Dhadak is all about Madhukar (Ishaan Khattar), Parthavi (Janhvi Kapoor) and their quintessential love story, which is full of obstacles. The lovers dare to go against societal norms and battle all odds for the sake of love.
Set in Udaipur, the story begins with young love blossoming in the midst of politics and a dominant class system. Parthavi is the daughter of a local politician Ratan Singh (Ashutosh Rana), while Madhukar is the son of a restaurant owner who comes from a lower economic stratum. Against societal norms, Madhu and Parthavi fall in love, and when her influential family finds out, they tear the lovers apart.
Shot extensively in Udaipur and then Kolkatta, the film is a visual treat and its music is to die for. When it comes to the performances, well, Ishaan Khattar comes across as someone who exactly knows what the camera wants, while Janhvi looks beautiful and innocence. Ashutosh Rana as Ratan Singh, Parthavi’s father, is impressive and it’s nice to see him back with a bang.
Producer, Karan Johar has done all that he could to retain the gloss and style throughout the film, something, which is so very typical of his films. One also needs to applaud Shashank Khaitan for guiding both Ishaan and Janhvi with a lot of panache. Shashank has held the film right through and he is the actual hero of Dhadak.
Yes, comparisons are bound to happen, but then if you are attempting to re-create a cult film then this was something you should have been ready for.
If you ask me, the only thing that I missed in this version of Sairat is the rusticity of character that Rinku Rajguru essayed. Rest I feel that the makers have done full justice to this one.
Dhadak the official remake of the blockbuster Marathi film, Sairat, is finally out and in spite of its highs and lows, the film is an enjoyable watch.
Rating: Three And A Half