For a brief moment there, I thought Lekar Hum Deewana Dil is aiming at something larger, something beyond which noone has suspected it off, something about the urban youth being sensitized to what the interiors of India looks like, even feels like. But, that is a fleeting moment. Other than that, it is a run-down version of a domestic bickering which is as baseless as many a domestic quarrels.
Not that fights like these don't make for good stories or even movies. But when you don't empathize with the petty and selfish lady and the smitten boy, there's little hope. I'm all for negative characters as main leads and I like seeing the not-so-nice side of our heroes. But, these just don't inspire any interest.
The performances could've been blamed had I gotten over how superficially written the characters were. For a bit, I did consider the possibility that the characters were intentionally made to be so inconsiderate towards the people around them, to portray the apathy of the urban youth. But towards the end, it is difficult to believe that was the intention.
The rest of the writing, and movie too is as generic as it could get with hardly any meat in terms of dialogue, supporting roles, music, etc.
Lekar Hum Deewana Dil is one of those films for which you can't even say that it could have been better or it had potential. It's more a case of been there, seen too many of those.
- meeta, a part of the audience
Thumbs up, by Subhash K Jha, Apun Ka Choice : ...It’s a world which seems strangely at war with Hindi cinema conventions even as the narrative gladly and warmly embraces the oldest formula of letting two friends discover a mutual meeting ground in the midst of fierce war of the ego. ... full review
So-So, by Nupur Barua, fullhyd.com : ...This may sound like too many basics to cover in one movie, but the length allows it. The only problem then is the lack of clarity and structure in the writing.... full review
So-So, by Joginder Tuteja, Movie Talkies : ...ne does wonder if a semi decent conversation between the two would have made life easy for all. - See more at: http://www.movietalkies.com/movies/reviews/21366/lekar-hum-deewana-dil#sthash.VwQm2a6j.dpuf... full review
Thumbs down, by Divya Solgama, MoviezADDA : ... except for the fantastic plot line, few songs and two minutes of end credit, there is nothing much to boast about in this badly executed film.... full review
UdayPratapSingh: Saw Lekar Hum Deewana Dil @LHDDTheFilm at a screening last night! Enjoyed it! Great acting by Armaan Jain & Deeksha Seth. Congrats Arif Ali!
saumya_thakur: Lekar hum deewana dil is such a kickass movie. I so so so so loved it! LOL even its been shot in Raipur xD Surprised lol :3
salmankhanfan88: Awesome.....!! Movie lekar hum diwana dil '*****'
auyona: Lekar Hum Deewana Dil haz itz heart in d right place..it also haz a terrific emotional connect and bloody good... https://www.facebook.com/auyonacharya/posts/10152464333673190
FilmyCurry: Watch #LekarHumDeewanaDil only for ending credits...Read movie review http://www.filmycurry.com/lekar-hum-deewana-dil-movie-review/
Chiranjib87: Director Arif Ali tried a lot to get a best outcome from this rom-com drama, but fails miserably... http://www.filmview.net/movie-review-lekar-hum-deewana-dil/13112
ThePuccaCritic: In which Arif Ali makes a mockery of the kind of cinema his brother makes. Thoughts on Lekar Hum Deewana Dil: http://thepuccacritic.blogspot.in/2014/07/lekar-hum-deewana-dil-review.html
thepawanist: Walk out..**** lo cinema lekar hum diwana dil. First half ke Chala lothu ki dinchadu dir babu
Styldin: Yesterday I first saw Lekar Hum Deewana Dil and then Chennai Express. I'm still alive #thereisgod
shreeprakashr: Lekar Hum Deewana Dil - Nothing interesting but Deesha Seth & Armaan did well. @arrahman gave some refreshment.
RohitBanawlikar: Lekar Hum Deewana Dil is yet another film in the 'of Bandra, for Bandra, by Bandra' genre. When will people learn?
rjvishal2wits: the only best thing other than A R Rahman in the movie Lekar hum deewana dil is........ Nothing !!
msarosh: Pora ka Pora Bollywood agaya tha Lekar Hum Deewana dil ke Premier pe, Film phir bhi bekar hee hogi.
mmaliklaraib: Movie Review: Lekar Hum Deewana Dil is an 'epic fail'
mahithoughts: RT - #LekarHumDeewanaDil - The #movie #review : Go Wherever You Want, Who Cares! http://www.youngisthan.in/bollywood/lekar-hum-deewana-dil-the-movie-review-go-wherever-you-want-who-cares/8099
lins143: Saw lekar hum deewana dil such a big disaster guys dont watch it waste of time and money
JokesDostiEtc: #LekarHumDeewanaDil Read and save money http://riyareviews.blogspot.in/2014/07/review-of-lekar-hum-deewana-dil.html @ManojG7 @NatKhat_Siri
india_breaking: ‘Lekar Hum Deewana Dil’ review: Mediocre acting fails to impress! – Zee News #TopNews http://indbreaking.wordpress.com/2014/07/05/lekar-hum-deewana-dil-review-mediocre-acting-fails-to-impress-zee-news-topnews/
gourabkundu: Lekar hum deewana dil should be renamed as Lekar hum audience ka paisa, bhag Gaye! Contemplating walking out at intermission.
gauravkrai: my review of @LHDDTheFilm Escape this downgraded vers... http://kyaraihai.blogspot.com/2014/07/lekar-hum-deewana-dil-escape-this.html?spref=tw
dcampusconnect: Cool teenage lingo -CHECK. Expensive clothes -CHECK. Bad acting-CHECK. Bad Pj’s -CHECK. Family -CHECK. CHECK Out... http://thecampusconnect.com/lekar-hum-deewana-dil-review/
D4LSIDHU: Do Not Watch 'Lekar Hum Deewana Dil' what a pile of tutty
Biswaraj007: Lekar Hum Deewana Dil was crap,even 2 States was much better than this.
bharatpress: #'Lekar Hum Deewana Dil' review: You will be bored out of your mind - http://bharatpress.com/2014/07/04/lekar-hum-deewana-dil-review-you-will-be-bored-out-of-your-mind/
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