“Dunki”, a film directed by Rajkumar Hirani and starring Shah Rukh Khan, has garnered attention for its portrayal of the challenges faced by immigrants.
The movie narrates the story of a group of friends from India who dream of moving to England for a better life.
Faced with stringent visa regulations, they initially attempt to pass the IELTS exam to obtain student visas, but eventually resort to illegal means to fulfill their dreams.
The film stands out for its emotional depth, addressing the harsh realities of living away from one’s homeland and the struggles of immigrants who are not fully welcomed in their new countries. It’s highlighted for its mix of humor and introspection, especially through dialogues that reflect the sacrifices of migrants.
Shah Rukh Khan’s performance as the protagonist is noted for its emotional depth, and Taapsee Pannu, despite the significant age gap between her and Khan, is commended for her role. Vicky Kaushal’s cameo appearance is particularly praised.
However, some criticism is directed towards the second half of the film, which is considered weak and lengthy, with the humor sometimes falling flat. The climax, in particular, is seen as not matching up to Hirani’s usual standard, with scenes that are overly stretched and emotionally overdone.
Overall, while “Dunki” may not be considered Rajkumar Hirani’s best work compared to his previous hits like “3 Idiots” or “PK,” it is still appreciated for its entertainment value and the warm feeling it leaves as viewers exit the theatre. The film ends the year on a high note with Shah Rukh Khan’s captivating presence on the big screen.