Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

Ranbir Kapoor in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

Jab pyar mein pyar na ho…  Jab dard mein yaar na ho…  Jab aansoon mein muskaan na ho…  Jab lafzon mein zubaan na ho…  Jab saansein bas yoon hi chale…  Jab har din mein raat dhale…  Jab intezar sirf waqt ka ho…  Jab yaad us kambhakht ki ho… Kyun hoon main raahi jab woh hai kisi aur ki manzil… Dhadkano ne saath chhod diya… Ae dil hai mushkil, Ae dil hai mushkil.

    ADHM has all the classic elements that make up a Karan Johar film. The beautiful locations, beautiful clothes and beautiful performances by Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Aishwarya Rai & Fawad Afzal Khan, everything BEAUTIFUL!

The film was shot in some authentic locations of London, Paris, Vienna and Lucknow.



Ae Dil Hai Mushkil traces the life of Ayan Sayengar (Ranbir Kapoor) who is “private-jet-type” rich and is living a life dictated by others wishes — pursuing an MBA as a singer cannot keep his dad’s business floating and being in ‘love’ because that’s what his mercenary girlfriend Lisa (Lisa Hayden) wants him to believe. Then arrives Alizeh (Anushka Sharma), a very sorted and mature woman who knows exactly what is wrong with her life, knows how to handle her “weakness” and how to enjoy life.



Ayan and Alizeh become thick friends after an awkward hook up attempt at a party. She is the one who makes Ayan become the real person that he is — one who enjoys cheap Bollywood songs, loves to sing and dances like no one is watching. We bet you haven’t seen Ranbir in anything like this before, not Rockstar and certainly not Tamasha.




There is this intense passion/love Alizeh nurtures for her ex-boyfriend Ali (Fawad Khan), but we do not get to see her story. Saba (Aishwarya Rai Bachchan) is a divorcee poetess who meets a heart-broken Ayaan and falls in love. Shah Rukh Khan and Alia Bhatt make a small guest appearance.


The pre-interval is when Ayan visits Lucknow to attend Alizeh’s wedding is musical, artsy, cute, heart wrenching and par excellence. Those scenes will surely make you roll  some tears out.


The emotional turbulence in the movie starts when Ayan wants to be in a relationship with Alizeh. These honest feelings are what make the movie worth a watch. The emotional weight make the gloss and glamour shine even brighter.

Operating the world within that’s familiar to Kjo, good looking NRIs disconnected from the trails and troubles of us normal folks, Johar crafts a surprisingly sensitive and genuinely moving drama. Biggest strength is unarguably the terrific performances of two leads.

Anushka Sharma is familiar, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan catches the eye but it is Ranbir Kapoor who lifts the film. He is terrific as the fellow who crumbles, cries and shoves his aching heart on his sleeve. Ranbir walks away with top honours delivering a performance that doesn’t miss a beat from comical to heart broken, his face is a canvas of complex emotions and he makes his every moment on screen count.

    Over 2 hours and 30 mins, Kjo puts his protagonists under emotional ringer.

Manish Malhotra’s costumes and Pritam’s music are another noteworthy aspect of the flick. Controversies surrounding the movie aside,  ADHM will be a good addition to the movie collections for the broken-hearted.

Here are some epic dialogues that I’m absolutely in love with

1. Ranbir Kapoor in Ae Dil Hai MushkilEk tarfa pyar ki taqat hi kuch aur hoti hai… auron ke rishton ki tarah yeh do logon mein nahi bat’ti… sirf mera haq hai ispe… sirf mera

2. Anushka Sharma in Ae Dil Hai MushkilPyar mein junoon hai par dosti mein sukoon hai
3. Ranbir Kapoor in Ae Dil Hai MushkilLove teda hai… lekin us tede love mein bhi sukoon paana sirf kuch logon ko aata hai
4. Aishwarya Rai in Ae Dil Hai MushkilKhoobsurati toh dhal jaati hai… personality toh maut ke baad bhi zinda reh jaati hai
5. Aishwarya Rai in Ae Dil Hai MushkilKuch zakhmon ke karz lafzon se ada nahi hote
6. Ranbir Kapoor in Ae Dil Hai MushkilLog aksar kehte hai na ki dil aur dimaag ke beech mein dil ki sunni chahiye… lekin jab dil toot jaata hai… toh usse behtar advice toh dimaag hi deta hai
7. Anushka Sharma in Ae Dil Hai MushkilJoh tera haal hai, woh mera haal hai… haal se haal mila, taal se taal mila
8. Aishwarya Rai in Ae Dil Hai MushkilKambhakt khayalon ne hi toh zinda rakha hai… varna sawaalon ne kab ka maar diya hota


    Karan Johar the director and writer of ADHM. Also a television personality, producer, actor, costume designer, screen writer  for many amazing films of Bollywood has been my major inspiration for his abilities to multi task, the razor sharp tongue, wit, positive aura & a mouth of silver that he’s got, I admire Kjo from the bottom of my heart! #FanforLife

Summing up, ADHM is a celebration of Love, Lust, Friendship & Heart breaks!

From beats to bits, ADHM has got Karan Johar’s stamp all over it. 


~Pranavi Rathod



9 thoughts on “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

  1. How much you give for story.Anil mehtha done a fabulous job,could have mention his name also.Ranbeer and pritam are outstanding.pre interval to interval it’s kjo’s mark emotions.

    1. Anil Mehta is amazing indeed, but Karan added the whole essence through his vision, your advice and feedback is appreciated, thank you.

  2. A truelyy amazing muvii..which definitely porves that frndship is much much much better than love! And also that ki frndship is forevaa whereas love, just for a fraction of tym!

      1. Haaa but jismei sukoon ho wahi best relation h naa..jismei junoon ho..wahan toh junoon bas kuch tym k liye h but sukoon foreva h..

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