The movie begins in Goa, where Raj leaves his auto repair shop to confront Mani for stealing a man's cell phone. Mani tells Raj that he is stealing it for his younger brother, whom he must care for after both of their parents died. While out driving, Veer sees a woman, Ishita, hitchhiking but refuses to pick her up. However, after he stops the car to urinate, she catches up with him, and he agrees to take her where she needs to go, damaging the car in his rush to get there. For penance, Raj forces Veer to work in the shop day and night.
Veer's friend Siddhu provides him with coffee so he can stay awake to fix the car. However, he falls asleep anyway and awakes to find that the car's sound system has been stolen. Siddhu takes it to a pawn shop to sell it, having stolen the sound system while Veer was asleep.The men of the local gang leader, King, try to sell drugs at a crab shack. Veer beats them up after they threaten Ishita.
They then come back later to exact revenge on Veer, but Raj breaks up the fight. Raj's men find him at the hospital where Veer is staying and tell him they know where to find King's men. Raj goes to Kings hideout, incapacitates the gang members, and burns their drug stash. Raj tells King's men his gangster name, Kaali. King stops by Raj's shop the next day to present a deal where Raj will fix all of King's cars in exchange for protection.
The film then flashes back to Bulgaria. Raj is in a car chase with a rival gang, trying to make off with a container of gold, when he accidentally runs over a woman, Meera. When he gets out to help her, the rival gang catches up with him, and he has to leave. Later, Raj runs into Meera again, who works as a sketch artist. He reveals to her that he is a gangster, and that he is the son of Randhir Bakshi, the leader of the gang.
Veer attends a boarding school where Raj only comes to visit once a month. Randhir and Raj talk about how Raj was adopted. Raj meets with Meera again, and she asks him to take care of some guys who are troubling her. She also asks him to celebrate her birthday with her the next day. He promises to take care of a job early and then meet her in the evening.
The next day, Raj is engaged in a car chase. His car gets blown up and rolls over, trapping him inside. He is confronted by Meera, who he finds out is the daughter of the rival gang's leader, Malik. She reveals that their entire relationship so far was designed so that Malik's gang could have a chance to kill him. She holds a gun to his head, but she chooses to spare his life this time.
Later, Raj gets a new car and engages in a car chase with Meera, eventually pushing her car to the edge of a cliff. He saves Meera from falling off the cliff, then tells her that the next time he sees her, he will kill her. Despite this warning, she later comes to his home and tells him that she loves him. At first he refuses to listen to her, but then he admits that he loves her, too. They make plans to tell their parents about their relationship.
The film quickly flashes back to Goa, where Veer discovers that Siddhu has been putting sleeping pills in Veer's coffee so that he fell asleep on his shift, allowing Siddhu to steal items from the shop. Veer is upset, but Siddhu explains it is for his girlfriend, Jenny. They agree to help each other secure girlfriends. As a consequence, Veer reveals his feelings to Ishita. Upon finding out about their relationship, Raj wants to meet Ishita's family.
When Raj visits Ishita's house, he discovers that Meera is Ishita's older sister.The film then quickly flashes back to Bulgaria, where Malik agrees to meet Randhir, but, secretly, he plans to kill him. The meeting breaks into a shootout, during which Malik shoots Randhir. Randhir then shoots Malik, and both men die. Raj holds Randhir and takes the gun out of his hand.
Meera finds Raj and believes that he killed her father, for which she shoots Raj; however, he survives the gunshot. Both Meera and Raj decide to move far away from Bulgaria and start a new life.The film is again in Goa, where Veer and Ishita come up with several plots to bring Meera and Raj together. As a side plot, Mani steals King's car and brings it to the shop, where Veer discovers drugs in the trunk and decides to burn them. Ishita tells Raj that Meera has not forgotten her first love.
King comes to Meera's house one night, but Raj, as Kaali, shows up and stops them from causing her any harm. King asks Meera later if she knows Kaali, but she refuses to acknowledge their relationship.Meera issues an ultimatum that in order to marry Ishita, Veer must move in with Meera. Meera also tells him that Raj is adopted and not his blood brother. Veer says that he loves Ishita, but he cannot abandon his brother.
Raghav, one of Malik's men, decides to tell Meera that Raj did not kill Malik, but that Malik had shot Randhir, who had shot Malik in return. Upon learning this, Meera tells Veer that he can marry Ishita and stay with Raj.Siddhu and Jenny get married. King shows up at the wedding, having tracked down his stolen car, which is now being used as the bride and groom's getaway car. King starts to cause a disturbance, but Raj beats him up.
King then tries to shoot Raj, but accidentally shoots Meera. The gunshot doesnt turn out to be fatal.Taran Adarsh from Bollywood Hungama gave the film 4/5 stars, saying, On the whole, Dilwale is akin to a mouthwatering meal that satiates the craving of those who relish masalathons, besides being an absolute treat for SRK-Kajol fans. An unadulterated crowd-pleaser, Dilwale delivers what you expect from a Rohit Shetty film: King-sized entertainment. Go for it!.
Komal Nahta in his review of the film said, Dilwale is a masala entertainer from the start till the end. Rachit Gupta from Filmfare gave it 4/5 stars and added, Dilwale is the quintessential popcorn flick. It's colorful, bright and entertaining. It smartly keeps its play on the SRK-Kajol chemistry (watch out for the brilliant ending). It has fantastic music.
Decent laughs too. Definitely worth a dekho. Sarita A Tanwar of DNA gave the film 3/5 stars, saying Dilwale is flawed, but its right for those who believe that love does conquer it all, actually. Ananya Bhattacharya of India Today also rated the film 3/5 and concluded, Dilwale is immensely enjoyable despite an oh-my-god-this-is-so-predictable story. Keep your brains out of the picture, and you have an out-and-out entertainer which fits perfectly in the mould of a guilty pleasure.
Go indulge! Shubha Shetty-Saha of Mid Day gave the film 3 stars as well and said, Watch this for the chemistry between SRK and Kajol which refuses to simmer down even after all these years. Meena Iyer from The Times of India gave the film 3/5 stars, criticizing the plot, and stated, Dilwale leans heavily on Shah Rukhs mega-stardom, Varuns effervescence, breathtaking locales (Iceland and Bulgaria), orchestrated car chases and over-the-top situations, which have you chuckling. NDTV felt that the films plot went in circles and that while Kajol was great, the film overall failed to appeal. The Economic Times gave the film 2.5/5 stars and felt that it lacked soul and freshness and stated that it would only appeal to fans of Khan and Kajol.
Rajeev Masand of IBN Live gave the film 2 out of 5 and said, The real problem with Dilwale is the sheer artificiality of the enterprise. From the rainbow-hued sets and the touched-up landscapes in the Gerua song, to many moments of comedic and emotional payoff, so much of it just feels fake. Namrata Joshi of The Hindu commented, With Dilwale, Rohit Shetty goes hopelessly wrong despite much that he had at his disposal, including a power-packed cast and producer. Joshi also felt that the attempt to repackage Khan and Kajol had backfired. Rohit Vats of Hindustan Times gave the film a 1.
5/5 rating and called the plot highly predictable.
Shahrukh Khan, Kajol, Varun Dhawan, Kriti Sanon
Gauri Khan Rohit Shetty
Release Date :
Running Time :
Songs: Pritam Chakraborty Background score: Amar Mohile