The best moment I enjoyed in Dilwale‘s trailer, which features the most lovable Bollywood pair in Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol, is a monologue by Sanjay Mishra animatedly saying “Toh kya tera Aadhaar card banau bey?” A prolonged anticipation to watch the film was brutally killed by the trailer, which offers nothing more than a below-average plot, below-average performances, and reproduces the forgettable sentiments of All The Best and Main Hoon Na (and Basha?). One car-action template is straightaway taken off Chennai Express with minimal variations. There’s absolutely no visible chemistry between lead pair, the jokes didn’t crack a smile, and from what’s offered it looks like even the trailer could have been edited a lot more.

dilwale varun dhawan kriti shanon

dilwale varun dhawan kriti shanon

There’s a simpleton (SRK) who’s not exactly a simpleton but a rogue badass in do-good-live-good mode, who reverts to his old ways when life gives him lemons. And he has a loving bhai (Varun Dhawan) who has no clue of his past. Johnny Lever, Sanjay Mishra, Boman Irani and Kabir Bedi also share important roles in the film, though I’m afraid their roles have been reduced to mere caricatures.

Directed by Rohit Shetty and produced by Red Chillies Entertainment, the film is scheduled for a theatrical release on December 18, 2015 and will clash with Ranveer Singh-Deepika Padukone starrer Bajirao Mastani. Watch Dilwale movie trailer here-