Verdict: Parmish Verma & Wamiqa Gabbi redefine love in this out-and-out romantic film. 

There’s no denying the fact that Parmish Verma enjoys an unparalleled fan following in Punjab. His songs, walk, candid videos, and to a large extent, even his style of beard is a rage here. And when our favorite star returns to the big screen after two years (his last release was his debut film Rocky Mental in 2017), fans are sure to rejoice. Dil Diyan Gallan is one of the most awaited films this year. Unlike his debut venture that revolved around boxing, Parmish opts for a downright romantic story this time around. His love interest in the film Wamiqa Gabbi is currently enjoying her stint in Punjabi cinema with back-to-back releases. The trailer of the movie hinted at the lead couple falling in love and gradually growing apart. Does the movie manage to entertain? Yes, but there’s more.

What’s Dil Diyan Gallan About:

Natasha Waraich (Wamiqa Gabbi) is an internet sensation who has fans all over the world and enjoys every bit of attention that comes her way. During a rousing speech as a guest of honor at a London university, she is rudely interrupted by Kulwant Singh aka Laddi (Parmish Verma), a culinary arts major who is disinterested in the digital revolution and all the clamor for attention. This marks the beginning of a unique relationship between two varied personalities and under the magical spell of the London sky, life is discussed, philosophies are debated, pasts are revealed, and romance blooms.

What Works:

Dil Diyan Gallan breaks multiple myths of Punjabi cinema. Romantic stories, movies that do not have character artists, stories that are not inclined towards comedy, and even modern-day stories are a risky affair at the box office. Parmish Verma and team take up the challenge and present Dil Diyan Gallan.

The movie has its highs. The introduction of a ‘desi’ Parmish and on the other hand, the contrasting personality of Wamiqa immediately sets the mood for the film. Parmish’s dialect, body language and mannerisms will be lauded by his fans in the initial reels. The first hour is dialogue-heavy with not much happening in the story. It’s all about the lead pair spending endless time with each other. Wamiqa gradually falls for Parmish who talks about overseas students, Punjabi immigrants, the life of Punjabis after they leave India et al.

The second half is where the viewer starts connecting with the lead pair’s emotions. Once Wamiqa comes back to India, the subsequent track of separation and sad songs set the mood of the film. The finale, although a bit overstretched, sends the viewers smiling back home.

Parmish Verma’s screen presence is remarkable. His emotional outbursts at the end are praiseworthy. He along with Wamiqa carry the entire film on their shoulders and the couple looks stunning on screen. Wamiqa, who looks dazzling, delivers her career-best performance till date. She’s there in almost every frame of the film and expresses varied emotions magnificently.

What could’ve been better:

The film falters in the writing department. The emotional build-up of the lead characters is missing as they suddenly tend to fall in love with each other. That further leads to the viewer not feeling any pain for them when they grow apart. 

Why you should watch:

Dil Diyan Gallan is for two kinds of people. First, the die-hard fans of Parmish Verma. He does and says everything that his fans expect of him. Second are those who can watch any romantic film offered to them. The film has its share of highs and lows. Overall, it is an unadulterated romantic drama that has Parmish’s star power and Wamiqa’s sincere act.