Befikre is an entertaining rom-com that would have been more enjoyable if it focused more on it’s storyline and less on exaggerated sex appeal. This movie can be summarised easily with 3 F’s – fun, frothy and frivolous.
Dharam (Ranveer Singh) is a stand-up comedian at a club in Paris. On his first tour in Paris, he meets Shyra (Vaani Kapoor), her electrical energy and carefree nature, draws Dharam towards her and within no time the two hit it off. What starts as a ‘I dare you’ romance, soon turns into a year old relationship that becomes an emotional baggage. The two part ways, only to meet again and this time, try their hands at being “just friends”.
While the friendship is only getting them closer again, Shyra meets Anay, an equally crazy yet sorted investment banker. He falls in love with Shyra and she is left with the decision of marrying him. On other hand, Dharam too is involved with someone else in a non-serious relationship.
Aditya Chopra’s Befikre, created a stir with the film’s sizzling trailer. While one would have expected a ‘No Strings Attached‘ replica, Befikre surprisingly has much more in store than just the innumerable kisses.
The film deals with modern day relationships and how individuals today are lost in translation of concepts such as commitment, acceptance and the ultimate leap of faith that love is. Yes, Dharam’s character comes across as an extremely shallow person whose only aim seems to be to ‘score’. His childish behavior at many junctures has been oddly termed as his ‘Delhi’ attitude and that’s sort of a turn off, generalizing all Delhi lads like that.
Ranveer Singh is an actor who manages to overshadow everybody else on screen. He is perfect as the irritatingly childish and shallow Delhi desperado. In terms of performance, his opening scene is extremely poor but later he manages to keep you entertained with his goofy acts and promises a laughter ride. Vaani Kapoor tries hard to impress us with her performance and her dance moves and French are appreciable.
Aditya Chopra is known for his over the top romances. With Befikre‘s trailer, he gave everyone a feeling that we may have something new in store. While,the first half seems like a Hollywood movie inspiration, same is nor the case when it comes to the second half. Post interval, he gets into the usual YRF mode. The setting of Paris is a smart choice and the production design and cinematography are praiseworthy.
Certain scenes make an impact such as the one where Dharam and Shyra are seen standing besides the Eiffel tower yet not confessing their feelings for one another. Also, the entire proposal sequence atop the Eiffel is awww-worthy.
I expected more but this Befikre Parisian romance gets a 7/10.