Ae Dil Hai Mushkil Movie Review | Critic Reviews

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil ADHM Movie Review

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil Hindi Movie Review

Total Reviews - 15
Average Rating - 6.3/10
Yes - 10
No - 2
Neutral - 3
Watchable? - 86%

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Critic Reviews ADHM

  • News 18 | Review By -Rajeev Masand Rating-7/10
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil gives you a hero that makes you care. I suspect you’ll be a slobbering mess at the end of the film, a puddle of tears when the lights come back on. Johar knows how to do that. It’s a skill that’s stayed with him even if his grammar has changed.

  • Times of India | Review By -Nihit Bhave Rating-8/10
That said, you usually come away from a Karan Johar movie dreaming of singing sweet tunes in the Alps; but ADHM makes you realize just how cold it is, up there. Go watch it for a relatable portrayal of modern-day relationships.
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  • NDTV | Review By -Saibal Chatterjee Rating-8/10
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil is by far Karan Johar's best film to date: mature, sure-handed and thoroughly entertaining. It employs the devices of mainstream Bollywood, but does so with an acute awareness of exactly where to draw the line so as not to stray into overt bubblegum territory.
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  • Rediff | Review By -Raja Sen Rating-8/10
It is a film about words long and sharp, elaborate and precise, and about the way we muck up and often manage to slip -- inadequately and without definition -- between them and between the lines. The heart wants what it wants, and sometimes all we need is a compelling reason to cry. Thank you, Karan Johar. For this film feels like a sob.
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  • Hindustan Times | Review By -Sweta Kaushal Rating-5/10
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil offers little in terms of story and fails to get the audience empathise or feel for the characters and events in the movie. What it does offer is brilliance in the name of Ranbir and Anushka, some awe-inspiring shots of Aishwarya and Fawad and a very beautiful canvas as it is shot at exotic locales of London and Paris.

  • Koimoi | Review By -Surabhi Redkar Rating-7/10
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil is for lovers. Everyone who believes in the power of it and has been through a heartbreak or even close to it, will like this film. Ae Dil Hai Mushkil is all about accepting ‘I Friend You’ over ‘I Love You’. Trust me getting friend zoned never looked so good

  • Indian Express | Review By -Shubhra Gupta Rating-4/10
You can’t get better-looking actors than Ranbir Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Anushka Sharma and Fawad Khan. But Karan Johar stuffs the film with old Bollywood references and offers less fresh plot points.
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  • Rediff | Review By -Sukanya Verma Rating-7/10
But he accomplishes it maturely and memorably in a passionate ode to matters of the heart, as he knows it, in the splendidly romantic and richly satisfying Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.
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  • India Today | Review By -Ananya Bhattacharya Rating-4/10
Karan Johar has moved out of his comfort zone for this story but this is no Bombay Talkies. He proclaims out loud that 'Love tedha hai', and throws in a handful of other pyaar-dosti cliches in the process. The screenplay is knit well, but you can't invest yourself in the characters. The runtime also doesn't help much.
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  • Filmfare | Review By -Rachit Gupta Rating-7/10
Barring his poor choice of ending, this film is easily one of the best efforts of his career. It’s a film that makes you cry, makes you laugh and makes you fall in love.
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  • Spotboye | Review By -Khalid Mohamed Rating-6/10
Bottomline: Ae Dil Hai Mushkil is surely worth the price of a ticket even if the path towards love is strewn with speedbreakers in the second-half.
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  • Bollywood Life | Review By -Tushar Joshi Rating-5/10
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil has some really nice moments, but they are few and suffer the curse of a weak second half. Nevertheless watch it for Ranbir and Karan’s interpretation of love, loss and longing.
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  • DNA | Review By -Sarita Tanwar Rating-6/10
There's always something new to expect from every Karan Johar film. This time, he questions the definition of love. There is also the emphasis on one-sided love and to Johar's credit, he handles it with maturity.
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  • Bollywood Hungama | Review By -BH Review Rating-8/10
AE DIL HAI MUSHKIL is a contemporary and a progressive take on relationships from the master story teller Karan Johar. It is a perfect Diwali entertainer which packages rich visuals, chartbuster music and an engrossing screenplay on a large canvas.

  • Gulf News | Review By -Manjusha Radhakrishnan Rating-5/10
Kapoor steals the thunder from the two women. His anguish and his propensity to wail when he’s dumped makes him immensely lovable. Reserve this for a one-time watch. What’s not to love about a posh posse who are stupid and stubborn in love?

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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Deepti Naval, Lisa Haydon
Karan Johar
Karan Johar
Karan Johar
Anil Mehta
Pritam Chakraborty
produced by: 
Karan Johar
Drama, Romance
157 minutes
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Plot Synopsis
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil / ADHM is a romantic film directed by Karan Johar, starring Ranbir Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai and Anushka Sharma in the lead roles.

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil is the journey of two characters, Alizeh and Ayaan. Alizeh is an independent girl, still reeling from the effects of the collapse of her relationship with a former love. Ayaan is a straight edged boy, with no remarkable experience in love or heartbreak, but nurturing a hidden desire to sing. They meet one night in New York, and a mutually life changing bond forms between them.

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