Lekar Hum Deewana Dil

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Director: Arif Ali
Running time: 130 minutes
Genres: Romance
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- meeta, a part of the audience

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

31 reviewers(?) - 2 yays 6 so-so 23 nays

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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

Thumbs up, by Meena Iyer, Times of India : ...The lack of melodrama, for most part of the movie, is also refreshing.... full review

So-So, by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama : ...several wonderful moments and genuine sparks that stay with you.... full review

So-So, by Prateek Sur, Bollywood Life : ...clichéd yet lovable!... full review

So-So, by Aneela Zeb Babar, Desi Martini : ...Someone STOP Giving These Kids Beer! ... 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

So-So, by Nishi Tiwari, Rediff : ...struggles to find its own voice... full review

Thumbs down, by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express : ...Things get more ridiculous when Arif Ali ventures into the territory of his brother’s Highway.... full review

Thumbs down, by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com : ...In the music department A.R. Rahman comes up with an average score once again with very few enjoyable songs ... full review

Thumbs down, by Núria Bonals Hidalgo , Bolly Spice : ...Although Deeksha’s performance is better, she looks a bit unnatural at some of the critical moments of the film. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Blessy Chettiar, Deccan Chronicle : ...Offers mediocre entertainment... full review

Thumbs down, by Inspector Vijay, Desi Martini : ...Unnecessarily Loud & pointless! ... full review

Thumbs down, by Tushar Joshi, DNA : ...delivers lower than expectations because of weak script... full review

Thumbs down, by Raedita Tandan, Filmfare : ...Newcomers Armaan Jain and Deeksha Seth are likeable but the film lacks punch... full review

Thumbs down, by Johnson Thomas, Free Press Journal : ...You can do without this... full review

Thumbs down, by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com : ...Director Arif Ali has a cute subject on hand but the treatment needed to be more mature it its approach.... full review

Thumbs down, by Soumya Srivastava, Hindustan Times : ...epic fail... full review

Thumbs down, by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live : ...you will be bored out of your mind... full review

Thumbs down, by Saurabh Dwivedi, india today : ...kills your brain... full review

Thumbs down, by Shubhra Gupta, indian express : ...Deeksha has little more promise than Armaan Jain... full review

Thumbs down, by Mohar Basu, koimoi : ...a bad film which is quite a blemish on romantic comedies... full review

Thumbs down, by Shubha Shetty-Saha, MiD DAY : ...Lack of homework is so evident especially when Karishma’s conservative Shetty household is shown. ... 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

Thumbs down, by Saumil Gandhi, Mumbai Mirror : ...There are too many songs with too little diversity in the music on display, a problem that even A R Rahman's music cannot solve.... full review

Thumbs down, by Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV : ...The film takes ages to get to the point, and when it does it leaves you wondering what the whole point of the exercise really is.... full review

Thumbs down, by Noyon Jyoti Parasara, Now Running.com : ... It clearly does not have appeal enough to become popular with anyone else. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies : ...Blunder dot com!... full review

Thumbs down, by Moumita Bhattacharjee, Star Blockbuster : ...If you are young and in love, go out on a date instead.... full review

Thumbs down, by Anuj Kumar, The Hindu : ...Dreary escapist fare... full review

Thumbs down, by Anindita Dev, ZEENEWS.COM : ...Mediocre acting fails to impress! ... full review

27 tweeters(?) - 5 yays 3 so-so 19 nays

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 '*****'

saintmonte: Good entertainer but Deeksha seth sizzles when compared to others, It reminds me a bit like jab we http://toi.in/micron/redirect.html?str=ke0eqY

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

Yunus_Irshad: Lekar Hum Deewana Dil (U/A) HINDI ------- my Rating : ★★½ STORY IS ON ROAD FINAL VERDICT :- * Overall... it is a... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHiQxp7QhOQ

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.

Shailav_: Bioscope by @RjDhvanit #BobbyJasoos - 2 mirchis - Ae Bobby Jasoos nathi, dobi jasoos che! #LHDD - 1 mirchi https://t.co/2fn5ZgOq7c

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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Parental Guidance:

  • Violence: None
  • Language: Mostly clean
  • Nudity & Sexual content: A couple of kisses. A guy trying to initiate sex and the girl refuses.
  • Concept: That a couple doesn't realise they are in love.
  • General Look and Feel: An attempt at hep.

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