CBFC Rating: U/A
Star Cast: Ranveer Singh, Vaani Kapoor
Director: Aditya Chopra
Duration: 2 hours 10 minutes
Khichdi is India’s comfort food; when you are feeling blue or are bored of all other cuisines, this is the dish that makes you feel at home. Aditya Chopra’s Befikre hit the screens this Friday, December 9, and it is a khichdi of all other Yash Raj movies; only that it leaves a bitter taste in mouth. Trust us when we say that a country that loves every Yash Raj’s movie will definitely be disappointed with this one.
What starts as a fling between Dharam (Ranveer Singh) and Shyra (Vaani Kapoor) soon turns into a relationship, followed by a breakup. After which, the two can’t bear each other’s presence. Soon the movie goes into a flashback and we are introduced to the duo’s crazy relationship. They keep challenging and daring each other to do insane things. Soon they move in together only to realise that they don’t get along well and eventually break up. A year later they become friends and start moving on with their lives. What’s left for the viewers to see is whether the exes can be “just friends” or will their love ignite again?
Befikre was one of the most awaited movies; after all, Aditya Chopra is back in action after eight years. The man who gave us Dil Wale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge and Mohabbatein certainly had a large audience to please. However, this movie was a complete letdown. While many might tell you why this is a must watch or why it is a bad movie, Bayside Journal tells you what we have learnt from Befikre.
1. Aditya Chopra Is a Lazy A**
“Main aagar kahoon Aditya Chopra sa lazy, kaynaat mein nai hai kahin…Tareef yeh bhi to sach hai kuch bhi nahi!” The least I say, the better it is for the movie’s business. It makes me wonder, what was Adi high on when he wrote this movie? We should find that stuff as well!
Befikre is an overcooked dish. In short, Befikre = Hum Tum + Neal ’n’ Nikki + Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai + Mohabbatein + Salam Namaste. Let us know if we can add more to the list. In simpler words, Aditya Chopra has just aced the art of copy-pasting.
2. Befikre Is Like Any Other Mills and Boons Novel
The story line of the movie is like any other M&B novel. But this movie will neither find space in your heart nor in your movie collection. You have tonnes of long kisses, skin show, bedroom scenes and a love story that never flames up. This is a second installment for Neal ’n’ Nikki with a much, much, much better star-cast and breathtaking locations.
3. This YRF Love Story Is an Epic Failure
Every Yash Raj Film (YRF) has an epic love story that fans can speak about for years after the movie is released, whether it’s Raj and Simran or Veer and Zara, Yash Raj has given us incredible love stories. But, Dharam and Shyra’s story is neither too dramatic nor pious nor realistic. Adi’s attempt to bring together several scenes from different movies leaves you bored and clueless.
4. A Guy and a Girl Can Never Be Friends
Every Bollywood movie makes it a point to prove that a guy and a girl can never be friends. Befikre just adds to the list. The simple screenplay mantra is that a guy and a girl were in a relationship just for lust. They break up, become friends and move on. Soon one decides to get engaged and other gets butt hurt, only to realise that the ex was the love of his or her life. Bollywood, it’s high time to get a reality check and break the stupid stereotype. In fact, it would have been a better movie if Dharam and Shyra were just friends after they broke up.
5. Good Acting Couldn’t Save the Movie
It goes without a say that Ranveer and Vaani are a treat to watch. The energetic performance by Ranveer Singh and a carefree Vaani Kapoor look great together. Ranveer being himself makes it a point to entertain you to the fullest and Vaani’s appearance adds the much-required zing to the movie. However, even after their wonderful performances, they won’t be able to save this movie from tanking.
All Ranveer Singh fans, the movie has a treat for you. The handsome hunk shows his well-toned bare bottom for a split second.
“Taareef karu kyaa us kee, Jis ne iss movie ko banaayaa,” this statement literally sums up all my thoughts. It makes us wonder why Aditya Chopra would pick up such a screenplay. The filmmaker has tried very hard to recreate DDLJ moments and Hum Tum’s non-linear screenplay, but he fails to provide the much-required depth to the movie. The movie tries to tell you, “Live carefree and love carefree,” but just makes you more worried thinking, what if it was a reality.
Watch Befikre for wonderful cinematography as it gives you a tour of Paris at just Rs 300. It goes without saying that one would love to watch it if you are a Ranveer Singh fan. However, there are better ways spend your weekend.
Watch the trailer here: