Dhadak Movie Review – What Critics And Celebrities Have To Say


Dhadak has been one of the most awaited movies of recent times. It made several ripples. It’s the debut movie of Janhvi Kapoor, a social media darling and the recently deceased legend Sridevi‘s daughter. And for Ishan Khattar, though it’s not his debut, everyone wanted to see him open up his mainstream traditional Bollywood personality. But most of all, the tremendous trailer, the beautiful songs and the efficient marketing has built up expectations that are normally not associated with romantic movies, especially with debutants. Now that the movie is released, let’s see what the reactions of the critics and celebrities are.

Movie Name Dhadak
Starring Janhvi KapoorIshaan Khattar, Ashutosh Rana
Directed by Shashank Khaitan
Written by Shashank Khaitan, Nagraj Manjule
Release date 20 July, 2018


The story is a take on caste differences prevalent in Indian society. It is an official remake of the critically acclaimed Marathi film Sairat.

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Review by Saibal Chatterjee on NDTV – Janhvi Kapoor And Ishaan Khatter Can’t Enliven Comatose Film

Rating: 2/5

he film gets neither the love story nor the socio-political context of Sairat right

A muddled screenplay, bland storytelling and uneven lead performances leave this glossy Karan Johar production without a proper, palpable heartbeat.


Click here to read the complete review on NDTV.

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Twitter Review by Taran Adarsh

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Review by Rohit Vats in Hindustan Times – Janhvi Kapoor, Ishaan Khatter’s film lacks the depth of original

Rating: 2.5/5

Set in Udaipur of Rajasthan, Dhadak barely touches the depths of caste politics.

Credit should be given to Ishaan, who seems to be enjoying the situation. He displays a wide range of emotions but the lack of depth in the narrative holds him back.

Click here to read the complete review on Hindustan Times.

Video review by Rajeev Masand

Review by Shubhra Gupta on Indian Express – There is no ‘dhak dhak’ in this Janhvi Kapoor starrer

Rating: 1.5/5

The Ishaan Khatter and Janhvi Kapoor film has neither requisite drama nor authenticity. Dhadak doesn’t work, not as an official copy of Sairat, nor as a standalone Bollywood romance.

Barring a few patches, Dhadak has neither requisite drama nor authenticity. It underlines all its scenes with blaring background music, to tell us how to feel.

neither Khattar, whom we’ve seen before, and Janhvi Kapoor, the late Sridevi’s daughter whose debut this is – come across as if they will live and die for their love.

Click here to read the complete review on Indian Express.

Review by Kennith Roasario in The Hindu – Heart of the original lost in the remake

Universally, teenage love is rebellious, radical and effective because of its tenderness. That sense of fragility is missing in Dhadak’s narrative. Instead, there’s a feeling of artificiality to their romance in Udaipur and when they elope to Kolkata, the realisation that ‘one can’t live only on love and fresh air’ isn’t hard-hitting.

Click here to read the complete review on The Hidnu.

Celebrity reactions

Director Shashank Kaitan gets emotional about his movie:

Producer Karan Johar is proud.

The lovely Ananya Panday and Janhvi‘s childhood friend posted a really cute pictue of the two and wished her luck.

Who better to comment on Dhadak than the Dhak-Dhak star herself? Madhuri Dixit calls it an beautiful yet an intense film!

Shahid Kapoor appeals to people to go out and watch Dhadak.

Half brother Arjun Kapoor calls the movie a heart warming & yet gut wrenching love story.

Neha Dhupia says about Janhvi and Ishaan – “hey performed like pros,danced like lightening and looked youthful and gorgeous. I’m blown away..”

Parineeti Chopra hasn’t see the movie yet, but welcomes the Dhadak stars to “o this mad world!!!!”.

We will keep bringing you more on Dhadak‘s box office reports and other developments on the movie and the stars.

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