Dhadak
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Dhadak

Hindi
DramaRomance
20 Jul, 2018
2 hrs 18 mins
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79,592 votes
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Set in the picturesque city of Udaipur, Dhadak is the story of Madhukar, the 20-year-old son of a lakeside restaurant owner, and the 19-year-old daughter of Udaipur's renowned politician, Parthavi. Madhukar's infatuation for Parthavi was all one-sided until they come face-to-face at a village fair. From the moment they set eyes on each other, Madhukar and Parthavi feel something familiar, something pure.

Despite the warnings from their respective families, they both fall in love. But as their love blossoms, so do their problems. Torn between society and their families, their fate becomes uncertain. Dhadak is a simple, passionate story about first love.
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Verdict: A well-done re-imagination laced with the spark of new talent. Ever since Dhadak was announced, it was destined to be compared to Sairat. Now that the movie has released, the makers and the cast can heave a sigh of relief as they do not need to lose sleep over it anymore. Dhadak may have been the Johar-polished beautiful version of Sairat but the one thing that truly matters is that the m... ...Read full review
An attempted makeover of a tested storyline is never more than a handful of missteps away from turning into an outright mauling. The latter is exactly what Dhadak metes out to Nagraj Manjule`s 2016 Marathi sleeper hit Sairat. A muddled screenplay, bland storytelling and uneven lead performances leave this glossy Karan Johar production without a proper, palpable heartbeat. With Bittergaon`s Parshya and Archi, beleaguered lovers in whom we were deeply invested, giving way to a pair of prettified, pale shadows, it is only sporadically that Dhadak shows any signs of life. The rest of the 137-minute film can bore the pants off even the most indulgent Bollywood watcher. ...Read full review
The strength of Dhadak lies in its brimming freshness and innocence. That this film presents the new faces of Ishaan (one film old) and Janhvi (who marks her debut in Bollywood) works in the favour of its narrative. Like its original inspiration, Nagraj Manjules Sairat, the facet of love trying to survive the cruel world of politics and ruthless societal pressure, makes Dhadak engaging. The film follows the Sairat template for most part, but what is lacks is the grit and detailing of Manjules original. ...Read full review
Remaking Sairat for mainstream Bollywood was always going to be a tough ask. The edges of that searing 2016 tale of love-in-the-time-of-caste were necessarily going to have to be blunted and softened, because too much realism is hard for us to handle. ...Read full review
A young fellow, having worked his way through a shared snack with his female companion, drinks from a mug of water in a plastic drum at the roadside food vendor. She crinkles her nose when he offers her the mug for a sip, prompting him to buy her bottled water instead. Its a seemingly innocuous moment from Nagraj Manjules Sairat, but oh, so telling the couple, their backs against each other, both drinking water. Yes water, that great leveler; required by both the rich and the poor, by those belonging to every caste and class, and yet the very clue in this moment that points to the yawning divide between this pair. ...Read full review
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