This weekend release is Ajay Devgn starrer ‘De De Pyaar De’, a romantic comedy film that does not only draw attention to the age gap but a generation gap too. The film also shows some important topics that otherwise go unnoticed. Basically, it’s a film that will not only make you laugh but also would leave you wondering about certain things.
The story is based on a wealthy middle-aged man living in London who falls in love with a girl half his age. It revolves around the process when the man tries to seek approval from his separated wife and estranged family back in India.
When Ashish Mehra’s (Ajay Devgn) psychologist (Javed Jaffrey) learns about his client cum friend affair with a 20 plus girl Ayesha (Rakul Preet Singh), he explains to him that it’s not the age gap but a generation gap. The interesting part is that it is not a one-sided love story of a man liking girl but it’s a full-fledged love affair that showcases moments of cute romance. The first half of the movie is all about how harmless flirting between the two makes them realizes that they are more than just a habit for each other.
Ajay Devgn shows his best form in the movie and he lets the audience laugh at him for being repeatedly called Buddha and Uncle in the film. Also, his chemistry with young and pretty Rakul Preet Singh doesn’t feel out of the way. But the star of the movie is undoubtedly Tabu. She excels in this one too. Her appropriate expressions, beauty, grace, and exceptional comedy timing proves that she is still sweet 16 at heart.
There will come a time in the movie when one will feel that Tabu’s comic potential would have been used in a better way by the writers Luv Ranjan and Tarun Jain. Another fact that remains unanswered completely are details of what could have happened between Ashish and Manju (Tabu) that they decided to get separated.
Overall the movie remains light and fluffy with some awkward situations and conflicts in some places. The director tries to balance modern ideology and traditional values. Jimmy Shergill’s role could have been used better the makers as he is a talented actor and can easily generate some of the best laugh moments.
On the technical front, the songs may seem weak at stages but the background score is strong and lifts many dull scenes in the movie. Few sensitive topics like divorce, live-in and age gap are handled very carefully by the director. Overall, the movie is light-hearted with a slightly unpredictable climax with less melodrama. It’s a fun ride and can be watched this weekend. It will prove age is just a number and love prevails over all the odds.
Check out the trailer of the film: