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Lekar Hum Deewana Dil – Film Review

They fall in love, elope... and discover that they aren't compatible


Lekar Hum Deewana Dil

College mates Dino and Karishma want to live life on their own terms. Set in uber cool south Mumbai – we follow the lives of – Dino (Armaan Jain) and Karishma (Deeksha Seth) – their lifestyle and attitude- both are young and restless, frocklining around the city and painting town red with friends. Lekar Hum Deewana Dil – movie review…

When their exciting lives gets jolted with the pressure Karishma’s family is piling on to getting her hitched, she and her rebellious best friend, Dino, realize that its them who are in fact ‘made for each other’. Being the rulers of their destiny, they elope to forge a lifetime of love, fun and freedom.

But they are yet to learn that life isn’t that simple. And sometimes who you love the most can become the biggest problem. Something amiss here, as today’s collegians if ever they think of eloping, plan out more realistically specially the budgeting for atleast a couple of years. Here, its shown that the couple has run out of money in a few weeks. This isn’t the scene with today’s youth.

Lekar Hum Diwana Dil follows a year in the young and passionate lives of Dino and Karishma who go through friendship, disillusionment, shame, conflict and heartbreak until they realize true love.

But the question is – will they make the same mistake..again??

The story appears to be lifted in bits and parts from hindi films of the past where the guy and the girl elope for seeking freedom. But the boy’s family hadn’t bound him. About the girl’s family, her father is shown busy managing his restaurant business, hardly finding any time for his daughter. Armaan’s mother is particular about her son, and keeps a tab on the brothers. A particular scene where she finds cigarette stubs in their room.

Debut directorial venture of Arif Ali who seems to be so influenced by his brother’s (Imtiaz Ali) penchant of road movies. Nothing new here except for few fresh moments shared between the couple in Goa. For the first time, music rendered by A.R. Rahman isn’t as pleasant to our ears as his other films are. There isn’t a song where Rahman’s touch is visible.

Armaan Jain ‘tries’ to act but doesn’t impress. Had he been launched a decade back, the audience would have the patience to wait for his next film. It will be interesting how the today’s audience reacts to his debut film. Deeksha Seth, looks sweet, has a good screen presence, and is impressive in her role. Sudeep Sahir as Dino’s brother takes away the credit whenever he is on screen.

Frequent use of abbreviations (eg. elder brother is AP – for Agyakari Putra) and creating of some sort of dot coms for expressions. An unsuccessful attempt at showing how cool the screen lovers are. And what was that about an uncle who is so cool as he smokes, has chilled beers….?

We have had Chori Chori in our parents generation, Dil hai ke Maanta Nahi sometime later on, and Jab We Met just some years back. Lekar Hum Diwana Dil is no where near any of these romantic road movies where the couple is on the run from their families.
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Cast of Lekar Hum Deewana Dil:
Armaan Jain as Dino
Deeksha Seth as Karishma
Gautami Kapoor as Marriage counsellor
Rohini Hattangadi as Judge (Matrimonial Court)
Kumud Mishra as Dino’s Father
Anita Kulkarni as Dino’s Mother
Sudeep Sahir as Dino’s Brother
Rahul Shetty as Karishma’s Father
Rinku Karmarkar as Karishma’s Mother
Varun Badola as Dino’s Uncle
Akhil Iyer
Neha Mahajan
Shravan Mehta
Aayushi Lahiri
Nikita Dutta


Credits of Lekar Hum Deewana Dil:
Banner – Eros International, Maddock Films, Illuminati Films
Directed by Arif Ali
Produced by Dinesh Vijan, Saif Ali Khan
Written by Arif Ali
Music by A. R. Rahman
Cinematography – Laxman Utekar
Edited by – Shan Mohammed
Lyricist – Amitabh Bhattacharya
Executive Producer – Poonam Shivdesani
Cinematography – Laxman Utekar
Production Design – Acropolis
Sound Design – Dilleep Subramaniam
Editing – Shan Mohammed