Movie review | Befikre – Ranveer Singh, Vaani Kapoor try hard to do magic, almost succeed | Box office Positive
Befikre movie cast: Ranveer Singh, Vaani Kapoor
movie director: Aditya Chopra
Befikre ha everthing a superhit Yashraj movie can hope to have. You can’t do better than Paris, gorgeous location-wise. Ranveer Singh oozes that certain irrepressible X factor, and he is paired with Vaani Kapoor who awas earlier seen in Yashraj ‘prem kahani’.
Ranveer Singh and Vaani Kapoor’s Befikre has opened in theatres to a positive response. While the audience is pleasantly surprised by the content of the film, critics have given it thumbs up. Shot in Paris, Befikre has been made on a budget of Rs. 70 crore and released in 2900 screens worldwide.
It’s all there, and yet, Befikre never quite rises above its shiny surface, and the absence of a story. In its best moments, it has sparkle, but those few and far between; in the rest, it stays bland and familiar.
First off, props to Aditya Chopra for fashioning a true-blue romcom ( the first genuine Bollywood romantic comedy, Hum Tum also came from the Yashraj stable), not a drama which begins with ‘do dil ka pyaar’ and sinks into `dhai kilo ka parivaar’. Dharam Gulati (Ranveer Singh) and Shyra Gill (Vaani Kapoor) collide sweetly in the obligatory meet-cute, and because they are in Paris, they instantly do as Parisians do: lock lips, long and hard.
This will go down as the film which got Bollywood to treat the kiss as just another ‘pyaar ka izhaar’ ( Surprisingly no complaints from our ‘sanskari’ CBFC on some scenes).
But this will also go down as the film which, despite its close clinches, its rumpled-bedsheets-and-bedroom-antics, gave us a romance that never ignites. The fire between the lovers is restricted to the songs-and-dances; Ranveer and Vaani are ok, they don’t burn it up.
You can see Vaani trying for more in a few scenes, but she appears stymied for the most part. Better fleshed-out, she could have been a truly spunky here-and-now leading lady, changing her own gears on love and life.
As expected, Ranveer is the life and soul of the party. He has played the brash Dilli boy before, but he still looks refreshing.
So a good movie to watch though it is not a cult film, it could have been.
Source: Indian Express, BollywoodReviews