzz18 ...Home » Movies » REVIEW: Dil Bole Hadippa REVIEW: Dil Bole Hadippa Watch it for Rani's charm and Shahid's Bollywood style 'Herogiri' By Anand Vaishnav . Buzz18 Sep 18, 2009 Comments  E-mail REVIEW: Dil Bole Hadippa RELATED NEWS * When Rani woke up Shahid * Rani campaigns for Hadippa! * Hadippa is not women-centric: Shahid * Pritam: I am the David Dhawan of music * Rani Mukerji: I liked showing off my body Dil Bole Hadippa is interestingly releasing at a time when the sporting world is debating controversial athlete Caster Semenya's gender. This is in no way to suggest that Dil Bole Hadippa is a social commentary on gender bias in cricket. In fact the movie is not even a sports flick. It's a lighthearted Punjabi comedy with bits of romance, cricket, music and some good, Indian values thrown in. Dil Bole Hadippa opens on a familiar note. In the first 15 minutes we are given a journey down Veer Zara's sarson ke khet, a Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi style gururdwara, a sporty DDLJ style entry for Shahid Kapoor, Chak De India's coaching camp and a Dhoom 2 poster stuck permanently in the background. Apart from this the film is sprinkled with several references to classic Bollywood blockbusters. But most of these are done with heart and genuine love for Hindi cinema – which is why you don't mind them. The story of Veera Kaur (Rani Mukerji) who disguises herself as Veer for a chance at playing cricket is something of a female version Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi. Her coach is the England returned Rohan (Shahid Kapoor) whose dream is to resurrect his father's flagging T-20 team. The cricket angle in the film is in the backdrop of an Indo-Pak friendship series called Aman Cup. There is also a love story between Shahid and the real Rani, that acts as a filler between all the sporting action. Most of Dil Bole Hadippa relies on the confidence of the lead pair. Their charming enthusiasm and ability to infuse energy into the erratic screenplay is the movie's biggest trump card.... full review