Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (2016)

Hindi Romance, Drama
65 %
Total Reviews: 77
Sahi: 50 Nahi: 27

Review Summary: It's a grand spectacle. Beautiful looking actors, solid acting, but 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil' treads a path well trodden. Not nearly as fresh as one might expect from Karan Johar.

Average Critic Rating: (2.92)
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Release Date:
Est. Budget: 90.0 CR
Est. Box Office Collection: 110.0 CR

Plot: Ae Dil Hai Mushkil is an upcoming Indian romance film directed and written by Karan Johar. The film will star Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Fawad Khan and Imran Abbas in the lead roles, and is slated to release on the Diwali weekend in October 2016... Read more

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A flawed nugget, like life itself
Deccan Chronicle
Oh, which reminds me, Anushka plays a Pakistani girl (spinelessly made to look like she's from Lucknow in the film). Ranbir is a British passport holding Indian boy. Even if their governments can't stand each other, what do they incessantly bond over? Bollywood
Genuinely Moving Drama With Terrific Performances by its Leads
News 18
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil Is a film about tedha love -- crooked love, love that refuses to stay straight -- and about the unshared, pure potency of unrequited passion
You enjoy the first half which is bubbly and frothy and Anushka Sharma's fun, feisty character steals your heart. Then the film becomes more of a 'mushkil' than a tale of 'dils'. Suffering from a case of 'One-sided love'?
Now Running
A Generic Tearjerker That Spontaneously Combusts
Huffington Post
Anushka Sharma is familiar, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan catches the eye but it is Ranbir Kapoor who lifts the film
Indian Express
Prepare yourself for a good cry
Rajeev Masand
Karan Johar's Best Film Till Date
KJo at his very best
Deccan Herald
Been there, seen that
Hindustan Times
Passionate and mature take on love
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil reiterates the unpredictability of love through a twist
Karan Johar needs to deliver a newer, sharper film
Indian Express
Karan Johar's Best Film Till Date
AE DIL HAI MUSHKIL Is Enjoyable Festive Entertainer
Box Office Capsule
A painful and heartfelt love letter to the world of cinema
New Indian Express
KJo's Multi-Starrer Is Deeply Disappointing And Lacks Imagination
India Times
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil' is a heartfelt repetitive drama from the banner of Karan Johar. It has everything a Karan Johar type of film requires, except for some uniqueness and organized screenplay.
India Glitz
Progressively charming with winning performances
Glam Sham
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil takes us back to the forlorn era of movie making where movies tended to rely on the drama of events and the punch of dialogues. It is not without its faults by any means.
Ranbir Kapoor-Anushka Sharma's Sparkling Chemistry Lights Up This Love Story
News 18
Karan Johar's 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil' celebrates love and heartbreak in all its hues
Scattered amid the lukewarm masala of musical comedy, romantic melodrama, and unsynchronized passions that is '€œAe Dil Hai Mushkil,'€
Rendezvous with love and friendship
The Statesman
This is Ranbir Kapoor's finest work after Rockstar, while Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Anushka Sharma are stunning!
Despite the grandeur, 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil' disappoints!
Gulf News Digital
Basically, the film offers nothing in terms of story, but overall, ‘ADHM’ makes for a great and fulfilling film.
This Ranbir-Anushka film is hard to relate to
Hindustan Times
Karan Johar raises a toast to friendship
India Today
A good addition to movie collections for the broken-hearted
First Post
Pritam and Amitabh Bhattacharya along with their team of singers show yet again that they have an eye on a popular score with a good blend of class and mass effect
Bollywood Hungama
A traditional weepie, unlikely to offend
The Guardian
Anushka and Ranbir are sole reasons to watch KJo's film
India Today
इकतरफा प्यार की कंफ्यूजन भर‍ी कहानी है 'ऐ दिल है मुश्किल'
Aaj Tak
Tribune India
If these characters are any indication, the concept of grown-up responsibility hasn'€™t really caught on chez Johar
The Hollywood Reporter
Much like his past projects, Karan Johar deals with the complexities in relationships, struggling relationships and just the chaos of being in such relationships in his much-awaited Diwali release too.
News 18
The audio of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil is excellent.. All the songs have universal appeal
Glam Sham
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ is about the difficulty of moving away from the Bollywood formula
Karan Johar’s film fetishizes Urdu, Bollywood and one-sided love
Live Mint
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil is a gentle watch that might go down in time as Johar'€™s most memorable work but after Student of the Year and My Name is Khan
Business of Cinema
Aishwarya is enchantress of love and passion in ADHM
The Reporter Times
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil isn't Karan Johar's best film but is good enough to keep you entertained
Mumbai Mirror
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil is a realistic love story that touches your hear
IB Times
When love shows you the middle finger
Indian Express
‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ Shines Despite KJo Cliches
The Quint
Ranbir Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Anushka Sharma & Fawad Khan make unrequited love look sexy!
Progressively charming with winning performances
Glam Sham
You enjoy the first half which is bubbly and frothy and Anushka Sharma's fun, feisty character steals your heart. Then the film becomes more of a 'mushkil' than a tale of 'dils'. Suffering from a case of 'One-sided love'?
Sluggish narrative overtakes a fresh film
The Hindu
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil is a gentle watch that might go down in time as Johar'€™s most memorable work
Business of Cinema
It’s Not Mushkil To Fall For Ranbir-Anushka’s Unrequited Love!
Filmi Beat
Pretty but not so engaging
Deccan Chronicle
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil Is As Heartachingly Beautiful As Expected But…
Miss Malini
Ayaan Sanger (Ranbir) is a super-rich dilettante who meets lovely Alizeh (Anushka) at a party. Neither of them have any compunctions hooking up, despite being in relationships with other people
Planet Bollywood
Karan Johar deserves a huge pat on his back for his direction. He has handled the subject with complete sensitivity and sincerity and even though the film’s characters have a very modern value system (live-in relationships, pre- and extra-marital sex etc.), that does not repulse even the orthodox audience because of his efficient handling. Karan has extracted great performances from out of his actors.
Karan gets most of his script right up until the end when he messes it up with a huge cliche.
Koi Moi
Karan Johar is a director, who knows how to play around with relationships
Cinema Glitz
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan steals the thunder from Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma
Bollywood Life
Karan Johar'€™s take on unrequited love leaves you wanting more
Karan Johar and his team must thank all the controversy around their film’s release for creating a huge buzz..
€œAe Dil Hai Mushkil'€ is a disappointing platform for the much-anticipated reunion of Kapoor and Sharma
It is Aishwarya Rai, who speaks the least and flutters her eyelashes to full effect, who is the most effective performer. Fawad Khan doesn’t have much to do in his miniscule role. “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil” has neither gravitas nor the charm to be worth remembering.
Well, It's Complicated!
Ranbir, Anushka's chemistry shines in a typical Karan Johar film
First Post
That said, you usually come away from a Karan Johar movie dreaming of singing sweet tunes in the Alps; but ADHM makes you realize just how cold it is, up there. Go watch it for a relatable portrayal of modern-day relationships.
Times of India
Let's get this straight. Karan Johar wants his films to look beautiful. He works towards gleaming, polishing and grooming his locations and actors as though he were building a Taj Mahal for the Gen-Y to rest its reposeful romanticism
Ranbir is adept at exhibiting designer-angst. But his feelings for the ‘heartless’ woman never rises beyond youthful desire. At heart, he remains a philistine who thinks Mohammed Rafi cried rather than sang. “Ae dil hai mushkil jeena yahan…”
One sided love. It's a bitch ain't it? A theme that's been explored in countless films and one that's been recycled to death, but when it's a film by Karan Johar, the stakes are perhaps just a tad higher.
Bolly Brit
Old formula with a comic twist
Khaleej Times
Pritam debuts well with Karan Johar, delivering him a soundtrack that is much better than that of his last directed movie way back in 2012
Music Aloud
What’s not to love about a posh posse who are stupid and stubborn in love?
रिश्तों का ताना-बाना है 'ऐ दिल है मुश्किल'
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil is a contemporary and a progressive take on relationships from the master story teller Karan Johar
Bollywood Hungama
Karan Johar questions the definition of love, Ranbir-Anushka are delightful
DNA India