Movie Review: ‘Befikre’ Is About More Skin Show and Less Heart
Everyone loves a good love story and who better to serve it to us than Aditya Chopra, the man who practically taught a whole generation how to say "I Do" . The familiar motifs of the Yashraj genre are back. Drop-dead gorgeous stars, beautiful locations and perfect music.
‘Befikre’ is about being carefree in love . But it's done with the circumspection of an Aditya Chopra . It's breezy and sexy and knows exactly when to tug at our hearts’ rings. The whiff of desi "parantha" in foreign land, the warmth of "peripona" in pardes – Adi Chopra is on the top of his game . Also one can't help but notice how far we have come from the coy DDLJ days and "Hindustani ladki ki izzat" to a more self-assured expression of love. With no Amrish Puri gussa, this Simran needs no one's permission to live her life.
The movie opens with a string of kissing shots as the opening credits roll out. The old, the young, the underage all French kissing in France, but all I could think of is Nahlaniji and his demonetised sanskaar.
Shyra (Vaani Kapoor) and Dharam (Ranveer Singh) – the garma garam couple who hook up, then make out and soon start living in. There is plenty of skin show (a 1-second shot of a complete butt-naked Ranveer Singh too) along with a lot of flashback to present-day trips. It's fun. Because it's Paris. It's beautiful because Ranveer Singh and Vaani Kapoor look stunning . And we don't fall asleep because the music keeps our spirits high. But it's predictable. We not only know the destination, we even know the route the makers are going to take.
Ranveer's Dharam is a take off from his ‘Band Baja Baraat’ avtaar. The accent, the expressions and the Dilli wala vibe. Vaani has lost oodles of weight and oozes sexiness.
And the rest a ketchup of ‘Band Baja Baraat’-style pyaar mein confusion, ‘Tamasha’-type masti and ‘Shudh Desi Romance’-type predicament. Ranveer and Vaani are fire together, but this ketchup serves as an accompaniment to a plot, which is as thin as French fries!
I will give it 3 QUINTS out of 5.
A one-time watch yes, but leaves us hungry for more!