Befikre is the first film Aditya Chopra has written and directed by Aditya Chopra since the passing of his father, Yash Chopra in 2012. This is also the first film he’s made since marrying Rani Mukerji he’d been in love with for years, Chopra fourth film without any sort of Collaboration.
Movie: Befikre Cast: Ranveer Singh, Vaani Kapoor
Director: Aditya Chopra Rating: 2.5/5
Aditya Chopra made hearts drain and lovers cry with his debut film Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge 21 years ago. In between DDLJ and Befikre, he directed only two films Mohabbatein and Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi. Aditya Chopra fourth film without any sort of Collaboration with the man who defined Love in Bollywood is not just his worst. It is one of the worst films out of the Yash Raj Stable ever.
The interesting status is given as a top-promote film-maker though his Production house Yash Raj Films has been releasing similar films year after year, the director in him remained in pursuit of stories that could strike Stability between unrestrained millenary and the generations that savoured Yash Chopra brand of romance.
Befikre Review and Ratings
The film, however,opens with a thud. A TV set crash-lands on the footpath, while upstairs in the apartment, Shyra Vaani Kapoor and Sharam Ranveer are in the midst of an angry break-up.
Shyra, a tour guide who has grown up in France, is calling Dhara, a third rate so-and-so from Karol Bagh. Dharam a standup comic in Paris’ Delhi Belly Bar, ups the ante and calls her a french slut, and thus commences the game of love as played by the millennials. cut to the past for snap-shots of life then, and what it’s like now.
Life when Shyra’s hair was flaming at the ends, and life now, when her hair is trimmed, the flaming bits cut off and discarded
Befikre’s Story, skimpy and pathetic, is made up of three singular vacuous situations:
First Situation: Ranveer and Vaani meet start dating move in together.
Second Situation: Ranveer -Vaani stop dating and start hating for a bit, then become buddies, besties of sorts
Third Situation:Bombshell, which comes in stuttering bits, including one induced by a ghee-drenched desi paratha.
The first half it seems like Befikre may be going somewhere, that all this jumping around and kinetic idiocy will lead to something. It does, eventually, but it is all totally, completely, wholly pointless.
Briefly in situation 3, upon the entry of Boy 2, Befikre pauses for something akin to real feelings. while Shyra and Dharam are role-playing besties, there are some touching moments that are acted and captured beautifully. Like shyra’s mother, we can clearly see what they can’t. Both are hurting inside, thinking the other has moved on while they are stuck in love. All the while hoping, waiting, begging inside that the other gives a hint, made a move. In these few moments, Befikre touches a chord. It needed to linger a bit longer here. It doesn’t. It hurtles to the climax that looks like it’s been directed by the twits responsible for Housefull