Just Another Romeo-Juliet? Twitter Calls Out ‘Dhadak’ Trailer For Its Ignorance
The highly awaited trailer of Dharma Production ‘Dhadak’ featuring late Sridevi’s daughter Janhvi Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor’s brother Ishaan Khatter is finally here. And we have to admire that we’re impressed by the duo’s attempts at playing their roles and of course the chemistry.
But we have to say it out loud that overall, the movie doesn’t look out of the ordinary.
The Dharma movie is the Hindi remake of National Award–winning Marathi film Sairat. Two lovers from different backgrounds fall in love. They have to cross many hurdles within their families before finally they either get together or the both of them die. Typical Romeo-Juliet! We have seen this plot repeatedly in films like Goliyon ki Rasleela Ram Leela, Ishaqzaade and Qyamat Se Qyamat Tak.
No new story line, but being a Karan Johar movie, there of course will be some extravagance . For instance the holi scene in the trailer, where the actors are seen pouring colour on each other and still manage to look fabulous. Costumes are full of colour with a scenic view of the vibrant and rustic charm of Rajasthan. Ishaan looks rough yet charming and his acting seems natural. On the other hand, Janhvi is elegant and pretty, trying hard in the acting department but manages to pull it off at the end.
Trailer launch of Dhadak
Furthermore, Dhadak’s trailer does look far less dramatic than Sairat’s. It was sweet and simple with no extra drama here and there, and over the top dialogues that the original movie comprised.
It’s worth mentioning that both the newbies have done a satisfactory job in getting the dialect right and delivering it with ease. We also get a glimpse of their dancing skills where the Hindi adaptation of the famous track ‘Zingaat’ is played in the trailer. But the Twitteratti doesn’t seem too happy about it.
Another major aspect that has not gone down well with Sairat fans is how the entire caste angle has been completely overlooked in the trailer. The entire premise of the Marathi film was to shatter caste barriers that put premature ends to so many budding romances in our society. But not mentioning anything about the same in the trailer doesn’t bode well for a production house that has already been under fire for favouritism and nepotism.
The #Dhadak trailer doesn’t feature ONE reference to caste! Sairat was an inter-caste love story; it was the CENTRAL CONFLICT. What is the point of making a remake of the film if you’re not looking at caste?!
Also, ‘Zingaat’ will always be a Marathi classic, thank you,
— Maanvi (@Maanvi2501) June 11, 2018
Remaking ‘Zingat’ in Hindi has to be one of the dumbest things anyone has done in this decade. Helps to drive home the point that they have no idea why Sairat worked.
— Devang Pathak (@DevangPat) June 11, 2018
FUCK OFF @karanjohar
SERIOUSLY FUCK OFF.
YOU DONT RUIN A FUCKIN LEGENDARY SONG YOU FUCKFACE
MAN I HOPE YOU LIVE WITH THIS SHAME ALL YOUR LIFE.
FUCK THE FUCK OFF
— Adi (@Brewkenstein) June 11, 2018
#dhadaktrailer is why we need more of @beemji. #Sairat was a crushing story of caste in love. From first look, Dhadak is usual UC fluff. Taking our stories and strangling the life out of them https://t.co/odZZeBoIKI
— Dhrubo Jyoti (@dhrubo127) June 11, 2018
Let us know what you feel about the trailer in the comments section. Dhadak, directed by Shashank Khaitan, is set to hit the screens on July 20.