Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani HD Movie HDRIP, Web-DL

Planning to watch the Karan Johar directed Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani starring Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt on the big screen? Here’s the Pinkvilla review of this Family Entertainer

AttributeDetails
NameRocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani
DirectorKaran Johar
CastRanveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Dharmendra, Shabana Azmi, Jaya Bachchan, Ronit Roy, Arjun Bijlani, Namit Das, Aamir Bashir, Shraddha Arya, Sriti Jha, Anjali Anand, Bharti Singh
WriterShashank Khaitan
Rating3
Movie GenreRomance, Drama
Running Time168 Minutes
Release Date28th July, 2023
Where To WatchIn theatres. Digital premiere 56 days after theatrical release

Plot:

Keeping all the complexities of family dimensions aside, Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani is essentially the story of Rocky Randhawa (Ranveer Singh) and Rani Chatterjee (Alia Bhatt), who fall in love through the process of staging a reunion for their grandparents, Kanwal (Dharmendra) and Jamini (Shabana Azmi). The core plot of the reunion gets a twist with the introduction of a family swap before the wedding for Rocky Aur Rani. How do the two of them win over each other’s family? What do they learn and discover through the process of family swap? All of this unfolds in Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani.

What works?

Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani serves as a proper love story with families in the backdrop after a while. It’s a genre that resonates with director Karan Johar through the growing-up years and comes across as a breeze of fresh air in the midst of all the action-packed dramas.  Unlike the last few Karan Johar directorial, which catered to a certain segment of the audience, the potential of the plot and conflict of Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani is a lot wider and relatable riding on scale, color, music, comedy, and drama.

The film has some genuinely funny moments with laugh-a-riot dialogues – Whenever the pace dips, there is an attempt to light up the atmosphere with a quick punch line. The moments of romance between Alia and Ranveer in the first half bring a smile to your face, though the romantic proceedings are a little rushed through. The entire birthday episode, followed by Kashmir and the redemption of chemistry between the leads is among the best moments of the film. Rocky and Rani’s introductory acts are also done well. The drama in the second half works in bits and pieces, especially one act in the pre-climax around Dharmendra’s character. The climax also hits the right emotional note. The drama post the Dhindhora sequence also lands well to create an impact.

The performances are solid by the entire cast, whereas the use of old classics in the narrative is done well.

What doesn’t work?

Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani tends to get superficial in its treatment at certain places. Karan tries to say and wrap too many social things in the narrative, which results in him divulging from the core plot points of family drama. The humor tends to go a little too loud in the first half, and not all jokes land well. Certain episodes in the first 40 minutes of the second half are stretched and could have been easily edited to make for a tighter film. The episodes of ‘Lingerie Shopping’, ‘Dhanlaxmi Sweets’, and ‘Some of the Romance between Kalwa and Jamini’ didn’t land well. The film needed some more romantic sequences between Rocky and Rani for the proceedings in the second half to have a bigger impact.

The film is more of a family drama than a love story – and this can be the biggest plus or the biggest negative for the film depending on what section of the audience ends up consuming the film in the long run. For the 40+ audience, this is a plus point, but for the youth, this might be a little alienating. The music of Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani by Pritam could have been a lot better, as good music would have pushed the buzz and curiosity around the film to another level.

Verdict:

Karan Johar treats Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani as an entertainer that is sure to find its audience in the metros. It could have gone in the negative zone but is a result of the director’s conviction to make some of the most outlandish sequences land in the right way, especially for his audience. While some of the humor doesn’t land well, and trimming is needed in both halves, it’s Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt who lead the film to be a decent family entertainer. Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani is a teamwork of Karan’s conviction followed to the T by Ranveer and Alia in their performances that should win appreciation in the urban audience and lead to a successful venture.

About Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani

A flamboyant Punjabi Rocky and an intellectual Bengali journalist Rani fall in love despite their many differences. On facing family opposition, they decide to live with each other’s families for three months before getting married. Will they succeed to win over each other’s families shall be known once the film releases.

Leave a Comment