Is Aditya Chopra's BEFIKRE inspired from Imtiaz Ali's brand of cinema?

October 13, 2016 12:23:00 PM IST
By Pooja Sharma, Glamsham Editorial
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The trailer of Yash Raj's BEFIKRE is out and it has garnered mixed-reviews. While some are praising the director Aditya Chopra for stepping out of his comfort zone others have criticized him citing striking similarities between this film and various other Hollywood flicks.


But if one observes clearly then it's not hard to notice how the dialogues and antics of BEFIKRE resonates sentiments of Imtiaz Ali's films! Right from the opening shot of the trailer where Ranveer Singh and Vaani Kapoor's respective characters Dharam and Shyra pledging never to say ‘I Love You' to each other which is exactly what Saif and Deepika's character discussed in LOVE AAJ KAL.

Further Shyra is heard saying that she want to remain single for some time as recently she had a break-up.

Dharam is later addressing Shyra as a “psycho-chick” as she dares him to slap a cop in public if he wants to go out on a date with her. The manner in which Ranveer says ‘Tujhe Pata Hai Naa Tu psycho-chick hai', instantly reminds of the same craziness we had witnessed in JAB WE MET and ROCKSTAR, where the lead pairs were seen exploring unknown places and indulging in such stupid and crazy activities. In fact Ranveer-Vaani's conversation instantly rings bell about Shahid's dialogue “Tujhe Pata Hai Naa TU Original Piece” to Kareena Kapoor in JAB WE MET.

Dharam and Shyra further reveal why they won't say ‘I Love You' to each other as that will turn things into emotional and sentimental and will also mean end of fun times. Didn't we come across the similar commitment phobia in TAMASHA, ROCKSTAR and LOVE AAJ KAL wherein the couple openly stated and deliberately emphasized to each other that they are together just for fun and don't intend to get into any bond?

Towards the end of the trailer Shyra is seen checking out a random guy's ass, something which we haven't seen any of Aditya Chopra's leading ladies doing in the past. Unlike Chopra's previous films - DILWALE DULHANIA LE JAYENGE (1995), MOHABBATEIN (2000), RAB NE BANA DI JODI (2008) as a director, BEFIKRE appears to be a complete 360 degree deviation.

The story of two confused people falling in love but not wanting to commit is something what Imtiaz Ali is already famous for showcasing through his films and BEFIKRE too appears to be walking in the same line. Imtiaz's leading ladies have been carefree, bindass, bold, fun-loving, independent, something that we will see in Adi's BEFIKRE too where Vaani is seen in an extrovert avatar.

Now it is to be seen if Aditya Chopra has really taken a cue from Imtiaz Ali's brand of cinema or will BEFIKRE prove all of us wrong only time will tell. Let's wait for December 9, when the film hits the screens.


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