• 4/5

When you have made the romance Hindi movie that is held up as the gold standard, and is STILL playing in a theater 21 years after it's release, that's a lot of pressure. Aditya Chopra is an excellent producer, but has gone years between directorial projects. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge is the film that started me on my love of Indian Cinema, and I watched Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi second " and I was a goner. It's hard not to have super high expectations of an Aditya Chopra film. All three previous films that Chopra has personally directed had superstar Shahrukh Khan as the lead, an actor that he was instrumental in making a superstar with DDLJ. It was so monumental an announcement that Aditya was casting a new (for him) actor, that Ranveer Singh made a video announcing it and described how he cried walking out of Aditya's office when he heard the news. The first teaser trailer of Befikre is in fact the opening credits of the film, showing couples of all shapes, sizes, colors and orientation kissing all over Paris. Is this Aditya's shot across the bow to the censor board? I certainly know I'venever seen another Hindi film with so much kissing in it, much less gay kisses. For the full review, go here: https://moviemavengal.com/2016/12/09/befikre-aditya-chopra-gives-us-a-scrumptious-light-paris-pastry-of-a-romantic-film/

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