Truly, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil


Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (Picture Credit:

Live with sorrow, live with pain, it may not give you a utopian feeling, but at least, when you are on your way to the funeral pyre or the grave, your soul knows that you have never compromised on LOVE. It may sound like any other four-letter-word but guys if you have been in LOVE, you jolly well know the intensity with which your emotions can reach their zenith.

Just watched, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil directed by Karan Johar. Yes it is true that the filmmaker doesn’t really make films that last a memory. He is no Vishal Bhardwaj or Sanjay Leela Bhansali. He cannot be compared to the likes of Satyajit Ray, Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Gulzar and many others, yet whenever Karan makes a film, it leaves you looking into yourself and locate the real soul in you.

If in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Aman played by Salman Khan steals the show, in Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, the pain in Rhea’s (played by Preity Zinta) eyes when she loses her husband to Maya (Rani Mukerji) reverberates. Even in Student of the Year, Rohan (Varun Dhawan) loses the romantic plot to his college buddy Abhimanyu (Siddharth Malhotra). And to talk about Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, it has to go down the books as Karan’s best when it comes to displaying unrequited love. Ranbir Kapoor as Ayan is fabulous because he makes you take a trip down the memory lane if you have been in a one-sided love affair. Yet, what Karan shows is that if your emotions are not artificial, may be deep down the line, the other person respects them and at the end of the day, the two of you are together.

May be the relationship doesn’t end up in a matrimonial bliss, but whatever the situation is, the inner soul smiles yet cries going by the circumstances. “Achcha chalta hoon, duaao mein yaad rakhna,” a song that is not to be forgotten. And the title song, Ae dil hai mushkil, is hard core reality, because when it comes to love, no matter how pragmatic you try to be, you give up. Pragmatism loses to true emotions and that is life!

Thank you Karan for making a film that makes one think and think because emotions cross the line of practicality and there is no harm if you are an epitome of that. True love never dies even if the person breathes his or her last.    


About digantaguha

To introduce myself, I am a journalist, blogger and have also taught Political and Sports Journalism in the Future Media School in Kolkata. I am currently working with Sports News Crunch as a Consulting Editor and as a Guest Faculty at the Techno India University. Over all, I have around 15 years of experience as a journalist having worked with esteemed publications like Hindustan Times, Business Standard, The Pioneer and others. You can contact me at Diganta Guha
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