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Movie Review: Despite the grandeur, 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil' disappoints!

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After much controversy back in India, Karan Johar's 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil' will hit the big screen in the GCC countries today. The film will be battling out at the box office with Ajay Devgn-starrer 'Shivaay' this 'Diwali'. 

Is the film worth your money?

Is it a typical Karan Johar film?

How are Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and Aishwarya in the film?

Is Fawad Khan the soul of the film?

Movie buff Sarah Abel V from Dubai, who was caught up in the ADHM hype watched the first day, first show of the film and gave us her review.... 

Anyone who has seen any Karan Johar movie expects him to recreate the same magic each time, especially when the film is about 'LOVE'. But KJo, who is making his comeback as a director after a long time, has completely missed the plot with 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil'. 'Disappointing' is the first word that comes to your mind after watching the movie - given the hype trailers and songs have created. The direction is loose and the plot is far from gripping. In fact, you might end up checking your Facebook or Whats App in between as some scenes are yawn-worthy. 

45 minutes into the film, it can be interchanged with any other film of the genre as that is the time it takes to set up the basis of the movie.

Ranbir and Anushka's acting is at par with their other movies and there are no jaw-dropping stellar moments. It feels like they can do the role in their sleep as we have seen them play several similar roles and it has become monotonous.

Fawad Khan does justice to small role he has been given.

But the star of the film is Aishwarya Rai. The Bachchan bahu is the surprise package of the film not just because of her bold scene but her acting prowess. Finally a film that lets Aish open up and explore herself and her character. She is mesmerising and part of the credit goes to Karan Johar. 

There are two interesting cameos in the film. But that's all we will reveal in this spoiler-free review!

But you still can't completely write-off 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil'. The movie is good in parts. Those who like predictable 'Happy Happy' first half and 'Emotional' second half- it is time to book your tickets. For rest, it is a one time watch and you should probably wait for the TV premiere. 

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