I don’t write too many reviews often but there is something about this movie that compels me to talk about it. For the uninitiated, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil is Karan Johar’s latest movie starring Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Aishwarya Rai and Fawad Khan. I love Karan Johar’s movie. They have always been larger than life, transporting us to a totally new world for those 2/3 hours. He is donning the director’s hat after 4 long years so ther ewas no question, I had to watch the movie!
The reviews are all over the internet so I am not even going to get too much into those details. I will just give an overview.
The film follows two main characters Ayan (Ranbir) and Alizeh (Anushka) who are friends till Ayan starts loving Alizeh. Alizeh friend-zones him because she is already in love with Ali (Fawad) however, she loves Ayan dearly “as a friend”. She even invites him to her marriage with Ali. Well, Alizeh is very clear that friends should remain friends and she carries that opinion right till the end. Unable to overome the heartbreak, he cuts all ties with Alizeh. A few months down the line, he meets a Urdu poetess Saba (Ash) in a flight. Ayan lands himself at Vienna to meet Saba. Saba is recently divorced from Tahir (Shahrukh) and she enters into a no-strings-attached kid of a living relationship with Ayan. Tahir is still loves Saba but the latter has moved on.
What happens thereafter? Does Ayan meet Alizeh again? Are Alizeh and Ali happily married? Or does Alizeh marry Ayan finally? What about Saba?.. In short, ADHM is about heartbreak, unrequited love, friendship and all the emotions that go with it.
I see a lot of myself in this movie. Why? I will continue in the next post.