Dil Pe Mat Le Yaar is best described as an offbeat drama with all the ingredients of a commercial potboiler but a somewhat over familiar storyline.
THE highlight of the film is Manoj Bajpai, as always he gives a hard-hitting performance, making director Hansal Mehta’s film an entertainer.
Ram Saran (Manoj Bajpai) is a naïve villager who comes to Mumbai with hopes of making it big. But what waits is a whole different story. The film takes a look at the dark side of life in the fast paced city of the stars. From being a simple mechanic, Ram Saran’s life takes the most unusual turns. Kamya (Tabu) plays a journalist and the romantic interest of Bajpai and Saurabh Shukla plays his friend Gaitonde.
This is not your average run-of-the-mill Bombay blockbuster as the director and lead cast have gone for a different feel altogether. The unpredictable story and startlingly different dialogues make up for the lack of directorial skill.
Musically the film score by Vishal Bharadwaj is weak despite the song Chal Padi (sung by Roop Kumar Rathod and Suresh Wadkar) having done reasonably well in the music charts. It’s one of few albums the music director has produced in the last couple of years but doesn’t showcase his star credentials as his award-winning music for the film Godmother did.
Dil Pe Mat Le Yaar has successfully taken a look at the other side of life and shows the audience that all that glitters is not gold. With an ending that comes as a surprise, it is a film that will leave you anxiously awaiting Bajpai’s next release.