09 Dec 2016
Befikre Movie Review | Ranveer Singh, Vaani Kapoor
Star Cast: Ranveer Singh And Vaani Kapoor
Director/ Producer/ Story & Screenplay: Aditya Chopra
Cinematography: Anil Mehta
Editor: Namrata Rao
Like: Chemistry between Vaani and Ranveer is a must watch!
Dislike: Unnecessary scenes in the first half, lagging scenes!
Befikre is Aditya Chopra's fourth installment after a very long time with Rab ne bana di jodi being the last outing. This is definitely a surprising change from what Mr Chopra had to offer in the past.
From conventional around the tree love affair to rather young and carefree spirit where bold scenes and lip locks come as casually as possible, movie making in Indian cinema has come a long way. We have the promising leads Vaani Kapoor and Ranveer Singh doing a fantastic job. Ranveer in particular demonstrates why he is being hailed as the future superstar when his transition from emotionally vulnerable to comically confused comes effortlessly showing his true class.
Dharam who is a stand-up comedian without a single notice-worthy joke, hooked up and stays is in a live-in-relationship with our heroine Shyra (Vaani Kapoor), who is in between odd jobs and wants to live a carefree life! With the promise to "never say I love you" to each other, they both remain in an irrelevant relationship for one year, until the two break up on a bitter note due to some differences. Again after few months they both decided to stay as friends. In the mean time, another man enters in Shyra's life and proposes her for marriage.
With some advice from Dharam, Shyra agrees to marry the perfect gentleman. However, Dharam starts feeling bad when Shyra's attention and time shifts to her would-be-husband.
Things eventually start getting awkward between the two lead characters as their lust for each other turns into love.
The album comes with some beautiful songs that complement the overall mood and tone of the movie. The peppy tracks will get you tapping your feet and will get you moving.
We must say, Vaani's fans have their own delight moments with the actress removing her top more often than her breaths in the movie. Well! Her bold moves and skin show is more gracious than offensive with the actress looking positive throughout the play. Both Kapoor and Singh are competent dancers and perform the nicely choreographed dance sequences with a lot of ease. The direction keeps you hooked in the first half with many romcom moments and exotic locations of Paris. Yet it never quite rises above its glitter.
The second half goes flat and bland with things getting repetitive and predictable in the second half. How many times have we seen the introduction of third protagonist adding seriousness to the carefree love affair! The wafer thin storyline pales the otherwise happy going.
Rating: 2.5 /5. Young funky and entertaining yet nothing new to offer from the the banner like Yash Raj.