Dhadak: The remake of Sairat
A Hindi remake of the Marathi super-hit Sairat is out in theatres. This star studded movie was a debut for Shridevi’s daughter, Jhanvi Kapoor and Shahid’s half brother Ishan Khattar.
After witnessing an unconditional love story of Archi and Parshya from Sairat, an entire nation went Zingat over it. Sairat crossed the boundaries of language and received great success. Karan Johar definitely was impressed with this legendary movie. That’s when he decided to make its hindi remake Dhadak. It was launched with the great buzz around it. The movie was well promoted by these young stars. Even their social media handles reflect their excitement for the first film.
Since 4 days of launch, Dhadak has been consistent to pull crowd in the theatres. It claimed to make 39 Cr. worth business till now. But, critics shared very mixed sort of reaction as it dint match the expectations set by the popularity of Sairat. Nonetheless, this young duo has been spotted together to promote the movie.
Directed by Shashank Khanna, Dhadak was playful but lacked the emotional depth in the story. Shashank’s approach from his earlier fun-filled movies was seen here too that got backfired in the case of Dhadak. Ishan Khattar’s acting displayed his talent and great potential. He would be surely the Bollywood’s boy-next-door. On the other hand, Sridevi’s daughter Jahnavi could not do justice to the role especially in emotional scenes. Her acting was not apt to reach into the audiences’ hearts. Having said that, Ajay-Atul’s music was mesmerising enough to get attention to Dhadak’s tune. Most of the songs share same tune as Sairat. The director played it well with the same choice of music composers.
As per the critics, Dhadak was more glamorous hence not as realistic as Sairat. After Padmavat’s controversies regarding castes, Dhadak stayed away from the extra-emphasis on casteism. Also, the treatment of male lead characters in Sairat and Dhadak has a major difference. As Parshya from Sairat was shy and oppressed boy from the lower caste, while Madhu was shown as vocal and strong. In terms of the familiar humour and music, you will notice the usage of old fashioned Bollywood tricks. Jhanvi was portrayed as a bubbly young girl from the conventional family. Her elegantly designed traditional clothes and chic jewellery was apt for the role. The film was shot in the most parts of Rajasthan.
Dhadak may not be as appealing as Sairat but, will surely do a decent business due to the goodwill and popularity of Sairat. If you have a spare weekend, its a good movie to watch one-time.