by Rohini Shetty
Madhur Bhandarkar’s first comedy venture Dil Toh Bacha Hai Ji realsed on 28th January.The film revolves around three housemates and their tangled love lives. The three men are Naren, played by Ajay Devgan, a mild-mannered banker, separated from his super-ambitious reporter wife; Abhay or Abby, played by Emraan Hashmi, a playboy gym trainer who lives off rich girlfriends and believes that ‘it’s survival of the cutest’, and Milind, played by Omi Vaidya, an earnest poet who is proudly holding on to his virginal status until marriage.
38 year old Naren falls in love with 21 year old June Pinto (Padamsee), Milind in love with ungrateful, opportunist radio jockey Gungun Sarkar (Das), and Abby deeply involved with ex-Miss India and desperate housewife Anushka Narang (Chopra).
Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji has an interesting story with unimaginative dialogue baazi and jokes which requires explanation thus ceasing to be funny.However, Bhandarkar as a director has once again proved himself that he could come with different flavors. The only thing which needs a lot of work is writing especially comedy.
There is an inherent clumsiness and in places the film feels long and gloomy. Still, if you keep your expectations low, it makes for mildly diverting entertainment. You can give it a try if you have nothing to do coming weekends.But the movie is worth only 2 stars, hope next time Bhandarkar makes a better and full 3 stars movie.