Saturday, June 30, 2012


"Dil Chahta Hai" is a poorly executed film that starts off reasonably well but eventually overstays its welcome. The 3-hour run time is a major problem with the film, as there doesn't seem to be much purpose in the screenplay. The film is about love and relationships but fails to provide an interesting story. As someone who is fairly well acquainted with Bollywood films, I am used to the lengthiness of their films. This one however, becomes torturous somewhere around the 2 hour and 15 minute mark. It is at this point that a major character says something so joltingly insensitive that completely contradicts the prior scene. It reveals the dishonesty of the script and is practically offensive to the viewer. As a result, we are forced to endure another 40 minutes dedicated to fixing this repercussions of this incident (among other boring plot points). As I said before I'm a fan of Bollywood and enjoyed some of the comedic bits and song-and-dance numbers, but the inadequacies of the script are far too irritating to ignore. By final scene, the film attempts another overly sentimental pull to appease the viewer, but it's unfortunately too late.


  1. REALLY ??? You are the first one to say anything bad about this movie. I love this movie, must have seen it like 20 times, so much that I pretty much know all the dialogues by heart. It's really sad that it didn't work for you.

  2. I know, I know. My friend broke it down for me and made me think I was a bit too harsh. Maybe I need to give it another chance.

  3. I think you should revise the rotten tomato label, following that conversation with your friend? ;D