Dil Bole Haddippa!

dil bole hadippa’ is a colorful film in respect of set arrangements, costumes, theme, songs and dances etc. The film will lure one due to the essence of Punjabi culture, their special drink lassi, sweet sugarcane and the beauty of mustard flower in field adds to the beauty and liveliness of the movie. Everything is very vibrant here. It is a total entertaining film; no moment in the film is boring. This Yash Raj flick appeals to the audience to leave their tension behind, get a first day, first show ticket of the film and get inside with popcorns and cola, fasten your seat and explore the freshness and vivaciousness. 

Rani Mukherjee gets into two roles, one of a sardar and again comes back to her actual avatar. Her dual character is catchy and entertaining, her tuta-futa English adds to the fun. She is a jovial girl, very talkative who aspires to play with Indian cricket team. While Shahid Kapur is quiet, well behaved and a talented cricket player of Indian cricket team. Rani wins his heart with her lively nature and awesome cricketing strokes.

The story revolves around a local team at the Wagah border. Every year, the local team faces defeat from the local Pakistani team. Disheartened with teams consecutive loss for the last eight years, team owner Anupam Kher called upon his son Rohan (Shahid Kapur) who is a very good player and captain of country cricket in England to his village and rescue the local team. Rohan as a coach of the team guides them and induces positive energy in the player. He makes the team stronger to defeat the opposition.

The most important character in the film is Veera Kaur (Rani Mukherjee).  She is a great lover of cricket but could not play as girls in the village are not supposed to play cricket. Veera who works in a theatre company dons turban and beard to play in the local team. Her sound knowledge in cricket and brilliant strokes impressed Rohan and she was included in the local team as Veer Pratab Singh.

What happens when her identity reveal to Rohan and the villagers forms the rest of the story.

Speaking about performances, Rani Mukherjee ruled throughout. Her hard work was evident and she was looking extremely gorgeous. She played the dual character flawlessly and she was outstanding. Her last speech on why women can’t play cricket was sixer, no more on her performance as we all know how much talent she has got. Audience will like her new avatar.

Shahid Kapur was undoubtedly good. He played his part well. No one can find any flaw in his performance. Anupam Kher was as usual superb. Sheryln Chopra and Rakhi Sawant were only restricted to skin show, no acting and no expression.

Debutante director Anurag Singh could not implement any uniqueness in the direction department. He needs to strengthen his focus.

In the nutshell, ‘
’ will do an average business in the box office. It will pull crowd in the opening but won’t continue to rule throughout. The Punjabi flavor will do some magic in the North and the festive season may pull some audience to the theatre but the film will not fare well at the box office.