Casts: Anil Kappoor, Anushka Sharma, Ranveer Singh, Shefali Shah, Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar
Banner: Excel Entertainment, Junglee Pictures, Mirchi Movies Limited
Director: Zoya Akhtar
Producer: Ritesh Sidhwani, Farhan Akhtar
Writers: Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti
Music: Loy Mendonsa, Ehsaan Noorani, Shankar Mahadevan
Release Date: 5th June 2015
Story line:
Dil Dhadakne Do movie revolves around a dysfunctional Punjabi family on a cruise trip.
In an Interview Ranveer Singh said, “His name is Kabir, he was born with a silver spoon in his mouth. Ever since his childhood, he was raised to take over his father’s company. But this isn’t what he wants to do. He loves planes, he wants to be a pilot. Because of this miscommunication he is in a lot of pain.”
“And of course until he meets Farah played be Anushka Sharma. Farah is someone who escapes her home because of her love for dance and someone who follows her dreams and passion,”
She comes across Kabir, which turns his miserable life into bed of roses. Priyanka Chopra will be seen as Ranvir sister. She plays an ambitious entrepreneur married to Rahul Bose when she goes on the cruise, but Farhan acts as the third angle to Priyanka-Rahul’s dysfunctional relationship.
Facts And Figures:
·         Movie running time is 170 minutes which is almost 3 hours.
·         Film shooting happened at locations like France, Italy, Spain, Tunisia, Turkey, India.
·         The theatrical trailer of Dil Dhadakne Do has been viewed over one million times on YouTube in less than 24 hours of its release online, and the numbers are only growing with plaudits from commoners as well as celebrities. The trailer, which was unveiled on 15 April, shows actors Anil Kapoor, in salt and pepper look, and Shefali Shah as parents of Priyanka Chopra and Ranveer Singh. While the parents want Ranveer’s character to get hitched, they hope their daughter doesn’t split from her husband, played by Rahul Bose.
·         The film was first announced as a film based on the brother and sister relationship between Zoya and her brother Farhan Akhtar, she had been working on the script after her 2011 film Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. The cast consisted of Hrithik Roshan, Kareena Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif. After Ranbir’s date issues were apparent, Akhtar approached Ranveer Singh to play the role of the brother opposite Kareena with Katrina as his love interest. Kareena had decided to turn down the offer as she was keen to work with cousin-actor Ranbir Kapoor who was replaced by Ranveer. In June, 2013 it was rumoured Priyanka Chopra will be replacing Kareena as Ranveer’s sister and in October, 2013 it was confirmed. Also announced was Anushka Sharma as Ranveer’s love interest and Anil Kapoor in a pivotal role. After featuring in Zoya’s Luck By Chance and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, brother Farhan Akhtar was confirmed to play a role in the film. Actors Madhuri Dixit, Tabu and Raveena Tandon were all considered for the role of Ranveer’s and Priyanka’s mother on screen until Shefali Shah was confirmed.
Know more about the captain of the Ship, the director:  Zoya made her directorial debut with Luck By Chance which was well-received by critics, despite not doing well at the box office. In 2011, she directed Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, a multistarrer with Hrithik Roshan, Abhay Deol, Farhan Akhtar, Katrina Kaif and Kalki Koechlin. It turned out to be a huge box office success and was well received by critics and won her Filmfare Award for Best Director. After the film’s release, Zoya Akhtar expressed an idea to make a sequel of the film. Speaking about it, she said “You never know, I might or may not make a sequel. It all depends on the right content.” She is currently working on Dil Dhadakne Do, a film based on a dysfunctional Punjabi family starring Ranveer Singh and Priyanka Chopra as brother and sister, with Anushka Sharma and Farhan Akhtar as their respective love interests and Anil Kapoor as their father.
My Gut Feel and comments:
Zoya had made two films before and one thing is common is the slow paced screenplay with non-typical style of cinema which has its own target audience and unquestionably  does not have a mass appeal like any conventional main stream cinema.  Same seems to be a case with “dil dhadakne do”. This seems to be kind of cinema which would get mix reactions from audience and even critics. Keeping the star cast in frame one might can get baffled and expect  high voltage swift screenplay and storyline going by their reputation derived out of the work these actors were assosiated in recent past however I can sense a movie which is so Zoya type where a story moves along slowly and steadily with some sparkling moments here and there in bits and pieces.

This time I am seriously worried about the length of the movie which is around 2 hours 50 minutes which seems to be on higher side going by standard length typical audience expect and appreciate these days. With a kind of cinema and storytelling Zoya and Reema Kagti are associated with lengthier film is a risky affair.

Going by the canvas, star cast, story line and on top of that the narration style I would give 3 stars out of 5, two day before the release with partial thumps up from my side with a hope that my worries have been addressed well and movie turned out to be a decent entertainer.