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De De Pyaar De Movie Review: Tabu and Ajay Devgn lead the show with strong performances in a quirky film | Bollywood Life

De De Pyaar De is the second film of Ajay Devgn to hit the theatres this year. The film is the directorial debut of editor Akiv Ali. De De Pyaar De stars Ajay Devgn, Rakul Preet Singh and Tabu in lead roles. The film is an urban rom-com where a 50 year old man falls in love with a much younger woman. What happens when she meets his family forms the rest of the story.

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What is it about…

Ashish, a successful 50 year old in London meets Aisha, an engineer who does bartending on weekends. After an initial attraction and a game of one-upmanship of flirty banter they start falling for each other. After some hesitation, Ashish decides to tie the knot with Aisha (Rakul Preet Singh) and takes her home to meet his ex-wife Manju (Tabu) and other family members. His entry poses problems for his daughter and a conflict arises in Aisha’s mind over Ashish’s renewed friendship with his ex-wife. Does their relationship survive the turmoil? You have to see the film for that…

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What is hot…

The biggest highlight of the film are the one liners. Some of them are absolute killers! Yes, some might find them sexist but you cannot ignore that the writing is quite clever. Full credit to Luv Ranjan, Surabhi Bhatnagar and Tarun Jain. Performance wise, Tabu steals the show. She is the only character whom you connect with emotionally. From a no-nonsense smooth-talking owner of a resort to shedding buckets as the tired single parent, she strikes a chord. Rakul Preet looking gorgeous and has some good lines but does not connect. Ajay Devgn has his swag on point and delivers his lines with a wry sense of humour. Jimmy Shergill as Tabu’s admirer is a hoot. The songs are peppy and shot nicely.

What’s not…

The film has the curse of the second half. While the first half is very breezy, the second one drags unnecessarily. The separation song is particularly lengthy. Also, Ajay and Rakul’s love story is a half-baked one. Even though it is a rom-com, it is tough to believe how the couple would dream of marriage after such a short span of being together. The emotions come into the story later mainly due to Tabu’s wonderful performance. While it is a masala romantic comedy, the objectification of women might seem problematic for many. Lastly, De De Pyaar De is a film for India’s urban audience. We doubt if it will find takers in India’s heartland.

Verdict

A quirky plot, some killer dialogues and Ajay and Tabu’s chemistry make it a decent one time watch. If you can ignore the problematic areas, the film is one time Paisa vasool.

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