Review: Ae Dil Hai Mushkil – Fun filled love Vs friendship drama


Cast: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Fawad Khan, Deepti Naval,

Lisa Haydon

Writer-Director: Karan Johar

Producers: Apoorva Mehta, Hiroo Yash Johar & Karan Johar

Banner: Dharma Productions

Music: Pritam

Cinematography: Anil Mehta

Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil has been one of the most awaited films of the year. Starring Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma, the film’s first look posters, teasers, trailer and music album have already received positive response from the audience. After a lot of controversies, ADHM has finally hit theatres today.


Ayan Sanger (Ranbir Kapoor) and Aleeza Khan (Anushka Sharma) are two happy go lucky guys, who meet accidentally. Ayaan falls in love with Aleeza in their brief journey but Aleeza treats him as friends as she is already in love with Ali (Fawad Khan). One day, when Aleeza sees Ali she immediately leaves Ayan and decided to go from the place.

But in a crucial choice between friendship and love, Aleeza opt love at that moment. Aleeza’s decision hurts Ayan, who realizes that he loves Aleeza and cannot ne her friend anymore. What happened to the two love stories of Aleeza and how their love vs friendship conflict? This forms the rest of the story.

Positive Points:

Ranbir and Anushka carry the film upon their shoulders. Moreover, they both strike an adorable chemistry. While Fawad and Lisa are irresistibly hot, Aishwarya Rai was too bold and beautiful as her stunning poetry in the film. Shah Rukh Khan has a pleasant surprise for you. Talented filmmaker Karan Johar yet again tried to show off his strength i.e. a romantic drama.

He mainly taps upon the love Vs friendship conflict and manages to dish out a watchable entertainer. The director tries to reflect all the contemporary flaws, perspectives, strengths and contradictions in his screenplay.

The first half was complete fun ride and also a predictable yet emotional pre-interval block gives you hit vibes. Stunning music by Pritam was already a chartbuster. His background score elevates the film to the next level. Lavish production values surely deserve thumbs up as it was largely shot in aboard.

Negative Aspects:

Except Aishwarya Rai episode in the second half, the entire second half is a squib.


Ae Dil Hai Mushkil is a fun filled love Vs friendship drama that mostly relies upon the performances!

Rating: 3/5