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  • The nice thing about Dhadak is that it neither overwhelms nor underwhelms you. It pushes all the right buttons and when you leave the theatre, you are satisfied.

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  • ...is a simple tale told in a beautiful way. Despite being a remake of an iconic film, it manages to stand up on its feet and entertain the audiences thoroughly.

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  • While Parshya and Archi’s love story in Sairat was made with great honesty, realism and depth, giving us a perspective of the deep rooted prejudices in our society, Dhadak touches upon them too, but it merely skims the surface.

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  • It's not as raw and earthy as Sairat but Dhadak packs an emotional punch that is equal to the original’s.

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  • ...is definitely the post-millienial's QSQT, if you may.

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  • ...it’s not as powerful as the original, but could be a good watch for audiences looking for decent fresh faces.

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  • Dhadak might be a much anticipated film of the season, but it is nothing more than a launchpad for Ishaan and Janhvi Kapoor. Rather watch Sairat for realistic cinema.

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  • Director Shashank Khaitan, who previously helmed Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania and Badrinath Ki Dulhania, plays it safe with this Rajasthani runaway bride. Sticking to tested tropes, he barely reinvents the premise of the original.

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  • ...is a watchable film that goes beyond the initial curiosity factor to stand on its own legs.

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  • By replicating the narrative but tossing in caste almost as an afterthought, Dhadak shows the limitations of mainstream Hindi cinema.

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  • Shashank is the successful maker of frothy romances. Here he steps out of his comfort zone but not enough to tackle head-on, the ugly truth of caste. The hurdles are more palatable and consequently, synthetic.

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  • It’s like any other love story that struggles with familial approval. Since the approval is in focus, there is barely any attempt to convince you of the love. Here, the disapproval isn’t spine-chilling either.

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  • ...is ultimately a homogenous Karan Johar production that offers comfort in the familiar...for those seeking it. For the rest of us, it’s just baffling why the folks involved would choose to remake a film about the horrors of caste supremacy, but erase practically every mention of caste from the film.

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  • The film saunters rather than sprints. In Sairat, that strategy clicked famously because that film had its heart in the right place. Dhadak doesn't. The result is a grind that pretty frames and fresh faces cannot mitigate.

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  • ...it’s a pity that this venture by Shashank Khaitan is so divorced from reality that it unintentionally parodies the Marathi game changer at times and commits the crime of killing two movies in one time.

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  • As a remake of Sairat, Dhadak is a travesty. As a standalone, Dhadak is standard Bollywood boy-meets-girl drivel. As a showcase, Dhadak is a promise that will take some more effort to fully fulfil.

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  • If you are satisfied with a pale, insipid version of Sairat, go watch Dhadak.

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  • ...Ishaan shines, and you hope he gets better scripts than Dhadak. There's no heartbeat here, Dhadak just flatlines.

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  • Universally, teenage love is rebellious, radical and effective because of its tenderness. That sense of fragility is missing in Dhadak’s narrative. Instead, there’s a feeling of artificiality to their romance...

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  • Khatter has a mobile, expressive face. He is a natural. Kapoor, though, has a hard time emoting. On their own, they each have a couple of scenes which they work: together, there is no zing, no `zingaaat’.

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  • ...unforgivably bland.

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  • ...is just plain hollow. Even as a conventional rich-girl-poor-boy romance, it fails miserably, because of the superficially written bond between the lead pair.

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  • Dhadak, with the help of Shashank Khaitan and Karan Johar, rips apart Sairat’s soul.

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