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Film Review: Dil Kya Kare
Reviewer: Sapna Chhaya

Dil Kya Kare

Cast : Ajay Devgan, Kajol, Mahima Choudhary, Chandrachur Singh
Producer: Veeru Devgan
Director: Prakash Jha
Sapna.Chhaya's Rating: 4/5

About Movie:

Anand Kishore (Ajay Devgan) and Kavita Kishore (Mahima Choudhary) is a well-settled and affluent couple with a young daughter, Neha (Akshita Garud) in Delhi. Kavita's college buddy, Somu (Chandrachur Singh) regularly visits the family to read his poems to Kavita. Life gets scary when an unknown woman begins visiting Neha at school, gifting her with presents and taking her out for periodic car rides. While Anand is on a business trip, Kavita discovers that the mysterious woman visiting Neha is actually her birth mother, Nandita Rai (Kajol). (The Kishores had adopted a baby Neha from an orphanage after Kavita's miscarriage several years earlier.) Sympathising with Nandita's maternal instincts, Kavita allows her to stay with them for a night and leave in the morning after meeting Anand. But life takes a turn for the worst when Anand returns home the following day. A battle over trust, love, deception, infidelity and parental custody soon ensues, as the film jumps endlessly between filmi and real world situations. Dil Kya Kare relies on uneasily explained character motivation and actions, and that is why it works. The complexity and often real human behaviour of these characters makes the film a pleasure to watch

Ajay Devgan does a splendid job, torn between his wife and the other woman. He handles the complex role with admirable understanding and ease. Kajol, as the other woman, is also excellent. But her characterisation will not find universal acceptance for the simple reason that she walked into the affair without enough justification. Mahima Choudhary also acts very ably. She is especially brilliant in emotional scenes and she looks really beautiful in every scene...a very nice role after Pardes (Subhash Ghai's). Chandrachur Singh does an average job and suffers on account of a weak characterisation. Laxmikant Berde irritates. The couple's daughter has done a good role without over acting in any scenes. Farida Jalal is okay in an average role. Mohan Joshi, Anant Mahadevan, Dinesh Hingoo, Avtar Gill, Rajendra Gupta, Aroon Bakshi, Misha Gautam and the rest provide able support.

Rajan Kothari's gorgeous, colourful and scenic cinematography is nice. But the heroines' always perfect hair and make-up and their eight daily costume changes (even while depressed) is a bit indigestible.

Lyrics by Anand Bakshi are okay. Music of Jatin Lalit is okay too but he has do more better to remain in his position. The tittle song "Dil Kya Kare" is good and is sung by Alka Yagnik and Udit Narayan. Another song "Menu Lagan Lagi" is catchy but seems that dance is inspired by Malaika in "Chaiya Chaiya"(Dil Se). "Do Dilon Ki" is moderatly better than any other songs. "Monday Bhi Ho Sunday" (Abhijeet, Kavita, and Children) come and go without making even the slightest impression. On the whole music is okay and doesn't seems to leave impression in your mind.

Prakash Jha packs the film with a dozen too many commercial distractions. If only Jha had made it a more character-orientated and a slightly less glamorous product, it would have had phenomenal success with the classes. The masses are certainly going to have a tough time watching, understanding and appreciating this inappropriately packaged flick.

Of course, for those of you who like a bit of novelty, acting and a not-too-common story, Dil Kya Kare is better than thousands of Taal.
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