De De Pyaar De Review: Ajay Devgn plays his age perfectly, Tabu is a scene-stealer

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Film: De De Pyaar De

Cast: Ajay Devgn, Tabu, Rakul Preet, Jimmy Shergill, Alok Nath, Javed Jaaferi

Director: Akiv Ali

 

De De Pyaar De questions why seemingly sensible and accomplished women settle with men of debatable manners and thinking. However, if you look beyond the jokes on age then the film is a one-time watch.

 

De De Pyaar De was supposed to be a laugh-a-riot film if you go by the trailer but the finished product fails to grasp your attention and falters in the humour quotient. The jokes are too few to remember or laugh out loud. The bittersweet romantic comedy is directed by Akiv Ali and revolves around a 50-year-old investment broker played by Ajay and his sprightly 26-year-old girlfriend played by Rakul.

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This seemingly mismatched couple live in a world of their own which is all rosy and beautiful but lacks real chemistry between the actors. The film is full of jokes on age but it gets pretty repetitive after some time. Rakul is an engineer but moonlights as a bartender and has a one-dimensional and unrealistically perky character that you struggle to identify with.

Ajay’s and Rakul’s rose-tinted life gets a major jolt when the couple heads to India to meet his ex-wife and kids and this is the saving grace of the film because finally, Tabu makes an appearance. Tabu is a scene stealer as the unflappable and level-headed Manju. She is the most well-rounded character in the film. Even when she makes cringe-worthy sex noises, she is believable and relatable. She dwarfs other actors with her performance but unfortunately, she gets the screen time in only the second half.

 

 

 

 

Rakul is extremely likeable as the younger woman while Ajay’s wry humour and dead-pan eyes grow on you. Jimmy Shergill as the smarmy suitor is a hoot but Alok Nath’s comic antics are an eyesore. De De Pyaar De’s second half is more enjoyable than the first. Tabu’s and Ajay’s chemistry is more on-the-point and crackling than Rakul’s and Ajay’s.

PeepingMoon.com gives the film 3 Moons.

Source: PeepingMoon

 

 

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