Dhadak movie review: There is no ‘dhak dhak’ in this Janhvi Kapoor starrer

Dhadak movie review: While Ishaan Khatter is a natural, Janhvi Kapoor has a hard time emoting.

Dhadak movie cast: Ishaan Khatter, Janhvi Kapoor, Ashutosh Rana, Kharaj Mukherjee, Aditya Kumar

Dhadak movie director: Shashank Khaitan

Dhadak movie rating: One and a half stars

Remaking Sairat was always going to be a tough ask for mainstream Bollywood. 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.

There isn’t a filmmaker working in India who can match Sairat director Nagraj Manjule’s appetite for recreating raw slap-in-the-face directness for the screen: the only one who can match him is Sanal Sashidharan, and neither of them work, for obvious reasons, in Bollywood, where dirt needs to be proffered up in pretty ribbons.

 

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